Welcome to Killingly Intermediate School
Welcome to Killingly Intermediate School
Our new drop off and pick up procedures are finally working! The morning drop zone starts at the beginning of the sidewalk as you enter the lane and extends beyond the front doors. Students are to exit/enter the car on the right side only. In the afternoon, once the drop zone is full with waiting cars, the overflow parking lot by the baseball field is to be used. Please find a parking space and we will escort your child to you. This system allows for our buses to exit quickly, and then cars can file out shortly thereafter. Please drive slowly through the parking lot as students are walking to their parent’s car. We know it has been a bit confusing and the piles of snow have only added to the difficulty of finding your child. Feel free to use the overflow parking lot by baseball field routinely so that your child knows where you are each day. When our school was built twenty-five years ago, parking lot space and efficiency was never a concern, as most students took the bus. This isn’t the case today. Some days, we have over 300 cars dropping off/picking up students. Thank you for your patience as we try to work the kinks out with this new system. I would also like to thank some of our staff members who have graciously volunteered to help during morning and afternoon drop-off/pick-up. They are Linda Leonard, Jenna Podeswa and Steve Guilbault.
During the months of March and April, all students will be taking a state assessment called SBAC. This test replaces the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT). This year, the SBAC test incorporates not only a computer-based assessment, but also a performance task where students are asked to work in groups to solve a problem. They will use on-line tools and even research to support their reasoning. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate critical thinking and model leadership and problem solving skills.
School attendance is always an area of focus for any school district. When students are not in school, they miss critical instruction. Even if your child is late to school, we want them here. Doctor and dentist appointments are always difficult to schedule, so if you do have to schedule an appointment for your child mid-morning, please return him/her to school. If your child is sick, please notify the school in the morning AND send in a written note briefly explaining the absence upon return. Our school attendance number is: 860-779-6739
If your son or daughter is interested in trying out for the baseball/softball team, please make sure they have a current physical. They will not be allowed to try out if their physical is not current which is heartbreaking for the student. Mr. Lowell, our Athletic Director can answer any concerns you may have. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you have been utilizing power school in order to stay connected to your child’s assignments and grades. If you have lost the original paperwork with log-on and password information, please email Debbie Bessenaire. She can help you log-on and even show you how you can get weekly email updates regarding your son or daughters grades. Debbie’s email address is: email@example.com. She can also be reached by calling KIS at: 860-779-6700.
I also wanted to thank the following students who attended the BOE meeting on February 26th to speak about the many programs KIS has created to address bullying, student mentoring and leadership. Thank you Aaron Hallene, Roger Coutu, Amanda Cicchetti, Alyssa Tracy, Autumn Jefferson, Ally Conde, Grace Higgins, SageAuger and Connor Wood.
Looking forward to an early spring!
|_____________Home of the Cougars!_____________|
|Ms. Christine M. Johnson, Interim Principal|
|Mr. Steve Tagen, Assistant Principal|
|Mr. Tim Jonasch, Assistant Principal|
|Killingly Intermediate School strives to build a family-like atmosphere that satisfies the unique needs of the early adolescent. In this caring environment we are committed to meeting the diverse academic, vocational, cultural, creative, economic, and emotional needs of the children of the Town of Killingly. This mission, to educate all children to become well-adjusted, productive citizens, requires the partnership of the home, school, and community.|
|"Failure is not an option!"|