Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.12: Welcoming March

In like a Lion...?

Let's think warm thoughts as we head into March!

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Principal's Message

Greeting Grewenow Families! It's going to be cold, but I assure you it is March. We have a lot of warm thoughts running through the minds of teachers and students right now as they engage in some outstanding learning experience. This month, we kick off our all school read of the book Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. It is peak time for instruction this year - the long stretch from winter to spring break creates some of the most steady instructional delivery for the year. Finally, at the end of this month, our grade 3-5 students will get to show the world what they know on the Wisconsin Forward Exam which opens up on March 18! Check out some of the action in our school in the gallery below.

Academic Updates

Summer School Registration

Information for Families

  • Summer School registration will be online. Grewenow will have a laptop in the office for families to register during conferences.
  • Our summer school session is held at Southport. Families can drop their child off at Grewenow and a bus will take students to Southport (7:45AM) and bring them back to Grewenow (12:15PM)
  • Dates this year are June 24 – July 26 (No classes on July 4)
  • Times 8:00 - Noon each day.
  • The focus of the session is math and reading, though many teachers also do fun inquiry activities as well.
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General Announcements

Student safety is our top priority in the parking lot

Just a reminder that during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times, staff vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in the parking lot.

Safety patrol students will continue be stationed to help students across that driveway and move the cones for staff ONLY. Please do not ask safety patrol members to move the cones as their answer will be "No."

Also, please be mindful of CITY PARKING SIGNS and follow as directed.

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Survey- School Climate and Culture


In an effort to continuously improve, KUSD is seeking voluntary feedback from all students and parents/guardians related to your child’s school climate and culture. This information will be helpful to site-based teams in their future decision making and will allow us to grow and improve at each of our schools.

Students will begin taking surveys this week at school. Questions include how your child feels when he/she is at school, how he/she feels they are treated by staff, and how he/she feels about their learning experiences. We also ask our high school students a few questions about their future goals and endeavors.

The family survey will be made available the week of Feb. 18 via Infinite Campus. This survey will be similar in nature and will ask your opinion on how you feel the school is doing in regards to educating your child. Parents/guardians can access this survey by logging into Infinite Campus where you will find a link to the survey in your inbox that will remain live until March 11, 2019.

Should you have questions regarding either of these surveys, please contact your school principal.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th at 9:45 AM. Be on the lookout for more information in Wednesday take home folders.

Attendance Procedures

School Attendance Policy

Attending school on time and on a consistent basis is a crucial part of your child's academic success. As such, we would like to go over our KUSD attendance policy to ensure that everyone is informed and that we are all doing our best in having our students here, everyday and on time.

A child cannot be excused more than ten (10) days in a full school year. As per Wisconsin State Statutes, all absences beyond ten (10) days would be marked unexcused and treated accordingly. Any days missed after the 10 days, no matter at what point during the school year, will need a medical excuse for each day they missed after that 10th day. If a medical note is not received, the days are marked unexcused or truant.

Sick Day Guidelines

Making the right call when your child is sick

Should I keep my child home or send him/her to school?

School guidelines advise a child stay home if he/she:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher

  • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea

  • Has very red, irritated eye(s)

  • Has a rash not evaluated by a medical provider

  • Has head lice or nits

  • Has symptoms that keep him/her from participating in school, such as:

    • Deep or uncontrollable cough and sneezing

    • Severe pain from ear ache, stomach ache, body aches or headache

WI state law (118.15) states that a child may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year.

24-hour rule:

Fever (100 degrees or higher):

Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone without medicine for 24 hours.

Vomiting or diarrhea:

Keep your child home for 24 hours after the last time he/she vomited or had diarrhea and is eating a normal diet.


Keep your child home at least 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic.

We often have many ill children and adults coming to school, and each one is passing their sickness to others.

Please help others from becoming ill by keeping your child home while they are sick.

For more information, please contact the school nurse.

Family Resources

HELP WANTED: Volunteers Needed!

We need you...yes you!
Parents/Caregivers are a vital part of our school community and there are many opportunities at Grewenow for you to get involved in. From helping out in our classrooms to planning a school event. We value those in our student's lives and want you to feel welcomed to participate in all that goes on at Grewenow.

Sign up today! Call Ms. Ozimek at 262-359-7405

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

This link will take you to classroom webpages where our teachers post classroom resources and newsletters.

Click the Button below to download this month's Prevention Services Network (PSN) Family Resource Newsletter which was shared with you courtesy of Mrs. Wideman, our school social worker/guidance counselor.

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community

The Grewenow Family & Teacher Community is our school's version of a PTO.
Join this group in helping support the education programming and making a difference for the students at Grewenow!

Find more information and follow them on Facebook by clicking the link here.

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community (GFTC) Meeting

Wednesday, March 13th, 6-8pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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