Kegonsa Family Newsletter

September 4, 2021

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September 4, 2021

What an incredible week! We are so excited to be back together again. Our educators and support staff were abuzz all week talking about how wonderful our grade-level classes are. Our specials teachers (art, music, pe, and library) are all so excited to see kids in-person for the first time in 18 months too. Celebrations all around.

A couple of operational pieces: Please read

We are determined to have a successful, in-person year and really need your help. If your child is sick please, please do not send them to school. Screen your children each and every morning. Have questions? Call us. We can work through it together. Please err on the side of caution.

If your child is going to be gone from school for any reason please leave a very detailed message on the attendance line to let us know why. If we don't hear from you I will be calling to know more. Our goal is to keep COVID out of our school and we need your help to do that.

Front Office:

We have new front office staff. Kayla Cole-Wells is our new administrative assistant and Kim Hart is our new health assistant. They are both doing a spectacular job learning their jobs, opening a school year, and managing COVID concerns. Please give these two women grace as they quickly learn their roles.

Mid-Day school pickups;
If you are going to pick up your child from school for whatever reason please let their teacher and me know ( know ahead of time. When you arrive please park your car in the front circle and call the front office. We will get your children from class. Please plan on time for us to get your students from class.

Your vigilience helps keep our students safe

COVID symptoms? Stay home! We know your student doesn’t want to miss school, but if your student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home to avoid infecting others. Our Self-Screening quicksheet lists COVID symptoms and what to do if your student has one or more. Remember to screen your child for symptoms every morning and night.

Using the Student COVID-19 Form: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, or has been identified as a close contact, start by keeping your student at home, calling your school’s attendance line, completing the Student COVID-19 Form, then contacting your health care provider. We will help you through the process.

Back to School Survey

Please fill out the back to school survey so we can get your feedback back to school conferences vs. the open house.

Bridging Brighter Smiles

Bridging Brighter Smiles is a non-profit organization that provides school-based oral hygiene services and education to children. No child has ever been turned away due to a lack of financial resources. Bridging Brighter Smiles will be at Kegonsa on Thursday, September 16th. If you would like your child to be seen, please fill out the enrollment form.

Office and School Hours

Office hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.

School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:00p.m. Doors open at 7:35 a.m.

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ABCD for Specials

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5th grade Orchestra

September 2021,

Dear 5th-grade families,

As 5th graders, your student has the opportunity to learn a string instrument (Violin, Viola, or Cello). This class meets twice a week after school at River Bluff Middle School. If your child is interested in learning how to play a string instrument, please complete the google form via this short URL or the QR code below. Transportation is available, please indicate your student’s needs in the google form.

Transportation will be provided from the Elementary Schools to River Bluff for all students. Transportation home after the class is requested through the google form linked above.

Additional information can be found on the 5th-grade website: SASD 5th grade Orchestra Website If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at:

Bullying/Harrassment Form

The Stoughton Area School District strives to provide a safe, secure and respectful learning environment for all students in school buildings and on school grounds, on school buses, and at school-sponsored activities. This confidential form is submitted to the Building Administration and School Counselors, with a goal to be processed within 24-48 hours. If this is an emergency, please contact the Kegonsa Office immediately at 877-5200.

Kegonsa Elementary School

Ms. Conrad, Principal (877-5201)

Mrs. Sannes, Dean of Students (208-3468)

Mrs. Cole-Wells, Admin Assistant (877-5202)

Mr. Schultz, School Counselor (877-5229)

Mrs. McDermot, School Social Worker (440-0270)

Ms. Menon, School Psychologist

Ms. Hart, Health Assistant (877-5204)


IC Parent Portal: Need assistance with your IC parent portal? Please complete the IC parent portal support form linked here.

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