Keystone Elementary School
Knox, PA 16232

Parent's Page

Parent Portal
"Parents as Partners" videos prepared by KES teachers
Acceptable Use Policy for Technology
Bullying Policy
Student/Parent Resource Guide   (Updated for 2014-15)
Did you know that you can fill out the free-and-reduced-lunch application online? Click here for instructions.


Internet Safety
NetSmartz Resources for Parents
SafeKids
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (from the FBI)
Privacy and Internet Safety (from CommonSense Media)
Think Before You Link (from Intel and Discovery Education)
The ZAC browser is 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.

Wellness Information:
 
For a copy of your child's Body Mass Index (BMI) report, please contact Mrs. Petula King at KHS or Mrs. Sue Rhoades at KES:
Mrs. King:  pking [at] keyknox [dot] com or 814.797.1261 x2121.
Mrs. Rhoades:  srhoades [at] keyknox [dot] com or 814.797.1251 x1133.

Head Lice Brochure from the PA Department of Health
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.
We Can!
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/
Here's 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 priorities.

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.


Student Support Services
The Student Support 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.

The 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 services.
  • For more information or assistance, see the links below or contact the Elementary Office.


    General Resources
    Parents 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.
    "No Child Left Behind" Statement
    A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind 
    (U. S. Department of Education)
    http://www.ed.gov/nclb/overview/intro/guide/index.html

    National Parenting Center
    http://www.tnpc.com
    Child and Youth Health 
    http://www.cyh.com/
    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.

    Common Sense Parenting
    http://www.parenting.org/
    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.

    Family.com 
    http://family.go.com/
    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 access.

    Family Education Network
     
    http://www.familyeducation.com/home/
    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 friendly.


    Reading Resources
    Tips to Keep Your Children Reading All Summer

     

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    Updated 11.18.14