Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #4



In accordance with Virginia Code §22.1-137.2, we will be conducting a lock-down during the week of September 26, 2022. Please note that pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are exempt from mandatory participation in lock-down drills during the first 60 days of the school year. We will provide you with follow-up communication once the drill has concluded.

We're Hiring for Bus Drivers and Substitutes

Afternoon Dismissal Plan

If your afternoon dismissal plans change for your child, please complete the transportation form and send in with your child as we are starting to get a higher volume of phone calls to report this change.

WATCH D.O.G.S.- All Dads interested in joining our Watch D.O.G. S. program, please join us for Pizza Night on September 28th @ 6pm in the cafeteria.

Attendance Reminders

When your child is absent, we must receive communication within three days of the absence for it to be recorded as "excused." Absences that are not substantiated by a note or phone call to the office within three days of the absence will remain "unexcused."

  • At 5 unexcused absences, you will be contacted to develop an attendance plan to resolve attendance concerns
  • At 7 unexcused absences, an attendance conference will be held to discuss continued attendance concerns
  • If attendance does not improve, a referral may be made to School Social Work Services for additional support

Tardy Students:

Parents, please remember that if your child is late (after 8:00 a.m.) you will need to come into the office to sign them in on the designated form. Your child will receive a tardy pass which they will give to their teacher upon arrival to class.

HCPS Calendar Change- At its meeting Tuesday night, the Hanover County School Board approved a revision to the previously approved school calendar. Similar to last school year, all four days of the last week of school (Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15) will now be early release days for all students.

New calendar

Other Calendar Dates:

10/5- No school for students/Teacher Professional Learning Day

10/7- Interim Report Day

After School Activities:

Boy Scouts Informational Flyer

Volleyball/Basketball/Flag Football


PTA News:

September Calendar of events:

NOW-11/5 Shoe Fundraiser


9/29 Spirit Day at Rise & Shine Diner (6am-10am)

  1. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  2. ENROLL or RE-ENROLL into Kroger Rewards. Last year we received over $6500. When you sign into your account and find Community Rewards select CHANGE ORGANIZATION, search for Kersey Creek ES and select ENROLL.

  3. SHOP using Amazon Smile. Last year we received $300, we are hoping to get that number higher this year.

  4. Our SPIRIT Wear store is open and taking orders. Deadline to order is September 25.

  5. SPIRIT DAY: Save the date for our spirit day at Rise & Shine Diner (6am-10am).

  6. FUNDRAISERS: We have three current fundraisers going on:

    1. Charleston Wrap. Register at (organization ID 24799) and shop for home goods, gourmet items and more! Delivery is fast.

    2. The PTA is also collecting gently used shoes of all types (adults, kids, cleats, ballet shoes, etc). Bins are located at KCES entrance and Milestone clubhouse. Collection is taking place through 11/5.

As always if you have any questions, please reach out!!!

October Dates:

October 10/1-10/22 Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

10/3 Marty's Grill (all day)

10/5 Student Holiday

10/6 Chipotle Ashland (4-8)

10/12 General PTA meeting 5:30 Library

10/17 Texas Roadhouse (3-10pm)

10/25 HCC PTA @ 6:30pm

10/26 Brunetti's Express (301)

10/27 Reflections deadline

Fall Fest?

*Please reach out with any questions or concerns at

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Other Documents

Transportation Note

(please be reminded to use transportation notes to communicate changes with your child's dismissal plan)

Lunch Menu

Lunch Visitor Information

Lunch Visitor Information (Spanish)