Welcome To February!
Hello Knox Families!
Welcome to February!
We have begun Second Semester! We will be celebrating our student's success with an awards ceremony coming soon. Invitations will go home this week. For the last month, our Knox team has been partnering with i2 learning to prepare for a full STEM week at Knox. During the last week of February, students will remain with their period 1 teacher all day for project-based learning. Each day of the week, students will engage in a science experiment with their team. On Friday, February 28th, we will have a student learning showcase. More information below.
8th grade parents, this is a reminder that students must be passing all class in Power School on 6/2 at 4pm in order to participate in our Knox promotion ceremony. If you need your Power School Parent Portal log-in, please call Ms. Kristen in the office.
Parents, here are some resources to support safety online and digital citizenship:
Resources for Internet Safety and Social Media Responsibility:
As a school, we continue to focus on improving school-wide attendance and reading success for all. It's extremely important that all absences be made up in Saturday School. When students are absent, they miss 6 class lessons. We are open every weekend from 8-12 for students to clear their missed days. It is also extremely important that students arrive on time to school each morning. Our first 30 minutes daily are spent on Achieve 3000, our school-wide reading program.
Students have been focused and engaged in class, making up absences in Saturday and Sunday School, taking advantage of the late bus on Monday and Tuesdays to attend tutoring, and morning Achieve reading lab. As we move into the last few weeks of the semester, please continue to support your student by having them check their Power School assignments regularly, make up all absences, make sure they arrive on time daily to participate in our morning Achieve 3000 reading time in Advisory, as well as reaching out to their teachers if needed. Our staff directory can be found here: https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/knox/staff-directory
This month, our Bulldog Way theme is Empathy. Each Advisory teacher will select the student who has demonstrated this characteristic. Students will get a brag tag and a reward. Please ask your student about their Brag Tags!
We continue to spend our mornings in Advisory reading. Students are logging into the program Achieve 3000, in order to promote our school-wide literacy focus.
Students can also read articles at home or in morning reading lab from 7:30-8:00 every morning at Knox.
Morning Achieve 3000 Reading Lab Schedule: 7:30-8:00am
Monday- Room 6
Thank you to our parents that have been participating in our parent circles and workshops. We appreciate your partnership.
We encourage all students to read for 40 minutes a night independently. Students will be checking out independent reading books during library visits with their English class.
All Knox students will have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter.
Thank you for your partnership and Happy New Year!
43rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March
Positive School Culture and Climate
Brag Tag Awards!!
Bulldog Way: Perseverance Award
5th Grade Parent Information (linked below)
i2 STEM WEEK IS HAPPENING THIS MONTH!!
STEM week will occur the last week of February in all Knox classrooms. Students will build 5 different projects and science experiments over the course of a week. This Project Based Learning experience will give students a chance to work as teams on a different project each day for 4 hours.
Parents will be invited to our student learning showcase on Friday 28, 2020.
SALK Mobile Science Lab
Aladdin Jr. Musical Rehearsal
Knox Gear Up Partnership with UCSD
Students have math homework every night!
Math 8 Lesson Study-CPM Partnership
Parent Portal- Grades and Attendance
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions on how to access your student's grades and attendance
The STAY curriculum focuses on truancy and attendance. The school-based instruction explores factors which contribute to truancy, and the resulting consequences of missing school. Topics range from goal-setting, coping skills, support system, self-evaluation, and both personal and environmental factors that contribute to truancy.
We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!
Saturday School /Sunday School are in progress!
We are open this month on:
Each session will clear 1 full day absence and 3 tardies.
Happening on Campus this Month
2/1- Gear Up CEP- Common Core Parent Workshop- Room 15- 8am-12pm
2/3- Late bus for Monday tutoring
2/3-ELPAC testing begins for English Learners
2/4-Late bus for Tuesday tutoring
2/5-Brag Tag 100th Day of School
2/5-Paving Great Futures EMPIRE program begins
2/6- Minimum Day
2/6-8th Graders to Lincoln for Articulation 8:30-11:30
2/7-Semester 1 Pep Rally, Vision to Learn Mobile Eye Clinic
2/10- Late bus tutoring
2/11-Late bus tutoring
2/11- Semester 1 Awards Ceremony- Invites coming- 6th grade p1, 7th grade p2, 8th grade p3
2/13- Minimum Day
2/14- School Closed
2/17- School Closed
2/24-2/28- i2 STEM Week at Knox. All week will spend the day in their period 1 class.
2/28-i2 STEM Week Showcase- 1:30-2:15- Community Members, 2:15-3:00-Parents
2/26- Parent workshop -MediCal 8:45-9:45
SAVE THE DATE
February Lincoln Cluster Meeting- @ Porter Elem.
Monday, Feb. 10th, 5:30pm
445 South 47th Street
San Diego, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Join our monthly parent events!
Knox Parent Workshop and Food Pantry
Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 8:30am
Knox Room 15
We will begin our food pantry at 9:45 am on this day.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Knox Parent Workshop + Food Pantry
Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 8:30am
Knox Parent Room
Workshop will begin at 8:45
Knox Partnerships 19-20
Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- email@example.com
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- email@example.com
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- email@example.com
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- email@example.com
Parent Liason- Marthita Huezo- firstname.lastname@example.org