Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if my child is sick?

Any time a student is absent from school, it is the responsibility of the parent to call the Attendance Office (698-8065) to verify the student's absence within 48 hours.

Are students allowed to leave campus during the day?

Juniors in good standing may apply for a late start/early release for their senior year during the registration process. Current seniors may apply for a first block or fourth block release if they meet the selection criteria outlined in the student handbook. PLEASE NOTE: Being eligible for a late start/early release is not a guarantee that it will be available. Schedules may be changed to accommodate the request, but, in some cases, may not be possible.

Who should I call if I need to call my student out of school?

If your child needs to be dismissed from school, please call the Attendance Office (698-8065) and a pass to leave school will be given to them.

Are cell phones allowed in school?

Cell phones are allowed at Kearney High School and may be used before school, during passing periods, during lunch, and after school. During class, cell phones should be turned off unless the teacher allows them to be used. Students caught using their cell phones in class without teacher permission will need to place their cell phone in a holder located in the classroom and will be able to retrieve it at the end of the period. Should parents need to contact their child during the day, please contact the KHS Attendance Office instead of calling your child's cell phone.

What are Kearney High's core beliefs?

Kearney High School's mission and mantra is WE ARE CHAMPIONS BECAUSE WE RISE. To accomplish this, students and adults in our our school must represent our core values which are:

RESPECTFUL - Respectful team members value themselves, each other, and their role in our community.
INTENTIONAL - Intentional team members are purposeful and genuine in their interactions.
SUPPORTIVE - Supportive team members seek to help, encourage, and collaborate.
ENGAGED - Engaged team members are positively and actively involved in a united community.

By identifying our core values and announcing them to our community, we are are saying to all of our team members that we are accountable to these behaviors and will adhere to them. We are making a statement to our community that when you visit Kearney High School, you will see these behaviors in action and that we will base our educational opportunities around these core values.

Who should I contact if I am having concerns about my child?

There are multiple people to contact if you are concerned about your child. At any time, feel free to contact your child's grade level administrator, counselor, or teacher.

What are Small Learning Communities?

At Kearney High School, we have developed an intentional and supportive educational model called Small Learning Communities (SLCs) that deliver a robust career education to all of our students. The SLC model includes appropriately assessing student strengths, career interests, and career codes through the use of a variety of assessment tools. This information is gathered and used by both students and staff to advise students on meaningful course selections and completions of programs of study. Our model also includes opportunities for contextualized learning, tailored career exploration and application experiences. It is our goal to provide highly skilled students that can transition seamlessly from high school to college, tech school, or the workforce with certification needed to meet community and industry demands.

Who should I contact if I want to help my child get involved in athletics/activities?

If you are interested in learning more about athletics or activities, feel free to contact the KHS Activities Office at 698-8066.

What is the best way to get in contact with my child's teachers?

The best way to reach teachers is to email them. You can locate their emails in the faculty listing on the KHS website. In the email, state what your concerns are and leave a phone number for them to contact you at.

What should I do if my child is struggling in a class?

KHS utilizes Infinite Campus as its Student Information System. Parents can stay on top of grades and attendance by signing in to their parent portal. If you notice that your child is struggling, please reach out to their teacher or their counselor.