Knox Middle School

December 2021

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December at Knox!

Hello Knox Families!


The month of December was a busy one at Knox! ASB helped to plan so many fun campus activities for our students and our staff. Some of the activities included: Staff v students volleyball, Knox v. MTM basketball, pajama day, Advisory competitions, and more brag tag awards.


As we move into January, 6th and 7th grade students will participate in the Butterfly Project, and all students will participate in our annual Martin Luther King March.


Reminders:

  • January 14th is our annual Martin Luther King March. Students will dismiss at 1:00 pm
  • The vaccine van will return to Knox on January 4th.
  • If you need to pick your student up early at school call ahead.
  • We have a late bus for tutoring every Tuesday. It stops at Baker and Balboa. It departs Knox at 4:35
  • Minimum days are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday only.
  • Please monitor your child's social media accounts (Instagram, Snap Chat, Tik Tok). Please talk to your students about their digital footprint and cyberbullying. Here is a parent resource:

    Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

  • Please talk to your students about the harmful effects of Vaping. All students participated in a school-wide Zoom assembly to learn about the harmful chemicals that are contained in e-cigarettes. Here is a resource for parents on Vaping.


Instructional Updates:


The first semester will end on January 21, 2022.


This month we will continue to celebrate students with brag tags for perfect attendance, raising their Lexile reading scores in Achieve 3000, and for our positive themes in Advisory. With the Semester coming to a close, we will also celebrate students with additional brag tags for GPA and Citizenship.


Students must complete 5 articles in Achieve 3000, every month. Please see the video on how to access Achieve 3000 in this newsletter


As part of our work in Marzano Level 3, our teachers are looking at all aspects of common assessments they are designing, as a PLC: Are the assessments reliable, valid and fair?


Our Knox SSC also voted to fund a full time Project Resource teacher for the Spring Semester. The Resource Teacher will support Tier 1 instruction as part of our Marzano instructional program.


Check out the Lincoln Cluster Newsletter for more awesome events happening in our cluster.



To join our ELAC, please reach out to Ms. Hueso ahueso@sandi.net




Sincerely,

Principal Potter


GO BULLDOGS!!

At home COVID test for students

Please have your student take test #1 on December 31st and test #2 on January 3rd in the morning before coming to school. Directions have been sent home on the flyer with the test kit. Here is the digital flyer
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Candy Cane Drop Game and Birthday Grams

Thanks ASB for organizing such fun Advisory games and competitions! Thank you for celebrating our students!
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Ugly Sweater Decorating Competition

Each Advisory class designed an ugly sweater for their teacher. The teachers had a fashion show on Friday 12/17. Mr. Balo's class had the winning design!
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Pajama Day!

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School-wide Reading Goal

Knox students are encouraged to read 5 articles a month on Achieve 3000. Each week, students will read in their Advisory program, on Thursday mornings. Our goal is that all students progress in their Lexile reading level as measured by Achieve 3000 and the FAST reading assessment. Our Knox library is open at lunch. Students will visit the library with their ELA teachers to check-out independent reading books.
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Staff vs. Students Volleyball

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Rock, Paper, Scissor Advisory Competition

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Knox vs. MTM Basketball Game

Our next game is at Lincoln High School on January 12th at 3:45. Mask required.
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Saturday School

Students are encouraged to make up missed days of school on Saturdays.

1 Saturday School session clears 1 full day absence and 4 tardies.


Saturday school is 8am-12pm. Students that arrive late will not be able to enter. Students need their backpack, laptop, charger, planner, mask and water bottle. Breakfast will be served.

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Knox Scientists in Ms. White's Class

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Students are earning so many Brag Tags!!

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Knox Student Websites!

Knox has developed specific grade-level websites to keep students updated on their classes and school events.


Click here, to learn about how to navigate our websites.


8th Grade Website


7th Grade Website


6th Grade Website

Online programs for students

Programs available to our Knox students include:

ST Math (in Clever)

Achieve 3000 Reading (in Clever)

Brain Pop (in Clever)

Flocabulary (in Clever)

Student Email-Students should check their email daily at school

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COVID testing

Register online

You must also register in Power School or return the paper form to the office.

Knox Primetime Update

Hello PrimeTime Families,



PrimeTime is ready to ring in the new year with all of the students. This upcoming month and semester we will see some new activities that we hope the students enjoy. Among the new activities we will see gardening, STEM, and activism club. Please encourage all students to take initiative and participate in these awesome activities.



Please remind students of behavior expectations that you have for them while at school and during PrimeTime. PrimeTime staff want to provide the best possible experience for all students here at Knox and the key to having the greatest time is making sure all students understand and follow our expectations. Discussing the rules and expectations at home will provide them a chance to think about why these rules are important not only at school but in their lives outside of the campus. The PrimeTime program is here is help your student grow emotionally, mentally, and socially. Our program is more effective when students are here consistently and for as long as your time allows before and after school.




Best,

Kevin Cervantes



Kevin Cervantes

Site Coordinator | Knox Middle School

(619) 494-8652
knox@arc-experience.com
1098 S.49th St, San Diego, CA 92113

Parent Portal- Grades, Schedules, & Attendance

Grades, Schedule & Attendance in Parent Portal

To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email kojetti@sandi.net

Power School Parent Portal Video-English

Directions on how to access your student's grades and attendance

Knox is a Certified Marzano High Reliability School!

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Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter- hpotter@sandi.net


Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- ahueso@sandi.net


Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- lcruz@sandi.net


Counselor- A-L- Mary Shirley- mshirley@sandi.net


Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- jponsford@sandi.net


Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- lalvasanchez@sandi.net


Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- kojetti@sandi.net


Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- ldozier@sandi.net


Nurse Peterson-jpeterson1@sandi.net


Health Tech-Monica Diaz-mdiaz6@sandi.net

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