The district makes every attempt to communicate with our families in a timely manner when we have to delay or close school because of bad weather through our district webpage (www.ketteringschools.org) and social media channels (Kettering City Schools on Facebook and KetteringSchools on Twitter.)
Bern Schwieterman, KCS's Elementary STEAM Coach, has launched a podcast titled, "STEAM State of Mind."
Superintendent Scott Inskeep tapes weekly videos that provide information regarding district issues, events, activities and programming.
Our food and nutrition services supervisor, Stacie Pabst, has been told by Gordon Food Service that schools can expect shortages of certain food items that we typically serve to students for lunch in our cafeterias.
The Kettering City School District will post a weekly COVID-19 Dashboard to the district website each Friday. The dashboard will list positive COVID-9 cases and quarantines among students and staff.
Although we were unable to have a physical art show, Van Buren is extraordinarily proud of our artists and the growth they have made throughout the school year. Check out our Firebird art!
Superintendent Scott Inskeep's "Friday Firebird Focus" will be posted on Fridays during the 2021-2022 school year and will include information about school and community issues, events and activities. The "Friday Firebird Focus" newsletters are archived here.
Van Buren will continue with many of our safety protocols to create a safe learning environment and limit the number of students out of school due to contact tracing and/or illness. Due to the inability to keep students at a reasonably safe distance in the hallways, we will NOT be using lockers again this year. You will notice the students’ school supply list and the instructional materials they will be asked to carry in their backpacks have been dramatically reduced. Students may carry a reusable water bottle throughout the day. Please have their name permanently marked on the bottle to avoid loss. Students will have access to bottle filling stations in the building.
The Kettering City Schools are hiring Bus Drivers. The district offers competitive wages and a full benefits package. Stop by the Transportation Department, Monday-Friday, for an immediate interview!
Dr. Carrie Hennessy, KCS's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Leader, has launched a web page designed to provide staff members and families with resources to support behavioral and mental health and academic success.