FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2019
An Important Message from Superintendent Jacquelyn Martin
We would like to alert you to an alarming internet game, the Momo Challenge, that is currently targeting children and young adults around the United States. The Momo Challenge has caused concern among schools and parents across the country due to the disturbing nature of the game and the characters involved.
The Momo challenge is a game found on platforms including YouTube, Facebook and the app WhatsApp. It features a frightening character asking viewers to perform tasks that may harm them and provide photos as proof. The Momo threatens those who do not perform the tasks. Some of the challenges suggest performing them while in school. I encourage you to review the information and tips for parents by clicking on the link:
We urge you to monitor your child’s use of social media and the internet. We also ask that you remind your children not to accept any invitation to play an online game from an unknown person or number and not to click on unidentified links.
Superintendent of Schools
Updated School Calendar Changes
The school calendar has been updated to reflect the snow day last week (Wednesday, February 20). As we continue through the winter months, additional school closures may be necessary; the calendar will be updated accordingly. The updated one-page calendar is available for download here. It should read "(v1.11)" in the upper right-hand corner. If not, you may need to refresh the web page to get a new copy (or clear your browser cache and try again).
The calendar for 2019-2020 school year is also available as it was approved at the November Board Meeting.
KEYSTONE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY NOTICE - REGION II
Joellen Chappelle, Board Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2018
Winter School Closings and Inclement Weather Preparations
Closing school due to weather-related/emergency issues is a very serious decision and one that we do not take lightly. When evaluating inclement weather conditions, the action taken may vary. A delay, early dismissal, or the closing of school will be made as early as possible after we have been able to access all of the information.
As you know, even when road conditions appear acceptable in one part of our district, other areas of terrain may hinder the operation of buses on their routes.
We will continue to notify you through our Alert System, Website, Facebook, Twitter, and all local and regional radio and television stations.
Please make sure you are prepared for the various scenarios and have a plan in place for your child(ren) whether we need to utilize a two-hour delay, three-hour delay, early dismissal, or close school.
We understand the planning that is required when an unforeseen weather event occurs. The district will continue to be proactive in our efforts to monitor conditions and ensure the safety of our students.
The ultimate decision rests with you. If in your personal judgment, you believe it is unsafe to send your student(s) to school, your decision will be accepted and respected.
Thank you for your cooperation and support,
Keystone Central School District