Piner Elementary

November 2021 : Panther Press

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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:

Canned Food
Personal Hygiene items
Non-perishable snacks
Bottled Water

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.

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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 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.

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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.

COVID-19 Information from the Kenton County School District.

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.

Attendance Matters

We want your student to be at school everyday! Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. Research shows that attendance matters and is an important factor in student achievement.

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.

Construction Updates

As you are probably aware, construction at Piner has begun!!! Crews are currently working on building a new addition that will add 5+ classrooms to our school. This new addition should be completed by the end of the school year. Additionally, crews will be working on installing a new geothermal heating and air system in our building. With the increased construction traffic, please do not enter Piner's campus for parent pick up until after 3:00 PM.

We hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!

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