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Mr. Bill Wilmsen

Mr. Bill Wilmsen
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Print this articleBuilding Tour for Students Moving to Choice #1

What:  Building Tour for Students Moving to Traditional Learning Option

When:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Who:  Students who will be coming back to the traditional school setting.  

Purpose: The purpose of the orientation is for students to become familiar with the location of classes, common areas of the building and to find their TA Class.  

– Please See the Attachment for Further Details -
 

Attached documentBuilding Tour for New Option #1 Students

Print this article6th Grade Wrestling Sign Ups

Please click the link to sign up for the 20-21 Wrestling Team.  Practices will start 10/26.  

More information6th Grade Wrestling Sign Ups

Print this articleOnline Scholastic Book Fair

The Online Scholastic Book Fair is almost here!  It will run for two weeks starting on October 19 - November 1.  All items will be shipped directly to your home and there will be FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25!  Kesling Intermediate will receive 25% of all purchases in the form of Scholastic Dollars. The Scholastic Homepage is linked below where a "SHOP NOW" button will appear on October 19. That button will lead you to the shopping website.  The Book Fair Flyer is also linked below.

Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy Reading!

More informationKesling Intermediate Online Book Fair

Print this article20-21 Athletic Fundraiser

We are excited to announce the information for the 20-21 Athletic Fundraiser.  This year our fundraiser will be online only.  All students in Grades 5 and  6 students can sign up through the Kleinhenn.com website to create an account and place orders.  The orders will be delivered directly to the address of the customer and can be paid online as well.  Paper brochures will be available in designated classrooms and the office for you to share with potential customers.  Distance learners can come to door 2 to pick up their brochures as well. The sale ends October 14th.  Please do not send orders or payment to school, again this is online only and will be delivered free of charge to the customer's home. Please contact the athletic office with any questions or Mrs. Garrett at kgarrett@lpcsc.k12.in.us.  Please click the link to watch the video provided by the Kleinhenn company. 

More informationFundraiser Video

Print this articleOctober 2020 Parent Newsletter

Please click on the following link to access the October 2020 Parent Newsletter:

Attached documentKesling October 2020 Parent Newsletter

Print this article6th Grade Boys Basketball Sign Ups

6th Grade Boys Basketball will be starting October 19th. If you are thinking of joining the team, please click on the link below to sign up. All athletes must have a current physical (dated 4/1/19 or later) and/or the IHSAA Health Questionnaire on file before practices begin. Any questions can be directed to the athletic office or Mrs. Garrett at kgarrett@lpcsc.k12.in.us.




More information6th Grade Boys Basketball Sign Ups

Print this article5th Grade Boys Basketball Sign Ups

5th Grade Boys Basketball will be starting October 19th. If you are thinking of joining the team, please click on the link below to sign up. All athletes must have a current physical (dated 4/1/19 or later) and/or the IHSAA Health Questionnaire on file before practices begin. Any questions can be directed to the athletic office or Mrs. Garrett at kgarrett@lpcsc.k12.in.us.

More information5th Grade Boys Basketball Sign Ups

Print this article2020-2021 Yearbook Ordering Information

If you would like to order a yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year please click on the link below:

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Print this articleUpdate Parent Information Video

While working with all of our schools, I have found that many of our parents have outdated or incorrect contact information.
Our office has put together a Loom video asking parents to contact our schools with their most current contact information.
You can contact us by calling 219-362-7507 and by pressing 4 for the Guidance Office or you can log onto your Skyward Parent Access account and update it there as well.

 

More informationHow to Update Parent Information

Print this articlePicture Day Online Ordering Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please use the following link if you want to order school pictures for KESLING INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL online:

mylifetouch.com 
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Please call the school if you have any questions (219)362-7507

 

Have a great day...B.Wilmsen

Print this articleSeptember 2020 Parent Newsletter

Please click on the following link to access the September 2020 Parent Newsletter:

Attached documentSeptember 2020 Parent Newsletter

Print this articleDistance Learning Support Tips for Parents

The Indiana Department of Education has developed a document entitled Distance Learning Support Tips for parents.  Please refer to follow document for more information:

Attached documentDistance Learning Support Tips for Parents

Print this articleAdjusted Dismissal Time

Adjustment Dismissal Time


Starting Monday, August 31, 2020, the following Dismissal Times will be followed on the Kesling Campus:


2:25 p.m.  Student dismissal for students being picked up from school

2:35 p.m.  Student dismissal for students walking to school, students staying after for

                 extracurricular and students riding the bus home.

Print this articleScheduling Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,  


While we are proud that we are able to provide traditional and distance learning to both our teachers and our students, this has caused many challenges and conflicts in our scheduling process.  Our counselor and many others are continuing to work together to resolve these conflicts.  Lastly, we continue to receive parent requests to change learning options; unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to switch any student learning plans. The following is an update regarding Grade 5 and Grade 6 Scheduling:  


5th Grade: All Schedules for both Traditional and Distance Learners should be ready to view after 5:00 p.m.; except, the Elective Rotation which will be updated and ready by Monday (Some Minor Changes Still May Occur).


6th Grade:  All Schedules both Traditional and Distance Learners should be ready to view after 5:00 p.m. (Some Minor Changes Still May Occur).


Traditional Learners:  Where to Report Monday Morning:  All 5th and 6th Grade Students who have chosen the Traditional Learning Choice are to report to the TA class.  


Distance Learners:  Distance Learning Teachers will be in contact with students regarding the first day of school.


We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Please enjoy the weekend with your family.


Sincerely,

 

Bill Wilmsen

Principal

Kesling Intermediate School

Print this articleLearning Choice 1: Parent and Student Update

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 Back to School Kesling Campus Student Orientation dates for Traditional Learning Students (Choice #1) 

Traditional Learning Student Orientation (Choice #1):
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 and Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Who: Students who will be coming back to the traditional school setting.
Purpose: The purpose is for students to be able to come to the campus and walk their schedule and become familiar with the campus.

– Please see the attachment for further details.

 

Attached documentLearning Choice 1 Parent and Student Update

Print this articleLearning Choices 2 and 3 Parent and Student Update

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 Chromebook Distribution for Distance and Home School Students (Choices #2 and #3).

Distance Learning and Home School Student Chromebook Distribution (Choices #2 and #3):
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Last name A-K
          10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Last name L-Z
          4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Last name A-K
          5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Last name L-Z
How: Parents/students will stop at door #14 and remain in the vehicle. They will give student name and staff will locate Chromebook and deliver to car at door #16 and door #17.
Who: Students who will be doing option #2 Distance Learning or Option #3 Homes School.
Purpose: The purpose is for students to pick up their Chromebook and school information.


- Please see attached map for further details.

Attached documentChromebook Distribution Map

Print this articleAugust 2020 Newsletter

Please click on the following link to access the August 2020 Parent Newsletter:

Attached documentAugust 2020 Parent Newsletter

Print this articleAthletic Physical Consent and Release Form

Please click on the following link to access the Athletic Physical Consent  and Release Form for those student who had an athletic physical as a fourth or fifth grade student last year:

Attached documentAthletic Consent and Release Form

Print this articleKesling COVID-19 Re-Entry Plan & Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We are excited to share with you our Kesling COVID-19 Re-Entry Plan and the link to the LPCSC COVID-19 Re-Entry Plan.  Further communication will be sent out to all families regarding registration for current LPCSC students and students new to LaPorte in the next few days.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the 2020-2021 school year.

Sincerely,

 

Bill Wilmsen

Principal, Kesling Intermediate School

Print this article2020-2021 LPCSC School Year Calendar

Please click on the following document to access the 2020-2021 LPCSC School Year Calendar:

Attached documentLPCSC 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Print this article2020-2021 Student Learning Options

Click on this link for an overview of the three available learning options for students this year.  When you register your child you will need to pick on of these three options.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Attached documentStudent Learning Options

Print this articleParent Canvas Tutorial

Please click on the attached link to view "How to" for parents to navigate Canvas:

https://www.loom.com/share/a1d7c9f118ef4beca478c337b428243f

 

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Print this articleAthletic Handbook

Please click on the link below to access the La Porte Middle School and Kesling Intermediate School Athletic Handbook:

Attached documentAthletic Handbook

Print this articleIHSAA Physical Form

Please click on the link below to access the IHSAA Physical Form:

Attached documentIHSAA Physical Form

Print this articleKesling Campus Traffic Flow Patterns

Please click on the link below to view the Kesling Campus Traffic Flow Patterns:

Attached documentKesling Campus Traffic Flow Patterns

Print this articleKesling 2020-2021 School Supply List

Students, Parents & Guardians,

Please click on the document to access the 2020-2021 Kesling Intermediate School Supply List:

Attached documentKesling Intermediate School Supply List (2020-21)

Print this articleIMPORTANT HIP PROGRAM INFORMATION

Attached is information about the HIP program, Healthy communities, and covering children with the HIP program sponsoring workshops to help parents that may need to participate int he "Gateway to Work" program to maintain eligibility. 

Attached documentFlyer in English

Print this articleIMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HIP PROGRAM IN SPANISH

Attached is the HIP program information in spanish.

Attached document

Print this articleHotline

Please click on the icon below to access information about reporting problems at Kesling Intermediate School.

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Komet Parents and community members are an integral and valued part of the educational process.
Komet The learning environment should be safe and orderly.
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