Piner Elementary

October 2021 : Panther Press

Get Your Spirit Wear!!

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Car Rider Updates

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Please be sure to have your car tag hanging on your mirror before you drive pass the school to ensure your tag is being read by the scanner.

Attendance Updates

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Every Student, Every Day


As a reminder, if your child is absent, please make sure to call the school to inform our staff of the absence. When the student returns to school, send a parent or doctor note for the absent date(s). An attendance note (parent note or doctor note) is required within three (3) days any time your child is out of school, including late arrivals and early dismissals. If your child is experiencing COVID - related symptoms, a doctor’s note or negative COVID test is required to return.

Keep in mind that a maximum of ten (10) excused days each year may be excused with a signed note from a parent/guardian or doctor.

If there are more than ten (10) days excused, a Medical Excuse Form must be completed, stating the student was seen in the doctor’s office, and returned for review by school officials within three (3) days of the absence, for the absence to be excused.

If students are in quarantine due to a positive Covid test or exposure only, synchronous instruction will be provided. The family will be asked to complete a survey to document the reason for quarantine and determine a return date. The teachers will then contact parents regarding synchronous learning. If a student does not participate in synchronous learning it will be considered an excused absence and students will still be expected to make up the work. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to pick up work while your child is out.

KY Safe Schools Week: October 17th - 23rd

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Red Ribbon Week: October 25th - 29th

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Red Ribbon Week: Sock it to Drugs and Kick Them Out in the Cold

Here at Piner we will be celebrating National Red Ribbon Week the week of October 25 - 29 with the following activities listed below. We will also be collecting cold weather, adult gear (gloves, hats, scarves, socks, long underwear) for the NKY Emergency Cold Shelter.

Monday - "Pledge to be Drug Free"

Wear Red; Red bracelets will be distributed for students to wear all week

Tuesday - "Our Future is Bright"

Wear Neon Colors and Sunglasses

Wednesday - "Sock it to Drugs"

Wear Crazy Socks - Bring items to donate to the KY Cold Center

Thursday - "Team Up Against Drugs"

Wear Favorite Team Shirt

Friday - "Say Boo to Drugs"

Dress Up In Your Halloween Costume - No full face masks - No weapons

Flyer/Calendar Linked Here

Piner PTA Skate Night

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Piner Skate Night

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 6-8:30pm

1637 Independence Road

Independence, KY

Come join us for the second PTA sponsored skate night of the year.

Your Help is Needed!!

Complete the form below to HELP Piner Elementary receive funding to support academics!

The Kenton County School District will continue to provide all students with free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of income. However, it is extremely important that if your household would qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, you still complete the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. The USDA free and reduced lunch program not only helps families with school lunch, but it also provides our school with funding for programs that incorporate ALL Piner Elementary students. Again, the number of applications approved can affect how much funding our school receives to meet academic benchmarks.

Below is a link to the online form. If you would prefer a paper application, please contact Mrs. Bohman at 957-0046. Mrs. Bohman can also deliver a paper copy to the homes of virtual students. If a form is needed, please contact Mrs. Bohman before Friday October 30th.

Online Application Form:

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Upcoming Virtual Book Fair

Piner's Virtual Book Fair

Piner's Virtual Book Fair is the week of October 17th. Below you will find two links to access details about Piner's Virtual Book Fair.

  • The first link provides an interactive virtual tour of the fair, with previews of the books, as well as short videos of books.
  • The second link will allow you to shop Piner's Virtual Book Fair.
Scholastic Book Fairs - Virtual Fair Tour

Employment Opportunities in the KCSD

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Upcoming Events & A Look Ahead


  • 10/6 - Midterm Dojo Cart

  • 10/6 - Special SBDM Meeting

  • 10/7 - Midterm Reports Sent Home

  • 10/8-10/11 - Fall Break (Schools Closed)

  • 10/12 - 10/15 - Fire Prevention Week

  • 10/17 - 10/23 - KY Safe Schools Week

  • 10/17 - 10/23 - Piner's Virtual Book Fair

  • 10/21 - Piner PTA Skate Night

  • 10/25 - Red Ribbon Week (RRW): Wear Red

  • 10/26 - RRW: Wear Neon Colors and Sunglasses

  • 10/27 - RRW: Wear Crazy Socks; Bring items to donate to the KY Cold Center

  • 10/28 - RRW: Wear Favorite Team Shirt

  • 10/29 - RRW: Wear Halloween Costume; No Weapons or Full Face Masks


  • 11/1 - 11/2 - No School

  • 11/9 - SBDM Meeting 4:10 pm

  • 11/12 - End of Trimester

  • 11/16 - 11/17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-6:30 pm

  • 11/18 - PTA Skate Night

  • 11/24 - 11/26 - No School