November 2021 : Panther Press
Hunger & Homeless Awareness Month
November is Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month
During the month of November, the Kenton County School District will be hosting a food drive at each school and offering opportunities to recognize and educate students and our community around hunger and homelessness.
We are asking families to donate the following items:
Personal Hygiene items
Hunger and homelessness is an issue students in our community face everyday. The month of November is our opportunity to give back!
Items are being collected at Piner Elementary through November 23.
KCSD, ETHOS PARTNERING FOR VACCINE CLINIC FOR 5-11 YEAR OLDS
The Kenton County School District (KCSD) in partnership with Ethos Labs is offering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics for students ages 5-11. The first dose clinic is Saturday, November 13th at:
- Simon Kenton High School 8am-5pm, 11132 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Use lower side door entrance to school, the vaccine event will be in the library.
- Dixie Heights High School 8am-2pm, 3010 Dixie Highway, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017. Use the main entrance to school, the vaccine event will be in the cafeteria.
The second dose will be Saturday, December 4th same times and same locations.
Please visit https://www.ethos-labs.com/vaccinations/ to select your time and location. You can select appointments for both doses, just make sure you select Vaccines Ages 5-11 and the appropriate dose.
If you have questions please contact Ethos Labs at (877) 496-2570 ext. 1154
Click below for a flyer.
As you are aware, the KCSD Board of Education met on Monday, November 1st and approved several updates. Below you will find a link to more detailed information about these updates and COVID-19 from the Kenton County School District, as well as some updates to masking in the elementary schools.
KCSD Recommendations Pertaining to Elementary Schools
- Beginning Monday, November 22, all KCSD individuals (staff and students) will have the option to wear masks. This Nov. 22 date was established to enable 5-11 year olds to access the vaccine. (Preschool will follow Kindergarten with all guidelines).
- Masks are STILL required on all buses per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services Order.
These recommendations and others were made to the board for consideration based on the totality of the local data and were not based on a dashboard/matrix. These recommendations will be reviewed if future data indicates a need to make additional recommendations to the board for consideration.
Once again, masks are still recommended and welcome in all KCSD facilities. Everyone will have the individual option to wear mask and be vaccinated.
We want to celebrate attendance here at Piner! We have a daily school attendance goal of 96.25%. Each month the grade level with the highest attendance the month prior will win one extra recess. The grade level attendance winner for the month of September was 2nd Grade. They had an attendance percentage of 97.1%. The grade level winner for the month of October is 4th grade, who had an attendance percentage of 97.7%. Starting this month, students who have attendance percentages of 96.25% or higher will be entered into a drawing and one student in each homeroom will be awarded a special prize.
Piner Family Resource Center's - Family Needs Survey 2021
Piner families please consider filling out the survey linked below for our Family Resource Center.
The information obtained from this survey will assist the Family Resource Center in coordinating programs and services that best meet your family's needs and interests.
Survey participation is completely voluntary. Please complete only ONE survey PER HOUSEHOLD. All information provided is confidential. Thank you.