Kennard Elementary School

December 16th, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,

Happy Thursday! It is so hard to believe that we have 3-1/2 days until our winter break! Tomorrow we are celebrating CANDY CANES! All students will get a special candy cane treat!

A friendly reminder that if you have purchased "Art to Remember" Items or KES Spirit Wear, our PTA has it ready for pick-up tomorrow between 4:00-6:30 PM. Please pick it up in the front lobby of our building. Please reach out to either the PTA or our front office if these times will not work for you.

Next week is a short week and we are looking forward to a fabulous week! A few more days for our "12 Days to the Holiday's"! Check it out in the link below!

Please mark your calendars!

  • December 17th-21st: 3-1/2 School Days 'til the Holidays!!!
  • December 22nd: 1/2 Day for all students; 1:00 PM Dismissal for all students
  • December 23rd: Start of Winter Break
  • January 17th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Schools Closed for students & staff
  • January 21st & 24th: Schools Closed for staff Professional Development

In closing, thank you to all of our families for your patience in our contact tracing, Covid tracking, communication to KES, etc...WOW, our families have been amazing, supportive and so patient. A huge shout out to Nurse Tracey who is doing an unbelievable job with this!!! Also, a shout-out to our amazing students and staff for being diligent with mask-wearing, washing their hands, and doing their best to social distance:)

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your week and the upcoming weekend!!

Mrs. Michelle Carey


12 Days 'til the Holidays SPIRIT WEEKS!

Spirit Wear & Art to Remember Pick ups: Tomorrow, Friday 12/17 4:00-6:30pm! Use front foyer office entrance! ~Thank you!

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MAKO Covid-19 In School Testing

The following link is what Parents need to register for to give permission for schools to test your child for Covid-19 in the event they are showing symptoms and you would like this test performed conveniently at school. Information was previously emailed to the District regarding the specifics of this testing. Kennard Elementary's Link to register is:

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Positive Behavior Incentive for Students!

This past Thursday, students were able to enter a drawing to win a Maryland Terrapins flag! Just like last time with the Ravens Flag give away, you can enter as many times as you'd like by writing your first and last name on the back of a Dojo dollar and placing it in the blue basket during lunch. On Tuesday, December 21st we'll draw one winner for the flag and 12 other winners for fun, surprise packs (similar to last time)!

Good luck!!!

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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.

News Release on Quarantine Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

QAC Student Questions

Please note that our School Nurse at school is available for questions. Students are that are experiencing signs & symptoms affiliated with Covid-19 are screened and parents will be contacted to pick up their student if there is the need to quarantine. We thank you for your understanding as everyone's health and safety is our main concern.

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Students need to remember their own water bottles daily! We are still not able to use our water fountains, only the bottle fill up stations at this time.

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