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Weekly Update from Andy

Keep an eye out for the Oct. issue of the Keystone Special Edition due out Monday!  For new Keystone professionals - we're on track to complete cycle 1 evaluations by the end of October.  Thanks for supporting the process and don't forget to upload needed artifacts.  For all of our Keystone professionals - take time to log in to your PDP Toolbox account to set 3 goals.  Once goals are set you'll be able to submit for professional development hours.  Contact Lushena in the business office with any questions.  Thanks for all you do to make Keystone great!

Here's what's coming up:

October 16--JDLA No School for Students (Teacher Inservice/Work Day)
October 17--School Psychs/Social Worker's Mtg 8:30-11:30
October 18--Board of Director's Meeting 7 p.m.
October 19--JDLA Open House and Flu Shot Clinic 6-7:30 p.m.


Professional Learning Online - Staff Opportunity

This series will focus on the areas of the writing process: organization, entering text and editing. Sessions will provide participants with strategies and tools to support students that struggle in those areas. Our goal is to help you find ways to support and increase independence in writing with your students.
Begins Oct. 17. Download Flier with complete information.
Register at:

The Kansas Infinitec Coalition Cadre is excited to offer an Online Writing Professional Learning Community. This training series will be hosted by Nicole Peters and Teresa Moritz, occupational therapists who are working in Kansas Schools. Participants will gain knowledge and have the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other professionals around the state.
Participants who complete all learning activities will be allotted $100 to spend on a technology tool they learned about during the PLC.

Assistive Technology Considerations:
Moving Beyond a Check Box

October 26, 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
How do we make Assistive Technology Consideration more than a yes or no checkbox on the student's IEP? Download complete information.
When is technology in the classroom considered Assistive Technology?
This presentation proviides an overview of the definition of Assistive Technology (AT), a review of legal requirements of Assistive Technology and an in depth look at Assistive Technology considerations for students. AT Considerations will be explained using information from the QIAT and SETT Framework. Register at:

CYKI - Free Preschool Screening - Oct. 27 - Perry

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.
For an appointment call 785-876-2214, ext. 201
Download and share Flyer with complete information.
Click here to visit our Early Childhood page.

Welcome Back Inservice
Keystone Staff Aug 2017

Keystone Benefits

Download the information packet here. The zipped file contains - the Employee Benefit Open Enrollment Letter, the Online Self-Enroll instructions and the Benefit booklet for the 2017-2018 year.

Employees working 30 hours or more qualify for benefits. If you choose not to make an active selection, current medical coverage will terminate June 30th and all other benefits will terminate August 31st.

Benefits become effective July 1, 2017 for medical and September 1, 2017 for all other benefits. All benefit plan designs, carriers, and rates will remain the same for 2017-2018 plan year except for a slight increase in dental rates.

Contact Lisa Morando or Jenny Carter with any questions. 785-876-2214

Click here for Infinitec Calendar of all Webinars and Events
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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