Knox Middle School

October 2020

Welcome To October!

Hello Knox Families!

We are in full swing with online learning. Our students are connecting to their Zoom classes and are also having fun in morning Advisory as well as our Grade-level assemblies.

Our online program begins at 8:00 am daily. During Advisory, students participate in Social Emotional Learning, as well as community circles. Students that begin their day with Advisory are connected to school, receive support in organization and goal setting and are ready and on time to their period 1 class.

At 8:30, students attend a grade-level assembly 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). During these assemblies, we celebrate student success, award brag tags, watch motivational videos, support school spirit and the Bulldog Way and build community. Our Knox ASB will also be hosting various activities during this time. We will be implementing digital Social Emotional Learning themes 3 days a week in our grade-level assemblies. The lessons will focus on: Mindsets and Goal, Values and Friendships, Thoughts, Emotions and Decisions, and Conflict Resolution.

On Wednesday and Friday (at 8:30) students can go to Office Hours with their teachers for more support with classwork and homework. Additional office hours are noted on the grade-level websites.

Student Class Schedules:

Students are enrolled in period 1,2,3 for first quarter. The Quarter ends 10/30. After that, students will be enrolled in period 4,5,6 for second Quarter. Grades for 1st quarter become final at that point.

Virtual Back To School Night

Thank you to our families that participated in our Virtual Back to School Night. The slides were sent to all of our families in an email. If you need to access the virtual back to school night again, please email Ms Potter at

Parent Portal

It is extremely important that parents access Power School Parent Portal to monitor grades and attendance. If you need your password, please email Ms. Kristen (

We will continue to send out information to our Knox families via our Knox Social Media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Smore Newsletters), as well as our School Messenger Program.

If you have changed your phone number or email, please reach out to us ASAP, so we can update our Power School system.

Thank you to all of our parents who are attending our weekly parent coffee on Zoom. Your input during those meetings is so valuable.

Thank you for your partnership and we are looking forward to an amazing school year.


Principal Potter


Restorative Practices At Knox In Online Learning

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Knox Restorative Pillars

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Positive School Culture and Climate

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Student's Daily Online Schedule: School begins online at 8:00

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Spotlights from our online classes!

Progress Report Pick Up- Drive-thru, Wear Your Mask, Social Distance

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Navigate Knox's Online Learning Websites!

Knox has developed specific grade-level websites to help students navigate distance learning. These websites will help our students navigate to their Zoom classes and office hours, teacher's Canvas pages, as well as provide information about school news and events.

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

8th Grade Distance Learning Website

7th Grade Distance Learning Website

6th Grade Distance Learning Website

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Online Programs For Additional Support

August Summer Enrichment:

Students are encouraged to continue using their laptops for enrichment over the summer.

Programs available to our Knox students include:

ST Math (in Clever)

Achieve 3000 Reading (in Clever)

Brain Pop (in Clever)

Flocabulary (in Clever)

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Support for Families

In addition, our Knox team has created a Family Corner website for parents, which contains the following:

  • Technology support information
  • Library of Parent Coffee Presentations
  • Covid-19 Resources
  • Food Distribution Information
  • Supports for Distance Learning

Upac Counseling Support

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

Power School Parent Portal Video-English

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

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Join the mailing list- email

Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter-

Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia-

Google Voice- 619-500-6019

Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins-

Google Voice-619-500-6572

Counselor- A-L- Mary Shirley-


Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford-

Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez-

Google Voice-619-512-3532.

Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti-

Google Voice-970-919-0119

Elizabeth Harris-Attendance-

Google Voice-619-880-9355

Admin Assist-Linda Dozier-

Health Tech-Monica

Google Voice-619 292-8817

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