KCSD Connection

Vol. 1, Issue 4 - September 2, 2021

KCSD Test to Stay Program

The Kenton County School District has collaborated with Ethos Laboratories (Newport, KY) to create a COVID-19 testing program that will help us maintain in-person learning and school attendance. This is a completely voluntary program that is supported by the State, so there is no cost to you or the school district.

We politely request that you enroll your children in this program to help accomplish the following goals for a successful school year:

  1. Safe in-person learning environment for the entire school year
  2. Minimize the need to quarantine children at home for extended periods of time
  3. Minimize absentee days due to COVID-19 for both teachers and students

By participating in this program, you will help us achieve our goals and keep our kids safe for in person learning throughout the year.

For step by step instructions on how to enroll your child, click here. To watch a short video on how to enroll, click here.

Please take time to create an account and register your child. Should you choose to participate, you will have the ability to unenroll your child from the program at any time. Active enrollment in the program will mean that your child can be tested due to COVID-19 symptoms or to participate in the Test to Stay program. If you do not choose for your child to participate in the Test to Stay program, they would not be eligible for testing, and would be likely be required to quarantine at home for the State’s recommended period of time.

Our goal is to maximize participation in this program to give us the best opportunity to identify active infections early and prevent widespread outbreaks. This will lead to more consistent attendance days for your child and minimize any COVID-19 related absences for all students and staff.

As always, we respect your decision and appreciate your ongoing support and participation as we strive to accomplish our goal of more in-person learning days this school year.

For more information on Test to Stay and eligibility criteria, click here.

2nd KCSD-Ethos COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The KCSD is hosting the second of two COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Summit View Academy.

To schedule your vaccine, please visit https://www.ethos-labs.com/testing-booking/.

Aquatic Center Open House

It's out with the old and in with the new at The Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School!

An Open House is being held Sunday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. to see the pool one last time.

A 3D replica and blueprints of the new pool will be on display.

This event is open to the public. Face coverings are required and deck capacity may be limited.

Email Sandra Arnold with questions.

Spotlight on JROTC

Do you know of a community organization that is in need of volunteers? Consider the KCSD's JROTC Cadets!

There are about 70 Cadets in the JROTC program, and they are available for volunteer hours in areas such as Color Guard, Flag Retirement, General Labor, Parades and any Veteran events. See the gallery below for some pictures of things they have done.

For more information or questions, please reach out to CSM (Ret) Jeffery Stone at jeffery.stone@kenton.kyschools.us

Purchase your high school sporting event tickets online!

All three KCSD high schools have moved to an online platform for purchasing tickets to ALL home sporting events. Cash is not being accepted at the door.

Important Information about school meals during the 2021-22 school year

The Kenton County School District will continue to provide students with free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of income.

However, it is imperative that if your household would qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, you still complete the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. By filling out this form, your child may receive additional benefits, and the number of applications approved can affect how much funding schools receive to meet academic benchmarks.

If you have questions about this matter, please call Paula Hauck at Kenton County Schools’ Nutrition Department, (859) 957-2687.

Meet a new administrator!

Welcome Tiffany Burris, Principal at Piner Elementary

Years in Education: 16

Favorite Candy Bar: Twix

Favorite Education Quote: "Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care."

Mrs. Burris is a KCSD graduate and has spent her entire career in the KCSD. She enjoys boating and has two dogs, a Yorkie and a Goldendoodle.

Upcoming events

Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 6, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, Sep. 11th, 8am-2pm

5006 Madison Pike

Independence, KY

Board Meeting

Monday, Sep. 13th, 7pm

1055 Eaton Drive

Fort Wright, KY

Aquatic Center Open House

Sunday, Sep. 19th, 1-5pm

5400 Pride Parkway

Taylor Mill, KY

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