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.

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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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Embracing Diversity, Supporting Inclusion

   A club at John Jay High School is all about creating a community of acceptance and understanding. It's called A World of Difference (AWOD) and it was started a number of years ago through a relationship with the Anti-Defamation League.

Thanks to the work of AWOD and its tenacious president, senior Catherine Troiano, as well as the Special Education PTA (SEPTA) and Kim Piccolino, Assistant Principal of John Jay High School, one of the district’s signature programs at the elementary level—Differences Day—came to John Jay High School on April 5 and 6.

“My dream was to bring Differences Day to the high school before I graduated,” said Trioiano.

Differences Day is a workshop that gives students an opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes. Through activities that simulate physical challenges and learning differences, students discover what it is like to carry a lunch tray while using a wheelchair, participate in sports if you are visually impaired, or answer questions when you have a speech impairment.

“The biggest point of this day is to get students to understand the challenges people with special needs face daily," said Troiano. "Hopefully students can become more understanding and accepting.”

AWOD works with the school community and beyond. Each April the club volunteers at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital’s program for developmentally disabled teens--making cupcakes and crafts, and doing Zumba together. This work has been profound for Troiano, and is part of her decision to study Therapeutic Recreation at SUNY Cortland in the fall.

 "AWOD gives students the opportunity to develop real-world skills that will help them succeed in high school and beyond," said Tina Russo, the club's advisor and technology teacher at John Jay Middle School. "Most importantly, students learn that the work they do in our club can make a real impact in the world."


(Differences Day at John Jay High School on left)

(AWOD members pictured above: Lauren Diack, Natalie Misiano, Izzy Rosen, Catherine Troiano, Rachel Cifarelli, Danielle Meltz, Jaime Schaus. Not pictured: Kayla Brandt, Isabella Weiner, Katrina Weiner, Kate Gallagher, Paris Kicks, Tyler Malave, Lauren Stickler, and club advisor Tina Russo.)

 More about Differences Day in the elementary schools here. 

Differences Day at John Jay High School

DIVERSITY DAY—a pilot program

There's a new initiative in the district to nurture positive attitudes to cultural diversity. It's called Diversity Day, and it piloted at Katonah Elementary School (KES) in February.

Nine teens from AWOD visited KES during a Sharing Assembly to talk to the students about diversity and read “Spoon” to the children. The picture book by Amy Krause Rosenthal tells the story of a spoon who feels inadequate and wants to be a fork, or a knife, or chopsticks, but learns how he contributes important things as well.

The teens led hands-on-your-head “Group Membership” games for the whole school, and a small group exercise called “Getting to Know You” with the fourth and fifth graders to help children notice their similarities and differences. Some of them had siblings, or spoke a second language; others played different sports, and were born in countries other than the US.

“Understanding our diversity is the first step towards inclusion," said Jessica Fulton, social worker at KES. “These simple activities help children learn about each other and create a supportive environment.” 

Making a World of Difference

Sharing Diversity with Younger Students