Welcome to Kennedy Elementary
DATES TO REMEMBER
3 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm in Media Center
3 - Instrument Fair 6-8 pm in Hastings High School Music Pod
7 - Family Movie Night at 6:30 pm in Kennedy Gymnasium (Doors open at 6 pm)
12 - Music Concert - 3rd & 4th Grade @ 10:00 am OR 2:00 pm
14 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development
17 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
2 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm in Media Center
4 - Elementary Evening Conferences & Book Fair
5 - Elementary Evening Conferences & Book Fair
6 - NO SCHOOL - Elementary Morning Conferences & Book Fair
16-20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Wednesday, March 4th 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 5th 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Friday, March 6th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are in need of PARENT VOLUNTEERS at the Book Fair!
New Online Shopping Experience Feb 23 - Mar 7
You now have access to shop The Scholastic Store and earn rewards for your school with every purchase when you click 'Shop Now' from this page! Explore thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games, and more. All online items priced as marked. All orders ship home!
Character Trait - Teamwork & Cooperation
WEEK 1 Teamwork & Cooperation
Elsa S, Wesley S, Austin H, Logan K, Harriet J, Owen E, Faith E, Lydia N
WEEK 2 Teamwork & Cooperation
Preston H, Austin D, Alex F, Adelynn S, Bentley L, Maddie M
WEEK 3 Teamwork & Cooperation
Lydia C, Emily B, Bentley L, Sophia B, Justin W, Kevin C, Paytyn B, Anika J
WEEK 4 Teamwork & Cooperation
Elisa M, Lucy U, Walter M, Grace B, Lydia P, Cooper P
SEESAW & E-LEARNING DAYS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2020 - 2021
Registration forms can be found on the school website
2020-21 CLASSROOM PLACEMENT
WHAT TIME DOES SCHOOL START?
Drop off times are from 8:30 am-8:45 am. Children should not be dropped off before 8:30. If your child is going to breakfast, you may drop off at 8:25 am and have them go directly to the cafeteria.
If you need to drop off before the 8:30 bell, you can enroll your child in Kids Campus. Further information about Kid’s Campus can be obtained from the district’s website, the Pinecrest webpage, or from our office.
Please make sure your child(ren) arrive at school on time. Learning takes place in a carefully arranged environment that begins the minute your child arrives at school. When your child is late, he/she may not feel the connectedness with the class or have the opportunity to absorb learning in the best setting. To maximize instruction time and academic achievement for your child, as well as minimize disruption for the whole class, please avoid tardiness.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
If the temperature is below 0º fahrenheit, or the wind chill is around that level, we will keep the students inside during recess.
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.
Please visit our webpage for directions at: www.hastings.k12.mn.us
KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE
Your child's safety is of prime importance to us. There are a few procedure guidelines that help us maintain a secured building and limit the number of distractions to our classrooms. Our building is designed to have a single entry point during the school day. Please keep the following in mind:
- Always check in at the office whenever you are at school.
- When delivering things for your child (ex. snow gear), please drop them off at the office. We will deliver articles or call your child down to the office.
- When picking up your child early from school, please do so by signing them out at the office. The office personnel will contact your child’s teacher to dismiss them and meet you in the office.
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).
*Cold Closure Exception: If school is closed due to extreme cold weather, children who were pre-registered for Cold Closure Days can attend our McAuliffe site. Hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
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.