Vol. 1, Issue 7 - November 5, 2021
Update to KCSD Mask Policy
The KCSD Board of Education approved the following update at the Nov. 1 meeting:
- Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, all students in grades 7-12 will have the option to wear masks
- All staff who work directly with students in grades 7-12 or work in a facility where everyone has access to the vaccine will be mask optional
- Staff working directly with students grades 6 and down must still wear mask
- Staff who have mask optional must still wear mask when interacting with students while indoors that do not have access to the vaccine
- Beginning Monday, Nov. 22, all KCSD individuals will have the option to wear masks
- Masks are still recommended for everyone
(Reminder: Masks are still required on all buses. Per Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services Order under section 361 and code 42 of federal regulations, all person are required to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs effective 2/1/21. The Kentucky Department of Education requires that all school districts follow this order.)
The recommendation was made to the board for consideration based on the totality of the local data as allowed by recent legislative action. The decision is not based on a dashboard/matrix and will be reviewed if future data indicates a need to make additional recommendations to the board for consideration. Additionally, the Nov. 22 date is established to enable 5-11 year olds to access the vaccine. (P will follow K with all guidelines)
Once again, masks are still recommended and welcome in all KCSD facilities. Everyone will have the individual option to wear mask and be vaccinated.
Click here for the COVID-19 Data Dashboard, which tracks positive cases and quarantines by school.
November is Hunger & Homeless Awareness Month
During the month of November, the Kenton County School District will be hosting a food drive at each school and at Central Office. We are asking for donations of personal hygiene items for United Ministries and snacks and bottled water for our KCSD schools.
Hunger and homelessness is an issue students in our community face every day. The month of November is an opportunity to give back.
For more information and resources, click here.
Congratulations to our Excellence is Everywhere Winners!
- The teacher exemplifies high expectations and rigor for all levels of students
- The teacher builds positive relationships with all stakeholders: students, staff, and parents
- The teacher is a life-long learner committed to professional growth
- The classified staff member positively impacts school culture through leadership or impacts school culture through positive interactions with students and staff.
- The classified staff goes above and beyond the expectations of the job
The following members of Team Kenton were recipients of the 2021 Excellence is Everywhere Award:
- Cyndee Banta, Beechgrove
- Maria Truex, Beechgrove
- Michelle Mersman, Caywood
- Lisa Zeller, Caywood
- Carrie Faulhaber, Dixie Heights
- Clay Dawson, Dixie Heights
- Lauren Hughes, Fort Wright
- Alice Flick, Fort Wright
- Lori Frommeyer, Hinsdale
- Kathy Decker, Hinsdale
- Emily Himonidis, Ignite
- Heather Johnson, Ignite
- Lacey Collip, Kenton
- Emily Craddock, Kenton
- Joanne Hicks, Piner
- Brandy Richardson, Piner
- Heather Reed, River Ridge
- Aaron Earls, River Ridge
- Emily Barnard, Ryland Heights
- Emma Lawrence, Ryland Heights
- Melissa Hoff, Scott
- Elissa Baker, Scott
- Megan Thomas, Simon Kenton
- Therese Nichter, Simon Kenton
- Natalie Dee, Summit View
- Heather Graziani, Summit View
- Blair Hicks, Taylor Mill
- Mandy Munich, Taylor Mill
- Natasha Smith, Turkey Foot
- Valorie Richardson, Turkey Foot
- Sally Spencer, Twenhofel
- Connie Gaylor, Twenhofel
- Debbie Repka, White's Tower
- Meghan Williams, White's Tower
- Pam Hanson, Woodland
- Carole Benjamin, Woodland
STATE TESTED NURSING ASSISTANT (STNA) Information
Students interested in the STNA program should see their school counselor! (You must be at least 16 years old)
See the video below for more information:
Scott Girls Cross Country Team is State Runner-Up
Congratulations to White's Tower Elementary!
White's Tower ranked #42 in Kentucky, which was the highest ranking of any elementary school in the Northern Kentucky area.