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    Karns Middle School will produce college and career ready students who are empowered to own their learning.





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    Preparing students to be college and career ready


    Meeting the needs of all learners



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  • 2019-2020 School Supply Lists:

    Please keep in mind that these lists are General Supply Lists.  Additional or more specific supply requests may be made by specific teachers at the beginning of the school year.


    6th Grade Supply List

    7th Grade Supply List

    8th Grade Supply List

    AVID Supply List





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  • A Message for our 6th Grade Families:

     Here are a couple of other notes just for 6th-grade parents:

    • On normal school days, our doors open at 7:30 AM, which is later than what you may be accustomed to in elementary school.  Please note that we cannot guarantee adult supervision until 7:30 AM since we don't begin school until 8:30 AM.
    • You are welcome to walk students into the building the first regular day of school, but please refrain from going with students past the front office.  We promise to take good care of them for you! 
    • Schedules will be released in Aspen, but these are not yet final and subject to change!  We get many requests each year as soon as schedules go out, but please be patient until we finalize them. 
    • Mark your calendars for Open House, which will be Tuesday, August 13th, 5:30-7:30.  We will have food trucks here beginning at 4:30 if you would like to grab some food, and we will also have representatives from various programs with information.  
    • School supply lists are posted on our website.  Individual teachers may require a few additional supplies, but these will be communicated in the first week of school if needed.  
    • I help with 6th-grade students as much as I can, but our new 6th-grade Dean will be Sara Dillon.  She will be your first line of contact for 6th-grade needs.  Her email is sara.dillon@knoxschools.org or you may call the school at 539-7732.

    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your students here very soon! 

    Brent Glenn, Principal 





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  • 7th Grade Immunizations: (REQUIRED)

    The Tennessee Department of Health requires all rising 7th graders to receive a Tdap booster and a second Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine prior to beginning the 2019 - 2020 school year. All immunizations must be recorded on the Tennessee Department of Health Immunization Certificate. This will be required in order for your child to attend school on the first day. Contact your primary health care provider; Vine School Health Center at (865) 594-5078 or the Knox County Health Department at (865) 215 - 5000 to schedule your child's appointment. If you have any questions, please call Knox County Schools Health Services at (865) 594-3735.




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    Knox County Schools Attendance Policy states  Acceptable (excusable) absences for students being absent from school include:  

    • 1.) Personal illness 2.) illness in the family temporarily requiring help from the child 3.)  death in the immediate family 4.) recognized religious holidays regularly observed by persons of the student's faith 5.) verifiable family emergency  6.) subpoenaed to court with documentation 7.) for students with a parent or guardian who is deployed as member of the United States Armed Forces. Any absence not complying with the reasons above, will be considered unexcused.   (Click here for KCS BOE Policy JB)

    According to Knox County Schools Attendance Policy, a parent or guardian is allowed to write 10 days of parent notes per school year for the above reasons.

    • WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please remind your child to turn in medical and/or parent notes to the office. 
    • If you have any questions, please call Sandra Murrin, Social Worker at 865-539-7732. 


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  • If you're interested in paying your student fees online click here to set up an account.  Student fee amounts are as follows:

    • School Fees: $35
    • Cross Country: $40
    • Orchestra: $35
    • School instrument rental: $50
    • Chorus: $20 (extra $11 for t-shirt)



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  • Resetting your Aspen password:

    1. Go to aspen.knoxschools.org
    2. Click "I forgot my password"
    3. Enter login ID and email address associated with your account
    4. Follow instructions sent to your email address


    Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience!



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