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  • Steps to Take if Your Child is Sick
    Please review this easy-to-follow flowchart, '
    Steps to Take if Your Child is Sick' for what to do when your students become sick with symptoms that might be similar to symptoms of COVID-19. 

    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 24 days. 

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

    Please also see the COVID-19 FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.

    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 1:07 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Faye's Pizza Fundraiser Pickup

    Pizza pick up day is tomorrowFriday November 20th outside, in front of Kennedy from 3:30-6:00 p.m. If you plan to get your pizzas right at 3:30, please be sure you do not park directly in front of Kennedy in the yellow-curbed zone. Buses will be arriving at that time for student dismissal. 

    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 1:15 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Holiday Assistance for Families

    The holidays are quickly approaching and we have a variety of community resources available to help families that are in need. This may include food for holiday meals, or gifts for family members. If you feel that your family is in need of additional support this holiday season, please contact the Kennedy Elementary School Psychologist Julie McGivern at
    jmcgivern@grafton.k12.wi.us or at (262) 376-5657. All family information will be kept confidential. 

    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 1:14 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • No School Days

    --- Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27th: Thanksgiving Break

    --- Monday, December 14th: Teacher Professional Development Day
    --- Wednesday, December 23rd - Friday, January 1st: Winter Break
    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 12:09 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Notes from the Office

    Kennedy Spirit Wear Wednesdays!
    Our next Spirit Wear Wednesday is December 9th. Click here for a calendar of Spirit Wear Wednesdays. Make sure to check out the Kennedy Spirit Wear Online Store to purchase some awesome Kennedy gear!

    Lost and Found
    Click here to view the current Lost and Found items. If something belongs to your family, please contact the Kennedy office to claim it.

    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.

    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 Nov 19, 2020, 12:05 PM by Stacy Fischer
  • Kennedy Spirit Wear Online Store

    The Kennedy Spirit Wear online store is now open! From t-shirts and sweatshirts, to face-masks and lanyards, get all your Kennedy Elementary gear at https://silkscreenwi.com

    Don't forget our Spirit Wear Wednesdays when students and staff can show off their best school spirit. Our next Spirit Wear Wednesday is December 9th! Click here to view the Spirit Wear Wednesday Calendar.
    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 11:35 AM by Stacy Fischer
  • PTG News
    Posted Nov 19, 2020, 11:34 AM by Stacy Fischer
  • Free School Meals for Everyone

    The Grafton School District is participating in a nationwide waiver extension by the USDA that provides meals at no cost. 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.  

    Parents/guardians of virtual students will need to sign up for meal pick-up using the Pick-up Lunch Order form. Meals can be picked up at the Grafton High School door #19 (next to the athletic entrance) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm. The Tuesday pick-up will include meals for Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Thursday pick-up will include meals for Thursday, Friday, and Monday.  

    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 Nov 19, 2020, 11:33 AM by Stacy Fischer
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