Kennard Elementary School

October 28th, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


Happy Thursday! As you may already know, we have rescheduled our Family Fun Fair due to the predicted weather forecast of the torrential downpour of rain for tomorrow! Our rescheduled date is this Monday, November 1st, from 4:30-7:30 PM.


The weather is sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees! It will still be outdoors with games, fabulous food trucks, and our infamous duck toss! Please check out the Sign-Up Genius that is linked below as it is not too late to sign up if you are available! Don't forget your high school students can also support us and earn volunteer hours; they are perfect for managing the games!


Please mark your calendars!


  • October 29th: 1/2 day for Students!
  • November 1st: KES Fall Fun Fair 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Food Trucks, Games & Prizes!
  • November 1st: ALL schools Closed; Staff Professional Development Day!
  • November 2nd & 3rd: 1/2 Day for Students; Parent Conferences
  • November 3rd: Sugar Doodles Event!
  • November 15th-19th: American Education Week!
  • November 24th-26th: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Break!


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! Have an amazing rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal


Fall Fun Fair Volunteer Sign-Up!!

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KES Family Fun Fall Fair has been rescheduled for Monday, November 1st, 4:30pm-7:30pm!

"ZOOM" Accounts for Parent Conference Information

To prepare for your child's parent-teacher conference, please create a zoom account if you don't already have one. Your child's teacher will send you a Zoom link for your selected time to meet with them. You can create an account by following the instructions linked here.

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

Pick up and Bus Change Notifications

Once the school day has started, if you have any bus or pick up changes, please contact our school office vs. emailing the Classroom teacher. We cannot guarantee the Teacher will receive this email in time. Feel free to email Terri.Vlahos@qacps.org or Brenda.Spence@qacps.org or call 410-758-1166 and prior to 3:00pm, we will do our best to accommodate.

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

Free Meals Information

Who's Hungry!? We are excited to share this flyer with you regarding Breakfast and Lunch at school this year! Free!!!!!

Information on Free Meals

Important Resources

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


Pecometh's Enchanted Trail Event: Pecometh Enchanted Trail!