KSTM Newsletter

September 2022

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Reminder From the Nurse to 7th Grade Parents: immunizations and any prescriptions need to be turned into the nurse by September 11th, 2022.

Upcoming Sporting Events AT KSTM All events begin after school around 3:30pm


  • Friday, September 9th
  • Thursday, September 22nd
  • Friday, October 7th


  • Thursday, September 8th
  • Wednesday, September 14th (moved from 9-13-22)
  • Tuesday, September 27th
  • Thursday, September 29th


  • Wednesday, September 14th @ Norris
  • Wednesday, September 21st @McMillian
  • Wednesday, September 28th @Hitchcock Park

OPS 22-23 Calendar

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A charged iPad is an important learning tool for every student, every day. Remind your student to bring their charged iPad to school everyday.

  • If your student does not have their iPad they must check in with the main office to make our building technology support aware.
  • If it was left at their elementary school last year, please contact the elementary school to ask that it be sent to KSTM.
  • If it was lost or stolen additional information will be provided to parents about the steps that need to be taken.
  • Contact Kendal Johnson with iPad questions: kendal.johnson1@ops.org or call 531-299-2380 and ask to be connected with Mr. Johnson

Parents PLEASE check your students backpack or purse before they come to school!!!

Please make sure that your students are not bringing any weapons to school. Students may not be in possession of weapons of any type at school. Dangerous weapons (other than firearms) shall include: (a) Guns, including antique firearms, BB guns, paint ball, “airsoft” guns, dart guns, or pellet guns which are not firearms as defined above (b) knives of all kinds, including pocket knives, regardless of the length of the blade, dirks, or stilettos of any type, or any other dangerous instrument capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds; or (c) knuckles and brass or iron knuckles that consist of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles. (d) Any object which could be used to injure another person and which has no school related purpose for being at the time in the student’s possession will be considered a weapon for purposes of this Student Code of Conduct. The following are examples of objects generally considered to be weapons: ammunition, stun gun, taser, lead pipes, chains, chuck-sticks, throwing stars, darts, black-jacks, unauthorized tools, fireworks, pepper spray, mace, or chemicals.

If at any time a student discovers that he or she has possession of a weapon the student must immediately turn the weapon in to the nearest teacher, counselor, administrator or other school staff person. If the student immediately turns in a weapon, the student will not face the consequence for weapon possession.

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Our water fountains are operational this school year. Students are permitted to bring a water bottle to school and are allowed to refill it throughout the school day.



Are you signed up for Parent Portal? Sign up today to have access to your student's attendance, grades, and missing assignments.

Email lori.kuhns@ops.org for your Activation Key.

Attendance Tidbits

  1. Chronic Absence counts ALL absences, emphasizes academic impact of missed days, and uses community-based, positive strategies. #SchoolMatters #SchoolEveryday. Whenever you are away from school for any reason beyond school activities, that is an absence.
  2. You may have a daily health issue. We're here to help you and keep you in school!

Attendance is being taken in every class, every day, for all students. If your student will be absent, please contact the school's attendance secretary by calling 531-299-2389. If you leave a voicemail, please include your student's name and the reason for the absence.