August 28, 2020
Upcoming home events -
* Tue, Sep. 1: JV/V G SW v. Perry @Indianola YMCA, 530 PM
* Thu, Sep. 3: JV/V G SW v. Grinnell & Newton @Indianola YMCA, 530 PM
* Fri, Sep. 4: 9/Varsity FB v. Keokuk, 445 PM
- Marching Band Performance
- Dance Team Performance
Spectators at Home Fall Events
As we navigate the return of school-sponsored activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some key things spectators need to know about attending events at Knoxville Community Schools:
Masks are required for spectators
There will be no limit to the number of spectators at events as long as social distancing can be maintained.
Spectators in the same family may sit or stand together, but should social distance from others.
All other spectators should use six feet of social distancing.
Students in 6th grade and younger must sit with their parents.
Parents of children this age cannot drop these children off at our events unsupervised.
If social distancing is not maintained by spectators, capacity restrictions may have to be enacted at any time.
Our Return to Activities Plan
At their August 10 meeting, the KCSD Board of Education approved our Return to Activities Plan. Our complete plan can be found here.
The fall sports season is upon us! Here is information about KMS and KHS fall sports!
- 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.
- Follow the Knoxville Activities Department on Instagram! @knoxvilleactivities
West Staff Thankful for Donation KH&C
A BIG thank you to Knoxville Hospital and Clinics for providing supply bags for our kindergarten students at West Elementary!
6th Grader Class Welcomed to KMS
Hello from KMS 6th grade teachers,
We are really excited to be back at school and finding some normalcy in this crazy time. We wanted to take this opportunity to show parents how your students are doing with the transition from elementary school to middle school.
A big change we have is the sanitation centers. When the 6th graders enter the building wearing their masks in the morning, they stop and sanitize their hands. It gives them a lot of sanitizer, and it is funny to listen to the students talk about it.
Lockers are always a big change for students. The lockers do not always cooperate at first, and it can cause a lot of anxiety for students. We are happy to report that students are figuring it out, and we have to stop and help less and less students!
The 6th grade panther store is up and running. Students earn their panther tickets by being respectful, responsible, and safe. They can use tickets for the weekly raffle, the panther store by Mrs. Willis’s room, or the online panther store. We have already collected a lot of tickets. This group of 6th graders have done an amazing job so far this year!
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.
Tips for Wearing Masks
Make sure you and your children know how to wear a mask correctly to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community! The CDC offers these key tips for mask wearing, combined with social distancing.
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!
Knoxville Public Library Sponsoring Voter Education Classes
Hello Library Friends,
The Knoxville Public Library is thrilled to be partnering with Knoxville alumna Melissa Molloy to offer a series of nonpartisan voter education classes. This dynamic sequence of classes will be offered via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 pm. Participants may attend any and all courses that they are interested in, or able to attend.
- 9/16: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Voting and Elections (in 1 hour or less)
- 9/23: Why Your Vote Matters: The Case for Voting, Even When it Feels Like a Waste of Your Time
- 9/30: News Literacy & Responsible Voting: Skills for Confident Media Engagement
- 10/7: Get to Know Your Ballot: A Rundown of Everyone & Everything on Your November Ballot
A little about the instructor:
Melissa, a 2015 graduate from Knoxville High School, went on to major in International & Comparative Policy Studies at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She focused her education on how policy impacts our communities and society, and in her senior year spent eight months researching and analyzing data on voter identification laws across the US. Her plans are to attend law school with an emphasis on election law or employment law beginning in fall 2021, and to continue to encourage voter participation in her community and beyond.
All of the sessions will be available at the Zoom link pasted below. Please feel free to share this link via email within your trusted network. To avoid spamming problems, we do ask that you refrain from posting the link on open platforms such as websites or Facebook.
Contact me with any questions; hope to “see” many of you soon!
Knoxville Public Library Voter Education Series (Zoom)
Time: Sep 16, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, 4 occurrence(s)
- Sep 16, 2020 06:00 PM
- Sep 23, 2020 06:00 PM
- Sep 30, 2020 06:00 PM
- Oct 7, 2020 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 7289 0481
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcOGm5eqrp
KCSD Admin. Office
Stay connected by frequenting our website or following us on social media!
- KHS: www.facebook.com/KHSPanthers/ & twitter.com/KHS_Panthers
- KMS: www.facebook.com/PanthersKMS/ & twitter.com/Panthers_KMS
- Northstar: www.facebook.com/NorthstarElementary/ & twitter.com/MrKeitges
- West: www.facebook.com/knoxvillewestelementary/ & twitter.com/pantherswest
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