Kegonsa Family Newsletter


November 7

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and enjoying this extra hour of fall weather. We had another great week with all our grade levels finishing up our first module of Wit and Wisdom and Unit 2 of math. We are excited to launch into new material tomorrow in ELA.

Just a reminder that we have our monthly WFK parent meeting Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. via zoom.Email: for the Zoom link. Hope to see you there!

Again thank you for your immense generosity. We have put in our order for musical instruments for our music program. We are so excited!

Have a great afternoon,


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Hello Fall! 1st to the forest

Thank you for supporting the art program at Kegonsa!

20% of the sales from Artsonia goes to the Kegonsa art room. Each year I save the funds made through Artsonia for a special purchase. This fall, I bought new art books for our art library. I noticed many students love to teach themselves how to draw after completing our lessons and bought a bunch of how-to-draw books with last year’s funds. This year I am saving up to purchase light tables! If you would like to support the art room through an Artsonia purchase, you can follow this link.

Thank you!

Emily Wellentin, Kegonsa Art Teacher

Self-Portraits in 3rd to 5th Grades

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Antiracism Project: November Resources

November is National Native American Heritage Month and International Day for Tolerance. View this month’s resources here. The purpose of the Antiracism Project is to advance our district’s Educating for Equity efforts by providing resources, information, and opportunities to support recognized events, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Native American Heritage Month

International Day for Tolerance

Your vigilience helps keep our students safe - COVID-19 Information

Where can I get tested for COVID? See our new COVID-19 Testing Resource Sheet on our COVID-19 Health & Safety page.

Our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard is available to the public on our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard page. We’ve updated the dashboard each week of the school year since November 2020.

COVID symptoms? Stay home! We know your student doesn’t want to miss school, but if your student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home to avoid infecting others. Our Self-Screening quicksheet lists COVID symptoms and what to do if your student has one or more. Remember to screen your child for symptoms every morning and night.

Using the Student COVID-19 Form: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, or has been identified as a close contact, start by keeping your student at home, calling your school’s attendance line, completing the Student COVID-19 Form, then contacting your health care provider. We will help you through the process.

SASD COVID Health & Safety page (Data Dashboard)

Free COVID Testing Moves Indoors

We’ve moved our free COVID testing outdoors to indoors until the springtime. Learn more at Remember that students under 18 years old must have guardian consent (View our webpage for consent requirements) AND register for their test at Students and staff over 18 years old must register for their testing

Why Apply for P-EBT Benefits?

Even though we are offering free meals to all students during the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be officially enrolled in the free or reduced-price meal program to meet certain eligibility criteria for P-EBT benefits.

Families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through their children’s schools are encouraged to apply now for the 2021-2022 school year! Please apply directly through your Infinite Campus parent portal app or complete an application found on our food service web page.

Family Resources

Click here for a list of family resources including lists of food pantries, community meals, personal essentials, showers & laundry, mental health and crisis intervention.

Reach out to Kayla McDermot with any questions!

Kayla McDermot (Kegonsa Elementary and Sandhill Elementary) 608-440-0270

Office and School Hours

Office hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.

School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:00p.m. Doors open at 7:35 a.m.

Important Information

Bully Harassment

  • Bullying/Harassment form
  • Submit a Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) ticket. If you see or hear something, say something. The easiest way to submit a ticket is to go to, access the Student Portal, and select “Submit a tip.”

TAHER foodservice

Breakfast/Lunch Menus


  • Students may choose to participate in breakfast and/or lunch daily
  • No sign up needed
  • Morning milk in the classroom is NOT included. Milk is $.40 per day for students who DO NOT qualify for free/reduced meals
  • Please check your Infinite Campus Portal account to ensure funds are available or to add funds to your account
  • Breakfast and lunch will be prepackaged and may include hot and/or cold items.

Nurtured Heart for Families

At some point I learned that I have a choice in how I respond to my feelings. I realized that I could either act on my frustration which comes out as anger or use a strategy to calm myself until I am thinking clearly. Unfortunately, like myself, most adults had to make mistake after mistake until they figured out a better way to handle their feelings. More unfortunate are adults who live without strategies for handling their feelings.

What a gift it would be to talk to your children when you are upset or frustrated and show them how you regulate yourself in order to save time, frustration, and to avoid all the messy mistakes we had to make.

Best. Gift. Ever.

To your Greatness, Humanity, & Significance

Amy, (Karla & Sara Jane )

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Kegonsa Elementary School

Ms. Conrad, Principal (877-5201)

Mrs. Sannes, Dean of Students (208-3468)

Mrs. Cole-Wells, Admin Assistant (877-5202)

Mr. Schultz, School Counselor (877-5229)

Mrs. McDermot, School Social Worker (440-0270)

Ms. Menon, School Psychologist

Ms. Hart, Health Assistant (877-5204)


IC Parent Portal: Need assistance with your IC parent portal? Please complete the IC parent portal support form linked here.

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