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Weekly Update From Andy

Basketball playoffs are here!  This is an exciting time for those of us who spend much of the winter season traveling to basketball games.  I'm looking forward to some great basketball.  I'm hopeful that we'll see wins on the basketball court and in the legislature as well.  

A special thanks to our related services professionals who bill Medicaid. Thanks for stepping up during the Medicaid state aid reimbursement period. Keep up the great work.  

Have a great week.  Andy

Here's what's coming up at Keystone:

Saturday, March 4th: Science Fair 8-12

CEC's Tool of the Week:
http://www.tooloftheweek.org/schedules-you-can-sail-through/

Infinitec Newsletter:
http://files.constantcontact.com/56657914101/e34667dc-b4f0-4189-811e-138091b107a0.pdf

Check here for 2017 Sub-State Assignments:
http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/SSAssignments.cfm


Keystone Regional Science Fair - March 4

Doors open 8:00 am. Approximate times for:
Set-up 8:30, Judging 9:00, Awards 10:30, Clean-up 11:30

Get your projects ready! Mark your calendar to visit the exhibits.

Online sign-up for the March 4th Keystone Regional Science Fair 2017 is now open at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TAG2017Fair


CYKI - Free Preschool Screening - March 31 Nortonville

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 78-876-2214, ext. 201


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.


Boardmaker All Day Training - Rescheduled TBD

Beth Zillinger from Infinitec is coming to Keystone 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.


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 Infinitec Calendar of all Webinars and Events
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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