Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
Happy New Year to you and your family!! Even though decorations are gone, trees are down, and sales are over, in the Catholic tradition we are only now ending the Christmas season – which extends until the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, Kelly HS is in the process of changing the school’s administrative software program. For students and parents, this means the previous ‘Parent Portal’ will no longer be used. Kelly HS will be sending out log-in information for the new ‘Parents Web’ later this week, which will provide the same information as was available previously on Parent Portal; grades, attendance, assignments, etc. You will be able to log-in to the old Parent Portal for a few more weeks, but little of this semester’s information will be posted there. More details will be coming soon.
We are also exploring the possibility of using a new on-line application and re-registration process. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be evaluating this process and deciding if we will use it this spring or continue to do things the ‘old-fashioned’ way. Some may remember, we tried an on-line re-registration process a couple years ago and chose not to continue using it. This new system appears to be easier for parents to use and does not present the same issues.
Kelly HS will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 in observation of ML King Day.
Parker School Uniforms has abruptly gone out of business. We knew the Beaumont store was closing, but the entire company’s closure caught us by surprise. The Diocese is currently researching other uniform company options. Please contact me if you have placed an order with Parker Uniforms which has been paid for but not received.
The next Youth Ministry Night is set for Friday, Jan. 19, 6:00pm in the café.
TWIRP Week is Jan. 22-27. A schedule of activities for the week is listed elsewhere in this newsletter.
National Catholic Schools’ Week is Jan. 28 – Feb. 3. Seniors will attend the Bishop’s Rainbow Mass on Wed., Jan 31 at 10:00 am at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica along with students from the other Catholic schools in the diocese. Our annual Spring Into Action service day has been moved to Catholic Schools’ Week and will take place on Friday, Feb. 2.
Basketball and Soccer seasons are in full swing. Athletic competition can bring out the worst in some fans, players, and others. Please remember that the purpose of school athletics is to teach the values of good sportsmanship, healthy competition, hard work, team work, and fair play. All are expected to model these traits and treat other fans, officials, opponents, and coaches with courtesy and respect. Derogatory comments or cheers and inappropriate behaviors are not acceptable.
Roger S. Bemis, Principal