Greeting Kittitas Secondary Families,

We are excited to start the 2021-2022 school year and get back on track with the education of our students. You can expect the following from our team of teachers this year:

  • A focus on your students and their social emotional needs

  • A focus on our building culture and working with students to be kind and aware of their peers

  • A focus on developing independent learners at each grade level

As we prepare to start the year, I wanted to share some important updates for your secondary students. Please review the following and contact me with questions:

Daily Schedule:

  • Students can enter the school at 7:50 daily for breakfast and/or to head to their first periods

  • School starts at 8:05 daily and students need to be in their first period by this time.

  • School ends at 2:35

Current COVID Protocols: The Kittitas School district will also be putting out a statement. Please be aware that we believe in the safety and health of our students.  Many of the staff and students that we care deeply for have weakened or compromised immune systems.  Also some staff and students have loved ones in our homes with compromised systems. Our goal is that we all show these people how much we care about them by helping to protect them by wearing a mask.

Lunches: All lunches are free again this year, but students will need to know their lunch number. We will help students with this. We will also do our best to provide tables and chairs for students to sit for their lunch. However, we will be using the gyms for lunch space. 

Open Campus: Open campus will be for Juniors & Seniors only. The campus is closed for grades 6-10. An Off Campus Permission Form signed by the parent will be required for Juniors & Seniors. Open campus will begin 9/13

Student Drivers: All students driving to school need to secure a parking permit from the office. 

Cell Phones: Students will be asked not to have their cell phones during their classes unless it is being used for an academic purpose. We ask that you do not call or text students during their classes. 

Google Classroom: All teachers will have a google classroom for each of their classes. Please accept their email invitation to join their classes to assist your student(s) in being on top of their academic success. 

Student Picture Day: All students will have their pictures taken on Sept. 10 during the school day. Students will receive picture packets the first day of school. Picture make up day is scheduled for November 4th.

Our staff has been working hard to get ready for a new year this summer. We look forward to seeing your students and working together with our KSS families to provide a quality educational experience. 

Thank you for your support to keep our kids safe and return to a positive education experience.

My best,

Heather Burfeind 

KSS Principal