June 7, 2019
It's a great day at Knoch, where tonight we will graduate 187 students whose lives lie before them where anything is possible. They are already demonstrating how their lives will take divergent paths with 137 students headed to college, 17 students going directly into the workforce, 2 students serving our country in branches of the military, and many still deciding what they want to do with their lives. I wish every one of them great success, wherever they land.
Additionally, this day means the beginning of true summer for the other 2,012 students at Knoch. I hope the summer lives up to everyone's expectations with lots of time spent outdoors with family and friends.
Like all school administrators, though, my hope for great fun for the kids is always muted by the many dangers that summer brings to young people. Please be particularly cautious, Parents, during these summer months to make sure children are always well supervised when around water, that they always have a buddy when riding bikes or visiting crowded vacation spots, and that they protect themselves from health threats like tick bites.
In particular, I'd like to implore Teen Drivers and their parents to be extra cautious over the summer vacation. The many fun opportunities that arise for teens during the summer result in much more time spent on the road - often with friends in the vehicle. Students, please remember to put your phone out of reach, limit the number of "guests" in your vehicle, adhere to the speed limit, and definitely do not drink and drive. We want every Knoch student to be happy, healthy, and well-rested when fall arrives.
Important Skyward Update for Parents
I am excited to announce that all back-to-school forms will be available this summer on Skyward. Parents can save themselves the hassle of completing forms on the first day of school and counting on their kids to hand them in. Families with multiple students will also love the fact that the information entered will automatically populate to all their children, so no redundant forms. Please watch your email in mid-July for a notice that forms are ready for completion, and consider trying this method. It will save time, money, and hassle for all involved.
Additionally, I invite you to check out your child's final report card on Skyward. Moving forward, report cards will be available both in hard copy and online in Skyward. Eventually, we will phase out the hard copies, and families will be responsible for logging into Skyward to view report cards, so this is a good time to see how that process works.
David Foley, Ed.D.