Dear King Parents,

As we enter the second semester, we continue to focus on the importance of academic achievement.  To motivate our students to do well academically and to encourage them to focus on meeting the requirements for culmination, our Personalized Learning Environments (PLE’s) will hold award and Pin & Ribbon Ceremonies.  This year’s recognition assemblies will be held the week of February 16. To be eligible for a Pin and Ribbon, students must earn 30 credits in the Fall semester and receive no more than a total of 2 U’s, with only one in cooperation on the most recent grading period. Earning a pin and ribbon is our way of recognizing students who are on their way towards earning the middle school diploma.  Parents, please be aware that in order to participate in the culmination ceremonies scheduled for June, students must earn passing grades in all of their classes and receive no more than a total of 2 U’s, with only on in cooperation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sending your children to school.  I am happy to report that attendance for the first four months of school was an outstanding 95.3%.  Every day at school means more money for the school.  Your support and cooperation is truly appreciated.

The weather forecast for this school year appears to be rain and more rain.  In order to keep your children warm, dry and safe, the following are helpful reminders:

- Dress in clothes that are rain-proof and meet the school dress code.
- Be especially careful when driving, walking, dropping-off and picking up students.  Pick-up students on the side streets, Manzanita and Bates Street or the back of the school.
- Stay away from moving water because it can sweep you off your feet.
- Stay away from flood control channels.
- Stay away from downed power lines and trees.
- Have a flashlight ready in case there is a power outage.
- Have your cell phone or walkie-talkie ready in the event your area loses telephone or internet service as we normally do not cancel school if the power is out.

Thank you for helping us keep your children safe and healthy. 

To promote communication between home, school, parent teacher and students, King will offer computer classes for parents.  Classes will be held in the Parent Center room 101 beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Parents will learn how to use e-mail a means of communicating with teachers.  Parents will also learn how to use King’s website as a resource and a source of information on schoolwide activities.  Only by working together we can ensure the academic success of our students.

Jeanne Yamamoto
Interim Principal