Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
Dates to remember
1 - 10 - 10 Days of Giving Food Drive
22 - 4th grade choir concert, live stream @ 9:00 am
23 - 31 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
1-2 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
17 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development & Martin Luther King Day
28 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop
December's Featured Artists
Sylas, Jada, Kiley, Stella, Charlotte, Stella
Student Well Being
10 Days of Giving Food Drive
This year’s food drive benefits Hastings Family Service. Merchants and area schools will collect monetary donations and non-perishable food items.
Through December 10th, students may fill a plastic or paper bag with items and drop them off in the green bins at school! A bin will be located near the bus doors and main doors.
Most Needed Items:
- Monetary donations. Hastings Family Service can turn a $10 donation into 70 pounds of food. If each student at Kennedy brought in $1 we could provide 3,500 pounds of food to families in need!
- Side dishes (rice, pasta, potato and stuffing)
- 100% fruit juices
- Jelly or jam
- Pancake mix
- Canned fruit
- Soup, stew, chili and chow mein
- Pancake Mix
- Laundry and dish detergent
- Toilet paper
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for winter weather. Students spend twenty minutes outside for noon recess. Winter coats, gloves or mittens, and hats are required to make their time outside more enjoyable.
If the temperature is below 0º fahrenheit, or the wind chill is around that level, we will keep the students inside during recess.
Throughout the year, there may be times that your child may be sick, need to go to medical appointments, etc. If your child is absent, please call the attendance line by 8:50 am at 651-480-7220.
Being on time to school is very important. If you are late to school, please check your student in at the main office.
If there is ever a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7220 by 2:30 pm.
If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.
Early Pick Up for Students
MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*
● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).
We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.
During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.
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.
Click HERE for instructions on how to update contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
School Lunch Updates!
**NOTE** Students will be charged for second meals, a la carte items, and milk if they bring their own meal.
More information about lunch accounts can be found here.
Treats at School
Change of Address or Daycare
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.