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KCS Press Release for April 2, 2020

Press Release April 2, 2020: 

Directed by Governor DeWine in response to the Coronavirus, Kenton City Schools will be continuing home learning through May 1, 2020.  We will continue with the processes that have been put in place for the month of March. Thank you to all members of our school community including teachers, parents, principals, students and staff for your dedication to make this way of learning possible during this unprecedented time.  

We will continue providing our school lunches during the school closure period.  The same process will be in place with pick-ups on Monday and Thursday at the assigned sites every week during April except for the week of Easter.  On Thursday April 9th, families will pick up 3 meals to carry them until Tuesday of the following week. Pickups will be for 2 meals each on Tuesday, April 14th  and Thursday, April 16th. We will then be back to the usual pick up schedule beginning Monday, April 20th. Any new family wishing to pick-up school lunches, should complete the google form https://go.kcs.me/lunchdelivery or call the district office at 419-673-0775.  Any family who is currently receiving lunches does not need to fill out the form.

Laptop pickup will still be available for pick-up by appointment only for those students who still need one by calling the district office at  419-673-0775 ext. 4001. Repairs for school laptops may also be directed to that number.

Although the Kenton City School district facilities remain closed, you can call any of the building offices with questions, and your call will be returned.  Additional information is also available on our school website www.kentoncityschools.org.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
District Office:  419-673-0775
Kenton High School Office:  419-673-1286
Kenton Middle School Office:  419-673-1237 x. 2013 
Kenton Elementary School Office:  419-673-7248

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EDUCATION: Directed by Governor DeWine in response to the Coronavirus, Kenton City Schools will be continuing home learning through May 1, 2020.  We will continue with the processes that have been put in place for the month of March.

LUNCHES: We will continue providing our school lunches during the school closure period.  The same process will be in place with pick-ups on Monday and Thursday at the assigned sites every week during April except for the week of Easter.  On Thursday April 9th, families will pick up 3 meals to carry them until Tuesday of the following week. Pickups will be for 2 meals each on Tuesday, April 14th  and Thursday April 16th. We will then be back to the usual pick up schedule beginning Monday April 20th. Any new family wishing to pick-up school lunches, should complete the google form https://go.kcs.me/lunchdelivery or call the district office at 419-673-0775.  Any family who is currently receiving lunches does not need to fill out the form.

WILDCAT HEALTH CLINIC: The Wildcat health clinic will be shifting any needed on-site medical visits to our Espy Street location.  Other patients who don’t need face-to-face visits will also be “seen” by an Espy Street Provider through telehealth. Those who are receiving support from our school behavioral health specialists will be able to “see” those providers through telehealth. For questions or an appointment, please call 419-679-5994.

SPRING TESTING: There will be no state testing this spring. This includes all Ohio state tests and end of course exams. If you have questions about how this will impact certain programs please contact your building principal.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: The state has adjusted the requirements for graduation. Seniors should focus on their current classwork and meet the local requirements for graduation. If there are seniors that are at risk, those students and parents will be contacted by principals or guidance counselors in the near future.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AND SCREENING: Our Kindergarten registration will be done online via Final Forms.  We will communicate the new dates for screening when we have more information.  We anticipate this will happen in August prior to the start of school. Please encourage families of age appropriate Kindergarten students to register so we may plan accordingly. 

SPRING BREAK: We are going to honor our spring break which was scheduled April 10th through the 13th.  There will be no live meetings, no new assignments, and no assignments due over those days.  Lunches will be provided on Tuesday, April 14th instead of Monday that week.

TRIPS: All trips scheduled for the end of the school year will be canceled or postponed..  Please contact your building principal if you have any questions.

PROM: The Kenton City Schools recognize the importance of this event to our juniors and seniors and the date of prom will be confirmed once the mass gathering and social distancing directives have been lifted.  

GRADUATION: We continue to hold onto our plans for graduation, but will await the next Governor order at the end of April to make a decision.  We have no plans to cancel graduation, but recognize we may have to move the date based on current events. The Kenton City School district is committed to holding this event for our seniors and their families. More information about this event will be given as soon as it becomes available.

SENIOR AWARDS DAY: The Kenton City Schools understands the importance of recognizing our seniors for their accomplishments. Our hope is to hold this event in some capacity for our students and their families. We continue to hold on to our plans to hold this event as scheduled, however; if new directives are given we will work through other scenarios for students and their families. More information about this event will be given as soon as it becomes available. 

ATHLETICS: The mandated No-Contact period has been extended through May 1. This is to assist with the Governor’s ‘stay at home’ order, to prohibit coaches from privately meeting with student-athletes AND to put all schools on an equal level relative to future competitive opportunities.It should be noted that the No-Contact Regulation was never intended to discourage or prohibit electronic communication with student-athletes.  For the mental well-being of student-athletes, it is actually encouraged but is NOT intended for coaches to encourage any form of group gatherings or instruction.No practices or competitions may occur through this date (May 1). All Kenton City School Athletic Facilities are closed during this time.Since other events and activities are not permitted by the current Governor’s orders, the OHSAA collectively believes they can continue looking at abbreviated schedules for spring sports.  While cancellation remains on the table with all other options, there are many factors that enter into possibilities. Availability of venues for any events, Dept. of Health guidelines and Governor’s orders are all part of the equation.  Under no circumstances will the OHSAA compromise the safety of student-athletes, coaches, officials, game workers or fans. Everyone in the schools is aware of the extremely fluid situation and we will continue to update you as things change.

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