Kegonsa Family Newsletter


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December 17, 2021

What a beautiful day to close out our week and 2021 school year. I spent time in K-2 recess playing red rover (a playground favorite!). We have such playful and joyful students.

We hope that your vacation is restful.

I can't wait to see all of our students in 2022!

Happy Holidays,


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Kwame Mbalia Virtual Author Visit

Giving Tree - Better Together

A huge thank you to everyone that donated gifts for our elementary giving tree. Shouts outs to our Working For Kids for working with our other schools to make this year's tree a city-wide effort. Big thanks to Yolanda and Amy from Kegonsa and Kristin from Fox for helping to organize the gifts for thirty families. As always a thank you to our district social workers Kayla and Carly who go above and beyond to support our families.
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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)

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.

Nurtured Heart

With 2022 just around the corner, we wanted to take a minute to wish you a restful break and New Year’s! Enjoy your families, travel, stay at home, watch the snowfall, go ice skating, drink hot chocolate, laugh with friends, remember happy times, play with your puppy, or whatever makes your heart happy, and be sure to make new memories! See you next year!


Amy, (Karla & Sara Jane )

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

Helpful Meal Account Balance Reminders

  • Automatic low balance and past due email reminders will start up again after winter break. Reminders will go out on Tuesday and Fridays.

  • To avoid reminders, please maintain at least $10 in your account at all times. $0 balance accounts will not receive reminders. Note: Adding a recurring payment will help you to avoid any reminders at all.

  • Questions may be directed to or

Take the Food Service Survey

Help Taher Food Service better serve you and your family! Please complete this survey with your input. Thank you.

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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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