Kennard Elementary School

February 3rd, 2022

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


Happy Thursday and hope this finds you well! We have a ton of important information below so make sure you check out the rest of our newsletter!


A reminder that we are celebrating the decades at KES (remaining days of school) and although the days are slightly off due to snow, we are going to stick with the designated dates below! Can't wait to see some of the 80's gear next Friday the 11th!


REMINDER: If your child has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact our school nurse, Tracey Higgs (tracey.higgs@qacps.org), or our sub nurse, Jackie Leight (jacqueline.leight@qacps.org). If you need to contact our school after school hours or on weekends for a positive Covid result, please contact covidalert@qacps.org This is also linked below. Staff will provide missed school work for our students so please reach out to your child's homeroom teachers for any materials needed for pick-up.


Mark your calendars for some upcoming events:


  • February 7th: Joe Corbi's Fundraiser Packets are DUE-this was extended!
  • February 7th-February 11th: KINDNESS Week! (See flyer linked below)
  • February 11th: Celebrating "80's -ish" Day!!! Dress up in your coolest 80's Gear!
  • February 21st: SCHOOL IN SESSION (Make-Up Snow Day); President's Day

Wishing you all a fabulous Thursday!!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal



KINDNESS Spirit Week @ KES!!

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MAKO Covid-19 In School Testing

The following link is what Parents need to register for to give permission for schools to test your child for Covid-19 in the event they are showing symptoms and you would like this test performed conveniently at school. Information was previously emailed to the District regarding the specifics of this testing. Kennard Elementary's Link to register is:


https://schools.coquihealth.com/registration/dd31f453-d036-426f-887d-ebac576febaf

This Month's Positive Behavior incentive was a Movie showing!

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School Messenger Notifications

If you notice you are not receiving the school emails or phone calls regarding School closings, please feel free to contact us to let us know to check into this. You may call or email Brenda.Spence@qacps.org and she will make sure you are on the list for notifications.

Coming up in February~!! KES Kindness Week

Spirit Days will be back by popular demand! See the attached PDF link for the flyer announcing how Students and Staff will participate in showing off your School Spirit and Kindness Challenges!

February Kindness Spirit Week

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.

Students need to remember their own water bottles daily! We are still not able to use our water fountains, only the bottle fill up stations at this time.

Please remind your child to check our Lost & Found in the Cafeteria! There are many coats and items on there that are necessary for going outside on their breaks!

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