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  • 2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 8/10/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on the morning of July 18 regarding the new process for the 2017 Summer Mailing Forms. Please select "Read More" for updates.

    SUBMISSION OF PHYSICAL: You may now upload an electronic copy of a doctor-completed physical form within the Physicians section of the Summer Mailing Forms. If you have already completed your other forms and would now like to upload a physical, please log in to view your summary and select Edit from the drop-down. You may also send it in hard copy to the child's school, or email it to the school's klschools address located in the Contact Information. You do not need to provide it here if it has already been submitted in a 2017-18 Fall Athletics registration.

    STUDENT NAME NOT APPEARING: your student's name will be pre-populated as a participant choice only if he/she has previously participated in HS or MS athletics.

    SECTION SELECTION (the first data-entry field): please select the SECTION that corresponds to the grade level that this PARTICIPANT will be entering in the Fall. If the school and grade level that you need do not appear, then you may have selected the incorrect program for this PARTICIPANT. Please return to the dashboard and enter the full name of the school into the "I want to register for a program at" field.

    FINDING ANOTHER PROGRAM: if you have finished with your John Jay High School 2017 Summer Mailing Forms submission, and would like to next submit your HS athlete's forms for the Athletics Dept, please  return to the dashboard and enter  John Jay Athletics into the "I want to register for a program at:" field.

    UPLOADING A HEALTH APPRAISAL FORM: if you have completed your child’s summer mailing forms, and would like to go back in to upload his/her Health Appraisal Form (required for grades K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all new entrants), please use the “View or Edit my Registrations” button to update the existing Participant record for your child.

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  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Email Deliverability

    KLSD sends emails to families from two different addresses: alerts@klschools.org and email@blackboard.com. Please check your junk or spam folders and add these sending domains to your list of accepted email senders.

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  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

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enVisionmath's Robust Resources Support Learning

 

Last year, the district set up a comprehensive study of various math programs with the intention of adopting one for implementation across all three elementary schools and the sixth grade.

 The K-6 Math Committee, led by Carolann Castellano, Principal of Meadow Pond Elementary School, looked at four programs. While all had various strengths and aligned with the Common Core, enVisionmath2.0 rose to the top  because of its robust resources for teachers and families.

 It is now three-quarters into its first year. Let's see how one teacher is using it. 

 

 

enVisionmath2.0 in action

  It’s math time in Bebhinn Fahy’s fourth grade class at Increase Miller Elementary School, and no-tech and high-tech tools are in use.

Each child has their workbook open, and both a pencil for work and a red pen for making corrections. Ms. Fahy’s workbook is projected on the interactive whiteboard surface, and students follow along as she and the class solve multiplication equations together.

Ms. Fahy talks the students through Explore It! and Explain It! activities, using mathematical modeling as a teaching tool as well as a way of building their mathematical vocabulary.

This is enVisionmath2.0 in action—the new math curriculum used across the district in grades K – 6.

“Who has converted this fraction into mixed number?” asks Ms. Fahy.

“I see lots of hands and even a few more,” she acknowledges. “Mark, would you give us your answer?”

The lesson is reinforced with Practice & Problem Solving.

Matt has the timer today. Ms. Fahy asks him to set it for five minutes. Students work independently. The classroom is warm and peaceful. The door is closed. Serious learning is happening. Students sip from their water bottles. It’s 11:30 a.m. and snacks are allowed.

When the timer rings, the children know what happens next. They leave their seats in anticipation, and gather on the carpet in front of the white board for Visual Learning Animation Plus, an animated visual representation of the day’s concept.

One of enVisionmath2.0’s key strengths is its differentiated resources—teaching tools for different levels of students, and different types of learners. The Visual Learning Animation Plus seems to be universally appealing.


 The narrator of the video sounds friendly and fun. Alex, one of the six avatars that accompany students throughout elementary school math, is on the screen, lowering his eyebrows in thought and cheering when the student gets the right answer.

Rebecca is chosen to be at the whiteboard. She clicks on the robot, and the practice activity begins. By touching the whiteboard, Rebecca is able to slide bars in place to represent five groups of 2 1/3. When she does something correct, she is rewarded with a cheery “ding.” When she indicates an answer that is wrong, a bouncy “b-o-o-o-ng” encourages another try. 

The last part of the lesson is the most individualized. Students can choose to review the lesson with Ms. Fahy, or work on Today’s Challenge or other enrichment activities alone, or with classmates.

“You’ve been sitting along time,” notices Ms. Fahy. “Stand up and stretch! You can also sit on the carpet or at the back table.”

Three students gather in a nook behind the flip chart in the corner of the room

The murmur of math fills the classroom—a happy, thinking sound.