Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7224
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7257
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888
Location: 1175 Tyler Street, Hastings, MN, United States
Dates to remember
2 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
13 - Author Visit - Mary Bleckwehl
16 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
23 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop
27 - Kennedy Family Movie Night featuring Bad Guys
30 - Monthly PTA Meeting (Green Mill 7:00 pm)
20 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
21 - NO SCHOOL - District Staff Development
January's Featured Artists
Kingston, Victoria, Mikaela, Sylas, Aspen, Hank
2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration
To enroll, visit the Kindergarten enrollment website.
We invite you to watch our introductory video to meet our kindergarten teachers.
Kindergarten Readiness information is available on our district website.
Author Visit - Mary Bleckwehl
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
January 27th - Kennedy Family Movie Night
January 30th - Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm, Green Mill
February 27th - Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm, Kennedy Media Center
Snack Drive sponsored by PTA
Don't Wait Until Winter ... Prepare for a "Snow Day"
It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:
Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.
Click HERE for instructions on how to update contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
*Please note, the first inclement weather day will not have e-learning expectations in place. Students will use the day to catch up on anything they would like.
Treats at School
Student Well Being
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for winter weather. Students spend twenty minutes outside for noon recess. Winter coats, gloves or mittens, and hats are required to make their time outside more enjoyable.
If the temperature is below 0º fahrenheit, or the wind chill is around that level, we will keep the students inside during recess.
Throughout the year, there may be times that your child may be sick, need to go to medical appointments, etc. If your child is absent, please call the attendance line by 8:50 am at 651-480-7220.
Being on time to school is very important. If you are late to school, please check your student in at the main office.
If there is ever a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7220 by 2:30 pm.
If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.
Early Pick Up for Students
MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*
● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.
During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.
Change of Address or Daycare
KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Kids Campus Program will also be closed. If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30 am).
If school closes two hours early, then Kids Campus sites will close two hours early
(4:00 pm). Parents will be called and notified by Kids Campus staff to pick up their child.
Please pick up your child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up your child by that time. Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements.