Principal’s Message 1.14.22

Happy Friday KHS Families!

I hope everyone has had a great week! The days continue to fly by, and we are even closer to the end of the first semester, which is Monday, January 24th. As we approach the conclusion of the semester, please encourage your children to finish on a strong and positive note. Talk with them about making up any missing assignments/assessments, studying and preparing for any approaching exams, and asking their teachers for help. Additionally, please encourage them to take advantage of their Flex periods which are designed to allow for extra help from their teachers during the school day. I am looking forward to seeing the results of our students’ efforts at the end of the semester as indicated by their course grades!

As we finish up this Friday, I wanted to share a few news, notes, and updates:

1. There is no school on Monday, January 17th.

2. The first semester and second marking period conclude on Monday, January 24th. The second semester and third marking period begin on Tuesday, January 25th. The third marking period will conclude on Tuesday, March 29th.

3. Course selection for the 2022-2023 school year will soon begin, so please be on the lookout for more information coming your way from your teachers and counselors. Teachers will be making recommendations about which courses students should take next year, so it is important that they talk with them about their goals. Also, we will have a variety of new electives we will be offering next year including The History of Kennett Square, Food and Farm: An Introduction to Agriculture, Media in the Digital Age, and several others. All of these courses will be detailed in the new edition of the Educational Planning Guide which will be published soon. We are excited to provide a series of new courses for students to choose next school year!

4. Also, when thinking about course selection for next year, students may also want to consider Dual Enrollment courses. Dual Enrollment courses are college courses students can take to not only earn college credit, but also high school credit. Partnerships with Delaware County Community College, University of Delaware, and West Chester University are in place just to name a few. If your child is interested in these opportunities, please have them reach out to their school counselor.

5. Families of seniors, next Wednesday and Thursday, I will be meeting with all 12th grade students in small groups to discuss the second half of the school year, upcoming events, and expectations. I am encouraging them to reach out to me in advance if they have any questions they’d like me to address in the meeting. Please encourage them to do so I can clarify any questions they may have.

6. Next Tuesday, January 18th at 6:00 PM, we will have our next PTSO meeting virtually. The link for the meeting will be sent out the morning of the 18th. I hope to see you there!

That is all for today! Have a great weekend!


Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School