Kegonsa Family Newsletter


November 14

We finished up our week thinking about World Kindness Day. Students were each given a heart and shared something kind with someone in the building. So much love spread around!

Hope you have had a great weekend - Erin

How to Change the World With Kindness
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Sportsmanship Students of the Month

For the month of October, the following students were recognized as being the Sportsmanship Students of the Month for their grade level: Henry-kindergarten, Kaitlyn- 1st Grade, Charlie- 2nd Grade, Leola- 3rd Grade, Donovan- 4th Grade, and Emma T- 5th Grade. These students use encouraging words to their teammates and opponents, don’t brag when they win, and remain positive even when they don’t win. They are leaders on our “playing fields” in PE and at recess, helping to create an even more positive place for everyone at Kegonsa!
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Update from 1st Grade!

Update from 1st grade!

Library Leaders!

Kegonsa 5th grade students now have the option to sign up to be a Library Leader, and one of their optional duties is to come in and read with 1st and 2nd graders during Book Club.

Antiracism Project: November Resources

November is National Native American Heritage Month and International Day for Tolerance. View this month’s resources here. The purpose of the Antiracism Project is to advance our district’s Educating for Equity efforts by providing resources, information, and opportunities to support recognized events, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Hey Families, we filled our Gilly Chart!

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Morning Announcements

For morning announcements we share our school celebrations, birthdays, and updates on other important events via shared google slides. Our morning announcements are also an important way that we build our student's cultural literacy. To give you an example, this week we shared a video of the 1,200-year-old fishing canoe found in Lake Mendota as well as a stunning dance routine performed during the closing ceremonies of the Paralympics games.

Athletes of the Gesture, a dance routine for the Paralympic Games 2020 to 2024

In a closing ceremony handoff between the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (held in 2021) and those to be held in Paris in 2024, 128 professional and amateur performers work as one in an original routine created by choreographer Sadeck Waff.
Une chorégraphie Originale par Sadeck Waff

Your vigilience helps keep our students safe - COVID-19 Information

Where can I get tested for COVID? See our new COVID-19 Testing Resource Sheet on our COVID-19 Health & Safety page.

Our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard is available to the public on our SASD COVID-19 Dashboard page. We’ve updated the dashboard each week of the school year since November 2020.

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.

SASD COVID Health & Safety page (Data Dashboard)

Free COVID Testing Moves Indoors

We’ve moved our free COVID testing outdoors to indoors until the springtime. Learn more at Remember that students under 18 years old must have guardian consent (View our webpage for consent requirements) AND register for their test at Students and staff over 18 years old must register for their testing

Why Apply for P-EBT Benefits?

Even though we are offering free meals to all students during the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be officially enrolled in the free or reduced-price meal program to meet certain eligibility criteria for P-EBT benefits.

Families who may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through their children’s schools are encouraged to apply now for the 2021-2022 school year! Please apply directly through your Infinite Campus parent portal app or complete an application found on our food service web page.

Family Resources

Click here for a list of family resources including lists of food pantries, community meals, personal essentials, showers & laundry, mental health and crisis intervention.

Reach out to Kayla McDermot with any questions!

Kayla McDermot (Kegonsa Elementary and Sandhill Elementary) 608-440-0270

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.

Important Information

Bully Harassment

  • Bullying/Harassment form
  • Submit a Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) ticket. If you see or hear something, say something. The easiest way to submit a ticket is to go to, access the Student Portal, and select “Submit a tip.”

TAHER foodservice

Breakfast/Lunch Menus


  • Students may choose to participate in breakfast and/or lunch daily
  • No sign up needed
  • Morning milk in the classroom is NOT included. Milk is $.40 per day for students who DO NOT qualify for free/reduced meals
  • Please check your Infinite Campus Portal account to ensure funds are available or to add funds to your account
  • Breakfast and lunch will be prepackaged and may include hot and/or cold items.

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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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