John Kerr Elementary School

Fall 2021

A Message from Ms. O'Donnell

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! We are so excited to have all students back in the building full time this year. This year we plan continue our focus on innovative and exemplary education for all students, while maintaining the health and safety of our school.

Check out the "Top 10" communication tips listed below to ensure you don't miss out on any of the exciting happenings at John Kerr. It will be another stellar year for our Cardinals!

1. Feel free to reach out to me at any time via phone or email: or (540) 662-3945.

2. Follow us on Twitter @JKESWPS

3. Make sure you "like" our Facebook Page- John Kerr Elementary School

4. Follow our JKES PTO Facebook Page- John Kerr Elementary School PTO

5. Join our PTO and be involved in our school community! Our first meeting is September 8th at 7:00 pm.

6. All classroom teachers will be using Remind for communication again this year.

7. Even with Remind, you can always check in with your student's teacher via email or phone call. We love hearing from you!

8. Feel free to contact one of our our school counselors, Paul Cote or Taylor Hawkins, regarding any issues with your student, or

9. Check out our website for updates-

10. If you are in need of assistance in Spanish, contact Karla Herrera-Fisher, our Parent Liaison, (540) 662-3945.

I look forward to working together to create the best educational experience possible for your student!

Beth O'Donnell

Principal, John Kerr Elementary School

Back to School Updates


  • Arrival begins at 7:25 AM. Students will not be permitted to enter the building until that time.
  • All students must arrive by 7:45. Any student entering the building after 7:50 must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must sign the student in.
  • Dismissal begins at 2:25 pm.
  • All transportation changes require a note or a phone call to the office. All changes must be made by 1:30 PM.
  • Look for the red communication folder, sent home weekly, for all news and information.
  • Volunteers are welcome in the building this year.
  • Don't forget, all WPS elementary school students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Don't Miss These Events!

PTO Meeting- September 8th st at 7:00 pm

Teacher Professional Development (No School)- September 3rd

Labor Day (No School)- September 6th

Teacher Professional Development (No School)- October 7th and 8th

PTO Fall Fun Run Kickoff- October 13th

PTO Fall Fun Run and Dance- October 22nd