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Subject:                          On the Inside: News for Our Employees


                                                                                                                     October 2018

The new year is underway—and bringing change
We’re kicking off fall with a new publication. Last year, we asked how we could improve communications to staff. We designed this newsletter in response. Our goal is to keep you informed and engaged with news, recognitions, updates on district initiatives and more. Questions or feedback? Please
reach out to us.

They’re here! Rolling out new Chromebooks
We are providing students with new Chromebooks that are smaller, lighter and tougher. This lets students carry case-free devices in their backpacks. Sixth graders checked out new Chromebooks already. Now we’re swapping them out for 7th and 8th graders. We’ll be offering new devices like these to all secondary students in the coming years.

How do you inspire growth? Share your story.

Read the latest Career & College Ready update.

Stay up-to-date on all our construction projects.

Our community is Stronger Together
This month we’re running our annual United Way campaign. Last year, our district raised nearly $60,000 for the ongoing work of United Way sponsored programs. Let’s do it again!

Why our levy matters
Levy dollars bridge the gap between state and federal funding and what it costs to run a district. Our current levy will expire next year. What’s next? Watch for more information this fall.


Do you know someone? We’re hiring!
We are always looking for qualified substitutes, bus drivers and various support positions. Take a look at our
current job openings, then help spread the word!

A new partnership: KRL and CKSD
Our school board signed an agreement with Kitsap Regional Library. Together, we’ll renovate the part of CKHS known as the 900 Building for a public library, district offices and meeting areas. Partnerships like these help us meet our Strategic Plan goal to engage families and our community (Goal 4).
Learn more

It’s official! Last month we celebrated the completion of the Klahowya Secondary School addition. This fulfills the first major project promised to our community with the 2016 bond.

We are amazed by National Merit Semifinalists Kate Schweitzer of KSS and Woon Na and Frederick Humm of CKHS! They are among 16,000 students who earned top marks on the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT.

Our principals work hard to support students, families and staff. So please join us during October in thanking them and celebrating National Principals Month! #ThankAPrincipal

We welcomed kindergarten students on September 10. Did you know that a big part of their work is actually play? Learning is no less rigorous, just less rigid. Find out what kindergarten is really like.


Districtwide Drill: The Great Shakeout
Thursday, October 18, 9:15 a.m.
All Locations


School Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
Jenne-Wright Administration Center Board Room


Parent Conferences (non-student days*)
Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26
* Exceptions: Barker Creek Community School and Central Kitsap High School


School Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Jenne-Wright Administration Center Board Room


Veterans Day Holiday
Monday, November 12