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  • 2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 8/10/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on the morning of July 18 regarding the new process for the 2017 Summer Mailing Forms. Please select "Read More" for updates.

    SUBMISSION OF PHYSICAL: You may now upload an electronic copy of a doctor-completed physical form within the Physicians section of the Summer Mailing Forms. If you have already completed your other forms and would now like to upload a physical, please log in to view your summary and select Edit from the drop-down. You may also send it in hard copy to the child's school, or email it to the school's klschools address located in the Contact Information. You do not need to provide it here if it has already been submitted in a 2017-18 Fall Athletics registration.

    STUDENT NAME NOT APPEARING: your student's name will be pre-populated as a participant choice only if he/she has previously participated in HS or MS athletics.

    SECTION SELECTION (the first data-entry field): please select the SECTION that corresponds to the grade level that this PARTICIPANT will be entering in the Fall. If the school and grade level that you need do not appear, then you may have selected the incorrect program for this PARTICIPANT. Please return to the dashboard and enter the full name of the school into the "I want to register for a program at" field.

    FINDING ANOTHER PROGRAM: if you have finished with your John Jay High School 2017 Summer Mailing Forms submission, and would like to next submit your HS athlete's forms for the Athletics Dept, please  return to the dashboard and enter  John Jay Athletics into the "I want to register for a program at:" field.

    UPLOADING A HEALTH APPRAISAL FORM: if you have completed your child’s summer mailing forms, and would like to go back in to upload his/her Health Appraisal Form (required for grades K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all new entrants), please use the “View or Edit my Registrations” button to update the existing Participant record for your child.

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  • Congratulations to Our Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Students!

    The Honor Roll is posted below under "Quick Links." 

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  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Email Deliverability

    KLSD sends emails to families from two different addresses: and Please check your junk or spam folders and add these sending domains to your list of accepted email senders.

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  • Reporting an Absent Student

    Please call 763-7218 to report an absence. 

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  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

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  • 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

    Congratulations to our eleven 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Nicholas Aoki, John Arbolino, Matthew Gomes, Dee Ann Guo, Gregory Kaplan, Zachary Kaplan, Jasper Krawitt, Sophie Lee, Jackson Mingle, Mark Sfreddo and David Sorkin.  They are among 16,000 semifinalists across the nation and represent less than one percent of all high school seniors.  The students were selected from more than 1.6 million teens that entered the competition when they took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test their junior year.

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  • Driver Education Location

    Parents and Students:  Please be advised that any Driver Education information can be found in the Athletics and Clubs tab on this page.  After clicking on the Athletics and Clubs tab, look for the Quick Links section on the lower right hand side of the page.


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Plagiarism...what it is and how to avoid it

In school, we are continually engaged with other people's ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due.

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use

  • another person's idea, opinion, or theory;

  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings--any pieces of information--that are not common knowledge;

  • quotations of another person's actual spoken or written words; or

  • paraphrase of another person's spoken or written words.

 Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

  1. Put in quotations everything that comes directly from the text especially when taking notes.

  2. Paraphrase, but be sure you are not just rearranging or replacing a few words. Be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate.

What is Common Knowledge?

Common knowledge: facts that can be found in numerous places and are likely to be known by a lot of people.

    Example: John F. Kennedy was President of the United States in the 1960s.

 This is generally known information. You do not need to document this fact.

However, you must document facts that are not generally known and ideas that interpret facts.

Quotation: using someone's words. When you quote, place the passage you are using in quotation marks, and document the source according to a standard documentation style.

Paraphrase: using someone's ideas, but putting them in your own words. This is probably the skill you will use most when incorporating sources into your writing. Although you use your own words to paraphrase, you must still acknowledge the source of the information.

Produced by Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

MLA Style Parenthetical Citation

In MLA style you briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper, and give the complete description of each source in your Works Cited list.

For example:

Author's name not mentioned in text

Results of studies done by Hawaii's Ocean Mammal Institute indicated that humpback whales were affected by the noise of marine engines (Calvez 41).

Author's name mentioned in text

According to Leigh Calvez, studies by the Ocean Mammal Institute indicated that Hawaiian humpback whales were affected by the noise of marine engines (41).

In your Works Cited list

Calvez, Leigh. "By the Time We Have Proof." Ocean Realm Spring 2000: 41-47.

No author identified in a source

If you use a source which does not supply an author's name, substitute, by using the title or form an abbreviated title, for the author's name in the sentence or in the parenthetical citation. Be sure to italicize the title if the source is a book, and if the source is an article, place quotation marks around the title.

Goddess religions are thought to have originated somewhere between 25,000 and 7,000 BCE (When God Was a Woman).

Electronic sources

When citing an electronic source, only include the author's last name because few electronic documents contain page numbers.

Despite the many challenges she has faced on the Internet, the author still enjoys the "magic" of the MOO (Dibbell).

Citing Images and Pictures

Images or pictures that you decide to use in a presentation or research papers must be cited. Only those that are obtained from royalty free clip art, such as the clip art available in Microsoft Word or Powerpoint do not need citing. Any items obtained from the web or scanned from a print source should be attributed to the owner of the copyrighted work.

As a general rule, the following elements are needed in the citation:

  • Artist's Name, if known

  • Title of Image

  • Title of the image, if known (if not, use a description)

  • Institution where held, if known.

  • Title of article or book (if applicable)

  • Author of article or book (if applicable)

  • Title and Date of magazine (if applicable)

  • Database name (if applicable)

  • Date of access if online or publication if originally from print material

  • URL (if applicable)