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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!

Weekly Update From Andy

Weather permitting, professional staff will welcome Dr. Monte Selby to our all district inservice on Monday.  Dr. Selby is a powerful motivational speaker.  You can learn more about him at his website:  

The January Keystone Special Edition will be coming soon so check it out and don't forget to cheer on the Chiefs.

Here's what is coming up at Keystone:

January 16--All District Certified Staff Inservice at Oskaloosa Schools 
January 17--School Psychs/Social Workers Meeting 8:30-11:30
January 18- Keystone Board of Director's Meeting 7:00 p.m.
January 19--SLP/Related Services 8-11
January 20--Early Childhood Staff Meeting 2:00-4:00; Count Your Kid In Screening at McLouth

CEC's Tool of the Week:

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Have a great week - thanks for all you do.  Andy

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!

*All Certified Staff Inservice - January 16th

All Keystone Learning Services certified staff will gather together, along with staff from our 8 districts, on January 16th for a 'shared' (morning) inservice. *Look for information on the afternoon schedule for Keystone staff, coming soon to your in-box!
All-Schools Professional Development Day at Oskaloosa USD 341
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Schools arrive at the west HS Gymnasium doors and move into the HS Gym 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Dr. Monte Selby Keynote Presentation
The Bio on Dr. Monte Selby: Dr. Selby is an educator, author, and speaker whose practical and inspiring presentations leave audiences applauding across North America and Europe. Known as "education's songwriter," he has written hundreds of songs with students, educators, and Grammy- winning musicians. Monte's comical and insightful music—featured on network television, radio, podcasts, and websites, and in books, stage productions, and videos—is cultivated from an award- winning career as a teacher, principal, and professor. Music Row Magazine describes his music as "a delightful variety" - "astonishing" - "Wow"!
Check out more regarding Dr. Selby at
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Restroom break, snacks for all in MPR (cookies and coffee/juice/water), transfer to "job-alike" sessions
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM: Job-alike meetings facilitated by USD 341 staff (talking points)
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM: Close out job-alike meetings and exit district

*Keystone staff will remain at the Oskaloosa district for afternoon inservice.

CYKI - Free Preschool Screening - Jan. 20 McLouth

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, January 20, 2017
WHERE: McLouth Church of the Nazarene
901 East Lake Street, McLouth, KS 66054
For an appointment call 78-876-2214, ext. 201 Download Flyer with complete information.

Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act (SB 323)

The Kansas Legislature passed SB 323 which is known as the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act.  This provision requires each school district to provide suicide awareness and prevention programming to all school staff.  
If you or a friend need to talk with a counselor for help or for resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
For more information:
Jason Flatt Foundation:
Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

TASN ATBS Mental Health Page

TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports Project now sponsors a School Mental Health Facebook page. Click here to view. Watch for information on upcoming newsletters.

Click here for 2016 Fall Webinar Series
To register for webinars, go to  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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