You have a lot of ways you can get information about what’s happening at KGA. From teachers, to the administration, to PTO it can easily feel like information overload. While some of the content of the various communication methods overlap, each has a specific purpose and priority level. Click on each heading to expand information about the communication method.

Infinite Campus – Parent portal website/app/message service

  • Receive: http://www.cusd80.com/studentportal        instructions: http://goo.gl/2ecwAO
  • Purpose: Parent portal account that sends school-wide emails and provides access to your child’s grades, attendance record, and activity fees due. Please note, all progress reports and report cards will only be available electronically through Infinite Campus this year.
  • Importance: Highly recommended

KGA Website

  • Receive: Visit http://www.cusd80.com/knox
  • Purpose: School information. Teacher/grade webpages have homework and curriculum content.  You can get website notification emails by creating a schoolwires account by clicking on “register” in the upper right of the website.
  • Importance: High

Remind – text/email reminders

  • Receive: To receive message via text, text “@knoxg” to 623-552-2153      To receive emails, send email to knoxg@mail.remind101.com   Each bus route also as a remind address. Contact the front office for information.
  • Purpose: Instant alerts and reminders. Teachers will provide info on how to subscribe to their updates. Bus route reminds provide notice on delays with routes
  • Importance: Highly recommended

KGA PTO Calendar

  • Receive: Visit http://kgapto.com/calendar/ to view and for instructions to subscribe
  • Purpose: Comprehensive calendar updated with all school-wide events, meetings, and first-day-of-week reminders for 6 day calendar . You can add to your google, apple, or outlook calendars and have easy viewing access for upcoming events
  • Importance: Highly recommended

KGA PTO website

  • Receive: Visit kgapto.com  You can receive notifications of new posts by submitting your email address in the the subscription box in the right sidebar.
  • Purpose: Resource for parents regarding volunteering, fundraising, events, and other school news
  • Importance: High

KGA PTO Email list

  • Receive: Fill out PTO form under the “Volunteer” tab in the main menu at the top of the page or send email to kgapto@gmail.com to request addition
  • Purpose: Generally used for event notification, call for volunteers, and notices for special fundraising events
  • Importance: Optional,but recommended

KGA Facebook pages

Pages:

  • “Knox Gifted Academy” – Like the page
  • “KGA Specials” – Like the page
  • “KGA PTO” – Like the page
  • “C.A.T.S. Parents Chandler AZ” –  Request to join the group
  • “Kinder CATS” – Like the Kindergarten page
  • “KGA 1st Grade”- Like the 1st Grade page
  • “KGA 2nd Grade”- Like the 2nd Grade page
  • “KGA Third Grade” – Like the 3rd grade page
  • “KGA 4th” – Like the 4th grade page

Private KGA Groups (to join all groups, search for the group name, then also send a message to the group administrator with your child’s name and teacher’s name):

  • All KGA Parents: “Knox Gifted Academy Parents”       You must fill out this form: https://goo.gl/XaG96F to join
  • Kinder: “KGA Kindergarten Parents, 2017-2018”
  • 1st: “KGA Parents, First Grade 2017-2018”
  • 2nd: “KGA2022”
  • 3rd: “KGA-2021”
  • 4th: “KGA2020”
  • 5th: “KGA 4th Grade, Class of 2025”
  • 6th: “KGA-2018”

Twitter

Teachers with accounts, sharing classroom exploits:

  • K: @KinderCats
  • 1st: @KGA1st
  • 2nd: @kga2ndgrade, Mrs. Coplan (@mrscoplan), Mrs. Zichichi (@mrszichichi)
  • 3rd: Mrs. Durham (@durhamsdaily)
  • 4th: @KGA4th
  • 5th: Mrs. Iyer (@gr8teachermom),  Mr. Notley (@Notleycrew1)
  • 6th:  Mr. Buist (@BuistBunch), Mrs. Nusbaum (@NusKnights)
  • Specials: @kgaspecials

Also consider following: Knox Gifted Academy (@KnoxGifted), Chandler Unified SD (@ChandlerUnified)

Instagram

Teachers/grades with Instagram accounts are:

  • 1st: @KGA1st
  • 2nd: @kga2ndgrade
  • 5th: @kgateam5thgrade
  • 6th: Mr. Buist (@BuistBunch), Mrs. Nusbaum (@NusKnights)
  • Specials: @kgaspecials