Kennard Elementary School

September 16th 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


Happy Thursday! Our KES students are thriving since they have been back in the building! I have been so impressed with the level of engagement on the part of our students, staff and parents; we are so appreciative of our families for being supportive and involved at EVERY level. Our KES community is so phenomenal!!


Due to the impending morning rain, our Constitution Day celebration has been rescheduled for September 24th! We would still like to encourage our students to wear RED, WHITE and BLUE tomorrow to celebrate the day!


In advance, THANK YOU to all of our families that have reached out to our staff with student signs and symptoms of illness. It is evident that you are checking your child each morning, prior to sending them to KES; this has allowed us to be very proactive and is eliminating the spread of germs to others. We want to continue to keep all of our students healthy and happy this school year! I have linked below the updated "Student Quarantine Guidelines" and the "Student FAQ". Please make sure that you take the time to review these documents.


Reminder that if you are interested in your student receiving the Flu Mist at KES you must complete the "fillable" forms below, by tomorrow, and return to our KES office.


Additionally, please check out the information on our partnership with the Queen Anne's County Public Library! Our students have free access to borrow books, ebooks, magazines, journals, online encyclopedias, and other resources from the Queen Anne’s County Library! The opt-in form is also linked below. Take advantage of this amazing resource!


We have a ton of upcoming events! Please mark your calendars!


  • September 24th: Constitution Day is RESCHEDULED for this date!
  • September 30th: Join us for our "Book BOP"! DJ's, Dancing and Books! See flyer!
  • September 24th-October 1st: KES Book Fair!
  • September 20th & 21st: 4th & 5th Grade Reading MCAP
  • September 22nd & 23rd: 4th & 5th Grade Math MCAP
  • October 29th: Fall FUN FAIR and Food Truck Night! More details are forthcoming!
  • November 1st: ALL schools Closed; Staff Professional Development
  • November 2nd & 3rd: 1/2 Day for Students; Parent Conferences
  • November 3rd: Sugar Doodles Event!


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! KES ROCKS!!! Have an amazing rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal


FLU Mist Fillable Permission Slip-English

FLU Mist Fillable Permission Slip-Spanish


QACPS Student Quarantine Guidelines

QACPS Student FAQ


QACPS SOAR Opt-In form

QACPS SOAR Overview

Important Parent Q & A Regarding Quarantine Guidelines

See below for some valuable facts regarding the Quarantine Guidelines that Queen Anne's County Public Schools are following.


Frequently Asked Questions


QAC Student Questions


Please note that our School Nurse at school is available for questions. Students continuously visiting the nurse experiencing the symptoms that are also affiliated with Covid will be screened and parents will be contacted to pick up from school immediately. We thank you for your understanding as everyone's health and safety is our main concern.


Morning Math Opportunity!

Morning math will be available next week from 8:35-9:00 each day. Students are welcome to drop in as needed for homework help, or to develop a better understanding of current math topics. Contact Mrs. Phillips if you have any questions at Laura.Phillips@qacps.org

Join our KES PTA!!!

Please welcome our new KES PTA Board ! In advance we would like to thank them for their dedication and time to support our Staff and your Children!


President: Jessica Kinnamon

Vice President: Carol Trader

Treasurer: Dave Tyler

Secretary: Sarah Fullerton


Below you will find the PTA Membership Form. We encourage you to become a member to support all of the amazing things they will use the funding for to sponsor our students!


Remember, the classroom with the most memberships wins a prize!


PTA Membership Form 21-22

Free Meals & Monthly Cafeteria Menu

Who's Hungry!? We are excited to share this flyer with you regarding Breakfast and Lunch at school this year! Free!!!!!

Information on Free Meals

Our Lost and Found table is in the lobby~Please remind Students to look for lost items there!

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Important Resources


See flyer below for information on Addiction and Family:

Family Assistance for Substance Abuse Questions


See the attached link below regarding Safety and Welfare of Children left unattended:

Plan-for-your-child's-safety-Brochure


Children's Mental Health Matters! Click on the link below for valuable resources:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/downloads