PANTHER PRESS

August 21, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Panther Families~


Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! We are so excited to finally be back in school, and we hope your family had a great experience the past two days. It is definitely going to be different, but we know if we work together, we can have a successful year of learning for our students and staff!


Our students did an amazing job following the new safety protocols. We would like to thank our families for helping them with these and supporting our district efforts! You make a difference, and we greatly appreciate it! Hopefully these extra measures won't last forever, and our students and staff can stay healthy enough to be in school and learning together.


Enjoy a few pictures from our first few days! We look forward to seeing everyone again next week and expanding our classrooms to include virtual learners. Please be patient as we try new things to serve our students the best we can!


With Panther Pride~


Cassi Pearson

Superintendent

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KCSD Return to Learn 2020-2021

This is a fluid document that will continue to change as situations around COVID-19 evolve. More information will be provided as updates become available.

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Upcoming home events -

* Mon, Aug. 24: JV/V CC - Knoxville Earlybird Meet @KHS, 500 PM

* Tue, Aug. 25: Musical Auditions @KPAC, 700 PM

* Thu, Aug. 27: Musical Auditions @KPAC, 700 PM


Our Return to Activities Plan

At their August 10 meeting, the KCSD Board of Education approved our Return to Activities Plan as we navigate the return of school-sponsored activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A couple of key points from our plan:

  • If you do not feel well - stay home.

  • Practice social distancing

  • Sanitize your hands often and practice good hygiene

  • All spectators at our home events will be required to wear masks.

Our complete plan can be found here.


Fall Sports!

The fall sports season is upon us! Here is information about KMS and KHS fall sports!

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  • All home events in the KHS gym and all school concerts in KPAC will be streamed LIVE on the NFHS Network! Go to www.nfhsnetwork.com for more details!
  • Get schedules for all extra-curricular KMS and KHS activities by going to www.knoxville.k12.ia.us and then clicking on "Activities Calendar". You can even sign-up for email notifications so whenever we make a change to a schedule - you can be notified immediately.

Tips for Kids and Masks

This school year, we encourage all students to wear masks or face coverings when inside our school buildings. While we will maintain social distancing as much as possible, masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.


Help your kids get used to wearing face masks before the start of the school year! Linked below are some great tips from UnityPoint Health to make mask-wearing as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Preschool Registration

There is still time to register for our free four-year-old preschool program! Email Cindy or call her at 641-842-2185, option 1 today! Parents may complete a registration packet and return to the West Elementary office.
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Substitute Authorization Course Information

If you hold a bachelor's degree, obtaining a substitute authorization is easy. Sign up to become a sub today through the Heartland Area Education Agency!

Register now for a remote learning course to obtain your substitute authorization! Learn more at at Heartland.aea.org or see a class scheduled here. http://ow.ly/q7vA50zA9Hi

Driver Education Info.


Driver Education is offered at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School. The fall classroom sessions will be held Oct. 21-Nov. 6 online via Zoom. For more information and to register, click here.

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