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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.

    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.

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Learning about Weather

 Ask your kindergartener what makes weather. The answer may surprise you!

MPES kindergarteners met with Colin, a science educator, on December 20. It was the last day of autumn—the perfect time to discuss the differences between the four seasons.

They learned the three main things that influence whether it’s raining, sleeting, snowing, humid, hot, or muggy:  the sun, wind, and water.

“What’s a tool that you use at home to measure temperature?” asked Colin. “A thermometer,” the children said. Colin passed out small thermometers with a task. “Go someplace in this room and measure the temperature.” Some children went to the sunny window, others to the cool corner. Another held it in-between his hands. They came back to the carpet and shared their findings.

“If you went outside, you’d see a really big drop in temperature because it’s cold outside.”

On cue, the school’s PA system cut in. “We’re going outside for recess today. Dress warmly.”

“Where does the wind come from?”

“The sky. The ground,” students guessed. The class watched as Colin spun a beach ball version of the earth. They saw how the sun heats the earth unevenly. Colin told them that cool air replaces rising warm air, causing wind. They blew towards him, together, moving the air and creating a breeze like they felt last summer.   

“There’s water in the air right now,” said Colin. “Let’s see what happens when sunlight shines through the water in the air.”

The students gathered around Colin to see what happened when sunlight came through his small prism. They saw rainbows on the floor. “This prism is basically doing what raindrops do in the sky to create rainbows,” said Colin.

“Where does rain come from?”

Colin showed photos of Cumulus and Cumulonimbus clouds on the white board.  “You can use them to predict weather.” Cumulous clouds look like cotton candy and you see them on nice days. When you see a Cumulonimbus cloud, you know a big storm is on its way.”

Talk turned to hurricanes. The children remembered hearing about Hurricane Sandy, which happened when many were one-year old. “If it’s a hurricane, don’t stay outside,” said one young meteorologist. “Run inside.”