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KHHS News
December 11

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.

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STUDENTS SAFE

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FOR YOUR
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EDUCATION
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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IT'S A WORK
OF ART

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