High School Weekly News | October 25

Please contact Theresa Cline at tcline@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Important Final Exam Information

End-of-semester final exams are scheduled for Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. School is dismissed at 12:30 on November 6 and there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Final exams need to be taken on the day and time scheduled.  Students are not permitted to take early or late finals except in cases of illness or exceptional circumstances.  Exceptions must be pre-approved by the principal.  Family vacations do not constitute exceptional circumstances.  Non-approved absences result in a “0” grade on the final exam.  During final exams, students are required to be in classes like regular school days.  The regular school attendance policy will apply to all absences. For planning purposes, the end-of-term final exams are scheduled for January 23, 24 and 25.

Attendance Appeals

If you have received notification that your student has exceeded the number of allowable absences and you wish to appeal those absences, “Attendance Appeal” forms are available from Mrs. Cline. The deadline to appeal absences for this semester is Wednesday, November 14th. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered. You can find the KHS Attendance Policy in the KnightGuide.

Attention Parents of Boys Basketball Players

There is a mandatory parent meeting for any parents of a boy who is trying out for basketball this year. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, in the High School Learning Commons (formerly known as the Library). Please make every effort to attend the meeting to learn more about the program and the tryout process.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is announcing the launch of a weekly “Math Club” in the Learning Commons.  Top math students will be available to support students with math questions at all levels, from 7th grade math to Calculus!  Students can also drop by if they want to work on their math homework in a collaborative, group study environment.  We are also setting up an online chat room to help with questions outside of these hours.  This support is offered free of charge, Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm.

Mission and Cultural Trips

Today during Chapel, we introduced the 2019 mission and cultural trips to our students. This year we have six trips planned for spring break and one summer opportunity; five available to all students, one that is full and a summer camp opportunity. Brief information about the five open trips can be found on the application available here. More detailed information for the five trips will be presented at the free Mission Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd at 8:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons for students and their parents. Trip leaders will be available to answer questions and provide details on each trip.