The Knightly News

Special Edition Parent Newsletter - June 12, 2020

Principal’s Message

Hello Knight Families,

We have done it! In partnership with you, we have navigated a school year none of us could have predicted. I want to again take this opportunity to thank you for your support at home, as the job of educating our students is too big for one to take on alone, especially during a pandemic. You have certainly made my first year as the principal of Kellam High School a memorable one. I hope that your summer break will be full of fun, relaxation, and reflection of all we have accomplished and you are able to recharge for the work that lies ahead. To our seniors, we wish you much success in your new endeavors and for those returning Knights, we cannot wait to see you again in person. Know that with the recently released Governor’s plan for reopening schools, we have already begun working hard on the 2020-2021 school year.

Please see the announcements below regarding graduation, yearbooks, and refunds. Have a great summer break, and congratulations to the Class of 2020!


Ryan Schubart
Kellam High School

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Request for Immunization Records

Graduating seniors who need a copy of their immunization records should request a copy using this link: Request for Immunization Record. If the request is made prior to Tuesday, June 16, 2020, a copy of the record will be placed in the student's diploma folder and will be available at graduation. If the student does not plan to attend graduation, arrangements to pick up the record can be made by contacting Ms. Ellis at

Karen Ware BSN, RN

Student Activities Update

  • Caps and Gowns, Honor Stoles, and 4.0 Cords

The makeup date to pick up honor stoles and 4.0 cord is June 16. The honor stole and honor tassel is $23, or the stole can be purchased separately for $15. Please bring exact change; only cash will be accepted. June 16 will be the final date to pick up a cap and gown. You must go to to place your order. Pick up will now be at Green Run High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

  • Cap and Gown Ceremony
By now you should have received an invitation to your scheduled time for the cap and gown ceremony at Kellam High School from June 17-20. If you have not received an invitation, please contact our offices at 757-648-5100 or email

For further information about the ceremony, please click here.

  • Diploma pick-up
If you are unable to participate in the cap and gown ceremony, diplomas will be available for pick-up beginning on June 23-25 between our essential business hours of 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. They will continue to be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the remainder of the summer. Please pull up to the front loop and call 648-5100. A staff member will bring the diploma out to you. Please be prepared to show your form of identification.

  • Yearbooks
Yearbooks are supposed to be shipped on June 19. Once we have received them, we will announce a date and time for distribution.

  • Senior Pictures for 2021 Graduates Save the Date:

Senior Portraits will be taken July 27, 28, and 29. There will also be times available on September 17 and November 13. Stayed tuned for more details as they are made available from LifeTouch.

  • Refunds:

By now several of you have received refunds for ring dance tickets, field trips, and other canceled school functions. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through that list.

Important Announcements

  • Return to school Input

Fill out this Survey to provide input on reopening next school year.

  • Essential Business Hours

Essential business will be 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesdays Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning on June 23. Please Call 648-5100 before you come to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

  • The VDOE has released its recommendations

Please click here to see what the recommendations were made for reopening school.VDOE Recommendations for reopening schools

The Knightly News

The Knightly News is a collaborative effort involving several members of the Kellam staff and community. For direct questions, please contact Ryan Schubart, at or 648-5100.