KCSD Connection

Vol. 1, Issue 9 - Dec. 13, 2021

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Happy Holidays!

Reminder that all KCSD Schools are closed beginning Monday, Dec. 20. We will return to school on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Have a safe and happy holiday break! We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022!
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KCSD assisting in tornado relief in Western Kentucky

The KCSD is partnering with the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services to collect donations for those impacted by the tornadoes in western Kentucky. We are collecting items through 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15.


High schools are collecting bottled water and blankets; middle schools are collecting antibacterial wipes, baby wipes and socks; and elementary schools are collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, gloves and hats.


Monetary donations are being accepted online at the Western Kentucky Relief Fund and the Kentucky Red Cross.

District Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners and participants!

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the KCSD Spelling Bee on Thursday, Dec. 9:

Beechgrove - Skylar Louden and Arian Barton
Caywood - Clayton Miller and Landon Lusby
Fort Wright - Michael Bailey and Elise Clark
Hinsdale - Quinn Mullin and Avery Larcade
Kenton - Addyson McGrath and Owen McDonald
Piner - Eden Calhoun and Zane Peffer
River Ridge - Amarani Blazier and Anna Rachel
Ryland Heights - Matteo Terzo and Isaac Poston
Summit View (elementary) - Adalae Abbott and Jake Miller
Summit View (middle) - Charles Hennessy and Braden Winkler
Taylor Mill - Maggie Zink and Gary Forsyth
Turkey Foot - Riley Daines and Rowan Weigand
Twenhofel - Julia McClanahan and Ashlynn Masteller
White's Tower - Sidney Sheridan and Kayden Berg
Woodland - Ian Wallace and Bryce Asbury


Overall winner and middle school winner - Riley Daines
Overall runner up and elementary winner - Clayton Miller
Middle school runner up - Julia McClanahan
Elementary runner up - Skylar Louden
Cover Design Winner - Sophia Smith, Twenhofel

Riley Daines will go on to compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee in May.

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Open Enrollment/Tuition window for 2022-23 school year now open

The Kenton County School District Open Enrollment/Tuition window is now until January 14, 2022.

  • Current open enrolled/tuition students were given an application to take home on 11/29/2021.

  • The deadline to return applications is January 14, 2022. Applications received after January 14, 2022 will NOT be accepted.

  • Applications will only be considered if there is adequate space at the grade level requested. Student grades, attendance, and behavior, and parent cooperation with the school are also determining factors.

  • Applications are available at all school offices and on our enrollment page

  • Questions? Contact your school or call 859-344-8888.

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Kindergarten Registration Information!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at all KCSD Elementary Schools. Students must be five years old before August 1, 2022 to be eligible for kindergarten.


If you intend to enroll your child in kindergarten in the KCSD, please click here to fill out our intent to enroll form. This feedback helps our staff plan for the 2022-23 school year.


For more information or questions, please call 859-344-8888 or email Ellen Zimmer.

Congratulations to our recent Team Kenton Award winners!

Information on Inclement Weather

As we approach inclement weather season, here are a few reminders:


  • The Kenton County School District has once again completed an approved application through the Kentucky Department of Education for NTI (Non Traditional Instruction) days to be included in the district calendar as student attendance days for the school year due to a potential need to close for our facilities to in person instruction due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. This means that if our schools are closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, teachers and students will not report for in-person instruction. However, teachers will post lessons and assignments for students to complete at home. Please note that NTI days are not like synchronous instruction when schools were closed due to COVID-19. The use of NTI days will allow a continuation of instruction for all students due to an emergency situation or weather. More information on the structure of NTI Days is available here.


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Upcoming events

Winter Break - Dec. 20 - 31

Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 3rd 2022 at 7pm

1045 Eaton Drive

Fort Wright, KY

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