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Attention Parents:
Per Govornor McMasters' order, schools in Georgetown County and all school functions and events are cancelled until April 30th. Our Governor, State Superintendent, and District Superintendent will inform us of any further school delays/closures.

 Spring Break will be observed the week of April 13th, and students will not have school assignments during that week.

FOR GRADES PREK-2ND: Please pick up learning packets for the month of April on Thursday, April 2nd from 8am - 6pm. Please be sure to return the completed learning packet that you have already received for the past 2 weeks on that day as well.  Please be sure to enter through the MIDDLE gate (not the front door) and proceed to the side door of the media center. There will be signs posted directing you where to go. 

Hotspot Needs:
HTC has partnered with GCSD to provide free wi-fi during this challenging time. HTC is providing free wi-fi in the parking lots of the following High Schools: Andrews, Carvers Bay, Georgetown, and Waccamaw from 7am until 7pm Monday through Friday. Look on your device for "HTC free wi-fi" to connect. No password is required. Content restrictions are in place. No streaming video will be allowed and no sites with explicit content.

KES Student Breakfast/Lunch Distribution:
Beginning the week of March 30th: Meal Distribution will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays only, from 11:30-12:30 on Buttone Street via drive-through service for students. On Tuesdays, students will receive an extra meal for Wednesday and on Thursdays students will receive an extra meal for Friday. Bus delivery will also continue on Mon., Tues., and Wed., with the addition of a delivery stop at Gospel City from 12:15pm-12:30pm.

Teachers will be available during office hours (from home) from 8:30am-10:00am and 12:30pm-2:00pm daily via email.


A Message from our
KES Guidance Counselors:

Together We Can Build a Better Tomorrow20.pdf

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Social-Emotional Learning Packet for Covid-19 Closure

Please be sure to review the Social-Emotional Learning Packet to help your child have a better understanding of Covid-19 and strategies that they can use when they are feeling worried. We encourage parents to complete some of the activities together to help facilitate discussions about healthy social practices. What can be found in the Learning Packet? Strategies to help answer the question "What do I do if I'm feeling worried?", it also helps answer questions that students may have about Coronavirus, and it has some wonderful activities for students to do at home for their Social-Emotional well-being. The packet is in English and Spanish.

   ELearning Day Survey

Our first eLearning Days were Friday, October 25th and Friday,January 17th. Parents, we would love to hear from you in regards to your child's first eLearning experience. Please be sure to complete the eLearning Survey so that we can best meet the needs of our students.

eLearning Survey

eLearningOur next eLearning Day is Friday, March 20, 2020. On eLearning Days elementary teachers will be available from 8:30am-10am and from 12:30pm-2:00pm if needed. More information can be found on the GCSD eLearning website.

District News

Principal's Message

Hello Kensington Elementary School Family!

My name is Maurice Cobb, the Principal of Kensington Elementary School (KES). It is absolutely a privilege to be serving as your child's school leader for the 2019-20 school year. It is going to be a year of change, growth, and much learning. I'm excited to see what the future holds for our little Kensington Koalas! I believe that together we can build the brightest future for our students. I encourage you all to partner with me as we continue to build upon the great legacy that Kensington is known for. We are known for having quality teachers, gifted students, strong supportive parental involvement, and an incomparable sense of family and community!

I have had the privilege to serve as the assistant principal of KES for three years. Last year, I served as principal. I have enjoyed getting to know our koalas, parents, and community members. I look forward to continuing our partnership for the academic and behavioral success of students we love and serve.

I would also like to share our school theme for the 2019-20 school year. It is  "Building Character". We are excited to see what academic enthusiasm will arise from the classroom decorations and visual reminders of this year's theme.

As we go throughout the school year, we will continue to teach our students how to be academically and behaviorally successful. Our three school-wide habits of being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready-To-Learn will continue to be taught, modeled, and expected in all settings of our campus.

Our goal this year is to continue to promote a stronger sense of family and unity within our building. We also aim to build stronger relationships with our koalas, parents, and the community members. We will work to achieve this through a school wide initiative called HOUSE Expectations.

HOUSE Expectations promotes unity outside of grade levels, within the school, and within the Kensington community. To learn more, stop by the school and pick-up a brochure or ask any member of our Kensington HOUSE. We will be glad to share.

I am truly excited to start this year off with a great bunch of smart and eager teachers, students, and parents. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you. Let's have a great year of learning.


Maurice L. Cobb,

School Uniforms

Hello KES Parents! The results of our school uniform survey is below. We will share more details regarding school uniforms for the 2020-21 school year a little later as we move along in the year. Thank you for participating.

87%-Yes, I am in favor of school uniforms.
13%-No, I am not in favor of school uniforms.

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Guidance Department

Be sure to view our Students of the Month Gallery, highlighting our students that demonstrate the Character Word of the Month. It is located under the Departments Tab on the toolbar.  

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