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Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Keystone Weather Closing Information
The Ozawkie Keystone Office follows the Oskaloosa School District schedule when closed due to inclement weather.
Teacher Handbook - Licensed staff are not required to work when their assigned districts are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Licensed staff will follow his/her assigned district’s policy for making up lost days/time; however, Keystone licensed staff must work the minimum number of days/time to fulfill state special education requirements for full categorical aid reimbursement.
Paraeducator Handbook - Paraeducators do not work when their assigned districts are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Paraeducators will not be paid for these days. If earned Personal Days have not been used for the school year, these may be taken during inclement weather or other school emergency closures. Sick leave cannot be used for these days.

Infinitc
January Infinitec Event - Google Apps for Education

Friday, January 30th, 9:00-3:30 at Keystone 
Presenter - Brian Simpson, Technology Facilitator with a Specialty in Assistive Technology
Participants will be introduced to Google Apps for Education.  An overview of Gmail, Drive, Search, Calendar, Groups and Chrome will be provided.  The session will not only cover basics for integration between apps but look into areas to support student usage, engagement and collaboration.
Who should attend:  ANY and ALL education staff who are or plan to use Google Apps for Education.
Keystone staff can complete the PDC Leave Form to sign up.
More info. soon with Infinitec sign-up form.
Contact Beth Zillinger or Cindy Malone for specifics.


New Service Dog for JDLA - THANK YOU COMMUNITY

Update - Thank you Community and WIBW TV for your support! The funding goal has been reached!

John Dewey Learning Academy
is the alternative program that serves 8 school districts in the northeast Kansas area. For the last ten years we have had a special service dog named Mushu. He lives with our principal, Terri Coughlin, and comes to work everyday to serve our students in need. Mushu has spent the last ten years providing comfort, affection, calming therapy and reading therapy to our elementary through high school boys and girls. As he is getting on in age, we have been contacted about purchasing a new service dog to work alongside Mushu until it is time for him to retire in order to make a smooth transition for our students. 

The cost of a new service dog has risen over the years and we are unable to purchase a new dog with our current funds. We are asking for donations in order to cover the cost, and all donations that exceed our goal will go to care for both dogs' needs and medical expenses.
Thank you so much for you time, and consideration and in advance, for your generosity!
Show your support, DONATE here: http://www.gofundme.com/NewServiceDogJDLA


Published Article co-authored by Dr. Linda Aldridge

The Journal of Adolescent and Family Health is publishing an article titled "Exploring And Utilizing The Concept Of Setting Conditions In The Functional Assessment Process". Download the entire article here.
The article explores "common practices surrounding referrals for special education, including functional behavioral assessment, often do not require thorough assessment of school, home or community experiences from the perspective of the child. Put another way, it is not uncommon for students to be considered to have a disability and be in need of special education when their inappropriate behaviors and failure to learn can be directly attributed to conditions found within the school, community, and/or home. In fact, when "inappropriate behaviors" are analyzed from the child's perspective, those behaviors can sometimes be seen as quite reasonable responses to unreasonable conditions".


JDLA participates in Box Tops for Education Program
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John Dewey Learning Academy participates in the Box Tops for Education program.
Please save Box Tops off items you purchase and send to Lu Newman at JDLA Office.
JDLA receives $0.10 for each Box Top!
See a complete listing of products at: http://www.boxtops4education.com






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