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2018-2019 Yearbooks are Here!

posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:35 AM by Samantha Yocam

"Oh, the Places We've Been!" Yearbooks are here from 2018-2019. They are available in the office for $30. Please make checks out to Kim School Yearbook.

We're Hiring!

posted Apr 18, 2019, 10:46 AM by Samantha Yocam   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 6:28 AM ]

Teacher needed for secondary English/Languages Arts (6-12) for the 2019-2020 school year and/or 2020-2021 school year. See position requirements below.
See employment opportunities at the left.
Salary schedules are in Financial Transparency tab at the left.

Kim Re-88 Earns Accredited with Distinction Honors and both Kim Elementary and Kim Undivided Schools Earn John Irwin Awards

posted Mar 27, 2019, 6:39 AM by Samantha Yocam


Kim Re-88 Receives CDE Awards Back to Back

On March 6, 2019, Mrs. Samantha Yocam attended the School and District Performance Awards for 2018 in Denver at the Colorado Department of Education. The District received the "District Accredited with Distinction Award which is "given to school districts that earn 80% or more of the points on the District Performance Framework." The DPF measure student academic performance, growth in academics, post-secondary and workforce readiness and closing of any educational growth gaps.

The Kim Elementary and Kim Undivided Schools also both received John Irwin Awards. The John Irwin Award honors schools that "demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time." To earn this award, a school must achieve the Exceeds expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks. This award reflects exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.

The District received these three awards in 2017 also. Recognition of the hard work and dedication of Kim's students and the staff by the State Board of Education, the Governor's office and the Department of Education is evident.  During the awards ceremony Dr. Katy Anthes, Commissioner of Education spoke, all districts and schools that received awards were announced with representatives from the districts shaking hands with and being congratulated by the Commissioner and five members of the State Board of Education. After the announcement of all 355 awards, representatives picked up their banners and posed for pictures. CDE served lunch for all in attendance. There were a total of 185 schools that received the John Irwin Award, and 24 districts received Accredited with Distinction status. There are 178 districts in the state. Only 13 percent of districts achieved "Accredited with Distinction" honors.

Congratulations Kim Re-88 for these prestigious awards! 

Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, November 19, 2019

posted Sep 15, 2018, 12:31 PM by Samantha Yocam   [ updated Oct 17, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

See agenda here on the Monday before the regular meeting. The regular meeting starts at 6 p.m.

State and Local Assessment Information for 2019-2020

posted Aug 5, 2016, 12:09 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 4:01 PM by Samantha Yocam ]

Kim School continues to be dedicated to making this process as time-efficient and painless as possible.  In an effort to help students, parents, and community members become better informed, we have included the links below to information published by CDE.  Our hope is to produce informed stakeholders while preparing our students to perform to the best of their capabilities.  The preliminary testing schedule for April of 2020 is posted in files. We were only notified on 11/16/2018 that our 11th graders will not have to take the CMAS Social Studies test for this April's testing cycle.

NWEA:  District level tests that all students will take at the beginning and end of the year.  They are computer-based and standardized nationally. Content assessed includes; Math, Science, English, and Language Arts.  With Kindergarten and first grades testing in math and reading. Second-grade tests in math, reading and language and third through 11th grades test in math, reading, language, and science. NWEA fall testing will begin on Monday, August 19, 2019, and continue until completed. Spring testing will be completed during the first two weeks of May 2020 (May 4th through 12th with the following days as make-ups and only if necessary).

CMAS:  The state-level assessment that occurs in April.  These tests cover English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (on a three-year rotating basis).  The majority of Kim's Educator Effectiveness--how well we are doing in the principle job of educating our children--is predicated upon these results.  All 3rd-8th Graders take these exams over a two week period. Science will be administered to all 5th, 8th, and 11th Graders, Social Studies alternates with our 4th and 7th Graders and will begin including 11th graders in the 2020 testing cycle.

PSAT: At the state-level, the Pre-SAT exam is designed for both 9th and 10th Graders, the state started giving the PSAT in 2018 in place of CMAS. It is also given in the spring. April 15, 2020, is the original testing date with make-ups on April 29th, if needed.  The results of this exam are used to prepare students for taking the SAT Exam.

SAT:  At the state-level, the Scholastic Aptitude (or Assessment) Test is designed for 11th Graders and will be taken in the spring. April 14, 2020, is the original testing date for all 11th graders across the state with April 23rd as the make-up date for all if needed.  It is primarily a test used to determine college readiness of our students.

ASVAB: May be given this year, but has not been scheduled as of yet. Is optional and given to 10th-12th graders.

Many other classroom assessments may present themselves over the course of the school year.  Kim works to limit the number and frequency of these events in order to provide a maximum focus on education exposure.

Student Immunization Requirements

posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:47 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 10, 2019, 1:59 PM by Samantha Yocam ]

Beginning July 1, 2016, the Colorado Board of Health has mandated new immunization laws for all students attending public education centers for those students 12 months to 18 years of age.  House Bill 14-1288 has essentially given the State Board of Health the authority to require parents of said children to maintain immunization shot updates on several public health issues, including many diseases that have long been managed through the immunization process.  Kim School will require these records to be updated to meet the language of this law, and to that effect, we are posting files containing information to help the parents of our children to comply with this law.  The files below link to the announcement of the ruling, justification of the process going forward, and instructions for how parents can be exempted from this ruling. The third file contains copies of the forms used to notify and record student immunization for students to attend public school--including Kim RE-88. 
Additionally, for those parents wishing to file a religious, medical, or non-medical exemption for your children, the second file below contains links on how to access the Colorado State Government office that provides these forms. 
In Summary:  ALL students wishing to attend Kim School for the 2019-2020 school year need to have their children's immunization records updated and filled out, OR, they need to file the appropriate exemption form stating why this was not done in accordance with the new law. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this matter.
To learn more about vaccinations within public education, please read the following information and feel free to log onto CDE's website:

Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.  For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.


Just a reminder that all vaccine exemptions expire on June 30th, 2019 so those parents will have to fill out the online form again after that date!

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