Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
Dates to remember
7- Reports cards available on Infinite Campus Parent Portal
10 - PTA Meeting via Zoom (Meeting ID 5375712953, no password needed)
18 - NO SCHOOL** Calendar Change - Asynchronous Learning Day
21 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
20 - 25 - Reading Week (dress up days below)
2 - Evening Conferences
3 - Evening Conferences
4 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences
14 - 18 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
February's Featured Artists
Carter, Audrey, Zoey, Weston, Brennan, Maya
2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
Our in-person fair will be held in the Media Center during conferences.
Wednesday, March 2nd from 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Friday, March 4th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).
Online fair site: March 1 - March 14th.
Meeting ID: 537 571 2953
No Password needed
Please visit the Kennedy Cougar Parent Group Facebook page to connect with other Kennedy student parents and Kennedy Cougar PTA event information.
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.
Student Well Being
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.