Kennard Elementary School

November 4th, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


I hope this finds you well! Fall is here, and so is the chilly weather! With this, please ensure that you are sending your child to school with all of the necessary outdoor gear such as a coat, hat, gloves, etc...We will continue to have our students take mask breaks, outdoor lunches, and recess. We will gauge the weather for recess and breaks and will continue to bring our boys and girls outside when the "feel like" temperature is above 38 degrees. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's homeroom teacher if you have concerns.


Once again, I would like to send out a HUGE shout-out to our KES staff, families, and community for joining us at the Fun Fair! It was a fantastic evening, and we appreciate everyone supporting our KES PTA and school.


We have some exciting events coming up for American Education Week including a fun "Spirit Week"! Check out the links below for the designated days and activities we have planned for our students.


Please mark your calendars!


  • November 15th-19th: American Education Week!
  • November 24th-26th: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Break!
  • December 3rd: 1/2 Day for all students; Grading Prep for staff


KES American Education Week Activities

American Education SPIRIT WEEK!


Have a wonderful rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal

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Our Amazing Unified Arts Team were very interesting "Characters"

A special thanks to our amazing Food Truck Vendors! Gastro Grafitti, Belly Bustin Grill, Jimmy's Fat Rolls, El Nene Latin Food & Isaiah's Icy Delights!

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Important Parent Q & A Regarding Quarantine Guidelines

See below for some valuable facts regarding the Quarantine Guidelines that Queen Anne's County Public Schools are following.


News Release on Quarantine Requirements


Frequently Asked Questions


QAC Student Questions


Please note that our School Nurse at school is available for questions. Students are that are experiencing signs & symptoms affiliated with Covid-19 are screened and parents will be contacted to pick up their student if there is the need to quarantine. We thank you for your understanding as everyone's health and safety is our main concern.

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More Covid Close Contact Information

1-In the event your student has been in close contact, needs to quarantine, or is out for any other reason, PLEASE contact the school nurse ASAP. We can note and track this information and provide our families with an accurate "return to school" date if needed. For after school hours and weekends, please refer to the Covid Alert email flyer. A nurse will email you or contact you directly with specifics. Nurse emails: tracey.higgs@qacps.org


2-At the elementary level, there are no virtual learning opportunities for our students. If a student will be out for an extended period of time, they should access their homeroom teachers' Schoology page for assignments; teachers are also able to provide the student workbooks and/or a Chromebook, as needed.


3-We will notify your students' homeroom teacher of a return date. Please contact your students' homeroom teacher for assignments or refer to their Schoology page. You can also contact the front office at (410) 758-1166 to pick up a Chromebook/workbooks, as needed.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!


~Michelle Carey

Morning Math Opportunity!

Morning math will be available next week from 8:35-9:00 each day. Students are welcome to drop in as needed for homework help, or to develop a better understanding of current math topics. Contact Mrs. Phillips if you have any questions at Laura.Phillips@qacps.org

Join our KES PTA!!!

Please welcome our new KES PTA Board ! In advance we would like to thank them for their dedication and time to support our Staff and your Children!


President: Jessica Kinnamon

Vice President: Carol Trader

Treasurer: Dave Tyler

Secretary: Sarah Fullerton


Below you will find the PTA Membership Form. We encourage you to become a member to support all of the amazing things they will use the funding for to sponsor our students!


Remember, the classroom with the most memberships wins a prize!


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Important Resources

Queen Anne's County Office of Community Services:

Low Cost Plans for Internet and/or Cell Phone Services. Verizon Wireless is working with individual families that may qualify for Unsubsidized Devices and Plans! In order to see if you can qualify for this opportunity, a family of 4 must make less than $35,775.00, be a Pell Grant Recipient or Participate in the National School Lunch Program. If you are in one of these catagories, please reach out to Sean Christenson, Account Manager of the Public Sector 410-726-3353 or Customer Support 1-800-922-0204 for more information.


See flyer below for information on Addiction and Family:

Family Assistance for Substance Abuse Questions


See the attached link below regarding Safety and Welfare of Children left unattended:

Plan-for-your-child's-safety-Brochure


Children's Mental Health Matters! Click on the link below for valuable resources:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/downloads


Pecometh's Enchanted Trail Event: Pecometh Enchanted Trail!