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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The Race Card Project Comes to John Jay High School

“Send your six words on race.”  

That was the invitation students at John Jay High School extended to six people they knew, along with a blank index card. It resulted in approximately 6,000 submissions—each a peek into someone's experiences with race or cultural identity.

This is The Race Card Project. The responses, mounted as an exhibit, will be on display in John Jay High School Gallery from October 13 through November 23.

The cards are conversation starters for teachers and students. ‘It allowed me to share my thoughts and ideas around the dinner table, starting a discussion on race at home—which in times like these, is extremely valuable,” said senior Barrett Middleton. “Hearing and really thinking about the views of the six people I contacted made me more conscious about how little race should impact our lives and how much it actually does,” reflects Mark Sfreddo, another senior at John Jay High School.

The Race Card Project is an initiative started by former National Public Radio host Michele Norris designed to foster a candid dialogue about race.  Partnering with The Race Card Project is part of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s commitment to helping students grapple with critical contemporary issues in engaging and relevant ways.

“The Race Card Project is a tangible way to see the ways we take our own views on race, gender, and power for granted,” said Candy L. Wilmot, District Wide Staff Developer. “Teachers are using this project to discuss themes in our community read, Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s novel set in the early Civil Rights Movement in southern Alabama, and they will build positive takeaways into leadership training for all club presidents.”

“Not all of the cards may offer the same perspectives; some might even be considered intolerant,” said Steven Siciliano, Principal of John Jay High School. “While all submissions have been vetted to assure inappropriate language is not used gratuitously, they help create an awareness of the role of race in American society, how it shapes our thinking, and how it impacts people of color trying to live equally as American citizens.”  

The Race Card Project was created by Norris, former host of National Public Radio’s flagship broadcast, All Things Considered. She unearthed her family’s secrets about their racial legacy while writing the memoir The Grace of Silence. Norris started The Race Card Project in 2010 to help kick start a conversation on this difficult topic. In addition to the continued partnership with National Public Radio, The Race Card Project has been implemented in communities including University of Michigan, The City of Minneapolis, University of Oregon, Seattle Community Colleges, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. The Race Card Project won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.