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

StarLab Comes to Meadow Pond Elementary School

 What’s that in the gym?

StarLab--a twenty-foot-wide inflated planetarium!

Meadow Pond Elementary School's second and fourth graders visited StarLab this week for a tour of the nighttime sky with scientist and award-winning author Steve Tomecek as their guide.

The children crawled through StarLab's three-foot wide tunnel, and entered a dimly lit dome. They sat in a circle, with their backs against the round  walls, looked up, and the night sky appeared.  

“This is what you can see from Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, where there is no light pollution,” said Mr. Tomecek. “I live in the city. This is what I see.” He turned a dial and the vivid night sky washed away.    

Mr. Tomecek de-mystifies science while making it fun and engaging; a skill honed as a writer for "Newton’s Apple" and "Magic School Bus."  He’s just published his 50th book for kids,  Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth, with National Geographic Kids.

“I find out what students already know, and build on that,” says Mr. Tomecek. At Meadow Pond Elementary School, the students know a lot!

“These children love to read and love to learn,” said Mrs. Masi, a fourth grade teacher, as her students visited StarLab.

“How many planets are in our solar system?” asked Mr. Tomecek. This question led to a discussion of Pluto, at one time the ninth planet, now reclassified to dwarf planet because it shares its orbital neighborhood with other small, icy bodies.

 “What is the brightest star in our night sky?” Students knew it was not the North Star, Polaris, but needed a hint to come up with Sirius, also known as the Dog Star.  Mr. Tomacek used his pointer to show its location in the constellation Canis Major.

 Mr. Tomecek pointed out Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetle Juice), a bright red star, and reinforced the connection between color and temperature. "Think of your stove's flame. Blue hot is hotter than red hot."

“Betelgeuse is from an ancient Arabic phrase that means 'armpit of the great one.’  Look where it is located,” he said, pointing with his red laser. “It is in the armpit of the hunter, in the constellation we call Orion."

After a brief trip to the sky over the North Pole, students returned to New York, and crawled out of StarLab and back into their school’s gym.