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NEW CELL PHONE POLICY 9/22/14
Though students are permitted to carry their cell phones during the school day, use of cell phones is prohibited during school hours. All cell phones must be turned off and removed from visibility before the tardy bell rings each day and BEFORE entering their classroom at the beginning of the school day. Cell phones must remain off for the remainder of the school day and can be turned on once a student leaves the classroom after 3:00. Use of cell phones during the school day for any reason, without permission, will result in the cell phone being confiscated. Repeated behavior will result in the student receiving school consequences. Teachers may allow students to use electronic devices in the classroom for academic reasons. Students may not use their phones in the library. If a student is in the Administration Office or the Student Services building, they may not use their cell phone. Administration will contact parents if necessary and/or the student can request to use the phone in the office to contact their parent.
If a cell phone rings or vibrates during a class period, between classes, or during lunch, it will be confiscated. Forgetting to turn the cell phone off is not an acceptable excuse. If a student is going to bring a cell phone to school they are expected to be responsible for turning it off at the beginning of the school day. Students are not allowed to take photos or video. If students choose to do so, they will receive an electronic device violation and their phone will be confiscated. Once a cell phone is confiscated by a school employee, a parent or guardian must come to the school to pick the phone up after the first offense. Finally, by bringing a cell phone or other electronic device to Katherine Albiani Middle School, the student is assuming responsibility for that device. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen cell phone or electronic device.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES/IPODS/CD PLAYERS/RADIOS/GAMBOY GAMES
iPods, iPads, CD players, radios, PSP, GameBoy, and/or DS devices and games must be turned off removed from visibility before the tardy bell rings each day and BEFORE entering their classroom at the beginning of the school day. These items are not permitted for use during school hours (including lunch). Students and their families accept full responsibility for the loss or theft of these devices when they are brought to school. If an iPod or any other electronic device is being used during school hours (including lunch), a parent or guardian must come to the school to pick the device up after the first offense. Students may not use their phones in the library. We encourage students to leave all electronic devices at home as these items are often lost or stolen at school. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen electronic devices.
Quick Guidelines on Student Dress Code
Dress and Grooming Guidelines
KAMS Families and Students,
Here are some key highlights from the EGUSD dress code policy. Dress code will be enforced, so please dress appropriately for school. For more specific information regarding the dress code, see page 24.
Some key highlights from the dress code are:
KAMS Falcon Bulletin
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Today in History...
On this day in, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company's Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars.
Today at KAMS...
Student Store will be open every day this week after school except Friday. Stop by and get your snacks after school. Also, you can purchase snacks and supplies during your lunch.
Harvest Festival is next Friday during school and you can start buying your tickets today in Student Store at lunch. Each ticket is 50 cents. Look at menus that will be posted around campus to find out how much items are and make a plan. No refunds on tickets. IF you purchase a wristband, you get unlimited games and inflatables.
This Week at KAMS...
KAMS Travel Club will be meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30 am in room MC-3. Come find out what's new and what we are doing for Harvest Festival.
The KAMS Book Fair Starts this week on the MP Stage. Stop by and see what fabulous books you can purchase and help our school raise money.
Love to dance? Interested in improving your technique or learning some new moves? Want to get a head start before spring musical auditions? Then come to the Dance Workshop Friday, October 10 in the Dance Room after school. Alan Quin from Soul Purpose Dance Company will be leading the class. Please register in the Student Store for $5.00. Additional workshops will be November 14 and December 12.
Interested in learning more about the play Romeo and Juliet? Want to learn stage combat and sword fighting? The Drama Club is proud to announce a special workshop with guest Theatre Arts Specialist, John Lee, on Thursday, October 9 from 3:15 – 5:15 on the stage. Please register in the Student Store for $20.00.
This Thursday is Bring your Parent to school day (That's tomorrow!)
Don't forget to remind your parents to come hang out with you and meet your teachers.
Also, start turning in the money for the Enjoy the city fundraiser. Last day to turn in sample book, orders and money to the Student Store is Thursday.
Harvest Festival tickets go on sale starting Wednesday! Menu will be looped mailed so you can start planning how you want to spend your money at the KAMS Harvest Festival. harvest Festival is October 10th! All money raised helps support KAMS clubs and organizations.
Friday is PGHS Homecoming Parade and it is Spirit Color Day. Wear Red, White, and Blue and support PGHS and you could win spirit points for your team! KAMS Leadership will come by 3rd period on Friday to see who has the most spirit! Have a majority of one color or all the colors and you count!
Our next Albiani All-Star Meeting is this Friday, October 3rd, at 7:30 am. 7th graders will meet in room G-05 and 8th graders will meet in room G-06. We will be talking about petitions and how to fulfill your award requirements! Please bring your parent permission slip to this meeting. We will also review our meeting schedule for the fall semester. This will be your last opportunity to be eligible to join All-Stars for this term. See you Friday morning!
Athletics on Campus...
Volleyball season started last week. Come out and see them play this week. Thursday is another home game. Go Lady Falcons!
Wednesday, Oct. 1st
Don’t forget to return or renew your overdue library books! It’s finally October! Are you ready for a Scary Library Challenge? Earn library tickets & treats and checkout a scary book to read the entire month of October.
Check out the Yearbook and Journalism Club’s website, “YERD’S THE WORD”. Look on the NEWS section of schoolloop and click on our website link to see the latest pics for yearbook consideration. You can also take surveys and read our advice column by our mascot, YERDY. Warning – he’s a little grumpy and he doesn’t have a face, but he is wiser than he looks! Buy your yearbook and promotion ads now before prices go up in January online or in the student store!
Ladies are you interested in getting more fit while at the same time practicing some dance moves. Sports on Campus is now offering Zumba classes every Wednesday from 7:15 am – 7:45 am. The class will be taught by Colleen Jackson a Certified Zumba instructor. Classes begin Wednesday October 15th.
Please see Mr. Swain or Mr. Leon if you’re interested in signing up.
Major Upcoming Events
10/7 SSC Meeting
10/8 C&I Leadership Mtg
10/9 Volleyball at Eddy
10/10 Min Day
10/14 Volleyball vs. Pinkerton
10/16 Volleyball at Harris
10/17 Orange Day!
10/21 Volleyball vs. Rutter
10/22 Student of the Month
10/23 PBIS Meeting
Volleyball at Jackman
10/24 Pink Day!
10/28-30 Volleyball Tournament
10/31 Fall Sports Assembly
11/4 SSC Meeting
11/5 F&O Meeting
11/6-7 Fall Musical
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KAMS Travel Club
We will be meeting in room MC-3 at 8:30 am to discuss upcoming fundraisers.
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Oct Events - Parent News
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Take Your Parents & Guardians to School Day.
KAMS would like to extend a heartfelt invitation for you to participate in our annual "Take your Parent & Guardian to School Day." We only offer this unique day once during the school year. This year our special day will be held on T... Continue
How to report an absence
WHO DO I INFORM WHEN MY STUDENT IS ABSENT?
You can call 916-686-5210 to report your student’s absence.
Julie Underwood (Junderwo@egusd.net) can take calls regarding 7th grade students
Christina Ascencio (Cascencio@egusd.net) works with 8th grade students
If you send a note or email, please remember to include: student name, date of absence, reason for absence, student ID number (if you have it), and who is reporting the absence. We will not accept emails to clear a student absence from a student's School Loop account. School Loop emails must come from a parent account.