September 25, 2020
I can't believe that we have just completed our 3rd week of school. Like me, you are probably thinking "Its only been 3 weeks?!" However, it has been 3 weeks of building relationships, setting high expectations, finding our rhythm ,getting into a routine and most importantly reminding our students that this IS school. Letting them know that together we can do anything has been a message I have heard in all our "classrooms".
I want to say THANK YOU to all our families. We appreciate your patience in working through the tech issues, figuring out SeeSaw again, picking up the supply bags, and all the continued communication with our teachers.
I want to highlight a few of the wonderful things that are happening in our school currently:
- Students Persevering
- Parents pushing, supporting and encouraging
- Teachers growing their knowledge with technology
- Working to keep students engaged
- Students coming back to ask questions during independent work time
- SO MUCH Collaboration between staff and parents
- Music and PE have been so much fun!
I am looking forward to the continued learning and growth from our students this year.
We got this Kennedy Crew!
Parents Right to Know
Parents Right-To-Know Title I Annual Notification Kennedy Elementary School
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 10, 2015. Contained within this legislation are regulations regarding highly qualified teachers in classrooms. Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s/children’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.
Professional qualifications include:
- Whether or not the teacher has met Kansas licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas being taught;
- The baccalaureate degree and any other graduate certification or degree and the field of discipline of both;
- If services are provided by paraprofessionals, their qualifications;
- If the teacher is teaching under an emergency or professional waiver.
All teachers at Kennedy Elementary meet the above criteria. Each one is licensed for the grade levels and subject areas being taught. Each one has a baccalaureate degree and none are teaching under an emergency or provisional waiver. The paraprofessional(s), who work under the direction of the Title I and classroom teachers, meet required qualifications for the position.
Information from Nurse Megan!
Just want to send a reminder that students still need their basic supplies to work at home. I am encouraging you to hit the clearance isle or racks to get school supplies. Students will be or has been asked to write on paper, in a notebook, make paper airplanes among other things that weren't in the kits we sent home. Attached you will find our school supply list. Please, take some time to pick these item up.