Kegonsa Family Newsletter


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October 29

We had a spectacular week at Kegonsa. Our students are deep in their routines and engaged in learning. Thursday we had a group of leaders and coaches from a neighboring district visit Kegonsa and they were so impressed with not only the classroom communities that each of our grade levels have created but with the incredible student engagement with Wit and Wisdom. Next week we are finishing our first module of Wit and Wisdom and moving into module 2 the week of November 8th. Get ready!

Have a great weekend. Be sure to check those little pockets before they come to school so we don't have any candy explosions:-)

Cheers- Erin

PLEASE fill out the survey!

Your voice matters. We want to hear from you. If you haven't had time to fill out our district survey, please do this weekend. The survey won't take long to complete. We want the voices of our Kegonsa family represented. So grateful for you all - Erin

Accessing the survey: To access the survey, find it in your email inbox with the subject line “Stoughton Area School District 2021-2022 Fall Family Survey.” If you need assistance, please email

Wit and Wisdom Module 2

Kindergarten: Once Upon a Farm

1st grade: Creature Features

2nd grade: The American West

3rd grade: Outer Space

4th grade: Extreme Settings

5th grade: Word Play (Phantom Tollbooth)

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Ordering the all school picture with Infnite Campus

Watch this short how-to video to learn how to order this year's All-School Picture

Ordering this year's yearbook

Starting this year, yearbooks will be ordered and paid for by parents/guardians directly through Lifetouch. Orders will no longer be processed through school. The order due date is March 14, 2022 and the cost is $11.00. Click here to order your book now. IF you have already received a paper order form, please be sure to order your book online and NOT through school.

Your vigilience helps keep our students safe - COVID-19 Information

Where can I get tested for COVID? See our new COVID-19 Testing Resource Sheet on our COVID-19 Health & Safety page.

Our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard is available to the public on our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard page. We’ve updated the dashboard each week of the school year since November 2020.

COVID symptoms? Stay home! We know your student doesn’t want to miss school, but if your student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home to avoid infecting others. Our Self-Screening quicksheet lists COVID symptoms and what to do if your student has one or more. Remember to screen your child for symptoms every morning and night.

Using the Student COVID-19 Form: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, or has been identified as a close contact, start by keeping your student at home, calling your school’s attendance line, completing the Student COVID-19 Form, then contacting your health care provider. We will help you through the process.

SASD COVID Health & Safety page (Data Dashboard)

COVID Testing

Learn more at Students under 18 years old must have guardian consent (View our webpage for consent requirements) AND pre-register for their test at Students and staff over 18 years old must pre-register for their testing

Family Resources

Click here for a list of family resources including lists of food pantries, community meals, personal essentials, showers & laundry, mental health and crisis intervention.

Reach out to Kayla McDermot with any questions!

Kayla McDermot (Kegonsa Elementary and Sandhill Elementary) 608-440-0270

Office and School Hours

Office hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.

School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:00p.m. Doors open at 7:35 a.m.

Important Information

Bully Harassment

  • Bullying/Harassment form
  • Submit a Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) ticket. If you see or hear something, say something. The easiest way to submit a ticket is to go to, access the Student Portal, and select “Submit a tip.”

TAHER foodservice

Breakfast/Lunch Menus


  • Students may choose to participate in breakfast and/or lunch daily
  • No sign up needed
  • Morning milk in the classroom is NOT included. Milk is $.40 per day for students who DO NOT qualify for free/reduced meals
  • Please check your Infinite Campus Portal account to ensure funds are available or to add funds to your account
  • Breakfast and lunch will be prepackaged and may include hot and/or cold items.

Nurtured Heart for Families

The more I practice The Nurtured Heart Approach, the more I’ve come to believe it really is all about teaching children how to read and regulate their bodies.

It’s our job to help our kids learn what their bodies feel like when they are getting dysregulated (angry, overwhelmed, upset) and to teach them strategies to calm themselves so they can stay in their thinking brains.

Modeling and practicing 4x4 breathing (breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4, and out for 4) when they are calm provides muscle memory for when they are not.

The instant you see them starting to get dysregulated, you can use a low energy “RESET” and have them breathe to regulate themselves. Follow that up with a recognition of their greatness in taking care of themselves and you have all the components of NHA!

You undoubtedly RESET yourself numerous times a day without even thinking about it. What a gift you could give your child by saving them the trouble of figuring it out on their own.

To your Greatness, Humanity, & Significance

Amy, (Karla & Sara Jane )

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Kegonsa Elementary School

Ms. Conrad, Principal (877-5201)

Mrs. Sannes, Dean of Students (208-3468)

Mrs. Cole-Wells, Admin Assistant (877-5202)

Mr. Schultz, School Counselor (877-5229)

Mrs. McDermot, School Social Worker (440-0270)

Ms. Menon, School Psychologist

Ms. Hart, Health Assistant (877-5204)


IC Parent Portal: Need assistance with your IC parent portal? Please complete the IC parent portal support form linked here.

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