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					           PIONEER INFORMATION
               Simon Kenton’s Guide to the 2009-2010 School Year
              Martha Setters                            Georgina Campbell
                                                          John Popham
               PRINCIPAL                                   Trent Steiner
                                                     ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

           Phone: 960-0100                   First School Day : August 19, 2009                           Fax: 960-0360
           WEBSITE WWW.SK.KENTON.K12.KY.US                      EMAIL FIRST NAME.LAST NAME@kenton.kyschools.us
                                             compliance with the dress code.
          WELCOME                            Students who don’t meet the dress code
                                                                                                  OPEN HOUSE
Welcome to Simon Kenton! A new               are subject to detention and will need to          SCHEDULES/FEES
school year is exciting as it presents       call home to have proper attire delivered.   Students and parents are welcome to pay
opportunities for various beginnings-new We ask for your support on checking              fees and pick up schedules and meet their
classes, new faces, new courses, and new students’ clothing before they leave the         teachers on Monday, August 17th between
materials. I am glad that you will be a part house. Please be assured that while steps    the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 pm. We will run
of Simon Kenton during the 2009-2010         are in place to be consistent, a student     a daily student schedule twice through the
school year. I am proud of what we           who is found to be out of compliance will    evening to give parents an opportunity to
achieve at Simon Kenton- in our              need to fix the issue before going back to   meet teachers and see the expectations for
classrooms, in our offices, and on our       class. A copy of our dress code has          your student. The schedule for the evening
playing fields and stages. Our dedicated been included with this newsletter.              is below. Please attend and kick our school
staff is always looking for ways to foster
student achievement. Your continued           SCHOOL SCHEDULE                             year off on a positive note. Schedule
                                             Building opens 7:15                          change requests will be available in the
support of the school is vital to keeping us                                              counseling office for students to fill out if an
moving forward. Please be sure to contact 7:35              8:31        First             omission has been made. Schedule changes
us at any time if you have questions,         8:36          9:32        Second            for elective courses, teacher preference, or
concerns, or want to help in any way. I                                 Third             AP courses will not be made. Fees are
                                              9:37          10:33
am confident that with parent, student,                                                   printed on schedules. Arrangements to pay
                                              10:38         12:18       Fourth
community, and school support, 2009-                                                      school fees must be made before picking up
                                              12:23         1:19        Fifth
2010 will be the best school year yet!                                                    the schedule.
Sincerely, Martha Setters, Principal          1:24          2:20        Sixth
                                             Building closes 2:40
                SBDM                                                                               FEE SCHEDULE
The Simon Kenton Site-Based Council
                                                          SAFETY                          Textbook $50.00 Lockers $2.00
normally meets from 3:00-5:00 on the 3rd The following policies help maintain a           Technology $20.00 Agenda $5.00
Thursday of each month. The public is      safe learning environment:                     Various Course fees ranging $4.00-$15.00
invited to attend.                         1. The building is unlocked from 7:15-         Athletic Participation $30.00 per season.
                                           2:40 Please make transportation
                PTSA                       arrangements as access to the building         Open House Schedule
(PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT ASSOCIATION)       after or before is limited to supervised
Our PTSA does a great deal for us                                                          Period    Start Time            End Time
                                           activities only.
through-out the year. Please join the      2. Security Sweeps including use of              1            4:30              4:40
PTSA and attend meetings when possible. cameras, police, and canine units are               2            4:43              4:53
 The first meeting is Tuesday, September performed (cars and lockers included).
                                                                                            3            4:56              5:06
14th. The board meeting is at 6:30 and the 3. Cellular phones are permitted but
regular meeting is at 7:00. The PSTA                                                        4            5:09              5:19
                                           must be kept off and secured out of sight.
president is Diana Deaton.                  Violations may result in disciplinary           5            5:22              5:32
      IMMUNIZATION                         action. Multiple violations include              6            5:35              5:45
Please make sure your child’s              confiscation of the item for the remainder       Period       Start Time        End Time
immunization is up-to-date. If we do not of the school year. Please note the cell           1            5:45              5:55
have an immunization form on file, we      phone infraction policy per the Code of
                                           Acceptable Behavior and Discipline. We           2            5:58              6:08
will be unable to provide a schedule or
enroll a student. If you have any          are unable to allocate resources to              3            6:11              6:21
questions, please call the nurse.          investigate theft or loss of cell phones or      4            6:24              6:34
                                           items similar to personal music players.
         DRESS CODE                        Students bring items at their own risk.          5            6:37              6:47
Please make sure any clothing you          4. Identification is required to check a         6            6:50              7:00
purchase fits properly and is in           student out of school.
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                                               given to after-school employment and              made earlier in the semester. Any
        ATTENDANCE                             other personal needs. Juniors may                 absences due to suspension shall be
Students missing school will be required qualify depending on needs at the senior                unexcused absences. Additionally, if a
to make up all work. Please review the         level. A waiting list will be created for         sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) year old
school calendar and schedule vacations         students requesting parking after the lots        driver drops out of school, a report of
around scheduled school days. Students are filled. Any student who abuses the                    noncompliance will be made via the
missing more than 6 events (an event is        privilege through unsafe driving or               web portal. A student shall be deemed
anything over 60 minutes) may impact a         repeated tardies will forfeit his/her             academically deficient when he or she
student’s ability to be successful. Leaving parking permit (see parking regulations              has not received passing grades in at
early, arriving late, excused and              on application). Those students                   least four (4) courses, or the equivalent
unexcused absences, being sent to AA           approved for permits at this time should          of four (4) courses.
(in-school suspensions), suspensions from bring the $20 parking fee,
school, field trips (if work is not made up), driver's license, and proof of insurance to
etc., all count toward the total that could receive a permit on August 17 from 4:30-
result in loss of credit. Parent notes are                                                         NINTH GRADERS
                                               7:00. Only students with all fees paid        Be sure to register for our orientation day on
accepted for up to three (3) events per        will be issued a permit. You must have
grading period up to a maximum of nine a permit to park on the first day of                  August 13th. This day allows students to
(9) events per school year. Any child                                                        spend the day at Simon Kenton getting used
                                               school.                                       to our facility. Registration forms are in the
who has been absent from school without
valid excuse for (3) or more days, or tardy                                                  office or online.
on (3) or more days is a truant regardless
                                                NO PASS/NO DRIVE                                     ENVIRONMENT
of the number of minutes he/she is tardy.                                                    We are striving to provide a positive, safe
Keep in mind that snow days are always a            The "No Pass/No Drive" Statute
                                                    results in the denial or revocation of   and appropriate learning environment for all
possibility and may extend school a few                                                      students. We ask that you take a moment to
days at the end of the year. No final               a student's drivers license for 1.)
                                                    academic deficiency, or 2.) dropping     discuss this with your son or daughter. We
exams will be given early. In order to                                                       encourage all students to support this effort
attend school activities, you must be               out of school as a result of
                                                    unexcused absences. Academic             with positive school behavior and by
present in school. Students who are                                                          reporting unsafe or concerning situations to
absent or have early dismissals on days of          deficiency is defined as a student
                                                    who does not have passing grades in      the school. Anonymous reports may be
events will not be allowed to attend                                                         made through 341-KIDS but we ask that this
following our attendance policy.                    at least four (4) courses, or the
                                                    equivalent of four courses, in the       be used in serious situations only.
Graduation participation requires fewer
than 9 unexcused events. While students             preceding semester. A student is
who miss more may still qualify for a               deemed to have dropped out of                 COMMUNICATION
diploma, they will not be allowed to                school when he/she has nine or more      The faculty and administration of Simon
participate in ceremonies.                          unexcused absences in the preceding      Kenton High School extend an open
                                                    semester. Any absences due to            invitation to all parents to visit or call. We
            LOCKERS                                 suspension shall be unexcused            are open to discussing concerns and coming
As part of the locker rental, students are          absences.                                up with solutions so that your son or
provided with an individual school locker                                                    daughter can be more successful.
and a combination lock for security.                Beginning August 1, 2007, any
                                                                                             To help keep parents informed, we utilize
Students need to keep the lock                      sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) year
                                                                                             our website and use a calling system to
combination private for security purposes.          old applying for a drivers license
                                                                                             deliver phone messages. Though this is a
 Since students are not required to share           permit (Instruction Permit) will be
                                                                                             recorded message, the information on it is
lockers and receive individual locks, they          required to have a completed school
                                                                                             very valuable. We start off each message
are responsible for any contents of the             Compliance Verification Form.
                                                                                             with “This is Simon Kenton’s Community
locker. Students may not use personal               Basically, the form is verifying that
                                                                                             Safe system calling to. .
locks on school lockers. A lost lock                the student is compliant with the
becomes a $6.00 fee assessed for                    components of the statute.
                                                                                             To keep you informed of grades, we mail
replacement.                                                                                 report cards home and give students progress
                                                    If the student is not compliant, a
            PARKING                                 form will not be issued. If a sixteen
                                                                                             reports every few weeks. If you have not
Having a parking permit is a privilege not                                                   received a copy a week after the date sent,
                                                    (16) or seventeen (17) year old
 to be taken lightly. Parking permits are                                                    please ask your son or daughter before
                                                    student (with a driver's permit or
assigned through an application process                                                      contacting the school.
                                                    license) accumulates nine (9) or
based on priority need, with primary                more unexcused absences, the school
consideration given to seniors with                 will report the student as
school-related activities (i.e. co-op, sports,      noncompliant via the web portal at
band, etc.) and secondary consideration             the end of each semester or may be
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                                                     Kenton County Schools
                                                 2009-10 Student School Calendar

Monday, August 17, 2009              Records Day
Wednesday, August 19, 2009           First Day for Students
Monday, September 7, 2009            Holiday #1 – Labor Day
Thursday, October 8, 2009            Professional Development Day #1
Friday, October 9, 2009              Schools Closed
Wednesday, November 25, 2009         Professional Development Day #2
Thursday, November 26, 2009          Holiday #2 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, 2009            Schools Closed
Monday, December 21, 2009            Winter Break Begins
Monday, January 4, 2010              Students Return
Monday, January 18, 2010             Holiday #3 – Martin Luther King Day
Friday, February 12, 2010            Professional Development Day #3
Monday, February 15, 2010            Holiday #4 – Presidents’ Day
Friday, April 9, 2010                Professional Development Day #4
Monday–Friday, April 12-16           Spring Break - Schools Closed
Tuesday, May 18, 2010                Primary Election - Schools Closed
Friday, May 28, 2010                 Last Day for Students
Monday, May 31, 2010                 Memorial Day – Schools Closed
Tuesday, June 1, 2010                Records Day

Please note: Five Make-Up days have been banked during the school year.

Snow Make-Up Days to be used after five snow days:
June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 7
177 Days of Instruction




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