DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS,
Thank you, again, for a great start to the school year and a successful parent/teacher conference night. We are over half way through the fall semester so please encourage your students to stay focused and finish strong. We have 35% of students on the honor roll and are proud of them.
Our school website will be in operation soon, and we will link the parent newsletters there as well.
We have several important announcements for parents and students:
Senior Information (Scholarships, College Applications, Graduation, caps/gowns, invitations, Graduation)
Holiday Gift Giving
Thank you for all of your support,
Laicee Hatfield, Principal
Chris Layton, Assistant Principal
MONDAY NOVEMBER 15TH
PICTURE DAY, GRADUATION INFORMATION, CLUBS, & GAMES
8:30 - 11:30 at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center
We will have Senior class photos and underclassman photos in the Great Room at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center. 801 Tipton Avenue, Knox TN 37920
Clubs will be present for students to sign-up along with games and KCS Virtual High School shirts for purchase. All clubs will meet virtually on Asynchronous Thursdays.
- National Honor Society
- Student Activities Committee
- International Culture Club
- Book Club
- National English Honors Club
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Comic Book Club
- Breakfast Club
- High School Yearbook
Jostens will be present for parents or students to order graduation announcements and caps/gowns
FALL TEST DATES
December 1st - Algebra 1
December 2nd - Algebra 2
December 7th - US History
December 9th - Geometry
December 14th - Biology
These are state tested courses, and the tests will be given in person at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center. 801 Tipton Avenue, Knox TN 37920.
Students will need to bring their chromebook and charger. Each test will begin at 8:30 am.
Students will only need to take the above assessments if they are currently enrolled in the course for the fall semester. These assessments are state requirements and will count as 15% of a students grade.
UT Promise - December 15th Deadline
FAFSA - February 1st Deadline
Hope Scholarship -- Built into the FAFSA application
FAFSA Line-by-Line Webinar Series -
This will provide information on how to complete the FAFSA
Thursday, Nov 11 7:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, Nov 18 7:00 p.m. EST
Jostens will be present at Sarah Simpson for picture day on November 15th for gaps, gowns, invitations, and all things for seniors.
Early graduate students received an email from Ms. Longmire with a form to be completed. They will need to send the completed form back her at their earliest convenience. Ms. Longmire will send a senior check out form to our early graduates in mid November.
Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m. - Central High School
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
- November 15th - Yearbook Pictures
- November 17th - End third grading period
- November 24th - 26th - No School
- November 30th - December 14th - State Testing (In-person)
- December 14th - Last synchronous day for students
- December 15th - End of Course finals (1st & 2nd period)
- December 16th - End of Course finals (3rd & 4th period)
HOLIDAY NEEDS & HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
If your family is in need for a Thanksgiving Basket or Angel Tree gifts, please fill out this formby November 12th.
Holiday Gift Giving (Thanksgiving & Angel Tree)
If your family would like to purchase items for families in need, please use this link. You will be directed to an Amazon Wish list. Once the items are purchased, they will be shipped to our location at the Virtual Secondary Schools, and we get the items to the families in need. The list will be updated as families in need complete the form linked above. The donors and recipients will remain anonymous.
The link below will give you access to the schools fees account. School fees are used to purchase software to increase student engagement in the classroom. Our teachers use programs such as Jamboard, Kami, Kahoot!, Quizziz, etc. to measure student learning and provide feedback. The school fees help us to provide different platforms for engaging students in a virtual setting.
Senior Fees will pay for the diploma and diploma cover.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FALL TUTORING SCHEDULE
Students must have an SF1010 form to apply for a learner's permit or driver's license. The SF1010 form verifies the student is in good academic standing and is not truant. Please complete this form to request an SF1010 form, and we will respond back via email.
To be in good standing, students will need to be passing their courses and have fewer than 10 unexcused absences.
1st period - 8:30 - 10:00
2nd period - 10:10 - 11:40
3rd period - 12:20 - 1:50
4th period - 2:00 - 3:30
We are beginning to schedule Progressive Truancy Plans for students and parents and we need to get those absences excused. To see which dates your students was marked absent, please look in Aspen under your students attendance tab.
PARENTS AS OBSERVERS IN CANVAS