Hello Kimball School Families, I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out today with an update on where we are currently in our learning models and where we are planning on heading in the days to come. We are currently operating in the Distance Learning model (K-12) and will continue to do so until Friday, January 8th, 2021. Starting Monday, January 11th, we have received permission from our Regional Support Team to plan to bring back students in grades K-5 in a Hybrid model. More information on what that model looks like will be communicated with K-5 families by Mr. Timmerman. Grades 6-12 will continue to stay in Distance Learning until Friday, January 22nd. Starting Monday, January 25th, the Regional Support Team has given us permission to plan to bring back grades K-6 to In-Person learning 4 days a week. In addition, we received permission to plan for students in grades 7-12 to return to Hybrid learning on January 25th as well. More information for families in regards to these models will be communicated by Mr. Timmerman and Mrs. Bonnifield. It is important to note that beyond receiving permission to move towards less restrictive models the plans are entirely dependent on case numbers within our schools and the impact these numbers have on staff and students. We will continue to monitor as we move forward and update you weekly. Thank you for your continued support of the students and staff of Kimball Area Public Schools. Please stay well and take care. Respectfully Erik Widvey
FREE MEALS to Kimball Families has been extended for the entire 2020-2021 school year. We will be delivering meals on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. We will follow the school calendar. Deliveries go out at 10:00-1:00 p.m. If you like to be added to the list please contact Sherry Hanson at: email@example.com or phone 320-398-7700 ext 1377 If you would like to be removed from the list please contact Sherry Hanson. The staff work really hard preparing and delivering the meals. Thank you, Food Service
The Kimball Boys Basketball Program is selling Kimball Cubs sublimated drinking masks that allow the mask to be flipped up for hydration. The masks will come in adult and youth sizes with expected delivery before the Holiday break. Each mask is $15 and checks can be made payable to Kimball Boys Basketball. You can order your masks by emailing Jay Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for staying safe, protecting yourself and others and supporting the Kimball Boys Basketball Program.
Kimball Community Education is resuming Adult Basic Education classes in-person on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Kimball Elementary School. The first class is slated for Dec. 2 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Contact the Kimball Community Ed office with questions at: 320-398-7700 X 1112 or email@example.com.
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