Kate Smith Elementary School


  • Technology Resources for Families - This website has useful information for logging into the many websites supported in Washoe County.

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  • *KSES Safety Resources - Use these resources to help students prepare for coming back to school.  You will find videos, link, and more helpful information to ensure our student's safety at Kate Smith!

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  • *The state recently shared a great resource for ALL families in Nevada. It's called myOn and is a sub-company of Renaissance (a great educational resource).  This is a free online reading sight with thousands of books online for students. Some of the unique features of myOn are: 

    • text can be heard as a read aloud
    • a quick pre-assessment will place students into a level targeted level for them. 
    • sort by topic to focus on student's interests (ex: ocean, dinosaurs, camping etc.) 
    • annotation features for close reads
    • news and topic articles 
    • access to thousands of popular books (fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc.)
    • text can be in English or Spanish

    Students access myOn via Clever Clever Link Here

    They will use their student ID number@washoeschools.org and the password they use to log on to other sites like enVision Math.  This document has user friendly login directions.

    This is a good resource to keep up reading skills!

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  • Welcome to Kate Smith Elementary! 


     ¡Bienvenido a la escuela primaria Kate Smith!


     Governor Designated Nevada STEM School   Kate Smith Elementary School



    Kate Smith is recognized as a model Nevada Governor Designated STEM School.  
    You can read more about this at http://www.wearewcsd.net/?p=8946.  We have worked extremely hard as a school community and this designation is a testament to our community and a commitment as a school to continue leading our students to success in all areas!
    Kate Smith provides a culture that is both academic and social in a respectful, caring, safe, and supportive way.  We inspire and motivate our students through a rigorous, learning focused environment that fosters meaningful and purposeful communication to collaborate with others.  At Kate Smith Elementary School, our students become innovative, responsible, productive, socially aware, critical thinking members of the community.
    It is the mission of Kate Smith Elementary School to continually strive for excellence in our work, our students, and ourselves by following the Kate Smith Core Principles of Accountability, Quality, and Responsibility.
    Kate Smith Brand
    Check out this video highlighting what it means to be a Kate Smith Cougar!

  • Kate Smith is a Platinum Level PBIS school.  
    Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to improve school safety and promote positive behavior.   The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.  
    At Kate Smith, students learn expected behaviors for each common area through explicit instruction and opportunities to practice and receive feedback. We use Cougar Cash and Classroom Positive Paws to reinforce students who are following our ROARS expectations (see the Matrix below).  If you have any questions about our PBIS program, please contact our school counselor, Lauren Frydman.  
Kate Smith PBIS Matrix

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  • Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

    The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.  For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    WCSD Parent Student Handbook

    Access the District's Parent Student Handbook (English) (Spanish).