Kingfisher Public Schools FAQ

 

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History & Background

The Kingfisher Public Schools were established in 1891. The first senior class graduated in 1894. Since that time, this school district has developed and maintained a reputation for excellence in academics and co-curricular activities second to none.  In addition, this district's high school has been a member of the North Central Association of Secondary Schools for more than eighty years. Membership in this voluntary accreditation organization guarantees high standards and acceptance by other North Central schools of credits awarded by the Kingfisher district.

This school district continues to improve the opportunities it offers to the children of the Kingfisher community and strives to remain on the cutting edge of new developments in technology and teaching methods.  All classrooms are wired for the Internet and teachers and students are conversant with the latest online research techniques.

The success of the Kingfisher Schools has been made possible largely through the cooperation and support of the families of the children enrolled and of the community in general. The Kingfisher Schools strive to be open and friendly, and visitors are always welcome.  Please feel free to visit with the building principal and he will be delighted to show you the building and give you the opportunity to see young people learning and to observe a superb teaching staff.

Attendance

Oklahoma law requires school attendance of all children between the ages of five and eighteen years of age.  The Kingfisher Board of Education policy further requires that students attend classes at least ninety percent of the time to receive credit.

Enrollment

Students enroll in the Kingfisher Schools at the building site for their grade level.  Students in grades Pre-K through Second enroll at the Geen Gilmour Elementary School located 1400 South Oak Street; students in grades third and fourth enroll at Heritage Elementary School at 600 South 9th Street; grades fifth through eighth enroll at Kingfisher Middle School located at 601 South 13th Street; and high school students enroll at Kingfisher High School located at 1500 South 13th Street.

Students who have not been previously enrolled in Kingfisher Public Schools will be required to provide information about previous schools and an up-to-date immunization record.  Additional information may be requested according to law and district policy.

Food Service

On an average day, about 750 lunches are served to Kingfisher students and faculty by our food service staff.  The student nutrition program is multi-faceted and first among its objectives is to provide one third of each child's daily nutritional requirement.  Learning about good nutrition and its contribution to good health are other objectives.

The Kingfisher district also provides a Breakfast Program that serves about 250 breakfasts daily to grades Pre-K through high school senior.

Transportation

The Kingfisher District encompasses 189 square miles located entirely within Kingfisher County.  Bus transportation is available to all rural students. Seven rural bus routes carry approximately 450 students per day.  Special services are also provided for handicapped or disabled students.

Special Education

The Kingfisher School District provides complete services to those students who require special attention.  The district has special education classes at each school site with specially certified instructors who are trained to deal with the special needs of students whether their needs involve mental behavioral, or learning disabilities.

For more information about these special programs, contact your child's building principal.

Title I

The Title I program serves students in reading and math skills.

Students who experience difficulty in these areas are referred to Title I instructors to determine eligibility for assistance.  These instructors conduct an individual evaluation of the referred students and design techniques for helping them.  These programs are designed primarily to meet the needs of younger students with the belief that the sooner the students receive extra help, the easier it will be for them to progress through school.

School Closings

Listen to Oklahoma City television stations for information regarding school closings. You may also call the Superintendent's office at 375-4194 for information.

 

It is the policy of the Kingfisher School District to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, qualified handicap, or veteran status in its educational programs and activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to Don O. Scales, Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 responsibilities, Kingfisher Public Schools, 602 West Chisholm Drive, Kingfisher, Oklahoma  73750, or telephone 405-375-4194.

Kingfisher Public Schools provide educational opportunities to disabled students age 0-21.  These services are provided in accordance with public law 94-142, which requires an approved appropriate education for disabled children ages 0-21.  Any person having knowledge of a disabled child and not identified or served, please contact Don O. Scales, Superintendent of Schools, 602 West Chisholm Drive, Kingfisher, Oklahoma  73750, or telephone 405-375-4194.

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