Instructional Mode Message from Mrs. Marks

Apr 16, 2021 | KCFS News

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we near the end of the year, it is important to remember each school day is as valuable as the others. It is easy to become swayed with the weather becoming nicer but your child’s presence to receive in person instruction is vitally important. While remote learning is still an option for those who may choose, nothing beats the care and attention your child undoubtedly receives while they are inside our four walls. Safety measures are still in place and properly being followed throughout the school. Teachers and staff have been or are in the process of becoming vaccinated.

If your child will remain a remote student, please contact either Mrs Marks or Ms Zreliak to inform the school by April 23rd. Should an emergency arise where your child must resort to remote learning for the day, a parent or guardian must contact the school by 7:55am with a reason as to why they are remote learning for the day. Failure to communicate this necessary information and have administrative approval may result in an absence. Additionally, if your child is a remote student, they are expected to be in class for the entirety of the day. Appointments are expected to be made so a student does not miss instruction. If it is impossible to avoid missing instruction, communication, in writing, must be made to the school notifying the school of the student’s absence.

May is a busy month with assessments used to guide your child’s educational plans moving into the future with ACT Aspire testing, AP testing, and finals. I cannot stress the importance of not only being in school to accurately prepare for these assessments but to be in person for these assessments. Schedules and further details for those three assessments will be sent out prior. If your child has not been remote all year or it is clearly established with administration that they are currently remote, all students are expected to be in person for these assessments.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Marks via email ( or by phone (724-346-5531).

God Bless

Erin Marks