The Principal's Office

Weekly updates from Mr. Brandon

New Information from KLA

  • Weekly Educational Opportunities Distribution- Packets will not be directly emailed to families who selected the online version. Please click this link to access your materials. Educational Learning Opportunities If you selected to pick up the packets at a food site they can be picked up starting on Monday morning from one of the 9 food sites listed below in the newsletter.
  • Packets at Kenwood- Learning packets will be available to families to pickup outside of the main entrance of the school starting Saturday morning. These will be in a deck box and will be available 24/7.
  • Last Day of School-The last day of school will be on June 1st. Educational opportunities delivered in packet form will be ending on this day in addition to teacher's office hours.

Community Resources

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Did you know that internet providers offer low-cost programs to families that qualify? Some options start as low as $9.95 / month plus tax.
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We will be in front of Kenwood tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, with boxes of non-perishable food items from HACAP. These are available to any of our families to drive by and pick up between the hours of 10:00 am-11:30 am, or when the boxes are all given out.

If you are unable to come at this time, please feel free to send another family member, friend, or neighbor in your place. The goal is to get the food out to families.

Please make every effort to come to Kenwood to pick up your food box yourself. However, we want to make sure all families are being reached and understand if work schedules or transportation are barriers. If you need someone to bring a food box to your home, please email Lisa Ihringer at or leave a message at 558-2312. Please include your name, your KLA student's name, your phone number, and your home address. We will do our best to meet your needs.

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Free meals for all children 18 and under. This event will run Monday-Friday from 10:30-1:00 PM until school reopens.
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YPN and the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank are providing FREE diapers and wipes to any family that needs them. The diapers can be picked up curbside at the YPN We Care Shop on the corner of 7th St SE and 4th Ave SE on Mondays from 1:00 to 5:00 and Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30. Diapers will be available as long as supplies last.
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Your health and well-being during this difficult time is very important to us and we want to make sure you are receiving services that will support the mental wellness of you and your loved ones. Perhaps you accessed mental health supports prior to COVID-19 or perhaps significant changes in your work and home life, your employment status, your family’s financial situation, what you’re absorbing from the news, or just balancing working from home with full time parenting leave you feeling unsettled, uncertain, or anxious.

Please know that strong emotions are a normal reaction to unknown and difficult situations and you are not alone. But if you or someone in your family is having intense feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, or loneliness; changes in behavior, mood, sleep, diet, and attention; or are experiencing other symptoms that make you feel overwhelmed or make it difficult to get through the day, we encourage you to reach out to one of these organizations right away. They are here to help.