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Weekly Update From Andy

Thanks to all of you who took time out to weigh in with legislators on the most recent school funding proposals as well as the proposed legislation targeting cuts for the current school year.  Your voice counts and this is a critical time in the process so connect with legislators to let them know where you stand on these and other important issues.  Here's a link to the Kansas Legislature.

The window to determine eligibility for medicaid replacement state aid is quickly coming up.  The window this year extends from Wednesday 2/22 through Wednesday 3/8.  Thanks to all of our related services providers who are working to connect with every eligible student.  Your support for their efforts is greatly appreciated.  One critical way to support this effort will be to limit meetings that will take our related services providers away from students during this two week period.  Helping to make sure students are available to be seen by our related services professionals is greatly appreciated - your support will make a great difference.

Coming up at Keystone:

February 15-Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m.

CEC's Tool of the Week:
http://www.tooloftheweek.org/you-heard-but-did-you-listen/

Infinitec's Newsletter:
http://files.constantcontact.com/56657914101/827eed13-101a-4ee8-86c0-0cc4da68fe00.pdf

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for all you do.  Andy


InfiniTEXT FREE Repository of Scanned K-12 Accessible Educational Materials

InfiniTEXT is a FREE Repository of Scanned K-12 Accessible Educational Materials
• InfiniTEXT contains more than 3,100 textbooks, novels and trade books stored in mutiple formats.
• MP3 (audio), PDF, Kurzweil and other formats, compa ble with common assistive technology are available.
• These materials may be used by K-12 students with qualifying print disabilies.
• Any Kansas K-12 school can sign up for FREE access.
• Easy-to-use, self-service website for searching and downloading files.

To learn more: CLICK HERE.


CYKI - Free Preschool Screening - Feb. 24 Effingham

COUNT YOUR KID IN – If you have concerns about your child's development, this free screening will provide help for children 0-5 years of age. Children are screened in areas of speech / language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017
WHERE: Effingham Union Church
514 Seabury St., Effingham, KS 66023
For an appointment call 78-876-2214, ext. 201 Download Flyer with complete information.


Boardmaker All Day Training March 9th

Beth Zillinger from Infinitec is coming to Keystone March 9th for an all day training.
We are personally inviting staff from Keystone that use Boardmaker the most or staff we feel have students that could benefit from Boardmaker online.

Check out the Boardmaker online home page if you are new to the system.
https://www.boardmakeronline.com

This training will be held at Keystone Learning Services in Ozawkie in the conference room. You will need to bring your charged iPad and or laptop to the training.


Keystone Regional Science Fair - Sign Up

Online sign-up for the March 4th Keystone Regional Science Fair 2017 is now open at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TAG2017Fair
Get your projects ready! Mark your calendar to visit the exhibits.


John Dewey Learning Academy Wish List

JDLA is starting a learn to sew project and would appreciate donations of the following items:
Thread - all purpose, all colors
Working Sewing machines, sewing machine needles, bobbins
Cotton, flannel and fleece fabric
Seam Rippers, Sewing needles, Thimbles
Buttons - all types
Folding standing ironing board
Ricr-rac and other decorative bits
Good fabric scissors
Batting and poly-fil 
Bean Bags - any size, color
Items can be dropped off at the Keystone / JDLA Office and Thanks!


Winter Weather Reminder

During the winter season, if USD 341 (the Oskaloosa school district) is closed due to inclement weather, the Keystone Learning Services offices in Ozawkie and Oskaloosa will also be closed. Please be aware of this and if in doubt, call ahead before making a trip to either office!


www.ksde.org


Click here for 2016 Fall Webinar Series
To register for webinars, go to www.myinfinitec.org.  Under the Calendar section, choose the date, title, time, and then click on the link provided to find a description and registration information.  Certificates of completion will be provided for all webinars.  Download a PDF of frequently asked questions pertaining to webinars and a login guide.








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