Happy Fall Ya’ll!
We made it through the first marking period, and I am exceptionally proud of the work that is being done! I want to thank our students and teachers for their flexibility and their overwhelming support of our COVID-19 safety procedures! We know that as fall arrives, so does cold and flu season, so proper mask and social distance protocol is imperative.
Special congratulations to the following students for being selected as 2021 National Merit Semifinalists: Eliza Jasani & Cecily Shield! Earning this level of distinction is a remarkable honor and serves as a testament to these young scholars’ intellectual aptitude and work ethic. Congratulations to the parents of our semifinals as well! These two young women took the PSAT/NMSQT last October and performed exceptionally well. As semifinalists, they are eligible to compete for various scholarships from colleges, universities, and corporations that subsidize the National Merit Program.
The most significant hurdle in the past months has been creating new routines for everyone in this unique educational paradigm. As a parent, I am sure it has been emotionally taxing at times, and I thank you for your patience and support. Your children, our teachers, and the administration are in a whole new world where so many new routines have been introduced and implemented. I realize that this has been overwhelming for everyone at various times. We understand there are certain areas in which everyone (staff, students, and administration) can improve in this situation, and we will continue to work to create the best possible learning environment for everyone.
As we move into the second marking period, I would like to provide a few important tips for student success:
Completing Assignments and Preparing for assessments
- In order to be successful, it is critical that all assignments are completed thoroughly and submitted on time
- Students should transfer important dates from their course LAPS onto a physical planner to create a visual roadmap of assignment due dates, quizzes, and tests. It is important for students to study effectively in the preparation of these important assessments.
Continue to Adhere to COVID-19 Safety Protocols
- Masks must be worn appropriately (over nose and mouth) at all times while on campus.
- Social distancing (6 feet apart) measures must be practiced when outside and at lunch, and as much as possible when in class.
- Wash and sanitize hands often.
- For Kelly High School to maintain a healthy and safe environment, it is essential for students to follow the necessary safety guidelines at home and on the weekends.
Abiding by the School Dress Code
- Students attending classes virtually are expected to be in uniform. In addition, they must be visible on camera and participating in class from an appropriate work station.
- Our young men are NOW to be clean-shaven. No-Shave November is just around the corner!
- We will be auditing skirt length. Please help us by checking your daughter’s uniform skirts to ensure they are the appropriate length. As stated on page 29 of the student handbook, uniform skirts should be no higher than 2 inches above the knee in the front AND back.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Dr. Theresa Shaffer, Principal