KCSD to Implement New Visitor Procedures on Friday, February 1st at All Buildings

In an effort to continuously improve upon a safe & secure environment for our students and staff, the District, in collaboration with local law enforcement, identified priorities related to building security which included the revised visitor procedures listed below. These procedures will be implemented at all buildings beginning Friday, February 1st.

Thank you and we truly appreciate your support and cooperation moving forward.


Building Entrance Procedures

  • All visitors must have an appointment.
  • All visitors will be welcomed with a standardized script, and will need to provide their name and purpose of their visit.
  • All visitors shall enter through the main entrance of the school and report immediately to the main office.
  • If leaving an item for a student or staff member, please notify the main office and place the item(s) in the collection box located outside the main entrance to be collected in a timely manner.

Visitor Identification Procedures

  • All visitors must present photo identification. The photo ID will be secured in the main office and will be returned upon sign out.
  • Authorized visitors will be given a red KCSD Visitor lanyard and badge which must be worn at all times while in the building.

*A visitor is considered any person not employed by the KCSD.

Es un esfuerzo continuo por mejorar un entorno seguro para nuestros estudiantes y personal, el distrito escolar en colaboración con las autoridades locales, identificó las prioridades relacionadas con la seguridad del edificio que incluyen los procedimientos revisados ​​para visitantes que se mencionan a continuación.Estos procedimientos se implementarán en todos los edificios, a partir del viernes 1° de febrero.

Agradecemos enormemente su apoyo y cooperación para avanzar.


Procedimientos de entrada al edificio escolar

  • Todos los visitantes deben tener una cita.
  • Todos los visitantes serán recibidos con un guión estandarizado, solicitando su nombre y el propósito de la visita.
  • Todos los visitantes deberán ingresar por la entrada principal de la escuela e informar inmediatamente a la oficina principal.
  • Si va a dejar un artículo para el estudiante o miembro del personal, notifique a la oficina principal y coloque los artículos en la caja de recolección ubicada, afuera de la entrada principal, para que se recojan de manera oportuna.

Procedimientos de identificación para visitantes

  • Todos los visitantes deben presentar una identificación con foto, para inspección en la oficina principal. La identificación se asegurará en la oficina principal y se devolverá al momento de cerrar la sesión y regresar el cordón de visitante.
  • A todos los visitantes autorizados se les entregará un cordón rojo y una insignia de visitante de KCSD que se deben usar en todo momento mientras se encuentre en el edificio escolar.

*Cualquier visitante es considerado persona no empleada por el KCSD.

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KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on www.kcsd.org. Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en www.kcsd.org. Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.

Sinceramente,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendente

Safe2Say Something Resources

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Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Search Update

August 23, 2019

The School Board has concluded its search for the next superintendent of the Kennett Consolidated School District. Currently, CCIU and the School Board Team are conducting final plans with the finalist candidate, while simultaneously initiating contract negotiations.

The board is on track to publicly announce the finalist candidate during the month of September.

The district’s reputation for excellence attracted many highly qualified candidates. The search efforts yielded a diverse pool of 23 applicants, consisting of veteran superintendents, assistant superintendents, and central office and building administrators.

Throughout the summer, the School Board team completed three rounds of rigorous interviews to determine the degree of fit among the stakeholders’ criteria, the district’s needs and the candidate’s professional experiences.

To recap the search process, the following steps are complete or are currently in process:

  • The position was advertised throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.
  • Nine focus groups were conducted for school district staff, parents, students, and the community at large.
  • Seventeen themes were identified based on input from focus group attendees. These themes were used to develop and select interview questions, and they will be made available to the public once the finalist candidate has been announced.
  • Twenty-three applications for the position of superintendent were received and screened.
  • Thirteen applicants were interviewed during first-round interviews conducted in June.
  • Six applicants were selected to advance to second-round interviews.
  • Two candidates were selected for third-round interviews.
  • Final contract negotiations for the finalist are in process.
  • The School Board team is on target to publicly announce the next superintendent during the month of September.

Questions regarding the superintendent search should be directed to Mary Jeanne Curley, CCIU Communications Director, either via email at KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org or by calling 484-237-5010.


23 de agosto de 2019

La Junta Escolar ha concluido su búsqueda del próximo superintendente del Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett. Actualmente, el CCIU y laConsejo EscolarEquipoestán llevando a caboplanes finales con el candidato finalista, al mismo tiempo que inicia negociaciones contractuales.

La junta está en camino de anunciar públicamente al candidato finalista durante el mes de septiembre.

La reputación de excelencia del distrito atrajo a muchos candidatos altamente calificados. Los esfuerzos de búsqueda dieron lugar a un grupo diverso de 23 solicitantes, compuesto por superintendentes veteranos, superintendentes asistentes y administradores de oficinas centrales y edificios.

A lo largo del verano, el equipo del Consejo Escolar completó tres rondas de rigurosas entrevistas para determinar el grado de ajuste entre los criterios de las partes interesadas, las necesidades del distrito y las experiencias profesionales del candidato.

Para recapitular el proceso de búsqueda, los pasos siguientes se han completado o están actualmente en proceso:

  • El puesto fue anunciado en Pensilvania, Nueva Jersey, Delaware, Maryland y Nueva York.
  • Se llevaron a cabo nueve grupos focales para el personal del distrito escolar, los padres, los estudiantes y la comunidad en general.
  • Se identificaron diecisiete temas basados en las aportaciones de los asistentes al grupo de enfoque. Estos temas se utilizaron para desarrollar y seleccionar preguntas de entrevista, y se pondrán a disposición del público una vez que se haya anunciado el candidato finalista.
  • Se recibieron y examinaron veintitrés solicitudes para el puesto de superintendente.
  • Trece solicitantes fueron entrevistados durante las entrevistas de primera ronda realizadas en junio.
  • Seis solicitantes fueron seleccionados para avanzar a entrevistas de segunda ronda.
  • Dos candidatos fueron seleccionados para entrevistas en tercera ronda.
  • Las negociaciones finales del contrato para el finalista están en proceso.
  • El equipo de la Junta Escolar está en el objetivo de anunciar públicamente al próximo superintendente durante el mes de septiembre.

Las preguntas relacionadas con la búsqueda del superintendente deben dirigirse a Mary Jeanne Curley, Directora de Comunicaciones de CCIU, ya sea por correo electrónico a KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org o llamando al 484-237-5010.

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Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Search Update

The superintendent search process for the Kennett Consolidated School District is on track to be completed in the late summer/early fall in order to have a superintendent who can assume his or her responsibilities in January 2020.

The following steps have been completed and/or are currently in process:

  • The position was advertised throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.
  • Nine focus groups were conducted for school district staff, parents, students, and the community at large.
  • Seventeen themes were identified based on input from focus group attendees. These themes are being used to develop and select interview questions, and will be made available to the public once the search has been completed.
  • Twenty-three applications for the position of superintendent were received and screened.
  • Thirteen applicants were interviewed during first-round interviews conducted in June.
  • Six applicants were selected to advance to second-round interviews.
  • Second- and third-round interviews are scheduled for July and August, respectively.

Questions regarding the superintendent search should be directed to Mary Jeanne Curley, CCIU Communications Director, either via email at KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org or by calling 484-237-5010.

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Congratulations Class of 2019

Congratulations to the 297 members of the Class of 2019! An overview of the graduating class will be featured in the summer issue of the District’s newsletter, All In.

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Kennett High School Seniors Stroll Down Memory Lane

On Thursday, May 30, approximately 300 members of Kennett High School’s Class of 2019 participated in the fourth annual Senior Stroll.

The seniors, clad in their graduation gowns, visited Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, New Garden Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Kennett Middle School. College-bound graduates also wore T-shirts from their respective colleges and universities under their gowns. The hallways of all buildings were lined with teachers and students cheering on and wishing good luck to the soon-to-be graduates. Members of the graduating class wore name tags that were color-coded based on the elementary school they attended, so former students were easily identifiable as they entered their old school buildings.

Dr. Jeremy Hritz instituted the Stroll in his first year as Kennett High School principal.

“This is a special year for the Stroll because this is the first senior class that would have attended Bancroft Elementary. Our students are excited to reunite with their former teachers and to motivate and inspire the younger students.”

Senior Caleb Pebly, like many of his classmates, has attended Kennett schools for all 13 of the years leading up to this moment. He attended what was then Mary D. Lang Elementary School from kindergarten to fourth grade then moved to Greenwood Elementary School for fifth grade.

​”I’m excited to go back and see how everything has changed,” Caleb said. And I’m anxious to have the chance to say good-bye the right way, to let my teachers know that I truly appreciate everything they did for me.”

Caleb is headed to Penn State this fall.

Kennett High School’s 128th commencement exercises will be held on June 7.

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Grupo de enfoque de búsqueda del superintendente

La Junta de Directores Escolares del Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett está en el proceso de seleccionar un superintendente de escuelas y está buscando opiniones del personal de la escuela, los padres y la comunidad por medio de una serie de grupos de enfoque conducidos por la Unidad Intermedia del Condado de Chester. Los participantes del grupo de enfoque compartirán su experiencia y conocimiento del tipo de líder que el distrito está buscando.

A continuación encontrará el calendario de grupos focales:

Grupo de enfoque de búsqueda del superintendente

Para ayudarnos con la planificación, regístrese en línea en http://www.cciu.org/KCSD

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Superintendent Search Focus Group

The Board of School Directors for the Kennett Consolidated School District is in the process of selecting a superintendent of schools and is seeking input from school personnel, parents and the community by means of a series of focus groups conducted by the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Focus group participants will share their experience and insight into the type of leader that the district is seeking.

Below please find the schedule of focus groups:

Superintendent Focus Group Schedule

To assist us with planning, please register online at http://www.cciu.org/KCSD

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Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Search Update

Kennett Consolidated School District
Superintendent Search Update
 
The following is a brief update on the status of the superintendent search. An update will be posted to the District’s website and emailed to parents and staff approximately every two weeks, or more frequently if needed.
 
Monday, May 6, 2019
 
The superintendent search is underway. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) has been hired to facilitate the process. The timeline for the search has been established. The position has been advertised locally, regionally, and throughout the tristate area, and several applications and numerous inquiries regarding the position have been received. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.
 
To view the superintendent vacancy notice, please visit http://www.cciu.org/suptsearch.
 
In addition, focus groups are being scheduled for mid-May through mid-June for District staff, parents, township and government officials, and the community at large. Details regarding focus groups will be emailed and posted to the District’s website as they are finalized.
 
The search process is expected to be completed in late summer/early fall in order to have a superintendent who can assume his or her responsibilities in January 2020.
 
Questions regarding the superintendent search should be directed to Dr. Joseph O’Brien, CCIU executive director, via email at KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org or by calling 484-237-5010.
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