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    Parents - please be sure to ask students about the red folders and look through the contents of information sent home today, returning all forms that need to be completed by Friday. All information presentations will be linked to the web page on the Academics tab. OFF CAMPUS PRIVILEGES - Students with no class for a period need to complete an off campus request form (located in the office) with parent signature to leave campus when they have no scheduled class. Seniors and juniors can complete the off campus lunch forms and return them at the gate during lunch time. Seniors should bring in their pass from last year if they have it, so they can be granted off campus lunch if they meet the eligibility. Juniors should return forms with off campus lunch expected to begin for them in two weeks. SAFETY - Our office is now locked with a buzz in system in place. Parents and visitors are asked to stand at the front door and they will be buzzed into the office to attend to any business. The office closes at 3:30 p.m. Students will receive their school ID on Friday when they take pictures. The ID is required to be shown each time they enter campus, so they must have it at all times. Lanyards are provided if students would like one. Students who have after school activities must enter through an open side gate or the front side gate at the main entrance. That gate will be locked at 7:00 p.m. All classroom doors are locked during the day, so it’s VERY IMPORTANT students get to class on time. Students will be trained on our new safety procedure, AlerT, in the coming weeks.

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  • Freshmen and New Student Orientation Presentation

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  • KWHS Bus Routes

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  • Back to School Student Letter

    A School Again! Congratulations to students and staff for the academic achievement that earned us an A grade again! Our commitment to excellence is evident in our academics, activities and athletics, which helped us earn recognition by the Keys Weekly voters as the Best School in the community. The 2019-2020 school year is about to begin and we look forward to another fantastic year. School begins Wed., Aug. 14th, with the first bell at 7:30 a.m. Students should be on campus by 7:20 so they are in class on time. Allow time for traffic. Breakfast will be served from 7:00-7:30 a.m. Orientation for new students/freshmen will be held Tues., Aug. 13th, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium. There will be an opportunity to tour the building and walk schedules after. A Back to School letter and schedules are being mailed out Aug. 2. The letter is attached here. Students are asked to observe schedule change sessions and be patient. Only issues with core courses or missing classes will be addressed before school starts. Electives will be dealt with once school starts. First week dates: Aug. 13, New student orientation, 9:00 Aug. 14, School starts, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Pep Rally Schedule – wear class colors (freshmen – white, sophomores – gray, juniors – black, seniors – red) Football Game, 7:00 p.m., Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium Aug. 20, School Advisory Council, 6:00 p.m., Media Center All parents are welcome. Students will receive a class syllabus for each class which will include curriculum, expectations, materials needed. Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Parents are encouraged to apply for Free or Reduced lunch if they had it the previous year or feel their child would qualify. Click below for the link to the application. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office. Click below for the student letter

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  • Greg Kremer Scholarship

    Former students, friends and colleagues of Greg Kremer, long time instructor and icon at KWHS, would like to honor his memory by providing a scholarship at class night. He touched the lives of many students and staff alike. We have opened a scholarship in his name at KWHS and anyone who would like to contribute can make a donation to Key West High School here with a credit/debit through SchoolPay (at the link or via a check dropped off and made out to Key West High School with "Greg Kremer Scholarship" in the memo line. A group of his collegial educators will make the selection this year, recognizing a student who had a passion for education, sports and adventure, those things that inspired Greg throughout his life. Please help us honor the legacy of a tremendous coach, educator, and friend.

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  • Summer Reading Lists

    “Students in grades nine through twelve may choose ANY book from ANY Grade 9-12 Reading List to complete the assignment. Summer reading projects are optional for all English classes (9-12, AP Lang, AP Lit). “ “Books and Books, on Simonton, is offering 20% off ANY book on the summer reading list with a school ID.” Click below for the summer reading lists.

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  • KWHS Text Tips

    Safety is first at KWHS and we have taken several steps to ensure our campus is safe. Our SRO, Officer Del Cid, is on campus from start to finish of each school day with additional officers on campus during lunch. The extra police are there to build relationships, mentor the students and help to maintain a safe environment. Staff are throughout the campus at supervision stations during the day and we ask all visitors to check in at the office for clearance. The gates on campus are locked at 7:45 and reopened before school is out with the front gate the main entrance point. Students have been through an Active Threat presentation to help them make decisions should they ever face such a situation at school or anywhere. This presentation is available for viewing by parents on our website. We have practiced fire drills and lock down drills as well as spent a day dedicated to character education lessons, all in an effort to promote a healthy, positive, safe environment for our students to be their best. Our See Something, Say Something campaign urges students to tell an adult on campus if they hear, see or suspect something that is suspicious, doesn’t seem right or if they are concerned about a person’s well-being. The Text Tip number for anonymous reporting is 305-432-3311.

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  • Apply for School Lunch Benefits

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  • Active Threat Presentation

    Students were part of an Active Threat presentation provided by teachers on Friday. The information is part of our safety protocols and the presentation elicited awareness and informative conversations about what students and staff should do if there were to be an active threat on campus.

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  • Yearbooks for Sale

    Are you a Key West High School alumni? Did you lose your yearbook to a storm or in travels? If so, we may have that special memory book! The Conch, our school yearbook, has several extra additions dating back to the early 1940's. They are on sale for $50.00 plus shipping. If you would like to see if your graduation year is available, please email or call …

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  • Daily Announcements

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    Welcome to Key West High School, a school of diverse opportunities with high expectations where we strive for students to be the best they can be personally, academically, athletically and socially.
    School Logo with conch shell Key West High P.R.I.D.E Perseverance respect integrity dedication excellence join the tradition  
      To empower all students to maximize their potential and prepare them with the skills and experiences necessary to be college or career ready and to develop those character traits that will enable them to be productive members of society.
    We focus on R2D2: Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Determination
    · Students are our priority and their learning opportunities are the central focus.
    · All students have the right to a safe and drug-free learning environment.
    · Parents, community members, agencies and the school work collaboratively to provide the support needed for each child to experience success.
    · Relationships are strengthened and perspectives are broadened through diversity and equity.
    · Teachers and administrators are leaders and innovators whose primary responsibility is to engage students in high-quality learning experiences that result in student achievement.
         CONCH PRIDE - Perseverance Respect Integrity Dedication Excellence


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