1/22: a new case has been reported on the COVID Dashboard


KHHS News January 15

01/15/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 15 END OF 1st SEMESTER
Jan 18 No School for Students
Jan 19 Return to In-Person Learning
Feb 10 Count Day
Feb 15 No School for Students and Staff
Feb 16 No School for Students

KHHS Junior Virtual Postsecondary Planning Meeting
For those who came to the Junior Presentation tonight, thank you! We hope it was very helpful, and again, the presentation will be posted on khps.org under Parent Resources within the week. If you did not receive the mailing specific for junior interviews for some reason, we will have additional paper copies available in Student Services.

Scholarship Information
Please see the updated scholarship information in today’s email. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor. Health Careers Immersion Program February 16 - March 25, 2021 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:00pm Kent ISD and local health care professionals are offering Kent County students, grades 9-12, a virtual internship learning about a variety of health careers, so that they can make an informed career decision upon graduation. While in-person job shadows are certainly preferred, we are excited to offer a virtual version of the Kent ISD Health Careers Immersion Program from February 16 - March 25, 2021 (Tuesdays/Thursdays), 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM. The program is open to all Kent County students grades 9-12. Registration closes February 8! Click here for more information and to register!

Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Registration is open for Feb 5 experience! Student registration opens tomorrow (for grades 9- 12), January 13, at 10:00 AM, and ends on January 24, 2021. Please note this may fill up FAST. Here are some important things to consider:
1. Make your teacher aware of your appointment no later than Feb 4

  1. Make your teacher aware of your appointment no later than Feb 4
  2. A parent must call in to excuse you no later than Feb 4
  3. Report to the media center for your 60-minute spot on Feb 5
  4. You may select more than one shadow experience
  5. Direct all questions, not related to 1-3, to KristaHarmon@kentisd.org

You have 120+ virtual opportunities to choose from, in a wide variety of career pathways. Three sessions of 60-minute virtual job shadows are available:

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

A preview of the current GSD virtual job shadow board is available now. The board will go “live” Jan 13 at 10:00 AM, and will be open until January 24, 2021. They are adding the final opportunities today. Details, along with student registration, can also be found at Kentisd.org/groundhog. We are very excited to help all high school students connect with local employers for this valuable work-based learning opportunity.

KHMS News January 15

01/15/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 18 No School for Students
Jan 19 Return to In-Person Learning
Feb 10 Count Day
Feb 15 No School for Students and Staff
Feb 16 No School for Students

Congratulations To Our Students of the Week!
6th Grade: Michelle Betts
7th Grade: Sophia Jonker
8th Grade: Ethan Pete

Athletic Update
There have been many adjustments in the sport sector this week in regards to our athletes playing!! With the order from MDHHS (Michigan Health Department) and MHSAA regulations evolving, we are coming up with a plan to follow the guidelines and keep athletes safe. The coaches will be updating you on further details. *Swimmers, you should have received an email with updates on practice locations and meets.

Look for upcoming announcements on Winter 2 sports in regards to tryouts/practices as these sports are tentatively planned to begin in February. Attention Winter 2 and Spring Athletes! Please remember all athletes will need a Pink Slip for them to begin tryouts and/or practice for the sport season. We need either a Physical on File from 2019-2020 along with the MHSAA Questionnaire or Current Year Physical, 2020-2021. You will not be able to participate in tryouts/practice without this slip! Please contact Amanda if you have any questions with this process. We are looking forward to having our Knights back in action!!

Congratulations to the KHMS Teacher of the Month, Lynee Gilbert!
Mrs. Gilbert is appreciated by students and staff alike. Her students admire how she brings the Social Studies classroom to life with relevant conversation and open dialogue. She encourages her students to be critical thinkers and globally responsible citizens. Staff is inspired by her commitment to students well beyond the classroom. She is truly student centered and her classroom is a beautiful reflection of student agency and mutual respect.

Zinser Elementary News January 15

01/15/21

Important Information:
December Students of the Month! Here is a collage photo of our December classroom Students of the Month. Great job students! A special congratulations to 2nd grader Asher Paszkowski for earning our Zinser Elementary Schoolwide Student of the Month!

COVID Update:
From a district high of at one point 17 positive cases and over 90 students and staff quarantined in early November, we now have 1 case with 2 students quarantined. Please continue to be careful and honest with your child’s wellness each day. Thank you for staying patient and understanding with us as we sort out contact tracing to the best of our abilities after a positive test result. The daily screening tool is still important to track the start of any symptoms for students. If your child is quarantined or learning remotely, we still need and expect you to complete the screener even if they are not coming to school! Thank you for those consistently using this tool, and please reach out to our office with issues or concerns.

Mental Health Needs:
With change can come stress and changing the way our education is provided is no exception. We encourage our students, families and staff to take time during these difficult transitions to focus on mental health. The Mental Health Newsletter from November is included again for some tips on how to talk with your students about the stressors they may be facing. Last week Zinser classrooms focused on different mental health topics including relaxation, mindfulness and support systems. If you would like resources for additional mental health support, please reach out to Brooke Davis or Ashley Anderson at Zinser and they can provide you with a number of options.

Central Elementary News January 15

01/15/21

Winter Clothes
We are not allowed to loan clothing from the Lost-and-Found this year. Please make sure you send snowgear daily as we go outside daily. Also, parents are not allowed to drop items off anymore (we can’t ‘deliver’ them), so it’s very important to have everything you need for the day when you leave the home. We can accept donations of new winter items after “isolating” them for 3 days.

Take Home Meals
In order to keep our meal service equitable for all students we will continue to do a take home meal kit for all daily instruction students on Fridays. The kits will contain 1 breakfast/1 lunch, giving in-person students access to a total of 6 breakfasts/6 lunches in total for the week, the same number included in our weekly meal kits for KHOLA students.

We will start the 1-day meal kits next Friday, January 15th and they will continue through the end of the school year (as long as we are in daily instruction). If you do not want it, all your child has to do is say, “No thank you.”

Technology Reminder
Please bring back Hotspots and devices!

Alpine Elementary News January 15

01/15/21

Upcoming Dates for Alpine Events
Jan. 18 = NO SCHOOL (Staff PD)
January 26 = PTO Meeting @ 6:00 (Virtual Meeting)
February 9 = Count Day
February 12 = End of 2nd Trimester
February 15 = NO SCHOOL (Mid Winter Break)
February 16 = NO SCHOOL (Teacher Records Day)

Students of the Day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Rhyanna West, 5th Grade
Caleigh Rinvelt, 4th Grade
Olivia Klupper, 2nd Grade
Miles Clark, 2nd Grade
Alaina Gonzalez, 1st Grade
Grace Klupper, Kindergarten Knight

Lost and Found
We are accumulating many jackets, hats, snowpants, etc. Please visit the breezeway near the office to locate any missing items. We'll also be posting pictures on Facebook.

Central Elementary News January 8

01/08/21

Starting on Monday, January 11, we will be back to “normal.” All face-to-face students are welcome back every day all day (8:30-3:02). We will be socially distanced as much as possible, and we will still be wearing masks at all times. One downside to this is that we may have to quarantine some students/staff members if someone develops COVID and is here at school. We will do our best to keep everyone safe. Please return any technology (Chromebooks, Hot Spots, and iPads) on Monday. We will redistribute if needed.

I am extremely thankful to have such supportive families. May we continue that through 2021 and beyond, whatever comes our way. Please, if there is anything I can do to make your experience better at Central, please do not hesitate to let me know. My cell is 616-401-7829. Texts, calls, and emails are all welcomed.

Happy New Year!
Cherie Horner, Principal

Winter Clothes

We are not allowed to loan clothing from the Lost-and-Found this year. Please make sure you send snowgear daily as we go outside daily. Also, parents are not allowed to drop items off anymore (we can’t ‘deliver’ them), so it’s very important to have everything you need for the day when you leave the home. We can accept donations of new winter items after “isolating” them for 3 days.

Take Home Meals

In order to keep our meal service equitable for all students we will continue to do a take home meal kit for all daily instruction students on Fridays. The kits will contain 1 breakfast/1 lunch, giving in-person students access to a total of 6 breakfasts/6 lunches in total for the week, the same number included in our weekly meal kits for KHOLA students. We will start the 1-day meal kits next Friday, January 15th and they will continue through the end of the school year (as long as we are in daily instruction). If you do not want it, all your child has to do is say, “No thank you.”

Devices/Log Into Canvas:

On Monday, please bring back Hotspots and devices now that we are returning to school face-to-face. Canvas is always available to you and a great resource even if you are not quarantined! **If you are accessing Canvas from a computer not provided by Kenowa Hills Public Schools, you MUST log out of all other Google accounts on the device before logging in with the student's Google account. Canvas site:

https://khps.instructure.com** Click on the date on the calendar and you will be brought to the lesson

plans, activities, and goals for the day/week.

facebook.com/KHCentralPTO/ 616.453.6351

Important Dates to Remember

1/11 (M): Return to full face to face instruction (KHOLA still in session for 100% virtual students)
1/18 (M): No School for Students, Staff PD
2/2 (T): Virtual PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
2/9 (T): Student Count Day
2/12 (F): End of 2nd Trimester
2/14-2/15 (M-T): No School: Mid-Winter Break
3/2 (T): Conferences 4:00pm - 7:30pm
3/3 (W): 1⁄2 Day for Students (12:05 dismissal), Conferences 12:00pm - 2:30pm
3/9 (T): Conferences 4:00pm - 7:30pm
3/16 (T): Virtual PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
4/1 (Th): 1⁄2 Day for Students (12:05 dismissal)
4/2-4/9: No School: Spring Break

KHMS News January 8

01/08/21

Congratulations to Our Students of the Week!

6th Grade: Eve Thayer
7th Grade: Brody Willick
8th Grade: Yug Patel

Screening for Face to Face Students

All students attending in person must be screened prior to school each day EVEN if they are not attending for the day. Please contact the school nurse, (616) 785-3225 ext. 7306 if the screener instructs you to do so. Thank you for your cooperation and support in completing this daily requirement.

Technology Information Face to Face Students

If you encounter problems with your KHPS Chromebook or iPad, you can get tech support by visiting the Chromebook Office from 8:15-9:15 AM daily.

KHOLA and Remote Learning Students

If you encounter problems with your KHPS Chromebook while in the remote learning time, fill out our tech form located on our technology webpage (https://khps.org/tech-support) for assistance. You will receive a detailed email with instructions for obtaining a repair or replacement.

Athletic Update

During break, the pause in athletics was extended through January 15th. The current plan is to resume winter 1 sports the week of January 18th with practices! The week of January 25th, competition will begin for the next 2-3 weeks consisting of up to 3 games/meets per week. The coaches will be updating you on further details. *Swimmers, you should have received an email with updates on practice locations and meets. Look for upcoming announcements on winter 2 sports in regards to tryouts/practices as these sports are tentatively planned to begin early February. We are looking forward to having our Knights back in action!!

Upcoming Dates:

January 18 – No School
February 9 – Count Day
February 12 – End of Trimester 2
February 15-16 – No School

KHHS News January 8

01/08/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 15 END OF 1st SEMESTER
Jan 18 No School for Students
Feb 10 Count Day
Feb 15 No School for Students and Staff
Feb 16 No School for Students 11/30/20-01/15/21

Schedule
The High School will remain virtual until Jan 15th based on the current recommendations from the Kent County Health Department. Students and teachers will continue with the “6 period day,” each class being about 57 minutes. Students will attend every class on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be set aside for staff meetings, individual work with students, and office hours. As a reminder, 1 st semester will be ending on January 15th.

Grading for Semester 1
Students with a passing grade have the option to choose (with parental/guardian agreement) to receive credit in place of the letter grade. A notice was sent to all parents and students prior to break. The information is also attached in today’s email. Further instructions will be provided as we get closer to the end of the semester. Final Semester 1 grades will be available the week of January 25th. Once PowerSchool is updated, an email will be sent out informing parents and students that grades are available. You will be able to view grades in PowerSchool through your parent portal. If you would like a paper copy of the report card sent, please contact us.

Attendance Reminders
Reminder that students must be logging on to class within the first 10 minutes of the hour or they will be marked absent. If your student is sick or unable to attend class virtually on Mon, Tues, Thurs, or Fri, please contact the attendance line at 784-2400, Ext 2 or you may email us at hsattendance@khps.org. The email must come from a parent’s verified email address.

Baby Photos
Senior Parents, are you interested in purchasing a Senior recognition/baby ad in the 2021 yearbook? This is an awesome way to send a personalized message to your senior student that they can keep in their yearbook forever. February 11th is your last day to purchase an ad! Visit Josten’s website for more information. You may also use visit Jostens.com to purchase yearbooks if you have not done so already! Please contact Ms. Hughes (ahughes@khps.org) if you have any yearbook questions!

KHHS Junior Virtual Postsecondary Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. 11th grade students and their parents are invited to join this presentation. Please use the correct link for your alphabet so we have room for all! The links have been sent to your son or daughter’s school email. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services at 616-784-2400 ext 8222.

Scholarship Information
Please see the updated scholarship information in today’s email. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.

Athletics
Kenowa Hills Varsity Jackets are available for purchase. Please see the attached information from Jostens in regards to ordering! GO KNIGHTS!!

Attention all Athletes interested in Wrestling
We are hopeful we will be able to begin the 2021 Wrestling season on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 with an information meeting/practice from 8:30am-12:00pm in the Wrestling room at the high school. Wrestling is a NO-CUT sport that offers participation on both boys and girls teams, no prior experience is required, and welcomes everyone including dual sport athletes! You will be required to have a pink Permission to Practice form from the Athletic Office in order to attend practice. No exceptions.

Attention all Girls Soccer Athletes

If you are interested in playing on the Girls Soccer team this spring, please contact Coach Orlowski at horlowski@khps.org for more information regarding training and tryouts.

Zinser Elementary News January 8

01/08/21

Important Upcoming Dates:
January 11: School Resumes (Face 2 Face as normal!)
January 18: No School for Students - MLK Day (Teacher Professional Development)
January 28: The NED Show 1:30 pm (streamed/virtual)
January 29-February 5: NED Show YoYo Sale (mornings only)

COVID Update
From a district high of at one point 17 positive cases and over 90 students and staff quarantined in early November, we now have 2 cases with 2 students quarantined! Please continue to be careful and honest with your child’s wellness each day. Thank you for staying patient and understanding with us as we sort out contact tracing to the best of our abilities after a positive test result. The daily screening tool is still important to track the start of any symptoms for students. If your child is quarantined or learning remotely, we still need and expect you to complete the screener even if they aren’t coming to school! Thank you for those consistently using this tool, and please reach out to our office with issues or concerns.

Mental Health Needs:
With change can come stress and changing the way our education is provided is no exception. We encourage our students, families and staff to take time during these difficult transitions to focus on mental health. The Mental Health Newsletter from November is included again for some tips on how to talk with your students about the stressors they may be facing. Last week Zinser classrooms focused on different mental health topics including relaxation, mindfulness and support systems. If you would like resources for additional mental health support, please reach out to Brooke Davis or Ashley Anderson at Zinser and they can provide you with a number of options.

Lunch Menus:
KHPS is providing FREE breakfasts and lunches through December! Menus are sent electronically and are available at www.khps.org and on the mobile app. If you need a printed copy, please contact the school office. We appreciate your support of the Food Service Program. - KHPS Food Services Department

KH Ski
We are excited to announce the return of our KH Ski and Snowboard Club! Passes can be purchased for you and your family at a discounted price (50% off regular lift ticket prices). NEW FOR THIS YEAR: ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE! Punch cards are available to purchase at www.cannonsburg.com.

Alpine Elementary News January 8

01/08/21

How often have you heard people, including me, describe children as resilient? The truth is, children typically are a little more resilient than the average adult - but only to a point. Each child has their own end point to resiliency where they need our support. I have learned this as a father over the course of the past two months. My children are typically pretty easy going kids who are motivated learners and who have good friends they can connect with. With that being said, I have noticed over the course of the past two months with all the changes they have faced in our home district, they have been struggling at times emotionally at home and tend to be more “on edge” and incapable of dealing with minor issues that arise. What I have learned as a father is that all children have an end point to their resiliency. Some will tell us, some will tell friends, and some will hope that we as parents can identify their needs through our interactions. They need us to find out so we can listen and support. They need to be able to be real with us without worrying about how we will respond. My encouragement to you as we move into 2021 is to make sure that you take time to check in with your children. Ask them how things are going. Ask them what they are looking forward to and what they are worried about. Ask them what makes them feel happy and/or what makes them feel sad. Then listen. Listen intently. Listen with undivided attention and without a time limit. Listen without defending or gasping. Listen to how they are experiencing life right now and listen for ways they want your support. It may be as simple as more consistent 1-1 time with you. It may be more complex like addressing a worry about family finances or arguing that is taking place more often at home. It may require you to reach out to a social worker and/or counselor for help. Don’t be afraid of what may come out of your child’s mouth. Knowing is healthier than not knowing. Also, keep in mind this works for us adults as well. I wish everyone the very best start to a new year!

Students of the Day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Dominic Bobbitt, 5th Grade
Lezli Hoffer-Cooke, 4th Grade
Bene Oldfield King, 3rd Grade
Gunnar Reich, 3rd Grade
Nallely Vazquez Macias, 3rd Grade
Emmanual Rodriguez Vasquez, 2nd grade

FAMILY SUPPORT
We know that the holiday season can put a strain on family resources and mental health. If you are in need of support in any way (clothing, food, housing, counseling, etc.), please reach out to our KSSN school coordinator, Stephen Lovell, and he is available to assist you.

Zinser Elementary News December 18

12/18/20

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • December 21-January 1: Holiday Break
  • January 4: School Resumes - Black Schedule (A-K) (Gold learns remotely)
  • January 5: Gold Schedule (L-Z) (Black learns remotely)
  • January 6: No Students - Remote Learning for all
  • January 7: Black Schedule (Gold learns remotely)
  • January 8: Gold Schedule (Black learns remotely)
  • January 18: No School - MLK Day
  • January 28: The NED Show 1:30 pm (streamed/virtual)

HYBRID SCHEDULE: The Hybrid schedule continues January 4th! Here are some reminders to be aware of:

  • Mondays and Thursdays - Black Schedule: Students with last name A-K will be face to face all day.
  • Tuesdays and Fridays - Gold Schedule: Students with last name L-Z will be face to face all day.
  • Wednesdays, and off days, will be asynchronous learning: Students will be working and doing assignments or activities at home. Teachers will be using Canvas to add activities, or may Zoom with small groups on Wednesdays, or may send homework packets.
  • Specials classes will continue and will be rotated now week to week, so students in time will still receive all of the specials classes.
  • Chromebooks and iPads: These will be traveling home with the students each day they come to school. Please help make sure the device is charged prior to sending it to school with your child. You and your child are responsible for taking care of the device and making sure it is in proper working order. Any cost to repair a damaged device is your responsibility. KHPS does offer a $20/school year optional insurance that you can purchase to help cover instances of accidental damage. Insurance does not cover misuse or abuse. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to enroll by viewing our website at KHPS.org.
  • Food Distribution: All students are able to take home food when they leave for the home learning days. Food will be distributed at dismissal.

COVID Update:
From a district high of at one point 17 positive cases and over 90 students and staff quarantined, we now have 0 cases with 3 students quarantined! Please continue to be careful and honest with your child’s wellness each day. Thank you for staying patient and understanding with us as we sort out contact tracing to the best of our abilities after a positive test result

Mental Health Needs:
With change can come stress and changing the way our education is provided is no exception. We encourage our students, families and staff to take time during these difficult transitions to focus on mental health. The Mental Health Newsletter from November has some tips on how to talk with your students about the stressors they may be facing. Last week Zinser classrooms focused on different mental health topics including relaxation, mindfulness and support systems. If you would like resources for additional mental health support, please reach out to Brooke Davis or Ashley Anderson at Zinser and they can provide you with a number of options.

Keep Your Child Home or Report to School?
Using the Kent County Health Department’s expectations, here is important information from Nurse Courtney about when to send the child to school or keep them home during COVID:

  • Students should stay home and be evaluated by a physician if they meet any of the criteria below: a new cough or fever OR lost of smell or taste - OR if a student has TWO of the following symptoms:
    • Chills, headache, extreme tiredness, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, body aches, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, or shortness of breath.
  • If the student has only one of the symptoms listed in the later list, they are okay to come to school unless other symptoms develop.
  • Siblings of a sick student can continue going to school unless a COVID test is ordered for the sick sibling.
  • If someone in the household has a pending COVID test, all members need to stay home until the test results are back.
  • If a student was in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19, they must quarantine for 14 days even if they remain asymptomatic or have a negative COVID test.

KHPS is providing FREE breakfasts and lunches through December! Menus are sent electronically and are available at www.khps.org and on the mobile app. If you need a printed copy, please contact the school office. We appreciate your support of the Food Service Program. - KHPS Food Services

KHMS News December 18

12/18/20

Congratulations to Our Students of the Week!
6th grade: Brennan Pete
7th Grade: Gavin Franklin
8th Grade: Addison Heindrichs

Athletic Update As you all are aware, the pause in athletics has been extended through December 20th. The MHSAA has been waiting for updated information from MDHHS and KCHD regarding plans for sports restarting. Please look for any upcoming announcements during the break. Your coach may reach out to you at that time on how athletics may proceed with winter 1 sports. We also hope to get insight with upcoming Winter 2 sports. Screening for Face to Face Students All students attending in person must be screened prior to school each day EVEN if they are not attending for the day. Please contact the school nurse, 785-3225 xt. 7306 if the screener instructs you to do so. Thank you for your cooperation and support in completing this daily requirement.

Technology Information Face to Face Students If you encounter problems with your KHPS Chromebook or iPad, you can get tech support by visiting the Chromebook Office from 8:15-9:15 AM daily. KHOLA and Remote Learning Students If you encounter problems with your KHPS Chromebook while in the remote learning time, fill out this form for tech support. You will receive a detailed email with instructions for obtaining a repair or replacement.

Central Elementary News December 11

12/11/20

Technology
With our move to a hybrid learning environment, your child will be transporting their iPad or Chromebook between school and home. In that situation, you and your child are responsible for taking care of the device and making sure it is in proper working order. Any cost to repair a damaged device is your responsibility. KHPS does offer a $20/school year optional insurance that you can purchase to help cover instances of accidental damage. Insurance does not cover misuse or abuse. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to enroll by viewing this Technology Insurance document at khps.org/tech-support. You or your child should report any device issues to their classroom teacher to begin the repair / replacement process.

Canvas
Canvas is always available to you and a great resource even if you are not quarantined! **If you are accessing Canvas from a computer not provided by Kenowa Hills Public Schools, you MUST log out of all other Google accounts on the device before logging in with the student's Google account. Canvas site:

https://khps.instructure.com** Click on the date on the calendar and you will be brought to the lesson plans, activities, and goals for the day/week.

Nutritional Services
As we move into our hybrid learning model, I wanted to provide an update for what meal service will look like from November 30th - January 15th. Rest assured, we will continue to feed your students each day, whether they are in school or learning from home. And don’t forget...meals continue to be free for all students through June 2021!

Face to Face Students
The 2 days per week your student is in school, they will receive breakfast and lunch as usual. In addition, each day they are in school, they can take home a meal kit containing 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches for their next 2 days at home. These meals are FREE to all students.

Meal Benefits
As a reminder, we are still collecting Meal Benefit Applications for the 2020-21 School Year. Although meals are currently free to all students, these applications are still very important as they also qualify our district for funding in other programs as well as additional educational supports for your child. If you have not done so already, please fill out the application for your students at: https://lunchapp.com/ Regardless of whether your application is approved/denied it will NOT affect your ability to receive free meals for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Meals are free regardless of whether or not you complete an application and whether or not you are approved. Even better, if your students are approved for meal benefits this year, they will roll over to the first 30 days of school in the 2021-22 school year! As we continue to adapt our learning models, please know that Nutrition Services will be here to provide meals to our students and community members. We are passionate about school food service, even when we don’t see your students every day. We are here and available so please feel free to contact me at any time.

KHHS News December 11

12/11/20

IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 16 ½ Day for Students-Office Hours
Dec 17 ½ Day for Students-Hours 1-3
Dec 18 ½ Day for Students-Hours 4-6
Dec 19-Jan 3 Winter Holiday Break
Jan 4 Return to School Hours 1-6
Jan 15 END OF 1st SEMESTER

11/30/20-01/15/21 Schedule
As a reminder, the High School will remain virtual until Jan 15th based on the current recommendations from the Kent County Health Department. Students and teachers will continue with the “6 period day,” each class being about 57 minutes. Students will attend every class on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be set aside for staff meetings, individual work with students, and office hours. 1 st semester will now end on January 15th to align with our new schedule.

Dec 16th Half day Schedule
Wednesday, the 16th, will be for office hours only. Office hour times are noted below. This is time set aside for student initiated virtual visits using and for teachers to respond to student and parent emails or phone calls. Students are encouraged to schedule virtual visits and use this time to complete makeup or retake assessments during this time.

Attendance Reminders
Reminder that students must be logging on to class within the first 10 minutes of the hour or they will be marked absent. If your student is sick or unable to attend class virtually on Mon, Tues, Thurs, or Fri, please contact the attendance line at 784-2400, Ext 2 or you may email us at hsattendance@khps.org. The email must come from a parent’s verified email address.

Mental Health Concerns
We know in this time that many students struggle with mental health. We are constantly assessing ways to support and encourage students in both academics and mental health. We are starting a referral form, similar to last spring, for staff to report students of whom they have concerns about their mental health. If you have serious concerns about your student’s mental health, please email the appropriate counselor listed below: Last names beginning with:

A-Ha, T-Z Jeff Poelstra Jpoelstra@khps.org
He-S Dean Lazowski Dlazowski@khps.org
As Assigned Dori Swiercz Dswierz@khps.org
(students should be aware)

Athletics Kenowa Hills
Varsity Jackets are available for purchase. Please see the attached information from Jostens in regards to ordering! GO KNIGHTS!!

Senior Ad and Baby Photos Senior Parents!!
Are you interested in purchasing a Senior Recognition/Baby Ad for your student in the yearbook this year? If so, please follow the link below to purchase. These must be submitted by January 29. If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Hughes (ahughes@khps.org). Yearbooks Yearbooks are currently on sale. You may use the link below to purchase your yearbook. Remember, yearbooks are an awesome way to hold onto those special memories from high school!

Mel Trotter Donations
The Kenowa Hills High School Student Council needs your help supporting Mel Trotter. Mel Trotter is an organization that helps those in need. When someone donates, they are helping another person more than they may realize. You may donate gently used or brand new items. Everyone needs an extra hand from time to time so please consider how you might help so others are protected from the cold and elements. That old winter jacket that doesn't fit? Don't throw it away, you could easily donate it to someone in need. Some things you could donate...

Hygiene Items: Body Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
Winter Coats: all sizes
Winter Gear: Hats, Gloves, Snow pants in all sizes
Boots: Sizes 8-13 in men’s and women’s
Pajama Sets: all children sizes and adult sizes

These are just some of the things you might consider donating to Mel Trotter! You could drop off your items, or purchase some different items on their amazon wish list. You can find the amazon wish list at meltrotter.org or click here instead Drop off locations include:

Kenowa Hills High School, M-F from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Walker Ice and Fitness Center, current normal business hours: Monday-Friday: 5am-9pm and Saturday-Sunday: 7am-5pm
Drop off your items until January 15, 2021.
Everything helps! Thank you to those who chose to donate to Mel Trotter! For more information, contact Student Council Advisory, Amy Clement - aclement@khps.org or (784)-2400 ext. 8306

Borrowed Items
If you borrowed a classroom library book, please keep it in a safe place and return to the Main Office when complete.

Honors English 9
Students need to pick up their Book Club novels. There is a signup sheet to sign out the books when you pick them up.

Media Center Materials:
Drop off Media Center material to the school office. There is a cart in the Main Office for you to set your things on. Please return your books from either the media center or classrooms, and your cameras (once you are done with your class). Please give cameras (and any non-book materials you may have) to one of the office personnel and they will make sure it gets to Mrs. Troeger.

Alpine Elementary News December 11

12/11/20

Upcoming Dates for Alpine Events
Dec. 17, 18 = ½ Days
Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 = Holiday Break
Jan. 4 = School Resumes
Jan. 12 = PTO Meeting 6pm Virtually
Jan. 15 = End of Hybrid Schedule

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Dominic Bobbitt, 5th Grade
Lezli Hoffer-Cooke, 4th Grade
Bene Oldfield King, 3rd Grade
Gunnar Reich, 3rd Grade
Nallely Vazquez Macias, 3rd Grade
Emmanual Rodriguez Vasquez, 2nd grade

FAMILY SUPPORT
We know that the holiday season can put a strain on family resources and mental health. If you are in need of support in any way (clothing, food, housing, counseling, etc.), please reach out to our KSSN school coordinator, Stephen Lovell, and he is available to assist you.

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KEEPING
STUDENTS SAFE

Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

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TRANSPORTATION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
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REDEFINED

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At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.

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