Kennard Elementary School

January 13th, 2022

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,

Happy Thursday and hope this finds you well!

Sodexho is seeking input from our students and parents for new recipes to serve in our cafeteria! I have already sent the link to all of our student emails if you would like to remind our students to complete the brief survey. The link is here if you would also like to participate in the short survey. New Recipe DIRECT LINK to the Survey for Students & Parents! The deadline to complete it is January 20th, 2022.

One of our priorities is to always keep our students healthy and safe! Just as another friendly reminder, we ask that if your child is exhibiting ANY of the following symptoms that you keep them home to avoid further spread:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

By now, you should have received a memo from our Superintendent, Dr. Patty Saelens, on the next steps for school closures. They will be based on "outbreak" percentages and will be determined for each respective school building. Please know that our staff is ready to distribute materials, hotspots, Chromebooks, and any other instructional materials needed to keep our student learning and schedule as consistent as possible. The 2-week virtual component will mirror our current school schedule and will not be altered. With that said, we will have some flexibility with "screen" time. In the event that this occurs, please know that we are well prepared and planned for our KES students!

If your child has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact our school nurse, Tracey Higgs (, or our sub nurse, Jackie Leight ( If you need to contact our school after school hours or on weekends for a positive Covid result, please contact This is also linked below. Staff will provide missed school work for our students so please reach out to your child's homeroom teachers for any materials needed for pick-up.

January is already underway and we have some important dates to share with you! Mark your calendars:

  • January 17th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; All Schools Closed
  • January 21st: No School for Students; Staff County-Wide PD Day
  • January 24th: No School for Students; Staff County-Wide PD Day
  • January 28th: Student of the Month
  • February 7th-February 11th: KINDNESS Week!
  • February 21st: President's Day; ALL Schools Closed

Wishing you all a fabulous Thursday!!

Mrs. Michelle Carey


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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:

School Messenger Notifications

If you notice you are not receiving the school emails or phone calls regarding School closings, please feel free to contact us to let us know to check into this. You may call or email and she will make sure you are on the list for notifications.

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.

Students need to remember their own water bottles daily! We are still not able to use our water fountains, only the bottle fill up stations at this time.

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