Knox Middle School

January 2021

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Welcome To January!

Hello Knox Families!


Happy New Year!


We hope all of our Knox families had a restful, safe, and happy winter break. Semester 1 ends January 22nd. Please reach out to us if you need your Parent Portal password. We offer tutoring for students every Saturday from 10-12 on Zoom. The Zoom code has been sent to students in their email.


This month we will continue to celebrate student achievement with our Brag Tag program. Students can earn brag tags by checking their email, reading daily in Achieve 3000, participating in our Advisory program, joining our Saturday morning Zoom tutoring sessions, and for participating online. If you haven't had a chance to pick up your student's brag tags, please come to the main office at Knox between 8:00 and 3:30 daily.


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



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 will be held on 1/27 at 3:00 pm.


Meeting ID: 835 4583 3791


ELAC 1/11 at 3:30.


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


Sincerely,

Principal Potter


GO BULLDOGS!!

Positive School Culture and Climate

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Knox Middle Is Marzano Level 1 Certified!!

Our team has been working diligently over the last year and a half to develop systems that support a safe, supportive and collaborative school culture. These systems have created ways for us to gather feedback from parents, students and staff, in order to create a cycle of continuous improvement, making Knox Middle an amazing middle school.


It is a great honor to receive this certification. The Knox staff has been truly dedicated to analyzing data and developing creative ways to build an incredible middle school experience for our students, while working collaboratively with our Knox families and each other.


Marzano Framework

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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

What is the Butterfly Project?

The Butterfly Project is a call to action through education, the arts and memorial making. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility. Participants paint ceramic butterflies that are permanently displayed as symbols of resilience and hope, with the goal of creating 1.5 million butterflies around the world—one for each child who perished in the Holocaust, and honoring the survivors.


Our 6th grade students will participate in a live virtual presentation on Zoom. Following the presentation, each 6th grade student will paint a ceramic butterfly, which will be hung on the walls of Knox Middle School.


Learn more about the Butterfly Project here.

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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

Hello Knox Students & Families!


We had a very successful “Watch Party” this past month! Where we watched the Los Angeles, Chargers take on the Las Vegas raiders. The game was watched online and we were also able to have pizza ordered to the homes of those who were able to partake in our party! In order to be considered for events such as these moving forward, keep a look out for our monthly newsletters as well joining us on our zoom calls Monday-Thursday 3p-6p.


Thank you for all your help and support in getting your kids involved with PrimeTime! We have had an awesome amount of participation but are always looking to add more of your students to the mix! We are continuously enrolling throughout the school year to give your children the best opportunity to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities.


Beginning the month of January, we will be implementing new program activities! Which will consist of a sports day, artistic expression, workout day along with college/career readiness!

We look forward to having you and your kids become a part of our Knox PrimeTime family!


Hope everyone is doing well during this current time. Stay safe!


D’Jay Scott

Knox Primetime


For enrollment, call: Ph. 7605861659

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

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- 619-500-6018


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


Nurse Rebecca: rgarcia17@sandi.net

Google voice: 619-736-7809


Health Tech-Monica Diaz-mdiaz6@sandi.net

Google Voice-619 292-8817