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  • 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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at the unveiling ceremony

The Unity Tree

Unity Tree Unveiled May 26

  The Unity Tree in John Jay High School's main hallway was unveiled on Friday, May 26.

The Unity Tree is a mosaic made of hundreds of hand-painted tiles. The completed installation will be a surprise for teachers, administrators, and even most of the students who worked on the project. 

“The officers of the Art Club—Zoe Shaw, Kate Rodgers and Corneil Smith—came up with the idea of the Unity Tree in early 2017,” said Judi Offenberg, visual arts teacher at JJHS and liaison to the club.

 “The students were very troubled by the election problems and the swastikas,” she continued, referring to the string of hate symbols found on Katonah-Lewisboro property this past winter. “They wanted to design something that could encourage a unified and peaceful school community."

  The Unity Tree fulfills the Art Club's vision in both its composition and its process. The Art Club designed the tree with many kinds of birds and animals in its branches and invited the whole school community to participate in its creation. They hosted a “ tile afternoon" in the hallway where all students, teachers, and administrators could paint tiles and be part of the experience.

“It was their idea to welcome everyone to help glaze the tiles,” said Offenberg. "It seemed like it was being worked on all the time. It’s been really exciting to see it come to fruition.”



a glimpse at the process


  1. Art Club officers Zoe Shaw, Kate Rodgers, and Corneil Smith designed and drew the mural plan out on very large paper and color coded it. 
  2. Many students helped make the tiles—rolling out the clay in the slab roller, cutting the blank tiles, and smoothing them out.
  3. Mrs. Offenberg fired the tiles in the kiln.  
  4. The Art Club cut the mural drawing into 4 1/2" square paper tiles and numbered them carefully.  
  5. Each student carefully transferred the design for each tile onto the actual blank tile with special transfer paper. 
  6. They glazed each tile with the appropriate glaze colors.  Each glaze color needed to be applied with three coats.  
  7. Mrs. Offenberg fired the tiles again in batches at a higher temperature than the first firing.
  8. Students made test tiles to see what the glazes would look like.
  9. The Art Club invited students from art classes to work on the mosaic. They also set up tables in the hallway so that all students, teachers, and administrators could paint tiles and be part of the experience.


The Art Club thanks the PTO for funding this project, and Andrea Kantor, Staff Developer, for her encouragement. They also thank Herb Erker and John Santoiemma, from the District’s maintenance crew, for teaching them the best way to grout and helping grout the mural, as well as hanging the mural and building  the frame.