Knox News!

May 2020

Welcome To May!

Hello Knox Families!

Welcome to May!

We have fully launched into Distance Learning. Our students are doing an amazing job logging in and completing their online coursework and attending virtual office hours. As a reminder, attendance for participation is taken every Friday. Students need to log into all of their classes each week, and upload the classwork to their Google Classrooms or Canvas. 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

Students also need to complete 1 article in Achieve 3000 each week (in Clever). The assigned articles are as follows:

Week 1: (4/27 - 5/1 ) -"Tough Times on Easter Island"

Week 2: (5/4 - 5/8) - "Hip-Hop History"

Week 3: (5/11 - 5/15 )- "Best Video Game Ever?"

Week 4: (5/18 - 5/21 ) - "Frozen in Time"

Week 5: (5/25 - 5/29) - "Chillaxin’ at about 1,320,000 ft"

Week 6: (6/1- 6/5 ) - "Classrooms of the Future"

Thank you to all of the Knox parents that have been attending our weekly virtual parent coffee sessions (10am every Friday). We value your partnership.

Our 3 grade-level websites have now been fully launched to support an organized learning experience for students.

On each grade level website, students and parents can find:

  • A list of weekly assignments
  • Weekly announcements
  • Schedule of office hours
  • Links to teacher digital classrooms (Google or Canvas)
  • Weekly student planner document

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

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.

Parents, here are some resources to support safety online and digital citizenship:

Resources for Internet Safety and Social Media Responsibility:

Thank you for your partnership,


Principal Potter


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Distance Learning Has Begun

Watch this video!

Click the pictures for the grade-level distance learning websites

SDUSD COVID-19 Resources

Knox Instructional Resources

Positive School Culture and Climate

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Bulldog Way

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Parent Portal- Grades and Attendance

How To Access Grades and 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

Join us for virtual coffee every Friday!

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Food Services Information

Food Distribution Centers Are Open!

Monday, May 4th, 11am

445 South 47th Street

San Diego, CA

Food Is served At Porter North from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday

Food Distribution Centers Are Open

Monday, May 4th, 11am

1404 South 40th Street

San Diego, CA

Food is served at Chavez Elementary from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday

Knox Partnerships 19-20

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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- Sherri Penaloza-

Google Voice-619-894-6098

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-

Parent Liason- Marthita Huezo-

Health Tech-Monica

Google Voice-619 292-8817

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