Dear KHS Parents, Guardians and Students:
Greetings! We hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer and that you are ready for an amazing school year to begin! All of us at Kennett High School—administrators, teachers, and support staff—could not be more excited for the return of our outstanding students, and we are anticipating a remarkable year that continues to build on the traditions and successes of our storied history.
On Monday, August 28, 2017, our new school year will commence. Throughout our first day of school, the Principals will meet with each grade level in the auditorium to share our expectations and goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Our expectations for students have never been greater. We expect all students to create and to enjoy their most inspiring, motivating, and energizing year of high school yet. It is our expectation for every student to set goals that will challenge them to reach even greater levels of academic achievement, involvement and engagement in the KHS school community.
Following are additional events for students and parents to be aware:
Picture Day – Tuesday, August 29th – Please come prepared with your academic attire and your best smile!
KHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) Meeting – Please join me in the KHS Library on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:45pm for an overview of our schools goals for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as a preview of future KHS PTSO meetings.
Parent Orientation Night – This annual event is scheduled for Thursday, September 14th from 6:30-9pm.
Orientation Night will provide opportunities to meet your son and/or daughter’s teachers and receive an overview of course expectations, as you follow their course schedule for an actual school starting with the advisory period and concluding with ninth period. Information regarding the advisory room where you are to report will be posted on the hallway walls heading toward the cafeteria. In order for all to proceed to classes in a timely fashion, we will ring the bell and announce to report to next period. If your child has a study hall or you have a free moment, please visit our high school library for additional information and refreshments.
Homecoming Week – This much-anticipated spirit week is scheduled for Monday, September 18th through Saturday, September 23rd. The week will conclude on the 23rd with the Homecoming Dance from 7:00 – 10:00 PM in the Reynolds Gymnasium.
Included with the mailing home was a copy of our Attendance Policy to remind all of our expectations. In order to succeed in any academic/career setting, regular and timely attendance is critical. We also included an Emergency Card that should be returned to your child’s advisory teacher during the first week of school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 610-444-6620. I am looking forward to seeing all of you on the front steps of the high school on August 28th! Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer.
Jeremy M. Hritz, Ed.D.