Knox Middle School

November 2020

Welcome To November!

Hello Knox Families!


Welcome to Quarter 2!! How quickly Quarter 1 flew by!


We are excited to have hosted many virtual school events during October.


These events include:

ASB elections, Assembly guest speakers (5th grade Principals, Area Superintendent Mr. Bivins, Lincoln High School Principal and Head Counselor), an anti-bullying art contest and anti-bullying awareness month, Red Ribbon Zoom spirit week, multiple parent coffee sessions, and a drive-thru to celebrate our students with their Brag Tags!


Our students are getting the hang of navigating all of the supports available to them in online learning. It is important for our students to check their email daily and to use their planner. Students will have success in their classes if they plan out their day in a thoughtful way. Beyond attending Zoom, classes have assigned work that is to be done during the afternoon time, and submitted on Canvas/Google Classroom (asynchronous work). Every Saturday we have Zoom tutoring from 10-12pm. Students can get the Zoom code in their email.


Standards-based grading:

The new standards-based grading policy gives students the opportunity to revise and resubmit their work to improve their grade. Students can continue to master each standard through revision. Students are encouraged to submit work on time to allow for time to complete the revisions. Additionally, non-academic factors will no longer be part of academic grades.


Student Class Schedules for Quarter 2:

8:00-Advisory

8:30-Assembly (M,T,Th), Office Hrs (W,F)

9:00-period 4

10:00-period 5

11:00-period 6

12:00-lunch

12:30- start homework, check email, or outside break

1:00-3:00- finish classwork on Canvas/Google Classroom


Virtual Back To School Night For Quarter 2 Classes

Slide shows coming via email during the week of 11/16


Parent Portal

It is extremely important that parents access Power School Parent Portal to monitor grades and attendance. If you need your password, please email Ms. Kristen (kojetti@sandi.net).


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.


Our next SSC/SGT meeting is November 18 @ 3:00 pm



Thank you for your partnership and for navigating online learning with us!


Sincerely,

Principal Potter


GO BULLDOGS!!

Spotlights from our online classes!

Restorative Practices At Knox-Virtual Wednesday Circles

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Knox Restorative Pillars

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Positive School Culture and Climate

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Student's Daily Online Schedule: School begins online at 8:00

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Q1 Progress Report Pick Up- Drive-thru, Wear Your Mask, Social Distance

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Navigate Knox's Online Learning Websites!

Knox has developed specific grade-level websites to help students navigate distance learning. These websites will help our students navigate to their Zoom classes and office hours, teacher's Canvas pages, as well as provide information about school news and events.


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

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Online Programs For Additional Support

Online Enrichment:

Students are encouraged to continue using their laptops for enrichment over the summer.

Programs available to our Knox students include:

ST Math (in Clever)

Achieve 3000 Reading (in Clever)

Brain Pop (in Clever)

Flocabulary (in Clever)

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Support for Families

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

Upac Counseling Support

Parent Portal- Grades, Schedules, & Attendance

Grades, Schedule & Attendance in Parent Portal

To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email kojetti@sandi.net

Power School Parent Portal Video-English

Directions on how to access your student's grades and attendance

Knox Online Primetime Program Update

Hello Knox Students & Families!

I wanted to take this time to introduce myself as the newest member of the Knox PrimeTime Family. My name is D’Jay Scott and I am the Site Coordinator!

A few highlights for the month of October. We had a very successful Game of Kahoot collaboration with Lincoln high school.

Ending the month of October we will have a drawing contest to see who can created the spookiest picture with a fall and Halloween theme and the winner of the contest will have earned a special prize!

Twice during the upcoming month of November, we will be having two watch parties for NFL games on a Monday or Thursday! During this watch party for those that are able to sign up in advance and attend, we will be ordering PIZZA for you and your family while we watch an NFL game online via zoom.

Guess what?? It’s not too late to sign up! The hyperlink below will take you to our Prime Time Website where will you be able to sign up for Afterschool virtual programming that is taking place Monday - Thursday 3p-6p.

Please take this time to sign up with us as it will reserve your spot for Prime Time once we return to in person learning.

I look forward to meeting you all!!


D’Jay Scott
Email - Knox@arc-experience.com


Register for Primetime
https://sandiegounified.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=27732478&pageId=28534463

Join the mailing list- email hpotter@sandi.net

Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter- hpotter@sandi.net


Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- ahueso@sandi.net

Google Voice- 619-500-6019


Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- lcruz@sandi.net

Google Voice-619-500-6572


Counselor- A-L- Mary Shirley- mshirley@sandi.net

619-631-8632


Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- jponsford@sandi.net


Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- lalvasanchez@sandi.net

Google Voice-619-512-3532.


Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- kojetti@sandi.net

Google Voice-970-919-0119


Elizabeth Harris-Attendance- eharris3@sandi.net

Google Voice-619-880-9355


Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- ldozier@sandi.net


Health Tech-Monica Diaz-mdiaz6@sandi.net

Google Voice-619 292-8817

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