Kennard Elementary School

November 11th, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


I hope this finds you well! We have some exciting events coming up for American Education Week including a fun "Spirit Week"! Check out the links below for the designated days and activities we have planned for our students.


KES Spirit Wear is also back due to high requests and demand!!! Check out the pictures of our KES Tiger gear that our PTA is offering-I have linked the pictures below. Paper copies of the order forms will also go out from your child's teacher in the next few days, so be on the lookout!


These would make great holiday gifts and a wonderful way to represent our KES School Spirit!! We have a quick turnaround as our PTA would like to get the orders back prior to our Winter Break. Order forms and payments are due by November 19th, 2021. We will arrange for a "pick-up" of the gear in the event that our families want it to be a surprise gift for our students.


Please mark your calendars!


  • November 15th-19th: American Education Week!
  • November 24th-26th: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Break!
  • December 3rd: 1/2 Day for all students; Grading Prep for staff


KES American Education Week Activities

American Education SPIRIT WEEK!


Have a wonderful rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal

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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:


https://schools.coquihealth.com/registration/dd31f453-d036-426f-887d-ebac576febaf

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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More Covid Close Contact Information

1-In the event your student has been in close contact, needs to quarantine, or is out for any other reason, PLEASE contact the school nurse ASAP. We can note and track this information and provide our families with an accurate "return to school" date if needed. For after school hours and weekends, please refer to the Covid Alert email flyer. A nurse will email you or contact you directly with specifics. Nurse emails: tracey.higgs@qacps.org


2-At the elementary level, there are no virtual learning opportunities for our students. If a student will be out for an extended period of time, they should access their homeroom teachers' Schoology page for assignments; teachers are also able to provide the student workbooks and/or a Chromebook, as needed.


3-We will notify your students' homeroom teacher of a return date. Please contact your students' homeroom teacher for assignments or refer to their Schoology page. You can also contact the front office at (410) 758-1166 to pick up a Chromebook/workbooks, as needed.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!


~Michelle Carey

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 Laura.Phillips@qacps.org

Join our KES PTA!!!

Please welcome our new KES PTA Board ! In advance we would like to thank them for their dedication and time to support our Staff and your Children!


President: Jessica Kinnamon

Vice President: Carol Trader

Treasurer: Dave Tyler

Secretary: Sarah Fullerton


Below you will find the PTA Membership Form. We encourage you to become a member to support all of the amazing things they will use the funding for to sponsor our students!


Remember, the classroom with the most memberships wins a prize!


PTA Membership Form 21-22

Important Resources


Attached is a flyer for a free virtual parent support group for families of the mid shore region. Discussion topics include:

  • Self-care
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Anxiety coping skills
  • Benefits of journaling
  • Planful organization

Maryland Coalition Organization


Queen Anne's County Office of Community Services:

Low Cost Plans for Internet and/or Cell Phone Services. Verizon Wireless is working with individual families that may qualify for Unsubsidized Devices and Plans! In order to see if you can qualify for this opportunity, a family of 4 must make less than $35,775.00, be a Pell Grant Recipient or Participate in the National School Lunch Program. If you are in one of these catagories, please reach out to Sean Christenson, Account Manager of the Public Sector 410-726-3353 or Customer Support 1-800-922-0204 for more information.


See flyer below for information on Addiction and Family:

Family Assistance for Substance Abuse Questions


See the attached link below regarding Safety and Welfare of Children left unattended:

Plan-for-your-child's-safety-Brochure


Children's Mental Health Matters! Click on the link below for valuable resources:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/downloads