Happy Thanksgiving, from our home to yours. #StrongerTogether
Hello Kimball School Families, I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to you today with an update on our current learning model. At this time we are operating in the distance learning model (K-12) and will continue to do so until further notice. Our numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and those under quarantine among staff and students continues to be problematic. Due to our current situation, we must continue to operate in the distance learning model (K-12). When the data starts to support a return to a less restrictive model, the school district is required to consult with our regional support team. This group consists of individuals from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education. During this consultation, the regional team will look at our data and make a determination on what model we need to be in. In other words, once they give us permission to move to a less restrictive model we can begin the process of moving the dial back. Please know our goal through all of this will be to avoid bouncing back and forth between different learning models as it will not provide the consistency students and families need. In addition, the incident command team continues to meet and will do so for the days and weeks ahead. As a reminder, the team is composed of school administration, school board members, district parents of students in elementary and high school, teachers, support staff, and transportation. The team has been, and will continue to be, looking at the most up-to-date data available and will be involved, once given the green light by MDH/MDE, in determining the model that our district returns to once distance learning ends. We all realize the difficulty of the situation we find ourselves in and want you to know we want to see our students back as quickly and safely as possible. With that said, we ask for your patience as we continue to navigate through these turbulent times. I will be following up with an update again next week. Please stay well this Thanksgiving weekend and thank you for your continued support of the students and staff of Kimball Area Public Schools. Respectfully, Erik Widvey
Parents if your child/children are receiving meals you do not need to email me. This is for families who are not on the existing meal delivery, but would like to receive them coming forward. Thank you
Meal Delivery will be on Monday and Wednesday of the school calendar. Next week meals will be delivered: Mon., Nov. 30th and Wed. Dec. 2nd. Meal Delivery is from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. If you would like to be added please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Have a blessed Thanksgiving
Kimball’s Vex IQ Robotics practices for Gr. 4-6 will continue on Tuesday afternoons in a different format. We will be offering REMOTE/online practices from 3-4 pm on Tuesday afternoons (*note only a 1 hour practice instead of 2 hours). Students should use their school-issued Chromebooks to log into practices. Contact Kimball Community Ed with questions at: email@example.com / 320-398-7700 X 1112.
The Truth In Taxation Hearing for Kimball Schools will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to host individuals in the board room. This public meeting will be held via Zoom and anyone is invited to attend virtually. The link to the Zoom meeting will be posted on our website on the School Board page as well as in the Live Feed section prior to the scheduled meeting time. If you have questions relating to your school district taxes, you may submit them to the Superintendent of Schools at your earliest convenience. Contact information: Erik Widvey, Superintendent PO Box 368 Kimball, MN 55353 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no Kimball Youth Basketball practices for boys and girls Gr. 3-6 until at least Dec. 21. Stay safe and healthy and Go Cubs!
There is no Youth Dance practice on Nov. 23. Youth Dance in Kimball is canceled for the rest of 2020. We will hopefully resume classes in 2021. Stay safe and healthy!
Meal Delivery will be on Monday, November 23rd. We will deliver meals for Monday 11/23 and Tuesday 11/24. No meals will be delivered during break 11/25-11/27. Thank you and be well. Food Service
Kimball youth basketball took advantage of their last time in the gym for the foreseeable future last night. Stay safe and healthy everyone and...Go Cubs! #StrongerTogether
Kimball Football advances in playoffs beating ACGC 36-18. We will play in Morris on Sat., Nov. 21 at 2:00. Go Cubs!
Tonights Football Playoff Game vs. ACGC at 6:00 livestream https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtKwZ_II9dyElYeSmpHDYw Go Cubs!
Vex IQ Robotics practice for students in grades 4-6 will continue in-person on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 3-5 pm in the High School Cafetorium. Please continue to wear a mask inside, bring a water bottle, and a snack will be provided. Parents/guardians, please drop-off your students at Door #10 on the south side of the high school by 3 pm. Pick-up will be at 5 pm at Door #10 for all Vex IQ Robotics students.
Practice for youth girls basketball in Gr. 3-4 is CANCELED on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The next practice is scheduled for Nov. 24, from 6-7:30pm in the KES gym.
Kimball Area youth basketball practice will begin for boys in Gr. 3-6 on Monday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 pm in the Kimball High School Wirth Gym. Please enter through Door #10 on the south side of the facility (only coaches and players are allowed in the facility). Players must wear a mask while entering and exiting the facility, and please bring your own water bottle. Kimball youth girls basketball for Gr. 5-6 will continue on Monday and Thursday nights from 6-8 pm in the Kimball High School's North Gym. Enter through Door #10. Kimball youth girls basketball for Gr. 3-4 will have their first practice on Tuesday night (Nov. 17) from 6-7:30 pm in the Kimball Elementary School gym. Please enter through Door #1, wear a mask while entering and exiting the facility and bring your own water bottle. Contact the Kimball Community Ed office with questions at: 320-398-7700 X 1112 or email@example.com. GO CUBS!
Good afternoon families, we will be delivering meals Monday and Wednesday this week. Monday meals for Monday and Tuesday will be delivered. On Wednesday meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be delivered. Thank you for your patience and understanding
Kimball Community Education will resume in-person youth dance classes on Monday, Nov. 16, for students in grades PreK-5th grade. Please REGISTER ONLINE by Nov. 15. Contact Kimball CE with questions at 320-398-7700 X 1112. https://kimball.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/7/program_id/4/subcategory_id/0
Due to the change to Full-time District Wide Distance Learning beginning Monday, November 16th attached is the new meal sign up sheet. Please make sure you read the sign up sheet very carefully. All of the important information is enclosed. Sign up needs to be completed by 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 13 for meal delivery on Monday, November 16. You will need to sign up again, sorry for the inconvenience. Click on link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxLjW6Af3OfAYUpg7W2VUqVZ1G1PF6aAi0dU8HyWs7NpguWg/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.1137287148=0
Good afternoon Kimball Elementary School Families, As I stated earlier this week in a communication to you, I was hoping that I would not have to send this message. I am reaching out to you this afternoon to inform you that over the past two days, a growing number of Kimball Elementary Staff have been impacted by COVID-19 and are either in isolation or quarantine. The number of staff affected has grown steadily the past two days and is expected to continue growing in the days to come. At this point, similar to our Kimball High School’s situation, Kimball Elementary School is unable to staff classrooms appropriately due a lack of staff and available substitutes. The incident command team met at 10:00 am this morning to discuss our current situation and look at options. The decision the team made is as follows: Due to a lack of available staff and substitutes, Kimball Elementary School will be moving to Distance Learning starting Monday, November 16th. More information on KES’s distance learning plan will be coming from Mr. Joel Timmerman. After school activities (MSHSL and Junior High) will continue as scheduled, unless otherwise notified. Community Education programming (Youth and Adult recreation and enrichment) will continue in-person as scheduled, unless otherwise notified. Preschool and Enrichment programs will continue in-person as normal, unless otherwise notified. Bussing will be provided to and from school for our preschool learners. Parents should expect an email this afternoon from our EC Coordinator, Lisa Maschino, in regards to transportation needs of our preschool and enrichment learners. Cubs Club (School Age Child Care) will operate as follows: Cubs Club programming (ages 3-5th grade) will be available Monday through Friday, from 6:30am-5:30pm, for all of our district families. Our Emergency Tier I Essential Workers will take priority when scheduling for school age child care. This list includes folks who work in High Density Emergency areas: Front-line doctors and nurses at the hospital in an emergency care room setting, EMT/Ambulance/First Responders, Law Enforcement, Firefighters (full-time), Nat'l Guard members, Urgent Care workers where COVID testing is being processed, Epic workers who assist at the hospital, VA workers who are front-line workers (doctors or nurses). Please contact Holly Barthel to schedule school age care at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-398-7700 X 2555. Meals will be provided to our district families. If you need meals please reach out to Sherry Hanson, Food Service Director, at email@example.com, or 320-398-7700 ext. 1377. At this time we do not know when we will be able to return to our hybrid or in-person models. It will depend on cases that evolve over the coming days (and perhaps weeks). The school district will be pushing out periodic updates over the days to come. Thank you for your continued support of the students and staff of Kimball Area Public Schools. Please be safe and stay well. Erik Widvey
Governor Walz has declared Nov. 12, 2020 as "COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY" in Minnesota. Thank you to the Kimball area community for supporting and participating in our community education programs. #StrongerTogether #KimballCommunityEd