Knox Parent Communicator a T.E.A. rated Recognized Campus August 05, 2011Upcoming Dates and Events Aug. 15 8th Grade Orientation 5-7:30 pm Aug. 16 7th Grade Orientation 5-7:30 pm Aug. 17 7th & 8th Orientation 5-7:30 pm Aug. 17 Football Equipment Pickup 3:30-7 pm Aug. 22 First Day of School Sept. 1 Open House 6-7:30pm Sept. 5 Labor Day Holiday Oct. 10 8th Grade Fall Pictures Oct. 11 7th Grade Fall PicturesWe are gearing up for another fantastic year at Knox Jr. High. This first ParentCommunicator of the year contains valuable information that can help you and your childacclimate to KJH as we approach orientation and the first day of school. I look forwardto seeing our new and old Knights in the days to come.Knox Orientation and Open House DatesOur 2011-2012 7th and 8th grade open house and orientation dates are set. They are as follows:August 15 8th Grade Orientation 5:00-7:30 pmAugust 16 7th Grade Orientation 5:00-7:30 pmAugust 17 7th & 8th Orientation 5:00-7:30 pmSept. 1 Open House 6:00pm – 7:30pmThis is a great opportunity to meet teachers, get schedules, receive textbooks, get your locker, and tour thecampus. We hope to see you there.
Bus Route ChangesDuring the 2011-2012 school year, the Transportation Department will provide studentsthe opportunity to ride on school buses if they live more than one mile from their zonedcampus and if they request and qualify for transportation. (If you live within one mile ofthe school, bus transportation will not be provided.) Bus stop information can beaccessed through the CISD website at www.conroeisd.net. Click on the “What Bus Do IRide?” link on the home page. You can also click on the Departments link, then scrolldown and click on the Transportation link and look for the “What Bus Do I Ride?” link.The first day of school: Some things to expect the first few days of school: Longer than usual lines of traffic Later Bus runs. The Jr. Highs are the last of three bus runs. Students will report to alpha home rooms the first few days of school (posters will be in the hallway to direct students to the proper room) Paper work sent home to return the second day of school Schedule changes will be made the first week of school if needed We will have a normal lunch schedule and expect all lines to be open Teachers will be in the hallways to help with locker combinations, give directions and assist any way they can.Student SchedulesOur counselors will be available at orientation to take schedule change requests. Therewill be a form for you to fill out and leave with them. They will start making changeslater in the week. We ask that you only drop of your requests at orientation and not planto have them change your child’s schedule on site. This will allow more time forrequests to be facilitated. We will address all questions/requests in the order they arereceived and will take time with each one to make sure the appropriate placement ismade. Please remember that our counselors have 550 students each. Thank you for yourpatience.School Supplies Colored Pencils (7’, 12 count, assorted colors) … 1 set Composition Notebooks (lack marbled, 100 pages) ... 4 Dry Erase Markers (Expo 2, 4count, low odor, chisel tip)… 1 pkg. Facial Tissue (100 count)… 2 boxes Filler Notebook paper (wide rule, 200 count) ... 2 pkgs.
Highlighters (fluorescent yellow, pen style) ... 4 Index Cards (plain, 3’ x 5’, 100 count) ... 2pkgs. Index Dividers (6 pages, pockets each side) ...1 pkg. Manila file folders (letter-sized, 1/3 cut) … 4 Pencil Bag (heavy duty, 3 hole, 10 ½’ x 5 ½”)…. 1 Pencils (#2, wood)…. 12 Post It notes (assorted colors, 3’ x 3’, 40-50 ct. pads)... 1 pkg. Stick Pens (Bic, black, medium)…. 6 Stick Pens (Bic, red, medium)…. 6 Copier Paper (white, ream/500 sheets)... 1 pkg.The PTA will have a limited number of packs for sale at the student orientation in August, but will be soldon a first come basis. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Wolhart at (281)681-1278 firstname.lastname@example.org.PTA ReflectionsThis years PTA reflections program theme is “Diversity Means…” the six areas ofcreativity are; dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition,photography and visual arts. To access more information regarding the reflectionsprogram please go to www.txpta.org?Knox WebsitePlease visit our school website at http://knox.conroeisd.net/ . There is a wealth of information on the sitepertaining to our campus including a parent calendar.Dress Code: When doing your back to school shopping, please be aware of the following: . Hair: Only natural hair colors (no blue, pink, unnatural red, black, etc) No Mohawks – shaved or made with gel Pants/Jeans/shorts: Must fit at the waist – no baggy jeans Absolutely NO Sagging Shorts must be an appropriate length and not cause a distraction Shoes: most shoes are fine, including flip flops. No house slippers. Shirts/Blouses: No profanity, alcohol advertisements, inappropriate innuendos No halter or tank tops – shoulders must be covered No muscle shirts (sleeveless) All blouses/shirts must cover appropriately and may not be tight fitting No caps or hats (except on designated days) **All dress code violations are at the discretion of campus administration
Bell Schedule for 2011 - 2012Regular Bell Schedule 1st Period 8:50 – 9:40 2nd Period 9:45 – 10:35 3rd Period 10:40 – 11:40 Announcements made the first 10 minutes of class. 4th Period A Lunch 11:40 – 12:10 Class 12:15 – 1:10 Class 11:45 – 12:10 B Lunch – 12:10 - 12:40 Class 12:45 - 1:10 Class 11:45 – 12:40 C Lunch –12:40 - 1:10 5th Period 1:15 – 2:05 6th Period 2:10 – 3:00 7th Period 3:05 – 3:55