WELCOME TO KENSINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Attention Parents:
Per Govornor McMasters' order, schools in Georgetown County are closed and all school functions and events are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.

Report Card Pick-Up Information:
Parents will need to pick their child's report card up from KES on June 9th or June 10th from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

Be sure to review the 
Covid-10 School Closure Grading Policy.

Please be sure to complete the Google Form and fill out the information in the event that the laptop or Chromebook was damaged or not working properly.  This will help us get a head start on getting devices ready for use when we return to school. 

FOR A DAMAGED OR MISSING DEVICE/CHARGER CORD:  Parents, Please fill out the Form (Click HERE), instead of having to do so on site when they return the devices. If you are unable to get to the link you can simply go to www.tinyurl.com/GCSDdevices.

Packet/Device Return Information:
Drop-Off will be on Buttone St., please be sure to enter from Kensington Blvd, NOT Summit Ave. Follow the signs.
     
Dropoff Sign   Sign for Dropoff

Packet Drop-Off for CD - 2nd Grades
May 19 from 8:00am - 3:00pm
May 20 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Device Drop-Off for 3rd - 5th Grades
May 26 from 8:00am - 3:00pm
May 27 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm

* Tables will be set up (like the device handout) for a drive-thru take-up. Students' personal items will be given out at this time as well.
*Chromebooks and chargers should be pre-wiped with disinfectant wipes and bagged in a shopping bag provided by parents, or the bag that was originally sent home with the Chromebook. Be sure to review instructions for how to disinfect your Chromebook at this link. (Please wash and dry any GCSD bags that you may be returning.)

 

You can find information about yearbooks, report cards, and promotion certificates, along with important dates for awards, last day of assignments, and a Slide Show honoring our 5th graders HERE.

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

 

May = Mental Health Awareness

Our GCSD Psychologists have compiled a list of resources that may be beneficial to teachers, parents, and students that address mental wellness.

Mental Health Resources for Teens

Mindfulness, Exercise, and Yoga for Children
Resources for Suicide Prevention



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.

Respectfully,

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.

Results 
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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