Knox Middle School

April 2021

Welcome To April!

Hello Knox Families!

We hope everyone is having a restful and relaxing Spring Break. During the month of March our Knox students participated in Read Across America with Baker Elementary School. Check out some pictures form this event in our Lincoln Cluster Newsletter.

Our staff at Knox has been focused this year on building a strong instructional framework and "Ensuring Effective Teaching in Every Classroom," which is Level 2 of Marzano's High Reliability Framework. As part of this focus, some of our Knox instructional highlights are:

  • Instructional Framework that includes the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) and Quality Teaching Practices (QTPs) with a focus on supporting multilingual learners with strategies and digital tools
  • Goal setting and self-reflection process for teachers and para educators in Bullseye
  • Professional Learning Journals (self-reflection on learning and practices)
  • Professional Learning opportunities for teachers and para educators are aligned to best support students in the classrooms and a formalized way to share learning with all staff after attending a PD (staff website)
  • IEP Logs are in place to collect and track data to inform next best steps for students (academics and social emotional), EL data tracking for resource teachers with lens on student learning
  • Action Research and inquiry groups that are mixed content and grade levels
  • Lesson Study
  • Recording and self reflecting on own teaching
  • Analyzing student work with common protocols in Action Research groups
  • Student feedback via End of Course survey (EOC).
  • Instructional Framework aligned also aligned to work in E3

We are very proud to announce that on March 23, 2021, Knox was Certified as a Level 2 Marzano High Reliability School. Knox is the only school in SDUSD to be certified as a Level 1 and Level 2 school.





We look forward to welcoming our students back to campus during the week of April 12th.

Students with Last Names A-L will attend on Monday and Tuesday

Students with Last Names M-Z will attend on Wednesday and Thursday

Students enrolled in (Mod/Severe) Ms. Bird, Ms. Palmer or Mr. Mac's classes will attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All students will participate in online learning on Fridays.

Return to School parent letter (English)

Return to School parent letter (Spanish)


During the week of April 5th, our teachers will be preparing their classrooms for in-person student learning and participating in Professional Development.

The schedule for the week of April 5th will be modified:

9:05-9:41-Period 1

9:47-10:23-Period 2

10:28-11:05-Period 3

Quarter 3 classes end April 9th


Quarter 4 Student Class Schedules for Quarter 4: Beginning April 12th

Schedule is for all students (online or in hybrid model)

8:15-8:35-Period 4 choice board

8:35-9:29-Period 4

9:38-10:32-Period 5

10:32-10:52-Period 5 Choice Board

11:01-11:55-Period 6

11:55-12:15-Period 6 Choice Board

6th grade walked to get lunch at 12:09

7th grade walked to get lunch at 12:12

8th graders walk to get lunch at 12:15

Grab and Go Lunch-12:24-12:54 (all students that are not pre-enrolled in tutoring or Primetime)

Optional on-site after lunch programs (must pre-register- email

Tutoring on Site- 1:00-2:00


Friday Schedule:

8:15-9:15- All students -All-school Zoom assembly-Movement Be-

9:20-9:30-Period 4

9:35-9:45-Period 5

9:50-10:00-Period 6

(attendance taken in classes)


Our next SSC/SGT meeting will be held on 4/28 at 3:00 pm. We will have an additional SSC meeting on 4/8 at 1:00pm

Meeting ID: 835 4583 3791

To join our ELAC, please reach out to Ms. Hueso

Thank you for your partnership and for navigating Phase 2 learning with us!


Principal Potter


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Phase 2 Return to Campus!!

Parent Presentation

Schedule for all students April 5-9

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Schedule for all students starting April 12

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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

Online Programs For Additional Support

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

Knox Primetime Update

Primetime will be returning to on-site support. Please see the video below, and reach out to the Primetime staff if you would like to enroll. Primetime will have on-site hours until 6pm.


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

Power School Parent Portal Video-English

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

Join the mailing list- email

Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter-

Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia-

Google Voice- 619-500-6018

Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins-

Google Voice-619-500-6572

Counselor- A-L- Mary Shirley-


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-

Health Tech-Monica

Google Voice-619 292-8817