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Eclipse Day Letter for
August 21, 2017

KMHS Parents & Students,

On Monday, August 21, 2017 the moon will pass between Earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse to occur in the United States since 1918. The Cobb County School District has extended the school day by 45 minutes to ensure the safety of all students, and we plan to make this once-in-a-lifetime event a special educational experience for students.

We realize many of you may be planning to observe the eclipse as a family. If your student is checking out early on Monday, August, 21st, please submit all check out notes by Friday, August, 18th, so they may be verified ahead of time. Delays may be experienced if students do not submit a note prior to the day of the event. 

The August 21st adjusted bell schedule for Kennesaw Mountain is posted below. Permission forms will be processed by the students’ 4th period teacher beginning Monday, August 14th.

Below are guidelines pertaining to high schools that will be followed:



  • Students will be dismissed once all the buses have arrived (approximately 4:15 PM).
  • Schedules should be adjusted for the last period of the day to begin at 1:30 PM. This will allow minimum day students to leave campus before the eclipse.
  • The adjusted bell schedule for KMHS is located on the school website, which will account for the 45 minute delay in dismissal.


  • All after-school practice times will be adjusted according to the 45-minute delay in dismissal.


  • Teachers of students in grades 3-12 may plan outdoor solar eclipse activity with Principal approval.
  • Students MUST have a permission form signed by a parent to participate. A permission slip designed and approved by the district will be available via the students 4th period teacher beginning Monday, August 14th.
  • The school must have a signed permission form for any student who will be outside during peak hours of the eclipse (2:00 - 3:00PM)
  • All safety and security guidelines will be followed as recommended and outlined by NASA in the attached document and at: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
  • KMHS will have approximately 1500 approved viewing glasses for use by students.
  • Any student who does not have a signed permission form may not be outside from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Teachers are responsible for planning standard based and relevant instructional activities related to the event.


GREAT NEWS! A one hour live broadcast via IPTV will be available from Kennesaw Mountain High School showcasing the observatory/eclipse from 1:45 - 2:45 PM.

NASA has curated a strong collection of informational resources on the eclipse. We recommend accessing this site for eclipse questions you may have regarding safety, timing, resources and more.  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance as we facilitate this educational event.

Mark Trachtenbroit, Ph.D.

Eclipse Day Bell Schedule

1st Period  ​​​​8:20 – 9:58

2nd Period​​​  10:03 – 11:37

3rd Period​​​  11:42 – 1:30

      A Lunch  ​​​​11:42 – 12:09 

​     B Lunch​​​​  12:09 – 12:36 

​     C Lunch  ​​​​12:36 – 1:03 

      D Lunch​​​​  1:03 – 1:30

4th Period​​​  1:35 – 4:15



2017 Best Public
High Schools in Georgia


KMHS #12

KMHS #12


Kennesaw Mountain High School
STEM Program


April 27, 2017-State Superintendent RichardWoods along with CCSD Superintendent Chris Ragsdale officially recognize KMHS as STEM certified by the state of Georgia.



Please contact Carol James at carol.james@cobbk12.org for information regarding a ParentVue account.


Kaplan Test Prep

Attention Parents: Do you need an ACT or SAT Plan for your child? Please attend our parent meeting about how you can take Kaplan’s New SAT and ACT Combo Test FREE to help you decide. This meeting will be in the KMHS Cafeteria at 6pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Please plan to attend.

Parent Meeting Flyer
Practice Test Information Please note that the correct web address is


PSAT Registration for Juniors

Registration window: 8/15/17 -9/21/17

Registration site: www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/111739

Cost: $18.00

Test date: 10/11/17

Juniors that do not register for the PSAT, will be scheduled to take the ASVAB, a vocational aptitude test


Dress Code

Please remember-when shopping for school clothes, NO holes above the knees are permitted.

Shorts must be no shorter than six inches above the knee.


Certificate of School Enrollment

Certificates of School Enrollment are required to obtain both a Georgia Learner's Permit and a Georgia Driver's License for students under the age of 18. Certificates expire in 30 days.

Apply in the Attendance Office every morning from 7:45-8:20 am. There is a $2.00 processing fee, bring exact change. Certificates will be ready for pick-up in two days.


Please note that purchase procedures must be followed exactly for an expeditious acquisition of the parking decal:

  1. Student has parking application completely filled out
  2. The exact dollar amount (check or cash) accompanies the application
  3. Completed application with exact change brought to Admin I between 8:00-8:15 AM
  4. Student picks up decal during their lunch period


Parking Guidelines
Parking Procedures
Parking Application
Cobb Parking Rules and Regulations
Truancy Form


New Student Registration

All registrations are by appointment only. Please call (678) 594-8190 to schedule an appointment. Click here to view required documents to register your student, and other paperwork to expedite the registration process. Other important info: Required summer assignments, Dear Future Mustang letter.


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Panama February 2018!

Interest meeting will be on Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm in the Media Center.

Would you like to take an expedition in Panama next year? Join us February 17th - 24th and enjoy seeing Panama and practice speaking Spanish while you are there. You can see Ms. Mitchell in room 200 or Ms. Cepero in room 224 for additional information. Click here to see the trip itinerary.


Traveling with Coach G

Coach G is leading another incredible trip around the world and is headed to China in June 2019! Join us for an amazing journey to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. There are limited spots available.

We have reserved 3 spots for incoming freshmen only that are just learning of our 17-day trip to Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England and France in June 2018.

If interested, please see Coach G in room 221 or email him at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org


Work Permit

Students can go online to complete the work permit paperwork. Bring the GA DOL printout in person to the main office or the attendance office. The work permit will be completed in 24 hours from the time it is turned in.  

Effective July 1, 2015, with the exception of minors in entertainment, work permits are no longer required for youth age 16 and older.








STEM Georgia AdvancedEd STEM

February 27, 2017 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods names Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Kennesaw Mountain receives the following AP Honor designations:

AP STEM School
AP Merit School
AP STEM Achievement School
AP Humanities School

US News and World Report Washington Post

Postitive Athlete Georgia

April 24, 2017- KMHS is proud to announce the distinction of being named the Most Positive School in Cobb County for the 2016-17 school year by Positive Athlete Georgia.
Greatest Gains Greatest Gains Award
3-year Average CCRPI Progress Score

Silver Designation
Top 5% (of state)


Upcoming Events

  • August 21: School Day extended 45 minutes for Eclipse

  • August 21: Open House, 6:00-7:15

  • August 29: Panama 2018 Trip Interest Meeting, 6:00 pm in Media Center

  • August 31: Naviance Informational Parent and Student Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm in the theatre

  • September 5: Character Education Day


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