Kennard Elementary School

September 23rd, 2021

Message from Mrs. Carey!

Dear KES families,


Happy Thursday and happy FALL! Besides the crazy rain today, hope you all are enjoying the amazing temperatures that fall brings to our region:) Thank you to our 4th and 5th graders for their hard work with testing this week! They were focused, on task and gave it their ALL! So proud of our KES Tigers!


Reminder that our Constitution Day celebration was rescheduled for tomorrow, September 24th! We would LOVE to see our students in their RED, WHITE and BLUE gear to celebrate the day!


In advance, THANK YOU to all of our families that have reached out to our staff with student signs and symptoms of illness. It is evident that you are checking your child each morning, prior to sending them to KES; this has allowed us to be very proactive and is eliminating the spread of germs to others. We want to continue to keep all of our students healthy and happy this school year!


We have a ton of upcoming events! Please mark your calendars!


  • September 30th: Join us for our "Book BOP"! DJ's, Dancing and Books! See flyer!
  • September 24th-October 1st: KES Book Fair!
  • October 29th: Fall FUN FAIR and Food Truck Night! More details are forthcoming!
  • November 1st: ALL schools Closed; Staff Professional Development
  • November 2nd & 3rd: 1/2 Day for Students; Parent Conferences
  • November 3rd: Sugar Doodles Event!


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! KES ROCKS!!! Have an amazing rest of your week!


Mrs. Michelle Carey

Principal



Save the Date! Book Bop!!!


Covid Alert Email Flyer

QACPS Student Quarantine Guidelines

QACPS Student FAQ


QACPS SOAR Opt-In form

QACPS SOAR Overview

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Fall Bookfair is back! 9/24 through 10/1

We are so excited to be having our annual Fall Book Fair at KES! Please see the attached link for our Sign Ups to help! We cannot do this without you! Also, we are still planning on having our In Person Family Night event for shopping! It's going to be exciting!! It will be Thursday, Sept. 30th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Your child will have a chance to browse the book fair with their classroom, and have a "buying" day as well, during school hours.


Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Genius!

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KES Student wins contest with this amazing Bookmark Entry!

Important Parent Q & A Regarding Quarantine Guidelines

See below for some valuable facts regarding the Quarantine Guidelines that Queen Anne's County Public Schools are following.


Frequently Asked Questions


QAC Student Questions


Please note that our School Nurse at school is available for questions. Students are that are experiencing signs & symptoms affiliated with Covid-19 are screened and parents will be contacted to pick up their student if there is the need to quarantine. We thank you for your understanding as everyone's health and safety is our main concern.

More Covid Close Contact Information

1-In the event your student has been in close contact, needs to quarantine, or is out for any other reason, PLEASE contact the school nurse ASAP. We can note and track this information and provide our families with an accurate "return to school" date if needed. For after school hours and weekends, please refer to the Covid Alert email flyer. A nurse will email you or contact you directly with specifics. Nurse emails: jacqueline.leight@qacps.org (substitute nurse) & tracey.higgs@qacps.org


2-At the elementary level, there are no virtual learning opportunities for our students. If a student will be out for an extended period of time, they should access their homeroom teachers' Schoology page for assignments; teachers are also able to provide the student workbooks and/or a Chromebook, as needed.


3-We will notify your students' homeroom teacher of a return date. Please contact your students' homeroom teacher for assignments or refer to their Schoology page. You can also contact the front office at (410) 758-1166 to pick up a Chromebook/workbooks, as needed.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!


~Michelle Carey

Morning Math Opportunity!

Morning math will be available next week from 8:35-9:00 each day. Students are welcome to drop in as needed for homework help, or to develop a better understanding of current math topics. Contact Mrs. Phillips if you have any questions at Laura.Phillips@qacps.org

Join our KES PTA!!!

Please welcome our new KES PTA Board ! In advance we would like to thank them for their dedication and time to support our Staff and your Children!


President: Jessica Kinnamon

Vice President: Carol Trader

Treasurer: Dave Tyler

Secretary: Sarah Fullerton


Below you will find the PTA Membership Form. We encourage you to become a member to support all of the amazing things they will use the funding for to sponsor our students!


Remember, the classroom with the most memberships wins a prize!


PTA Membership Form 21-22

Free Meals & Monthly Cafeteria Menu

Who's Hungry!? We are excited to share this flyer with you regarding Breakfast and Lunch at school this year! Free!!!!!

Information on Free Meals

Important Resources


See flyer below for information on Addiction and Family:

Family Assistance for Substance Abuse Questions


See the attached link below regarding Safety and Welfare of Children left unattended:

Plan-for-your-child's-safety-Brochure


Children's Mental Health Matters! Click on the link below for valuable resources:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/resources/downloads