Hello Knox Families!
What a great end to Semester 1. Our 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march at Knox was a great experience for all. We got to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of unity with our Knox Community, as well as our friends from Chavez Elem., Valencia Park Elem., Morse High School, Lincoln High School and Millennial Tech Middle.
Welcome to Semester 2!
Our Knox students have been working hard in their classes during Semester 1. In order to more effectively balance classes and to provide students with additional literacy support, some 6th grade students will have a schedule change.
8th grade students need to earn passing grades in all of their classes for participation in our Knox Promotion Ceremony. More info to come in the mail to 8th grade parents.
Last week Knox participated in The Great Kindness Challenge, by kicking off our school-wide Advisory read aloud of the book Wonder. Please ask your student about the book. You might even go see the movie together! It has a great message of kindness. We will continue our Advisory read-aloud program, in order to promote our school-wide literacy focus.
Our library is open! We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.
All Knox students have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter.
All of our students also participated in a second On Demand writing prompt. Students have 1 class period to respond in an essay to a non-fiction reading. We are hoping to build student's stamina in writing, and also to measure student progress with this assessment.
Additional assessments this month include ELPAC and NAEP.
Please remind your student to stay on the sidewalk when walking home from school. This is very important for student safety. Also, all students that ride bikes, skateboards, and scooters must have a helmet.
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email email@example.com
We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!
Knox is open from 8-12 on Saturdays and some Sundays.
If your student has missed any days of school, please consider sending them to Saturday School next weekend.
Tuesday, February 6th
Harm and Violence
Tuesday, February 13h
Actions and Needs
Tuesday, February 20h
Tuesday, February 27th
Tuesday, March 6th
Tuesday, March 13th
Tuesday, March 20th
Compassion and Cooperation
Tuesday, April 3rd
Tuesday, April 10th
Tuesday, April 17th
Knox Science Update
English Language Arts Update
Our students will be beginning the next novel in their curriculum.
6th Grade-Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
7th Grade-Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw
8th Grade-To Kill a Mockingbird, By Harper Lee
Knox ELA teachers use the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes.
Students may read newsela.com articles at home or an independent reading book from the Knox library.
KNOX MATH PROGRAM
Students have math homework every night!
Buzzmath is an math program that allows students to practice math concepts online. Students were given access codes from their math teacher.If your student can't access their code, please email their teacher.
January Circle-Coffee with the SDUSD Cops Event
SDUSD PIY Program Comes to Knox
SAVE THE DATE
February Lincoln Cluster Meeting
Monday, Feb. 12th, 5pm
City College-flyer below with details
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Knox Parent Circle and Food Pantry-Lincoln Principal to join our circle!
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 8:45am
Room 15 @ Knox
8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15
9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry
Please bring your empty grocery bags.
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Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Alex Villalobos- firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- email@example.com
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- email@example.com
Registration-Leticia Alva Sanchez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- email@example.com