School News

Important Reminders

When to Keep Your Sick Child at Home
The winter months are filled with cold weather and sickness. The district has some guidelines for when and how long you should keep your children home from school when they are sick. Please click here to download the district's policies and procedures for student sickness.

Cold Weather Recess Requirements
As the temperatures drop, please be sure your students has appropriate outside gear. A coat/jack/sweatshirt is required for recess if the temperature is below 60 degrees. To play in the snow, boots and snowpants are required for K5-2nd grade; boots are required for 3rd-5th grade. Due to our recess restrictions this year, students will not have the option to stay out of the snow if they don't have on the proper gear. 

Students will be outside for recess every day unless there is inclement weather or if the temperature is at 0 degrees or below.

Student Dismissal
Students should be picked up at the end of the day on the grassy spot to the right side of the covered walkway. Families should keep the walkway clear for students and teachers who are exiting the building. 

Absences and Tardies
All absences and tardies must be phoned into our Attendance Line (262-376-5555) each morning. Please leave a message and include the following information: your name, your student's name, the reason for absence/tardy and the date of absence. If we do not receive a phone call or message by the start of school, we have to call you to gather the necessary information. 

Follow the link to access our Student and Family Handbookfor more information on the School District of Grafton's attendance policies. 

Changes Ahead, Be Informed!
Download the Ten Things Kennedy Parents Should Know... document. This document is filled with information that is very important to the success of our 2017-18 school year. 

Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, February 23rd

Bring your quarters to purchase a bag of popcorn! Wear your favorite Kennedy spirit wear, or our school colors!

Winterfest - Sponsored by KES Student Council
Friday, February 23rd, 6-7:30 p.m.
Kennedy All Purpose Room

Join us for the second annual Winterfest, sponsored and hosted by the Kennedy Student Council. Games, prizes, crafts, hot cocoa and cookie decorating! A great family event, all proceeds go to Kennedy. Cost of admission is $4.00/student and includes all games and activities; adults are free.

For more information, click here to download the Winterfest 2018 flier

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
February 26th-March 2nd

All week we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and honoring many of his wonderful books. See the schedule below for each days theme and special dress. Students will hear a Dr. Seuss trivia question each morning and have the chance to enter their correct guesses into a drawing for some fun prizes. 

Monday, February 26th
Honor Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 
Wear red and blue clothing!

Tuesday, February 27th
Honor Dr. Seuss's What Pet Should I Get?
Bring a small stuffed animal to school!

Wednesday, February 28th
Wacky Wednesday!

Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character!

Thursday, March 1st
I am Not Going to Get Up Today!
Wear your pajamas to school!

Friday, March 3rd
Honor Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Wear clothing that has stripes!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, February 28th, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at this time, by request of your student's teacher(s).

March No School Days

March 30th - April 6th: Spring Break, All Grades

Popcorn Friday + Spirit Wear Day
Friday, March 16th 

Bring your quarters to purchase a bag of popcorn! Wear your favorite Kennedy spirit wear, or our school colors!

Kennedy Spring Carnival
Friday, March 23rd, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
John Long Middle School, Grafton

Join us at John Long Middle School for the Kennedy Spring Carnival! Carnival games, prizes, food, raffles, silent auction and loads of fun! 

More information to come!


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