Kegonsa Family Newsletter


October 1,2021

We had an absolutely magical day at the Gilly Gran Prix. Thank you to Working for Kids, our families, volunteers, and community sponsors for making this day possible. The day couldn't have been more perfect.

It looks like we met our fundraising goals and will be ordering some pretty impressive xylophones and other needed items for our school music program.

Again, thank you for all you do to support our school. - Erin

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Book Fair

Hey there, Kegonsa Families! Our school is hosting a Follett Book Fair!

Supporting a love for reading is critical to student success. Supporting your school is just as important. The Follett Book Fair encourages your child's reading habits, builds their personal libraries and raises funds for the school, all at the same time.

Book Fair dates and times:

October 13-19: 8 am - 4 pm*

October 20-21: 8 am - 8 pm

Students will come through the Book Fair with their classes during Library time to make wishlists. Students can also make purchases during the day if they get a pass from their teacher. Families are welcome to visit the Book Fair in person after school and during conferences.

If you are unable to come in person, you can still shop online here: You can place your order by October 22nd. All orders will be shipped to Kegonsa after the 22nd.

For our fundraiser this year, donations will be used to vote for a new hair color Mrs. Rosenberg! Color choices are red, yellow, black, or white. As in previous years, all donations will be used to buy books for Kegonsa students and families. Students, families, and staff members can make donations in the library any time the Book Fair is open until October 21st at 5 pm.

*Will be closed every day at dismissal, closing early on the 13th for a staff meeting, and not open Saturday or Sunday.

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Picture retakes on October 7th.

Picture retakes will take place at Kegonsa on October 7th.

Students that took pictures in August should have come home with their proofs on Friday!

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Antiracism Project: October Resources

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. View this month’s resources here.

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)

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No Fever Reducers, Cough Drops, Etc. for the school year

Unless your child has a known health condition such as an injury or migraine that would require a pain reliever (like Tylenol or ibuprofen), we are asking that you do not provide these during this school year as these medications could mask (cover up) symptoms of COVID-19. If these medications are needed, please have your child’s healthcare provider sign the medication form and indicate a specific timeframe. In addition, if your child needs to have cough drops at school, the medication form will also have to be signed by your child’s healthcare provider and indicate a specific timeframe.

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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

I think that there is a misconception that NHA only works for younger students, but this is absolutely not the case. Pat Hensen, Technology Education Teacher @ the HS, shared his experience (and excitement) of using resets with students in his auto class at a meeting we were at this week. Here’s how the (shared with permission) conversation went:

Pat: “Resets really work with students!”

Amy: “Yes. Yes, they do.”

Pat: “I noticed that some students were getting really frustrated with what we were doing so I said,’ I see that you are getting a bit frustrated and I think we need to reset.”’

Student(s): “What is that?”

Pat: “Just take a few deep breaths to calm yourself (regulate) before we go on.”

(insert deep breaths).

Pat: “How do you feel?”

Student(s): “Better. Actually really good,”

And they continued on with their task with a new appreciation for being regulated.

Kudos Pat for reminding us that it’s the simple things that sometimes make the biggest difference.

To your Greatness, Humanity, & Significance

Pat,Ghostwriter- 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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