Kennedy Newsletter

August - September 2021-22

Welcome Back Families

It is great to see our students and families back to in-person learning. One of our goals this year is to support the "whole child," academically, behaviorally, and social-emotionally. We are off to a great start for the beginning of the school year. We look forward to working together with our families as we continue to power through this school year!

Professional Development Day

Students back in the classroom

Our young scholars are back in classrooms! We are keeping our students safe by reminding everyone to wear their masks and use hand sanitizer during transitions. August was dedicated to building a welcoming classroom culture, getting to know our students, and going over classroom routines and procedures. For September, we are fully implementing our daily schedules and reviewing and introducing new skills and concepts in our classrooms. School is definitely back in session!

Thank you PTA for the shade tents!

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Arrival and Dismissal

Thank you families for dropping off and picking up your child on time. We will go back to our original times for both arrival and dismissal.


Arrival

All Students ~ 8:00 - 8:10 am (breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:00 daily)

Kinder gate will remained closed and a staff member will open the gate at 8:00 am daily.


Dismissal

TK ~ 12:10 pm

K-6 ~ 2:32 pm (Friday is at 1:05 pm)


We want to ensure the safety of all our students. We are asking families to do their best to help with this important endeavor.

  • Please have your child enter and exit on the passenger side closest to the curb

  • Create a sign with your child’s name and teacher name and place it on the passenger side

  • Drop off and pick up your child at the loading zone in front of the school cafeteria

    • Avoid dropping off in front of the office unless a staff member assists you

  • Driver’s should stay in their vehicles at all times unless it’s an emergency

Car Signs

We gave our car riding families car signs and have more to distribute in the office. Remember to hang your signs in your cars while picking up your child in the afternoon. Please write your child's name and teacher name nice and big! This is very helpful for staff to quickly identify which child needs to be picked up.

Walkers and Bike Riders

  • Please avoid standing in our loading zone areas before the classes line up. The loading zone area is where we have our Zones 1, 2, 3 signs posted. You may enter this area once you see your child's teacher line up

  • Exit campus once you have your child/children.

  • Use the crosswalks when crossing the parking lot and street

  • Be attentive and pay attention to your surroundings

  • If you need to talk with your child’s teacher after school, we ask that you email them and schedule an appointment.

  • Spread out and allow students to walk safely to their vehicles or to family members standing outside during dismissal.

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Coffee w/the Principal

Friday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Please join us at our next Coffee w/Principal. It will be an opportunity to hear about a few school related updates and ask questions. I hope to see you there online. Please click here for the link. You can also call in using the information below.


Meeting ID

863 9718 8495

Passcode

088910

ELAC

Please join us at our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) this year! We meet virtually on Zoom or Google Meet from 3:30 - 4:30 on the second Thursday of the month.


Below are a few ELAC functions and priorities:

  • Advising the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners (Share SPSA EL goals- actions, etc:)

  • Assisting in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment

  • Identifying and recommending ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance


Please click here to join the meetings

School Site Council

Please join us at our School Site Council (SSC) this year! We meet virtually on Zoom or Google Meet from 3:00 - 4:00 on the third Thursday of the month.


Purpose:

  • Develop and recommend the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) to the Board of Education

  • Review implementation of the SPSA plan

  • Establish a budget for the SPSA


Please click here to join the meetings

Free Meals for Students

Breakfast, brunch, and lunch are free for all students for 2021-22 school year!