What's Happening

School Report Card
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has issued School Report Cards for all public schools in Wisconsin.  The School Report Card provides clarity on how well our schools help children learn and graduate ready for college and career.  Please click here for information on how Grafton schools performed and for an explanation of the report cards.

Kennedy Elementary Report Card

Wisconsin School Report Card Site
 
Top Districts Supporting Teachers

The Grafton School District has been ranked as the 4th best school district for teacher support in all of Wisconsin.  Wisconsin rankings can be found at Teacher.org.

 










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. 





February No School Days

Thursday, February 15th: Early Release @ 11:50 a.m., 5K-5th Grade
Thursday, February 15th: 4K No School
Friday, February 16th: No School, All Grades






Elementary Schools Art Show
Grafton Arts Mill, 1300 14th Ave., Grafton
February 6th-17th


Student artwork from Grafton Elementary, Woodview and Kennedy will be on display in the 3rd floor gallery of the Arts Mill from February 6th - February 17th. Open to the public and all families!





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.




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!


 
District Newsletter Documents
Kennedy FSO
Visit the Kennedy FSO Page

Mission Statement: Kennedy FSO is made up of all the families, teachers and staff of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Grafton, WI. The goal is to provide support to the teachers of the school and encourage parent and community involvement, creating the best learning atmosphere possible for the children of our community.

 
DreamBox Home Login
DreamBox Learning is an excellent research based program that the district has purchased for our students. The program aligns with our core math program Stepping Stones and provides individualized math learning for all.  Click more for information regarding logging in at home, the parent dashboard and general guidelines for use.  
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