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  • Steps to Take When Your Student is Sick

    If your student has one or more symptoms from Part 1 or two or more symptoms from Part 2 of the Health Screening Checklist, they will be excluded from school, along with their siblings. Unless a negative Covid test result is received, symptomatic students must remain at home for 10 days starting the day after their symptom start date. Siblings must remain at home for 17-24 days. 

    Students should not be at school if they are symptomatic, if someone in your household is symptomatic, if someone is waiting for a Covid test result, or if someone has tested positive for Covid.

    Please plan ahead for your family's home/work situation so that you are prepared to have your sick child and their siblings at home if the need arises and please ensure that your phone numbers and emergency contact numbers are correct in SkywardIf your student becomes sick at school and/or is exhibiting or reporting symptoms from our Health Screening Checklist, it will be imperative that you pick them up as soon as possible. Siblings of the symptomatic student will also need to be picked up as soon as possible, even if they are showing no symptoms. 

    We are also depending on you to notify the school if your students will be absent. Please review and follow these Parent Attendance Line Expectations. Note that if your student is ill and you do not provide the requested information, then a front office team member will need to contact you via phone or email to complete the attendance information. Thank you in advance for leaving details in your absence notifications.

    Chronic Health Conditions/Symptom Management at School  
    If your student has a chronic health condition which may mimic COVID-19 symptoms, this is a good time to reach out to their health care provider to find out if he/she is willing to write a statement for our school records reflecting the student's diagnosis and any expected normal symptom patterns that could be seen at school. While we will reference this statement and discuss symptoms with you, there is still a chance that your students will need to stay home for symptoms that mimic COVID-19. Please know that we want to respect your student's chronic health condition and at the same time protect our district's population from illness.

    We understand that students missing in-person school due to illness causes many stressors for families. However, circumventing our protocols may only result in the further spread of illness to staff and fellow students causing others to quarantine, miss school/work, and even possible closure. Our goal is Stay Safe to Stay Open, and we are counting on your cooperation with these important protocols.

    Temporary Virtual Instruction Information
    Students who must transition from school to home because of an illness, isolation, or quarantine, can typically begin virtual instruction within one business day. Click here to view the Temporary Virtual Instruction For Students Under Quarantine/Isolation or Experiencing Symptoms of Illness document for guidance.

    Covid Information
    The Board of Education approved reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year can be viewed here. Please note that the document presents a general overview of the district's plan for reopening and due to the current fluid situation, the information is subject to change. Any revisions or updates to the plan will be communicated. 

    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 1:15 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Noodles Restaurant Kennedy Fundraiser
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    Enjoy a delicious dinner at Noodles Restaurant on Port Washington Rd. in Grafton on Monday, January 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and help raise money for our school! For everyone purchase made during the fundraiser time, Noodles will donate 25% of your sale to Kennedy. The money received will be used by the Kennedy PTG to fund classroom purchases and school-wide events and incentive celebrations.

    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 2:07 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Kindness Week Spirit Wear
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    Congratulations to our Kindness Week T-Shirt Design Contest winner Elena Daumont in 4th grade! Her original design is featured on this year's Kindness Week Spirit Wear. Great job Elena! Also congratulations goes to our runners up: Kylie Conrad, Finn Delsman, Mason Bigler and Jack Bennett. Everyone did a great job!

    The Kindness Week Spirit Wear is now available for order in the spirit wear online store and ordering will be open through January 29th

    Kindness Week is Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th.

    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 1:04 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • 4K Information Night: Thursday, January 21st
    The Grafton School District is holding a 4K Information and Enrollment Night on Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Woodview Elementary. This event kicks off our two week priority enrollment window and can be attended in person or
    virtually.

    Please check out our 4K and 5K Information page for more details on the information night, enrollment requirements for 4K and 5K, necessary paperwork, and more.
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 12:42 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Principal's Letter: January 2021
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 12:33 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Upcoming No School Days

    January
    --- Monday, January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    --- Monday, January 25th: Teacher Records Day

    February
    --- Friday, February 26th - Monday, March 1st: Mid-Winter Break

    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 12:31 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Notes from the Office
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    Kennedy Spirit Wear

    Click here to access the Kennedy Spirit Wear Online Store and purchase some awesome Kennedy spirit wear. There are a few new items that were just added to the store! You can view the login directions here.

    Our next Spirit Wear Wednesday is February 10th. Click here for a calendar of Spirit Wear Wednesdays


    Classroom Treats Restrictions
    Due to safety concerns related to Covid, this school year any food brought into the classroom for the purpose of sharing (birthday or star student treats, classroom party food) must be individually packaged, factory-sealed and cannot be homemade. Food that does not meet these requirements, such as cupcakes or cookies from a bakery or homemade food, will not be passed out in the classroom and will be returned to the family.

    Winter Weather Gear
    As the weather gets colder it is imperative that you send your student with the proper outside clothing. Coats are required outside when temperatures are below 60. Hats and gloves are strongly encouraged during the winter months. Boots and snow pants are required outside when there is snow on the ground. Please be aware: students must bring their own winter outerwear items from home and should not ask to borrow items from the Kennedy office this year due to COVID concerns. If your student does not have the proper outside clothing for recess a parent/guardian will have to deliver that item to Kennedy before recess begins.

    Virtual Classroom Materials Pick-up/Drop-off
    Most virtual classroom materials should be picked up from the gray bins in the vestibule, just inside the main doors at Kennedy. Those doors are open from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please connect with your student's classroom teacher regarding when materials will be ready for pickup. If you are looking to pick up your student's Chromebook please note that it will most likely be kept in the office for security reasons and then pick up must occur before the office closes at 4:15 p.m. 

    Materials that are being dropped off should be properly labeled with the student's name and the teacher's name, preferably in a folder or Ziploc bag, and placed on the black cart inside the vestibule. Please do not put drop-off materials in the gray bins, those bins are only for pick-up materials and therefore your drop-off could be overlooked. 

    School Lunch Menu
    This year students who want a school lunch will have the two options to choose from. Please be sure you discuss these lunch choices at home with your student. They should know what lunch they are getting before they get to school. This helps the morning classroom routines run smoothly and efficiently. Click here to view the current elementary school lunch menu. 

    Virtual Learning and Technology Questions
    If you are experiencing problems with your virtual classroom links, or problems with your devices, please contact the Grafton Technology Department at helpdesk@grafton.k12.wi.us for assistance. For more information regarding virtual learning, click here to visit the Kennedy Virtual Learning Information Page.

    School Visitors
    We are currently limiting the number of visitors inside the school building. Please enter the main doors into the vestibule and ring the buzzer. Most likely instead of you entering the building, our office staff will assist you by using the speaker. Items to be dropped off for a student or staff member should be labeled accordingly and placed on the black cart in the vestibule. If the item you are dropping off is time-sensitive, please let our office staff know through the speaker, and we will retrieve it and deliver it right away.


    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 12:20 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • PTG Notes
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:59 AM by Stacy Fischer
  • Free School Meals for Everyone

    Every one of our students, whether learning in-person or virtually, can receive free meals through the end of the school year (unless funding terminates prior to that date). Students enrolled at JLMS and GHS will also have access to a free breakfast.  Please keep in mind that any ala carte purchases, including milk purchased separately from a meal, will be charged to students’ food service accounts.  

    In-person students do not have to take any action to receive these free meals at school. Parents/guardians of virtual students will need to sign up for meal pick-up using the Pick-up Lunch Order form.  (Please note: the meal pick-up program is not available for in-person students.)  

    Additional details are available here. Questions about the program can be addressed to the district’s nutrition financial coordinator, Kari Wall, at 262-376-5424 or kwall@grafton.k12.wi.us. 


    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:58 AM by Stacy Fischer
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