KMS Up2Date

November 6, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Members of the KMS Community,

Our Back to School Night was a huge success! Open parent/school communication is so important for our students to succeed. Know that we value your participation and input, which is needed even more during these times. Please remember that you can reach out to any of us with a concern.

This is the last push to the end of the quarter which closes on Friday, November 13. I would encourage you all to remind your students to finalize any outstanding work or projects. Remember to check the parent portal and contact your child's teachers directly if there's a question with any grades or assignments. Report cards will be published on Friday, November 20 at 3:00 PM.

School is closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. To honor our veterans Grade 8 student Aidan Weber is spearheading a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project. This organization supports veterans suffering from physical injuries and PTSD. Aidan created a video (please see below) to highlight the work of this worthwhile organization and we hope that you will consider contributing.

Here's the link for the fundraising page:

From the Office of the Superintendent

In Person (KMS Hybrid) or Distance Learning Survey:

Please complete the very important Distance Learning Survey listed below no later than FRIDAY, November 6. This survey must be completed to select your choice of continued In Person learning or distance learning for the next quarter. The selection must be made individually for each of your students in the district. Even if you are planning to keep your student in his or her current placement, you must complete the survey.

Have a great weekend,

Dennis Morrell


In Person or Distance Learning Survey Directions

The purpose of this survey question is to determine the number of families who will be requesting either in person or distance learning for the second quarter/trimester.
Please click here to see the letter from the Superintendent.


  • On the Tasks widget on this page, click Initiate.
  • Click on the drop down arrow to choose "In Person or Distance Learning Confirmation Q2/T2".
  • Choose your child, click OK.
  • Click Next.
  • From the dropdown, make your choice for Quarter/Semester 2.
  • Click Next.
  • Review your selection, click Finish.
  • Repeat for any additional child(ren).

We are also sending you this quick 1 minute video on how to complete the survey in the parent portal!

How To Complete the Quarter/Trimester Two Surve...

Husky Happenings

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Important Reminder about Masks/Cloth Face Coverings

  • Continue to Talk to your child about the importance of wearing a mask for the health and safety of ALL.

  • Have a spare mask(s) for your child in their backpack.

  • Encourage them to change them if they have become soiled or wet.

  • Disposable masks available at school as needed.

  • Students should have a CLEAN mask daily; Wash masks after each use.

  • Have a “CLEAN” and “DIRTY” bin for masks at home.

  • Students continue to have opportunities to take a mask break in school when socially distanced.


Masks, social distancing, ventilation, hand washing and frequently cleaning is working and keeping students and staff protected!!

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FREE FLU CLINIC November 12, 2020

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Important Health Updates from Nurse Welchman

Friday 11/6/20

Good Morning KMS Community,

I want to start off by saying thank you to all parents and staff for keeping me updated on COVID 19 related information (symptoms, testing, quarantine) daily so that I can provide guidance and keep us all safe. Whether in person or virtual this data is helping us with surveillance and assess for any outbreaks. Masks, distance, ventilation, hand washing and increased cleaning are keeping students and staff protected.

It has come to our attention in the district and state that too many times individuals going for COVID-19 testing are having difficulty obtaining test results on Dominion Diagnostics website because the patient's name or date of birth is incorrect.

This makes it impossible to obtain results yourself and requires individuals to contact the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) to get results. As a result, it is taking much longer to obtain results as RIDOH is inundated with calls. Staff and students are missing work/school and are frustrated.

It is our recommendation to help reduce human error, to show your driver's license for adults and for students and/or adults getting tested PRINT clearly in bold letters on an index card or piece of paper: First and Last name and Date of Birth and display for the intake person at testing sites. They will not be able to take cards or paper from you due to safety precautions put in place. This will hopefully help with miss spelled names and incorrect dates of birth.

When calling to set up a testing appointment make sure they repeat back the correct spelling of the name of the individual being tested and their date of birth.

Hope this helps staff and families avoid an unfortunate mistake.

Testing Hotline for K-12 staff and students is 844-857-1814.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm seven days a week.

School Nurses NEED from you to return to school/work:

1. Rapid Test results for individuals with symptoms

2. PCR Test results for everyone that has been tested (symptomatic or asymptomatic)

3. After Illness Attestation Form completed: You attest that individuals that have been isolated or on quarantine are ready to return to school/work, are free of COVID 19 symptoms, if tested, test results have been sent to school nurse, have completed isolation or quarantine per RIDOH guidelines, are fever free x 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

Hope this helps.


Erin Welchman M.Ed, BSN, RN, RICSNT

School Improvement Team

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Make Way For Music!

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Make Your Grocery Shopping Count for KMS!

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Support KMS with Stop & Shop Rewards Program

Welcome back to the start of a new school year and to a new year of A+ School Rewards!

This year’s A+ Program runs from August 7, 2020 through March 13, 2021.

Our school Kickemuit Middle School , ID# 07053: has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop! Former Supporters:

You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.

New Supporters or Existing Supporters Wishing to Make Changes: • Beginning July 1, 2020, visit and select “SIGN IN” at the top right to log into your online account. Once logged in, you may select or modify your school choice. • If you do not have an online account, visit and click “REGISTER”. Follow the prompts to create your online account. Once logged in, follow the same instructions as noted above. • You’ll need your 13-digit STOP & SHOP CARD number and the School ID number. If you need assistance, call 1-877-366-2668 option 1.

We only have 200 cards supporting our school right now! Let's try to reach 300!!!!

Community Information

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Group A/Group B calendar

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