Upcoming Middle School Events 



There will be an informational  meeting for parents on April 14, 2014 at

6:30 p.m. in the LGI to explain the scheduling process for

8th grade classes.


****March 24th-28th  -PSSA Testing****

All KOMS students will start the Reading/Math portion of the PSSA on this date. Testing will continue through March 28th. Last year our students did very well on these tests. This was a testament to the hard work of our students and staff. We would like to continue that trend this year and we need your help.

****Testing Tip: Please emphasis the importance of these tests. Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and most of all….strive for perfect attendance during the testing period!

****Reading Tip: Have your child explain a recent reading assignment. This will help them greatly with their comprehension skills.


****Math Tip: Encourage your child to read each question completely. We have found that students often read through the question too quickly and then miss a question that they capable of answering correctly.  


M March 24 Section 1   Math 

T March 25    Section 2 Reading 

W March 26   Section 3 Math 

   Section 4 Reading

H March 27 Section 5   Math 

F March 28 Section 6 Reading 



*****8th Grade Trip Information*****

***See Attachment***


Metro Tours has been able to secure a second bus for our end-of-year trip to Gettysburg/Hershey Park with no required minimum number of students!  Please submit the $100 deposit (checks payable to “Metro Tours”) along, with the signed permission to travel, refund policy, and insurance forms (attached) by Friday, March 28th to Miss Varrenti in the High School guidance office or to Mrs. Kaufman in the Middle School office.  This trip has been opened up to all students who are currently on the waiting list and also to anyone who did not turn in a deposit originally but would now like to go!  Any questions, please call Miss Varrenti at 412-571-6068 or email at varrenti@kosd.org.



Tutoring and Activity Buses

Tutoring is now available in the areas of Math and English at the middle school every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting on September 3rd.  A 4:00 p.m. activity bus will be available to transport these students home after tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. A 5:15 activity bus is also available for students Monday through Thursday. The KOMS staff encourages all students to take advantage of this opportunity.  


Middle School Athletics:  2013-14 School Year


Please click on the attached link for important information for anyone wishing to participate in the upcoming Middle School fall sports season.



District Policy Update

The following policies have been updated by the district. The policies can also be found under the School Board tab above. Please feel free to contact the MS office with any questions at 412-571-6146. All visitors should pay close attention the new requirements of the school visitation policy.



Policy No. 204- Attendance

From Page 2....A maximum of ten (10) days of cumulative lawful

absences verified by parental notification may be

permitted during a school year. All absences

beyond ten (10) cumulative days shall require an

excuse from a licensed physician



Policy No. 217- Graduation Requirements:



Policy No. 823- Tobacco Free:


Policy No. 806- Reporting Child Abuse:


Policy No. 907- School Visitors:




KOMS Email Group

KOMS regularly sends out email blasts with upcoming events and other important middle school information. If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to konyk@kosd.org with the word "subscribe" on the subject line.


Keystone Oaks Middle School | 1002 Kelton Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15216 | 412-571-6148

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