Comet Connection

KELLOGG FAMILY NEWS | Jan 30, 2022

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ONE GIGANTIC SCOOP!

SCOOP ONE

RPS is facing a projected operating budget deficit of up to $23 million for the 2022-2023 school year. We are seeking input from staff, students, families and community members in two different ways.

A summary of survey results will be shared at the Feb 8 School Board meeting, where they will also make decisions on budget reduction next steps. You can stream the meeting at www.youtube.com/isd535

Happening @ Kellogg

MONDAY, January 32

  • B Day
  • In-person learning resumes! YAHOO!
  • Mid-Year FastBridge Reading Screener

TUESDAY, February 1

  • A Day
  • Q2 Cool Comet Store (during lunch) **We still need parent volunteers to help 10am-2pm! Email ptsakellogg@gmail.com.**
  • Mid-Year FastBridge Reading Screener

WEDNESDAY, February 2

  • B Day
  • Mid-Year FastBridge Reading Screener

THURSDAY, February 3

  • A Day
  • Mid-Year FastBridge Reading Screener

FRIDAY, February 4

  • B Day
  • Mid-Year FastBridge Reading Screener
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COVID UPDATE

We will return to contact tracing beginning Monday.

Quarantine timelines have changed a bit.

  • Positive cases will isolate for 10 days from symptom onset or date of test.
  • Symptomatic students will isolate 10 days from symptom onset. Student may return sooner with negative test.
  • Close contacts will quarantine 5 days from close contact, assuming they do not develop symptoms. There is no longer a shortened quarantine pathway, given close contacts are only quarantined for 5 days now. (Close contacts who are fully vaccinated or positive within the past 90 days are not required to quarantine.)


Masking is required.

Students are required to wear a mask securely above the nose and below the chin while in the building.


Test to Stay

A staggered roll-out of Test-to-Stay will begin Feb 14.

We do not have a start date for Kellogg at this time.


Saliva Test Kits

You may pick up a Saliva Test Kit in the Kellogg Health Office. These tests are completed at home, then returned to our Kellogg drop box (in the office) to be shipped to Vault Health on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Please report positive cases, symptoms or close contacts to

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Tues, February 1st - we are hosting another Cool Comet store. Kids earn cool comet coupons throughout the year for good decisions, kindness, and other good deeds and get to cash them out at quarterly Comet stores. The kids were crazy excited at the fall store and we look forward to continuing this tradition. The chair coordinator, Jackie Tester, needs 4 helpers between 10:30am-2pm to help run the store and manage the 'traffic'. Any help within that timeframe would be appreciated, but especially closer to 10:30 with the younger crowd. (Of note, the remaining stores will be 3/24 and 6/2. Save the dates!)


Mon, February 14th - No PTSA meeting! Enjoy the holiday with loved ones! The next meeting will be Monday, March 14th at 6pm.


February 28th-March 2nd Book Fair

A book fair chairperson is needed! Our kind and generous Kellogg librarian, Pat Guenzler, spearheaded the fall book fair since the PTSA was missing someone in this role but she would greatly appreciate it if someone would take it over. The kids were super excited at the fall book fair and we look forward to helping stock them up with books before spring break.

  • Volunteers will be needed to run the book fair from approximately 9am-3pm each day. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for a SignUpGenius request for volunteers soon!


Please share with others and/or let me know if you are able to help!


Rachael Majorowicz

ptsakellogg@gmail.com

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Important Information

ATTENDANCE LINE
  • 328-5810
OFFICE HOURS
  • 8:00-4:00

TECH SUPPORT

  • Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm
  • (800)789-0051

CONNECT WITH US!

Administration

Angi McAndrews, Principal

507-328-5817 anmcandrews@rochesterschools.org

Mike Widman, Assistant Principal

507-328-5815 miwidman@rochesterschools.org

Teri Linander, Assistant Principal

507-328-5816 telinander@rochesterschools.org

Health

Sarah Brooks, Licensed School Nurse

507-328-5814 sabrooks@rochesterschools.org

Barb Erickson, Health Office Nurse

507-328-5813 baerickson@rochesterschools.org

Office Staff

Kris Hames, Office Manager

507-328-5801 krhames@rochesterschools.org

Erin Kroc, Registrar & Attendance

507-328-5810 erkroc@rochesterschools.org

Amy Clark, Receptionist

507-328-5800 amclark@rochesterschools.org

Support Services 328-5800

Dan VanWinkle, 6th Grade School Counselor

davanwinkle@rochesterschools.org

Trish Fierst, 7th Grade School Counselor

trfierst@rochesterschools.org

Amy Carstensen, 8th Grade School Counselor

amcarstensen@rochesterschools.org

Akilah Sharif, School Social Worker

aksharif@rochesterschools.org

Leah Mattern, School Social Worker

lemattern@rochesterschools.org

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