District Announcements (please scroll through)

  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • District e-Newsletter

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

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District

Good Morning, KLSD!

 Ten students of various grades, plus Mrs. Moller, the school librarian, and Mrs. Milone, the school social worker, are gathered in the corner of Meadow Pond’s library first thing in the morning. The room is absolutely quiet but the mood is expectant and excited—as if everyone is waiting for a surprise party to begin.

Children dart glances at the computer monitor on the table, then smile at each other. Two older girls sitting at the table make last minute adjustments: One smooths her hair, another straightens her sweater.

A student waves his arm like a flag at the start of a race.

The two girls sit up straight, look into the computer and say, “Goooood morning! This is Megan and Charlotte reporting for Meadow Pond Live.”

This is a backstage peek at Meadow Pond Elementary School’s morning show, broadcast throughout the school onto each classroom’s whiteboard. Mrs. Moller, the show’s producer, finalizes the script. Today’s anchors, Megan and Charlotte, share the weather, birthday announcements, the lunch menu, and school news. The other children are special guests. Mrs. Milone keeps the little ones calm and ready for their segment. It's a much larger group than usual. 

 “Today is National Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work,” announces Charlotte. Ella, a kindergartener, shares her opinion about the buddy bench. Ollie holds her poster. Talia, a fifth grade student ambassador, interviews four first grade students about what responsibility looks like. Rihanna from the Recyling Club gives the next Earth Day trivia question. The program closes, as always, with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Increase Miller, Katonah, and Meadow Pond each have their own morning show, produced daily by the school librarian. Fourth and fifth graders rotate through as the hosts.

  When this tradition began, over twenty years ago, the shows were broadcast throughout the school on closed circuit cable television. Now the live-streams are sent to Lower Hudson Valley Regional Information Center, in Harrison, NY, which broadcasts the video throughout the school on a few minutes’ delay.

“The children love it,” says Mrs. Moller, Meadow Pond’s librarian. “Students learn technical aspects including how to use a microphone and green screen, and practice reading out loud, researching and interviewing skills, and composure under pressure.”

“The public speaking aspect of the program is so important for our students,” said Ms. Duffy, Katonah Elementary’s librarian. “They learn that there's a difference between formal and conversational English.  They are learning about enunciation, volume  and pacing.”

"The morning announcements are a great way for the 5th grade students to establish themselves as role models in the school," said Mrs. Hoffman, librarian at Increase Miller Elementary. "They take their jobs very seriously and are excited to know they'll be appearing live in front of their younger peers. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to practice their public speaking skills."