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Wednesday January 20th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Good evening KMS Families, 

 

I hope this message finds you all well and appreciating the dry Winter weather we are experiencing.  It is hard to believe we are halfway through the final week of the Semester.  This year, while much different than previous, seems to be flying by just as quickly. I hope your students are looking forward to the start of second semester with excitement.  

 

It has been a great pleasure to see all of your students who have come through our material distribution day the last two days.  As always, staff so appreciate that personal, yet distanced, connection and getting to see our students in person.  If you were not able to make it during the scheduled times, and still need materials, please notify us and we will find a way to get you the materials your student needs at the start of the semester.

 

Now is a great time to engage in a conversation with your students around what they are proud of and/or any changes they would like to make for the second semester.  Setting aside time to engage in reflection from the first semester and goal setting for the second semester, is something we do as a family and we find the conversation enjoyable in looking forward.

 

Update on school pictures.  We are currently working with our photographer to find dates at the beginning of March for our rescheduled school pictures.  More information to come in next couple of weeks. 

 

Please remember Monday, January 25th is a non-student/ Grading day for teachers, so there will be no Zooms.  We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.  I wish you all a wonderful end to your week and please remember, if your student is in need of anything, please reach out, as we are here to support your kids.  

 

Go Colts!!

 

Bryan Stutz

Principal

 

KMS Class Schedule Reminder

 

Day

Schedule of classes

Thur January 21

4, 5, 6

Fri January 22

Homeroom, 1, 2, 3 (class starts at 8:30am)

Mon January 25

No school (teacher work day)

Tue January 26

4, 5, 6 **(First day of Semester 2)**

Wed January 27

Regular Wed (Check in @ 8:30am, period 4)

Thur January 28

Homeroom, 1, 2, 3 (class starts at 8:30am)

Fri January 29

4, 5, 6

Library News

Happy New Year from the KMS Library! I thought I would share a snapshot of what has been happening during the first half of the 2020-2021 school year from a library perspective. 

As you can see, students ARE checking out books! I have been visiting classes giving book talks, as well as working with 8th grade students on reading fiction related to their chosen Injustice Topic.

I must say it is the highlight of my week to see students face to face (mask to mask??) on Wednesdays for Curbside Checkout! For more information on how to get a book from KMS, click here. 

In other library news, we have two “clubs” meeting weekly. The Fantasy Book Club just started up this week, and will meet every Tuesdays at noon. The zoom link is on Schoology under calendar events. First Chapter Friday meets every Friday at noon, and the link is also in the Schoology calendar.

Lastly, our Battle of the Books teams are formed and meeting regularly! We have over 30 students who will be reading books and then competing against other middle schools in our district to see who knows the most about what we read! You can see our book list here. I am greatly looking forward to that even later this spring. 

That is it for now! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the library or any of the mentioned events! 

Ms. H ☺️

hherbison@nsd.org


IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT QUARTER & SEMESTER ELECTIVES:Counselor News

 

·      2nd Semester starts on Tuesday 1/26.

·      Students with quarter and semester long electives will start new classes.

 

Students can see their 2nd Semester (3rd quarter) classes by doing

the following:

Students can see their 2nd Semester (3rd quarter) classes by doing the following:

·       Open StudentVue

·       Click on “Class Schedule”

·       Click on “Quarter 3”

Getting new class ZOOM LINKS:

·       2nd Semester Classes will show in SCHOOLOGY on Monday 1/25. 

·       Students can check their class for the link.

 

Schedules are finalized and change requests will not be granted.

Exceptions are:

·       Error in Schedule 

Example: Missing a Class, Duplicate Class, Teacher Changed

 

* Email your student’s counselor to correct.

·       Maybe some 7th & 8th Grade Semester-Long Electives

       **Most semester electives are full and changes are unlikely** 

 

        Your counselor can double-check a semester elective change:

>> Online form 

·       Found in your School Counselor’s Schoology Course.

·       Requests must be done Tuesday Jan 19th. 

 

Innovation Lab High School

A message from the ILHS Principal:

The deadline for first consideration in our application process is 11:59pm on February 1st.  Links to our application and last week’s webinar are on our website at https://innovationlab.nsd.org/apply

6crickets After-School Enrichment

The Northshore School District has continued our contract with 6crickets who will continue to maintain a database of community organizations that are offering after-school enrichment opportunities through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The

database has enrichment opportunities focused on theater, baking, STEM, public speaking and more.

More information and a link to the database can found on the NSD website at the link below:

https://www.nsd.org/northshore-learns/community/online-enrichment

EZ Pix

Greetings Kenmore Families.  We have had some questions about whether we are going to have a yearbook this year.  We are planning to have a 20-21 yearbook, though it will be smaller, cost less and some of the content will be different than in years past.  We were hoping to get pictures of students at our picture day, but we had to postpone that due to Covid numbers.  Our yearbook publisher, Balfour, has created an option where students or parents can submit a picture for the yearbook from a computer or cellphone.  In the next few days, families will get an email from Balfour.  Each student will get an email with a unique link so that the picture they submit is matched with their name for the yearbook.  If you have more than one KMS student, you will get multiple emails, so please make sure to pay attention to the names on the email.  We wanted to give you a heads up that this would be coming and that it is official.  These photos will be for the yearbook only and will not be available for purchase.  We are still planning to offer a picture day when numbers go down and where families can purchase picture packages.  We want to make sure all of our students are represented in our yearbook.  Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.

NSD Required Parent Forms

A signature for these parent forms is required before accessing your ParentVue or StudentVue account.

Here are some solutions to the most common questions:

a.     ParentVue/StudentVue will not accept your signature(Invalid Signature Error)
Please refer to the spelling of your name in the upper right-hand corner of the form.  Your signature needs to match the spelling that is listed there.  If your name is spelled incorrectly, please email us with the correct spelling. 

b.     You receive an error when trying to download the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook letter.
If you are using a cell phone to download this letter, please try again on a desktop computer or a laptop.  If you are still unable to download it, please let us know ASAP.

c.     Verify that the forms have all been completed. (What is the current status of your forms)
Go to "my account" tab at the top of ParentVue/Student Vue and scroll down to acknowledged documents, this will show the status of all your forms.

If you need a ParentVUE login, or are having troubles logging in, please contact Dianne Kinney at dkinney@nsd.org.

If you would like paper copies of these forms (to fill out & return, in lieu of signing online), please contact Rhonda Bragg at rbragg@nsd.org.

Thank you for your help on this! 

PTSA Important News & Dates

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KMS PTSA Important Dates

TONIGHT 1/20 General PTSA Meeting via Zoom @ 7PM 

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