The Weekly Update #4
March 27th, 2023
KPHS Remembers One of it's Biggest Supporters...
We would like to reflect on the contributions from 1776 financials and the Dittrich family as they celebrate the life of Mr. Scott Dittrich. Scott and his son Mark were instrumental in upgrading Macktaz Field to the Turf Field Complex it is today. Today, we take a minute to celebrate the life and contributions that Mr. Dittrich made for all Warriors to enjoy. He will be missed.
ELA MCAS March 28th & 29th
Students should be checking their email for their assigned location. They will report to that location immediately after homeroom. It is critical that they come to school with their Chromebook charged. They MUST use their KPHS assigned Chromebook. All students must achieve a passing score to earn their diploma.
Students must not have any other electronic devices with them while in their testing location. This includes cell phones and smart watches. If they do their test will be invalidated and it may delay their graduation.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Attention Seniors: The application window to apply for the King Philip Senior Scholarships is now open. All scholarship information can be found by accessing the links below. Begin with reviewing all descriptions and then follow individual instructions for any scholarship you wish to apply for. Complete the submission form (google form) in its entirety.
You may also find information in the senior google classroom and on the KPHS Guidance website. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Gannon, the Guidance secretary, in the Guidance office. The deadline for all submissions is at midnight, April 2, 2023.
MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL REMINDER
Every student who plans on walking in the KPHS graduation ceremony must attend the graduation rehearsal on June 2nd. The rehearsal starts at 10:00 am
First Annual King Philip Film Festival
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
6:00 P.M. in KPHS Auditorium
Family Wellness Resource News 3/23
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Reform has led to a roadmap of means for families and individuals to access mental health and substance use services. In January, Massachusetts launched its new Behavioral Health Help Line and established 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers, which together form a new "front door" to mental health and substance use care.
Well Done KP!
Rhianna Mason, Anna Poggi, and Kiera Evans competed in the National History Day hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. These students chose to celebrate the pioneering work of American Civil Rights activist Ella Baker, organizer of the Southern Christian Leadership conference and close colleague of Dr. King. She was also a cofounder of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee which worked with College students in the 1960’s in sponsoring numerous sit-in’s protests throughout the south to oppose segregation and demand equal treatment for black Americans. Her leadership has often been overlooked due to the notoriety of other leaders during the Civil Rights movements but her contributions were many.
This was KP's first year competing, and these three students were recognized by the judges for an outstanding presentation, being awarded Honorable Mention in this our first year of competition.
March 28 & 29--ELA MCAS Grade 10
April 12--Half Day for Students
April 14--Q3 Report Cards Posted
April 17-21--Spring Break
May 1 through May 12--AP Exams
May 3--Half Day for Students
May 5--Senior Progress Report Posted
May 16 & 17--Math MCAS Grade 10
May 19--Progress Report Posted
May 29--No School
May 31--Half Day for Students
June 2--MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal 10:00-12:00 at KPHS
June 4-Graduation Stonehill College 3:00 pm
June 6 & 7- Biology MCAS Grade 10
June 19--No School
June 20--Last Day of School
AP EXAM SCHEDULE
8:00 AM US Government & Politics Wooden Gym
12:00 AP Chemistry Wooden Gym
8:00 AM Environmental Science Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Psychology Wooden Gym
8:00 AM English Literature Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Computer Science A Wooden Gym
8:00 AM NONE
12:00 PM Statistics Wooden Gym
8:00 AM US History--DIGITAL Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Microeconomics Wooden Gym
8:00 AM Calculus AB & BC Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Computer Science Principles Wooden Gym
8:00 AM English Language Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Physics C: Mechanics Wooden Gym
8:00 AM Spanish Language Band Room
12:00 PM Biology Wooden Gym
8:00 AM French Band Room
8:00 AM World History: Modern--DIGITAL Wooden Gym
12:00 PM Physics I: Algebra Wooden Gym
8:00 AM Music Theory Band Room
12:00 PM None
FINAL EXAM REMINDERS
Currently, final exams for grades 9-11 are scheduled June 14th through June 20th. Students cannot make up exams unless they have an excused absence. (page 31. Student Handbook)
Only the following will be considered excused absences:
Religious holidays or commitments: Any student who is unable to attend school because of his or her religious belief shall have the opportunity to make up any examinations missed because of the religious belief or commitment, provided it does not create an unreasonable burden on the school. In consultation with the building principal, requests for excusal from the examinations for an absence based on religious belief will be considered on an individualized basis. Also excused are observances of major religious holidays.
Field trips and exchange programs
Court appearance/jury duty
College days up to three per year for Seniors and Juniors. Sophomore and Freshman students must receive prior approval from administration. (No visits during midterm or final assessments)
Illnesses or quarantine verified by a note from a doctor or certified health professional
Absences related to a student’s disability
Unique circumstances approved by the administration
A doctor’s office visit that is verified by a note from a doctor or certified health professional.
Weather so inclement as to endanger the health of the child as determined by school administration.
Parents have the right to appeal to the principal regarding the determination that an absence is excused versus unexcused.