KHMS News
February 9

KHMS News February 9

02/09/24

Knight Community Information:
Informational Parent Bond Meeting
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
6pm-7pm
In the High School LGI

DANCE!!
The Student Council is holding an after school dance on Friday, March 8 from 2:45 - 4:30 P.M. More details will be coming soon. In order to be eligible to go to the dance, students must be passing at least 4 of their 6 classes with a 60% or better at the time they buy a ticket during the first week of March. In addition, they may not have any behavior referrals from February 1 - March 8. That includes lunch detentions, after school Knight crews, in school suspension or out of school suspension. We hope students will join us for the fun event!

Knight Community Information:
Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to share Annual Education Reports (AER) with parents, guardians, and members of the community. The AER is a comprehensive document highlighting educational progress made by KHPS schools during the 2022-23 school year. Federal law requires that all districts and schools in Michigan publicly report educational measures related to student assessment, accountability measures, educator qualifications, as well as NAEP and Civil Rights data. District and school reports are available for review on the Kenowa Hills Annual Education Reports website.

Disney's Frozen Jr.
The KHHS Fine Arts Department will present Disney’s Frozen Jr. on March 21-23 at 7:00 pm with a special Family Matinee on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be $12 for all performances with one exception. There will be a special Family Matinee performance on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Children, young and old, are welcome at all 4 performances. However, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $8.00 for the Family Matinee performance only. Children under 3 who will be sitting on an adult’s lap are free and do not require tickets (limit one per adult) for the Family Matinee only. Purchase tickets at khps.org/musical.

Healthy Notes From HealthBar!
This month’s nursing education is all about physical activity. Physical activity is
extremely important for our current, future, and mental health, yet only 28% of adults and 24% of children receive the recommended amount of exercise in America. While it is recommended that kids participate in 60 minutes of physical activity each day, adults only need around 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity. Finding the time in your busy schedule to exercise will make a huge impact. Regular physical activity has been shown to immediately improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety and blood pressure, and increase energy and mood. Long-term benefits include reducing the risk of developing dementia, depression, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, 8 different common cancers, and obesity. Here are some tips to increase your amount of daily physical activity and start reaping the benefits of exercise today.

  • Take a daily walk. Walk your dog, take a family walk after dinner, or walk on your lunch break. The extra steps add up! Aim for 10,000 steps a day.
  • Check out YouTube. There are tons of free workout videos online. From pilates, HITT, to yoga, you can find great videos with varying time commitments. Many of them even include a daily schedule to follow along.
  • Make a list. List the activities you enjoy and find a way to add them into your daily routine. You can also make a list of what you hope to gain from increased physical activity to keep you motivated.
  • Involve family and friends. They can help keep you motivated and accountable. Physical activity with others can be more enjoyable.
  • Try it for 3 months. It takes three months to make new routines a habit. You will likely see huge rewards by the end of 3 months and it will be easier to continue your new routine.

FinalForms: We are asking ALL parents of athletes to use FinalForms starting this upcoming 2023-2024 athletic season. Participation fees can be paid online with FinalForms, Efunds, cash or check sent to the athletic offices prior to the start of each sports season. Please register at FinalForms and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign all your forms prior to the start of the participating sport. Get Started with the Parent Playbook

IMPORTANT! For the 2023-24 school year, a sports physical will need to be on file for your student to participate in school sports!! The physical must have a date of April 15, 2023 or after.

OLDER NEWS

Attendance:
Our start time is 7:45am! We need your help getting students here on time! Any students arriving 10 minutes after class starts without an excused call/absence will be marked unexcused for the class (not a tardy). Please call the absence line 616-785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. Please call ahead if your student/s need to leave early. We need to limit interruptions into the classroom. Please call in the morning and leave a message if needed, so a pass can be written. Students may not leave class without permission from the office.

Updated Attendance Policy for 2023-2024: All absences count toward attendance numbers, the only exception will be hospital stays. These are some changes we want to highlight:

  1. Vacations during the school day will count toward a student's total absences.
  2. Once students exceed 10% of their absences, they will be flagged by the Kent Intermediate School District.
  3. Students attend approximately 180 days of school each year (10% is approximately 18 days per year. We will begin checking this mark the first week of October.
  4. An example would be on day 30 of the school year, anyone over 3 days will become flagged in the system. Parents will then be notified by the KISD, and a meeting will be held to put an attendance plan in place for the student.

Athletics Participation & Attendance: Athletes must be in school for the entire day in order to be eligible to compete in a scheduled practice or athletic event. In extreme situations, arrangements must be made with the Athletic Director and/or the Building Principal to acquire an excused absence. Scheduled appointments and funerals are an acceptable reason to be pre-excused. A medical/scheduled appointment note must be given to the athletic office if the appointment is during the scheduled school day.

Free and Reduced Program:
Please follow the link below to complete the Education Benefit Form online KHPS Education Benefit Form Although meals will be available at no cost this year, we encourage all families to complete the Education Benefit Form. Families that complete the form and qualify for free or reduced school meals may receive additional benefits including: Waived participation costs for athletics (excluding club sports), reduced fees for high school assessments like AP exams, waived student device (Chromebook) insurance and home internet costs through local providers*Additionally, the number of qualified families increases district funding for student support programs. It is important for all families to apply, whether it seems qualification is likely or not.

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