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DELAYS IMPOSED IN THE KAMSC APPLICATION SCHEDULE: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS DELAYED
Updated May 21, 2020

Dear Eighth Grade Applicants and Your Parents and Guardians,

The mandatory school closures, effective March 16th, have imposed severe delays on our review of eighth grader applications for KAMSC's Fall 2020 ninth grade class.  We continue to regret that our delays have been longer than originally anticipated, but we are pleased to have so many dedicated community members who will be coming together, shortly, virtually, as our Applicant Review Panel.  We anticipate the review of applications to be completed during Memorial Day week, after which post-processing of the applications and notifications of admission, regret, or wait list, should should be complete by mid-June

Thank you for considering the pull-out program at KAMSC as part of your high school education, and for understanding the delays in our admission process dictated by this year's historic circumstances.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tanoff, KAMSC Director
KAMSC UPPER CLASS ADMISSIONS PROCESS DELAYED
Updated May 1, 2020, 2:30 PM

Due to the continuing stay-at-home order by Governor Whitmer, we have to continue the postponement, until further notice, of the KAMSC Upper Class Entrance Exam, originally scheduled for Thursday March 26.

Because of this delay, we are asking registered applicants to complete all of the application materials sooner, rather than waiting until after admissions exam scores are reported.  Upper class application materials will be available through the "admissions" tab at the top of this home page starting at 6:00 PM today (Friday May 1), and are due in the KAMSC office by Thursday May 21.  The KAMSC office will be contacting teachers and guidance counselors asking them that teacher recommendations and school grade reports follow the same May 21 guideline for application materials. 

We will let you know as soon as we are able to offer the Upper Class Entrance Exam.  Please continue to monitor this KAMSC home page for further information,

Thank you for your continuing patience during this difficult and unique time.
SIZZLIN' SUMMER SCIENCE AND MATH PROGRAM REGISTRATION ON HOLD . . .
April 26, 2020
Updated May 4, 2020
Updated May 21, 2020

Due to the current circumstances and uncertainties surrounding the covid-19 pandemic and Governor Whitmer's associated executive orders, registration is on hold for KAMSC's 2020 Sizzlin' Summer Science and Math Program (SSMSP).  We remain hopeful that we will be able to run this year's program, at least in part, but until we receive further information regarding the likelihood of school programs being in session this summer, we will not be registering students for our summer programs.  In the mean time, we are making plans for the possibility of offering some of our Sizzlin' Summer classes virtually. 

Please continue to monitor this KAMSC home page for updates to SSMSP as we receive them.  We have posted the brochure for this summer's SSMSP, so that families may see the camps we would hope to offer should we be allowed to move forward with the program.  The brochure may be accessed through the "sizzlin' summer" tab a the top of this home page. However, again, we will not open SSMSP registration until such time that we know we will be able to provide this summer's programming.

Thank you for your patience as we all try to negotiate through the current uncertainties.
KAMSC OFFICE CLOSED TO VISITORS IN ACCORD WITH STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
Updated April 26, 2020

Following Governor Whitmer's continuing stay-at-home order and advice, the KAMSC office remains closed to visitors and will remain closed until such time that the governor relaxes applicable restrictions. 

The KAMSC administrative team remains available during this time via e-mail:

             Dr. Tanoff (KAMSC DIrector) --- mtanoff@kamsc.k12.mi.us

             Ms. Somers (KAMSC Administrative Assistant) --- asomers@kamsc.k12.mi.us

             Ms. Sanders (KAMSC Records/Attendance Secretary) --- psanders@kamsc.k12.mi.us

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this unique and challenging time in our history. PLEASE do not hesitate to contact any member of your KAMSC administrative team during this time.
Welcome to KAMSC Online

Welcome to KAMSConline, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center's online web community. If you have visited before, please login now to access your new capability.

The Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center is a regional enrichment center serving both public and private school districts in the counties of Kalamazoo and St. Joseph.

Our onsite program serves students residing in the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) service area. We also provide professional learning and outreach programs to fulfill our primary mission of enriching the quality of mathematics and science education for all students in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties.

KAMSC is a member of the Michigan Math and Science Centers Network and a founding member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools.  The Michigan Math and Science Centers Network is a statewide collaboration of 33 STEM Centers.  The Network is a core element of the system of support for K-12 STEM education in Michigan.  We Provide high quality STEM opportunities that can reach every child in our state either through direct student services or by providing teacher professional learning.

Our membership includes Directors with expertise in every facet of STEM and STEM education.  Therefore, the Network is both a catalyst and resource for educational innovation.  State and national initiatives can be quickly mobilized throughout Michigan because of the strong working relationships that individual Centers maintain with their constituent schools, teachers and students.  Center Directors also nurture and sustain collaborations between business and industry partners and their local stakeholders.

- Director Dr. Michael Tanoff 
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Parents and guardians of KAMSC students are encouraged to monitor student progress through the Synergy PVUE application.

KAMSC uses Synergy to track and communicate grades and other information.

Information on using the Synergy system is available through the "links" link toward the left side of this page. The "Synergy Parent VUE" and "Synergy Student VUE" links may be found toward the top of the "links" page.

All parents and guardians of returning KAMSC students should have received login information for the Synergy system last year and those logins remain valid.  Note, however, that the URLs for accessing the system have changed.  Please use the new links with your existing login information.

Parents and guardians of new KAMSC students should received PVUE login information in the first month of school. Those logins will remain valid throughout the student's time at KAMSC.

Students should contact Mr. Cardwell or Mr. Milka if they or their parents are not able to access their Synergy accounts.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

KAMSC follows the Kalamazoo Public Schools schedule for snow days.

If KPS is closed for a snow day, KAMSC is closed.

If KPS is in session during inclement weather, KAMSC is also in session.

Students whose district school is closed for a snow day on a day that KAMSC is open are strongly encouraged to consider safety first when deciding whether or not to attend their KAMSC classes.

If KAMSC weekend activities, including the administration of entrance exams, need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, announcements will be posted on this web site and through radio stations WKZO (590 AM, 96.5 FM), WVFM (106.5 FM), The FAN (1660 AM), The Touch (1560 AM, 95.5 FM), WTVB (1590 AM), and WNWN (98.5 FM), as well as through WMMT TV 3, http://www.wwmt.com/community/features/closings .

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Phone: (269) 337-0004; Fax: (269) 337-0049
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