District Announcements (please scroll through)

  • District e-Newsletter

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

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Information about Vaping

    Attached is the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at a June 14, 2017 parent meeting at JJHS.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • KLSD Internet/Email is working again!

    We are pleased to report that our email/internet service is restored. 

    Thank you for your patience.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • School Budget Results

    The official results of yesterday's school budget vote are as follows:

    Yes - 1165 - 73%

    No - 434 - 27%

    In addition, Proposition 2 - Bus Purchase, also passed with 1204 yes votes. 

    For the Board of Education, Bill Rifkin and Scott Posner were re-elected to serve. We thank Ruth White for her candidacy and her willingness to serve our schools.

    We thank the community for your continuing support. 

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • K-L Empowered Resources

    K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and Addiction

    Resource List Here

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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 Pleased to Announce Cooperative Venture with the Town of Lewisboro

    We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.

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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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Driver's Ed Information

    Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.

    http://www.klschools.org/groups/4486/athletics/drivers_ed

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Assistant District Attorney Robert Mayes Speaks to JJMS about Internet Safety

 KLSD is working to help students understand and practice internet safety. Last week, Assistant District Attorney Robert Mayes visited our sixth and seventh graders to speak on this topic.

Mr. Mayes began by showing students a fun montage of the best celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Robert Downey Jr., Vince McMahon, Triple H, Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and others.

"The Ice Bucket Challenge is believed to have originated in southern Westchester,” said Mayes. “It went viral.” More than 17 million people uploaded their challenge videos to Facebook; these videos were watched by 440 million people a total of 10 billion times.

“Why is this important? It shows the awesome power of the internet,” said Mayes. “The Ice Bucket Challenge is a positive story. However, negative things can go viral, too.”

Robert Mayes is one of one hundred and eighteen assistant district attorneys and thirty-four criminal investigators who report to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. Working closely with the county’s chief law enforcement officer gives Mayes a unique perspective to share.  

“We have an undercover presence on the Internet 24/7. Our Bias Crime Unit looks for victims targeted because of their race, religion, or ethnicity," said Mayes. “The law considers these crimes especially egregious and treats them as such.”

“How do you use the internet?” Mayes asked the young audience.

“Online games . . .  FanFiction – I write stories about the books I like. Roblox . . . Snapchat . . . Instagram . . . Netflix . . . " children called out.

“What do you use the internet for that you probably shouldn’t?” he asked.

Dead silence. Blank stares. Then laughing, whispering, and finally, “Madden Mobile . . . VPN . . . Rate My Teachers . . . gossip.”

“I can read body language pretty well,” said Mayes. “You know what you should and should not be doing online. I’m here to remind you to make good decisions.”

 He shared three internet rules to live by.

1.  If you are the victim of cyberbullying: Stop. Block. Tell.

2.  Don’t be a cyberbully. If you have posted something hurtful, take it down. Make amends.

3.  Don’t be an enabler. If you see something hurtful, don’t laugh. Don’t pass it on.

Mayes closed with a story about a seventh grade girl who committed suicide after being bullied online. He recalled the Ice Bucket Challenge example of how things can spread online and added these sobering statistics:

-  One in five teens send naked pictures of themselves online.

-  45% of teen boys have seen naked photos of one of their classmates and shared it.

“You have to recognize the harm that online bullying can do to people on the receiving end,” said Mayes.

“Be smart. Safety first. You all know what is right and what is wrong.”

 

ADA Mayes will be returning to speak with the eighth graders in April. In addition, last week, JJMS PTO held a presentation for parents on Technology and Social Media: Monitoring and Management.

 

 

Info for Parents on Internet Safety

KLSD Director of Technology, Ahunna Akoma, will be running sessions for parents on internet safety and digital citizenship in the coming weeks at our elementary schools. She will provide resources and information to help parents support the safety of students both at home and in school. These sessions are supported by our PTA/PTOs.

Two are scheduled as of right now. Please join us for this important and relevant presentation as well as coffee and conversation.

  • Increase Miller Elementary School on Wednesday, March 22 at  9:30 a.m.
  • Meadow Pond Elementary School on Monday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Katonah Elementary School on Tuesday, April 25 at 9:15 a.m.

Here are two resources on internet safety we hope you will find useful. 

 A Parents Guide to Instagram.pdf   

Internet Safety Tips.pdf 

 

JJMS Students Have Been Exploring Internet Safety Throughout the Year

  Eighth graders at John Jay Middle School explored how to use social media responsibly – remembering that there’s someone on the receiving end of almost every post – through the National Theatre Project award-winning play Out of Bounds at The Ridgefield Playhouse, on November 10. MORE.