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Weekly Update from Andy

Some very special students made a point to connect with me when I was visiting their school recently.  They didn't know me and probably assumed I was a  parent visiting the office as often happens.  They really wanted me to know that the countdown to Christmas had begun.  

I have to confess that my motivation has been directed to work, deer hunting, and football in that very order.  I was grateful for the wakeup call.  I need to get excited about the upcoming Christmas holiday.  I hope you will join me and that you have the best holiday season ever.  Thanks for all you do.  Andy

Here's what's on the agenda at Keystone:

Dec. 5 Keystone Staff Meeting 8:15 a.m.
Dec. 6 Superintendent Council at noon; PDC Meeting 4 p.m.
Dec. 7 Autism Team Meeting 2-4, Teacher Advisory Meeting 2:45
Dec. 8 Kansas Infinitec Assistive Tech Conf Awards Presentation
Dec. 9 CPI Initial Training 8-3

CEC's Tool of the Week: http://www.tooloftheweek.org/they-grow-up-so-fast/

Infinitec Newsletter: http://files.constantcontact.com/56657914101/d313e394-3f2f-467e-aa64-c387b26fdc9e.pdf


CYKI - Free Preschool Screening - Dec. 16 Valley Falls

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. Download flyer and share!
December's screening is located in Valley Falls at the Valley Falls Christian Church
For an appointment call 78-876-2214, ext. 201


Kansas Infinitec Coalition 2016 Assistive Technology Conference & Awards Luncheon

Click here to read all about this big event on Dec. 9, 2016.
Keystone has a student winning an Outstanding Student Assistive Technology Award! Congratulations!


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: http://jasonfoundation.com/
Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center: http://www.kansassuicideprevention.org/


Emergency Safety Intervention
A revised Emergency Safety Intervention family guide is now available on the KSDE TASN website, http://ksdetasn.org/resources/915. Emergency Safety Intervention law requires that when emergency safety intervention is used with a student, that no later than the following school day, the school must provide the parent of that student with certain information. One piece of information that schools must provide is a flyer on the parent's rights under emergency safety intervention law. Families Together has created this flyer that schools are welcome to use to meet this requirement.
If you have questions on this flyer, please contact Families Together at (785) 233-4777 or Laura Jurgensen at ljurgensen@ksde.org or (785) 296-5522.


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.


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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