Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
Thank you for attending fall conferences. We appreciate getting to know our parents and collaborating around a learning plan to help our students be successful.
Dates to remember
November 3 - Turn your clocks back(Daylight Savings ends)
November 4 - PTA meeting at 6:30 PM
November 5 - Election Day - Remember to Vote! (Find election info HERE)
November 6 - Picture retakes
November 18 - NO SCHOOL - change in calendar (Teacher workshop)
November 27 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop
November 28 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
WELCOME TO KENNEDY
WHAT TIME DOES SCHOOL START?
School begins at 8:50 am.
Please make sure your child(ren) arrive at school on time. Learning takes place in a carefully arranged environment that begins the minute your child arrives at school. When your child is late, he/she may not feel the connectedness with the class or have the opportunity to absorb learning in the best setting. To maximize instruction time and academic achievement for your child, as well as minimize disruption for the whole class, please avoid tardiness.
DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER...PREPARE FOR A "SNOW DAY”
It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:
Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.
Please visit our webpage for directions at: www.hastings.k12.mn.us
Our district will also be taking advantage of "e-Learning days". The elementary schools will be using the Seesaw app for these days. If you are not yet connected to your child's Seesaw account, please contact their classroom teacher. For more information on e-Learning click HERE
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
When the temperatures are in the 40’s and 50’s, we do require students to wear a light jacket or sweatshirt outside. When winter arrives, winter clothing including hats and mittens/gloves will be required.
TREATS AT SCHOOL
The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.
KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Kids Campus Program will also be closed. If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30 am).
If school closes two hours early, then Kids Campus sites will close two hours early
(4:00 pm). Parents will be called and notified by Kids Campus staff to pick up their child.
Please pick up your child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up your child by that time. Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements.