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Annual food drive postponed

The canned food drive originally scheduled for Dec. 7-11 will be postponed until students return to face-to-face instruction after Winter Break.
library book

Time to find and return lost KSchool Library books

Notices are being mailed this month for library books that were checked out during the 2019-2020 school year and have not been returned and were recently marked as “lost”. Please take the time over the holiday break to look for these lost items.  Once found, lost library items can be returned in person with your student to their classroom, to the front office, or in the book return can located in front of the K-School gym on school days.
COVID alert

Notification of 3 new COVID-19 cases in BHSD students and staff

Reminder: As announced over the Thanksgiving break, face-to-face instruction will shift back to online teaching beginning today Monday, November 30th. This is because the increased number of COVID cases in the community directly impacts our operations. Please do not report to the building today, but do follow your class schedule and login into your classes virtually.

About Us

  • By the Numbers Kalmiopsis Elementary has an enrollment of about 730 students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, and a staff of more than 80 educators and support staff. As a Title 1 school, we receive federal funding for programs to advance the education of our economically disadvantaged student body. We are also a Provision 2 school, meaning that all pupils receive free breakfast in the classroom, and free lunch daily.
  • Monarch School USA In August 2018, Kalmiopsis Elementary was designated a “Monarch School USA” — one of just a handful across the country and only the second school in Oregon to receive the honor for its commitment to restoring critical habitat and forage for monarchs. Come visit our pollinator garden, where students do hands-on science projects.
  • Prevention Not Punishment Our elementary school has had a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program in place for more than 10 years. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment. All staff members are asked to “catch students being good” or exhibiting examples of being safe, respectful and responsible. Students can “save up” these small recognitions to put tickets in for a special end-of-the-year prize drawing.
  • Seismic Safety Upgrades A seismic safety renovation was completed on the oldest wings of our school buildings in Summer 2017 with funds from a $1.5 million grant sponsored by the State of Oregon and Business Oregon. These updates enhanced safety and escape routes in the event of a major earthquake, as well as improved our classroom learning environments.