KCSD Schools Closed Monday, September 26

As a reminder, the Kennett Consolidated School District’s (KCSD) Schools will be closed on Monday, September 26. Offices will be open.

KCSD looks forward to welcoming students and staff back to school on Tuesday, September 27.

Questions? Contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at (610) 444-6646 or nlaws@kcsd.org.


Como recordatorio, las escuelas de Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) estarán cerradas el lunes, 26 de septiembre. Las oficinas estarán abiertas.

¡KCSD espera dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes y al personal de regreso a la escuela el martes, 27 de septiembre!

¿Preguntas? Favor de comunicarse con la especialista en comunicaciones de KCSD, Nikki Laws, al (610) 444-6646 o nlaws@kcsd.org.

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District Closed Monday, September 5

The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

KCSD looks forward to welcoming students and staff back to school on Tuesday, September 6.

Questions? Contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at (610) 444-6646 or nlaws@kcsd.org.


El Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) estará cerrado el lunes, 5 de septiembre, en observancia del Día de los Trabajadores.

¡KCSD espera dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes y al personal de regreso a la escuela el martes, 6 de septiembre!

¿Preguntas? Favor de comunicarse con la especialista en comunicaciones de KCSD, Nikki Laws, al (610) 444-6646 o nlaws@kcsd.org.

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KCSD Gets Ready for a Great Year

At the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD), we eagerly await the arrival of your children for the start of the 2022-23 School Year!

Our school administrators, faculty and staff are all hard at work preparing to offer an excellent educational experience beginning on August 29th. You’ll be hearing from them very soon via mail. In the meantime, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at all things back-to-school.

Academics

The new and improved KCSD Family Access Portal, available via desktop and mobile, will provide you real-time information on your student’s success. Check your inbox for an email from skyward@kcsd.org to get started with viewing your student’s schedule now! Beginning in September, attendance, grades, report cards and more will also be available here.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding the KCSD Family Access Portal, please visit the KCSD Website and contact your school Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dining Services

Thanks to federally-funded programs, food was free for all students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that those programs have expired, school breakfast and lunch will come at the following costs:

  • Breakfast: $1.50
  • Elementary Lunch: $3
  • Secondary Lunch: $3.25

We encourage everyone, regardless of their income, to complete an online or print application for Free or Reduced Price Meals. All qualifying families will save money on meals and the District will receive more accurate state funding. Bilingual application support will be available at all back-to-school events.

For additional information, please visit the KCSD Website and contact the Department of Dining Services at (610) 444-7725 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Health

Each year, our School Nurses require that you complete an up-to-date Emergency Form. This form provides important updates about your child’s health. It also allows nurses to administer over-the-counter medications and contact you when needed.

You may log into the KCSD Family Access Portal to complete this form now. A copy will also be included in your printed packet and can be returned in-person on the first day of school.

As a reminder, to ensure the wellbeing of all students, please keep your child home with any symptoms of illness and contact your school.

Families in need of healthcare benefits for their children are encouraged to consider CHIP.

Technology

All KCSD students will receive a district-issued Chromebook on the first day of school. Elementary students will maintain their devices at school. Secondary students will transport their devices to-and-from school every day. A District Handbook and Student Device Agreement Form are forthcoming.

Transportation

You may log into the KCSD Family Access Portal to access your student’s bus route.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s travel to-and-from school, please visit the KCSD Website and contact the Department of Transportation at (610) 444-6619 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: Parent pick-up and drop-off instructions vary by school. Those who desire to drive their child should refer to their printed packet.

As always, we thank you. There is no doubt that parents are among our greatest partners. Please know that we see and celebrate all that you do!

Should you have any other questions or concerns, please contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws anytime at nlaws@kcsd.org or (610) 444-6646.

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KCSD Announces Administrative Leadership for 2022-23

The countdown is on! In just over a month, the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) will welcome 4,000+ students back to its schools for the start of the 2022-23 Academic Year.

When they arrive, Blue Demons will be greeted at their buildings by the following friendly faces. Some administrators are new and others are not. But one thing is certain– all have their sights set on student success.

Kennett High School (KHS)

At KHS, Dr. Lorenzo G. DeAngelis, Jr. will be Principal. DeAngelis has more than 20 years of experience across the District, most recently as Principal at Kennett Middle School.

“Returning to Kennett High School is truly an honor and I am so excited to work with this awesome staff once again. The majority of our KHS students have gone through our Middle School and I am also excited to see them again as older adolescents,” he said. “The students in our District are second to none. Not only do I love working in our District, but I also love living in our community. I am dedicated to continuing to help KHS shine. Here we go!”

Mrs. Chanel August-Ruffin and veterans Mr. Duane Kotz and Mr. Jeffery Thomas will serve as Assistant Principals this year.

Kennett Middle School (KMS)

Mr. Jake Moore will step into the KMS Principal position. “It has been fantastic to be an Assistant Principal on Dr. DeAngelis’ team for the last eight years. I’m proud of all that KMS has accomplished in our time together, but we will never stop getting better,” he reflected. “We’re still on a mission to make sure that there is no better place to send your students to school.”

He’ll be supported by Assistant Principals Ms. Kathryn King and Mrs. Erin Miller.

Elementary Schools

Mrs. Leah McComsey, Mrs. Rebecca Vietri and Ms. Elizabeth Weaver will lead Bancroft, Greenwood and New Garden Elementary Schools respectively.

“My previous experience as a Principal has shown me the importance of unifying behind a common mission, setting goals and using data to inform our instruction,” commented Vietri. She looks forward to collaborating with members of her team to do just that at Greenwood Elementary School.

Ms. April Reynolds will continue to guide the growth of our youngest children as the head of the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center.

Districtwide Support for Success

At the District-level, Dr. Heather Collins has been named Director of Teaching & Learning. Her team members include Supervisor of Elementary Education Dr. Jennifer Miller, Supervisor of Secondary Education Mrs. Judy Jester and Supervisor of English Language Development Mrs. Brenna Austin.

Dr. Tara Needam will oversee Pupil Services, an area including Counseling, Mental Health, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education. Mrs. Jo Stirling is Supervisor of Special Education.

“The Pupil Services team is critical to the success of all students,” shared Needam. “Through collaborative efforts with the Principals and other essential stakeholders, we can support the whole child and improve student performance.”

School is officially in session on August 29th.

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KCSD Closed Monday, June 20

This message serves as a friendly reminder that the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.

KCSD looks forward to returning on Tuesday, June 21.

Questions? Contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at (610) 444-6646 or nlaws@kcsd.org.


Este mensaje sirve como un recordatorio amistoso de que el Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) estará cerrado el lunes, 20 de junio, en observancia del Juneteenth.

¡KCSD espera volver el martes, 21 de junio!

¿Preguntas? Favor de comunicarse con la especialista en comunicaciones de KCSD, Nikki Laws, al (610) 444-6646 o nlaws@kcsd.org.

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