as Partners" videos
prepared by KES teachers
Use Policy for Technology
Student/Parent Resource Guide
(Updated for 2013-14)
Parent's Guide to Facebook," designed to help parents
understand Facebook so they can help their children use it safely.
ZAC and KidzCD
browsers are specially designed to limit Internet web sites that
children can access. They also prevent pop-up ads while browsing. Read
more about them on
our technology blog.
Lice Brochure from the PA Department of Health
We Can!ô or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity
& Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and
communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. Learn more at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
Services (S.S.S.) is
an innovative program that strives to maximize individual student
success in the regular classroom while at the same time serving as a
screening process for students who may be in need of special education
services. The S.S.S.
is a positive, success-oriented team
that uses specific assessment and intervention techniques to help remove
educational, behavioral or other stumbling blocks for all students in
the regular classroom.
Any elementary school student who experiences
consistent academic or behavioral problems may be a candidate for S.S.S.
The classroom teacher, other
educators, or parents identify students for S.S.S.
process involves three steps:
- Identifying a studentís need for academic or behavioral support.
- Determining the strategies needed to assist the students.
- Implementing intervention strategies through a continuum of
For more information or assistance, see the links below or contact
the Elementary Office.
Did you know that you can fill out the free-and-reduced-lunch
application online? Click
here for instructions.
Due to Pennsylvania State Laws and Regulations, the school nurse is no
longer able to administer ANY medications from home without a doctor's
order. Read more.
Healthy Kids Web Sites
a list of "healthy" web sites provided by our school nurse.
Kids Health www.kidshealth.org
Doctor-approved health information about children's health designed for
kids, teens, and parents. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for
Children's Health Media.
Pennsylvania Department of Health www.health.state.pa.us
Information about the PA Growth Screening Program and state health
Pennsylvania Department of Education www.pde.state.pa.us/food_nutrition
Information on the School Nutrition Program.
Dole 5 A Day www.dole5aday.com
Fun ideas for parents, kids, teachers, and school food service directors
for promoting and eating more fruits and vegetables.
The Weight Control Information Network http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/
Offers publications and resources on nutrition, physical activity, and
weight control listed by subject.
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help
parents of kids 9-13 improve their family's physical activity and
Healthy, Active Kids: A Home and School Partnership
Developed by PANA, in conjunction with the PA Department of Health,
these two- and four-page brochures explain the Growth Screening Program
and offer information about what parents can do to help children
maintain healthy weight.
Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids- A Nutrition and
Activity Guide for Parents
WellPoint Health Networks has collaborated with the American Dietetic
Association to produce a print and web-based guide for parents that provides
practical strategies for engaging the entire family in healthy eating
and physical activity.
Parent Web Site
This site is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It
explains your child's PSSA test scores and gives excellent suggestions
to help your child grow academically.
Academic Standards Family Connections
Developed to increase parental knowledge and understanding of the
Pennsylvania Academic Standards and the PA System of School Assessment (PSSA).
of Special Education Students~
A copy of the Notice
of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit regarding the
settlement of the lawsuit known as Gaskin v. Pennsylvania Department of
Education is available at the PDE
web site for your perusal. Additional information is published on
the Public Interest Law Center of
Philadelphia's web site.
Child Left Behind" Statement
Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
(U. S. Department of Education)
and Youth Health
For parents of children from preschool on up, this site brings together
current information on all topics pertinent to family health concerns in
a user friendly environment.
From Boystown, a no nonsense approach to talking to kids and optimizing
your parenting skills; covers lots of issues the others don't, like
parent burn-out, children showing anti-social behavior, threats and
aggression in kids.
Safety Commission Kid's Site -
Though we hate to admit it, kids become consumers earlier and earlier in
our society; here's a site offering ways to make kids consumer-wise and
safety conscious while having fun.
Includes ideas on activities, babies, food, education, parenting and
travel for the family seeking easily accessible information online; not
to mention Infoseek's GO Network search engine for easy information
Searchable site with lots of resources for families who are truly
involved with their kids; lots of the usual features we see on parent
sites plus a clickable map to find local school websites - very family
Excellent collection of online resources for families of children with
disabilities; set up like a virtual community, this is a truly endearing
and Talented World
Parents of gifted children are always looking for additional resources
and support in challenging their student; this site is a great way to
offer that support to them at home on their own schedule.
Reading List for Students (K-12)
from the "Innovative Teaching Newsletter." See link at bottom
of list for printable version.
Institute for Literacy
to Keep Your Children Reading All Summer