Message From the Principal
It is so hard to believe our new journey of learning and growing together begins August 15th! I am beyond proud of how everyone Embraced the Grind last year by demonstrating that All GRIT NO QUIT attitude. We certainly lived up to the meaning of our 2020 theme – No Shortcuts – Work For it while doing what we do best to be The Power of One. For those of you that are new to our school, we have a theme every year, and the italicized phrases have been our themes for the past four years.
Our theme for the 22-23 school year is F.A.M.I.L.Y. As we learn more about it in the upcoming weeks, it will help guide us and our students through new learning experiences and opportunities, and we will connect it to our KHS family values of Integrity, Relationships, Collaboration, Success, and School Pride!
We ask that you please take time before school starts to talk with your student about the importance of safety. All of the systems, procedures and expectations we have in place are purposely implemented to keep our students and staff safe at all times. Safety is our number one concern, and we know we are better if we work together. If you see something, say something!
We can’t wait to welcome our students back to school. Be on the lookout for more communication regarding our first day, August 15th. Let’s go BIG ROOS!
Roos are F.A.M.I.L.Y.
F.A.M.I.L.Y stands for “Forget about me – I love you”
· Family provides love, support, and a framework of values to each of its members.
· Family members teach each other, serve one another, and share life’s joys and sorrows.
· Families provide a setting for personal growth.
· Family members push each other to be better by:
o Providing positive peer pressure
o Listening to a friend
o Showing up to support at events
o Encouraging a friend to attend tutoring
o Offering to study with a friend or help a colleague with work or something personal
We use the universal sign language for "I Love You" to say... I see you, I support you, I care about you.
Roo Readiness Days
Happiness Quote of the Month
“Happiness asks us to be realistic about the present while maximizing our potential for the future.” – Shawn Achor
Everyday Application: Everyone has a different idea about what happiness is. The definition is not terribly helpful either, as it says “the state of being happy.” One of the best ways to be happy is to be realistic and live in the moment. Plan on how to improve your future and know what your goals are. Just don’t get caught up in expectations and let them steal your happiness.
Where Do Students Enter the Building?
Parent Drop Off:
Parents will need to drop off students in the student parking lot (the green area on the map.) They will enter through the fine arts hallway.
Students who ride the bus will enter through the doors at the end of the 400 hallway.
These will be the only 2 available entrances for students to enter the building when they arrive to campus. If students are tardy, they must enter the front office. Students may not enter any other exterior doors.
All visitors must enter the building at the front office and present an ID.
Dress Code and ID Requirements
From the KISD Student Code of Conduct:
Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not present a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. Clothing will be worn as it is designed to be worn. All dress code issues will be subject to the campus administrator’s judgment.
Students who are considered to be in violation of the dress code shall be advised by the campus administrator and shall be given an opportunity to comply. The opportunity to comply may take a variety of forms. In most cases the student will be allowed to call parents for a change of clothes. While awaiting the change of clothes, the student may be required to (a) wait in the office; (b) attend ISS; (c) go to class (if not a severe violation); or (d) any other option deemed necessary or appropriate by the administrator. Those who then fail to comply or who repeatedly violate the code shall be subject to disciplinary action. Exceptions to the dress code include students who wear principal approved uniforms on designated dates and who participate as members of official school groups or organizations. Certain elective courses or extra-curricular activities may require more stringent dress or appearance standards than for the general student body.
The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:
• Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
• Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverage, drugs, or any other prohibited substance.
• Contain derogatory remarks concerning any identifiable race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, or disability.
The following standards of dress and grooming apply except as noted:
1. Pants, slacks, and jeans are acceptable attire. Spandex pants or shorts, boxer shorts, and shorts or pants with holes any higher than 6” above the knee are not permitted: (Grades 6-12). Pants or shorts shall not be more than one size too large, and must be worn at the waist, with no “sagging.” Shirts and blouses shall be appropriately sized and may not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation or may conceal contraband. Shirts may not extend beyond the student's fingertips when worn outside the pants or a skirt.
2. “Sagging” (wearing pants below the waistline or showing underwear) is not permitted.
3. As a general guideline, dress/skirt length and shorts should be no shorter than 6 inches above the top of the knee, and must allow students to walk, stoop, kneel, and sit with modesty.
4. Apparel designed for recreation, such as tank tops, fishnet (mesh) shirts, etc., is unacceptable. ELEMENTARY ONLY: Shorts, and skirts can be no more than 4” above the knee. Tank tops and similar apparel may be worn by students in grades Pre-K-2, especially in hot weather.
5. Apparel designed as underwear or night wear may not be visible or worn as outer garments.
6. Tight and/or revealing clothing or accessories that may draw undue attention to the student is prohibited. Clothing which is of transparent and/or see-through material should not be worn. Students must wear tops that cover the upper body (ex. no halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and shoulders and extend beyond the midriff leaving no skin exposed in the normal activities associated with school.
7. Head coverings, bandanas (in any manner to include covering the face), hoods, and sweatbands may not be worn inside the building. The campus administrator must approve any exceptions to this policy for religious or medical reasons.
8. Students must wear footwear which is appropriate for school. Examples of inappropriate footwear, although not inclusive, are the following: house slippers, shoe skates, water shoes, sock shoes, and shoes with metal spikes.
9. Hair must be neat, clean, and well groomed. Facial hair, if worn, must be neat and well-trimmed. Types of apparel, including jewelry, trench coats, emblems, badges, symbols, signs, or other items or manner of grooming which, by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, symbol, or any other attribute indicates or implies gang membership or affiliation, or would substantially disrupt, distract, or materially interfere with the school environment, activity, and/or educational objectives, are prohibited on school grounds, or at any school-related activity, regardless of time or location.
10. Photo ID cards will be issued to all secondary (grades 6-12) students, except those assigned to the Gateway MS or HS. They will be required to be worn at all times, visible from the front (at the waist or above) while at school or at school functions, and while riding to and from school on district transportation.
Students who attend schools where a standard dress policy has been approved may have additional dress code provisions. The additional dress code requirements will be disseminated to students by the campus personnel.
Scholarship Lady of Central Texas
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Scholarship Lady of Central Texas will be at the KISD Career Center throughout the year helping our students prepare for college.
The Scholarship Lady of Central Texas assists students with their journey after high school by providing abundant resources to help them make informed decisions about careers and post-secondary education whether that be at a technical/trade school, 2-year college or 4-year college/university.
Check out the flyer to see when she will be presenting.
Mark your calendar, we hope to see you!
Home Access Center (HAC 4.0) provides parent/guardian access to view student assignments, grades, and attendance.
To use HAC to participate in your child's educational experience, contact your child's campus registration office to request an account and password. A valid email address is required for account creation.
KHS Mission, Vision, and Values
Important Dates to Remember
Safety Tip of the Month
Pedestrian Safety Tips
- Railroad tracks should only be crossed at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings with a crossbuck, flashing red lights, or a gate; crossing anywhere else is illegal. The tracks that run parallel to our campus are not a designated pedestrian crossing and should not be crossed at any time.
- Walking on or beside railroad tracks is illegal. Please note that if a student crosses the railroad tracks, they could receive a citation and/or further disciplinary action in accordance with the law.
- Additionally, please remind students that we have paved crosswalks for students needing to cross Atkinson and 38th street safely.