Dear Parents & Guardians,
We hope you are having a relaxing summer thus far, and are excited about the start of the 2018-19 school year. With the school year quickly approaching, the KHS/KMS administrative team wanted to share some key pieces of information with you that should make for a smooth start and transition to the school year.
Our communication plan will be a little different moving into the 18-19 school year with grades 6-12. Our goal is to be transparent and informative to consistently support students, parents, teachers and our community. I will send out KHS and KMS monthly newsletters (KHS - beginning of the month / KMS - middle of the month) along with 6-12 update and reminder emails. Always consider accessing the school website, twitter, and arbitor for up to date information during the school year. I am currently creating a new twitter handle that will encompass grades 6-12. Stay tuned.
Important **9th Grade Orientation / Laptop Distribution
On August 15th, we will have 9th grade orientation at KHS. The orientation will begin at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. We will serve pizza and drinks to the students and this portion of the orientation will be for students only and will run until 6:45 pm. After the student only portion of the orientation finishes up around 6:45 pm, Parents should meet their student in the KHS gym for a presentation starting 7:00 pm. This presentation will be approximately 30 minutes. Around 7:30 pm, students and parents will be dismissed to a specific classroom in the high school to sign appropriate paperwork for laptops. Acceptable Use Safety Guidelines paperwork and a $40 technology fee must be paid to receive the students laptop for the 18-19 school year. You can access this form here - student forms. Please note: We do have general laptop distribution days for grades 7/8/10/11/12. 9th grade students must receive their laptops during the 9th grade orientation on August 15th.
Important **6th Grade - New Student Orientation / Laptop Distribution
On August 16th, we will have 6th grade and new student orientation in the KMS gym. The orientation will begin at 6:00 pm. We will review important information about the upcoming year, students will receive laptops and have the opportunity to explore the building and look for their locker. Students are also permitted to bring any and all locker and school supplies to set up their locker. After the presentation and around 6:45 pm, students and parents will be dismissed to a specific classroom in the middle school to sign appropriate paperwork for laptops. Acceptable Use and Safety Guideline paperwork and a $40 technology fee must be paid to receive the students laptop for the 18-19 school year. You can access this form here - student forms. Please note: We have general laptop distribution days for grades 7/8/10/11/12. 6th grade students must receive their laptops during the 6th grade orientation on August 15th.
General Laptop Distribution Days and Times
On August 14th and 15th, we will distribute laptops to all 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Please remember All Acceptable Use and Safety Guideline forms must be signed and $40 technology fee must be paid to receive a laptop. Forms will also be available during the distribution periods below. You can also access these forms here - student forms
**Parents of High School Students (Grades 10/11/12) - you do not need to be present for your student to receive a laptop, just proper signatures on the Acceptable Use Form in the link above.
August 14th - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
August 15th - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you can not attend either day to get the laptop, please contact Anna George (ext. 4000) for the high school to schedule a pickup in the office or Jean Powell (ext. 3000) for the middle school to pick up in the office.
First, please check the Kirtland Local Schools website for a variety of student forms (academic, athletic, medical, etc.) that may be pertinent to your child(ren). Additionally, students involved in athletics will be assessed a participation fee of $140 for the high school and $90 for the middle school. Remember, this is per season and not per sport. Please ensure this fee is paid on time so that your child(ren) can fully participate in these activities. Participation Forms located HERE.
Key dates for parents and students:
- August 7 - Stuff the Bus (3 - 7pm) in front of KHS (full district event)
- August 8 - Stuff the Bus (10am - 2pm) in front of KHS (full district event)
- August 14 - Laptop Distribution - Day 1 of 2* (9am - 12pm & 4 - 8pm)
- (ALL students EXCEPT 6th & 9th graders)
- August 15 - Laptop Distribution - Day 2 of 2* (9am - 12pm)
- (ALL students EXCEPT 6th & 9th graders)
- August 15 - KHS 9th Grade & New Student Orientation in KHS Gym (5:30 pm - 8pm)
- Laptop distribution during orientation for 9th graders
- August 16 - KMS 6th Grade & New Student Orientation in the KMS Gym (6 - 7:30 pm)
- Laptop distribution during orientation for 6th graders
- August 22 - Classes Begin
- August 29 - KHS/KMS Open House (6:30 - 8pm)
- September 3 - Labor Day (No School)
- *To receive laptop student and parent must sign acceptable use form & submit $40 payment
Thank you for your time and enjoy the rest of the summer,
Assistant Principal (9-12) and Athletic Director (6-12)
Assistant Principal (6-8)