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KCS'S COVID-19 UPDATES

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June 11, 2020
PICK-UP SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER GRAB-AND-G0 MEALS TO CHANGE, STARTING THE WEEK OF JUNE 15

Beginning on June 15, Summer Grab-and-Go Meals will be distributed on Mondays (for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and on Thursdays (for Thursday and Friday) at Greenmont Elementary School, located at One East Wren Circle.

Just pull up to the distribution site, located at the corner of East Wren Circle and Briedweng Avenue, and we will get your meals to you! Meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Here is the Just pull up to the distribution site, located at the corner of Briedweng Ave. and Wren Circle, and we'll get your meals to you!

Here is the menu for the week of June 15.

 

 

June 5, 2020
SUMMER GRAB-AND-GO MEALS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THE WEEK OF JUNE 8 AT GREENMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Grab-and-Go Meals can be picked at Greenmont Elementary School (1 Wren Circle) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of June 8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Here is the menu for the week of June 8.

Just pull up to the distribution site, located at the corner of Briedweng Ave. and Wren Circle, and we'll get your meals to you!

PLEASE NOTE: Distribution Schedule change -- Beginning the week of June 15, we will change to a two-day-a-week distribution of grab-and-go meals at Greenmont Elementary School, per numerous requests from parents.

As we did during the school year, we will distribute meals on Mondays and on Thursdays, beginning the week of June 15. The Kettering Backpack Program will continue to distribute weekend meal bags on Thursdays.

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May 29, 2020
SUMMER GRAB-AND-GO MEAL PROGRAM TO START ON MONDAY, JUNE 1.

The KCS Food & Nutrition Services Department will transition to a Summer Grab-and-Go Meal Program on Monday, June 1.

 Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Greenmont Elementary School. Distribution of the meals will take place at the corner of Wren Circle and Briedweng Avenue.

Meals will be available for any child 18 years-of-age and younger. Click here to access the menu for the week of June 1.

The City of Moraine will also have two summer meal distribution sites and will distribute grab-and-go meals to any child 18-years-of-age or younger. Meals will be distributed EACH MONDAY IN JUNE at Payne Recreation Center (3800 Main St.) from 11 a.m. to noon, and at Gerhardt Civic Center (3050 Kreitzer Rd.) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

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May 18, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEALS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK

The final distribution of Grab-and-Go Meals for the school year will take place on WEDNESDAY, MAY 20. Please note that this is a change from the traditional Thursday distribution day.

The district will transition to a Summer Grab-and-Go Meal Program, beginning on Monday, June 1 at Greenmont Elementary School ONLY. Curbside pick-up at the corner of Briedweng and Wren circle will be available Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Any child 18-years-of-age and younger is eligible for the grab-and-go meals.

 

May 11, 2020
ROUSH HALL OF FAME POSTPONED

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep everyone safe, the Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame selection process and ceremony have been placed “on hold” for now. It is our hope that we might be able to hold the Hall of Fame ceremony sometime in the fall, dependent, or course, on the congregate and social distancing recommendations and mandates that are in place at that time. Please check back on our website for updates on the deadline for nominations, as well as a possible date for the Hall of Fame ceremony.

In the meantime, nomination forms and letters will continue to be accepted. Nomination forms, as well as information about the nomination process can be found under the "Forms/Lnks" section of the district website -- https://www.ketteringschools.org/District/Links-Forms

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May 8, 2020
CELEBRATING OUR SENIORS!

We celebrate our Seniors on their last day of school with a video planned and edited by USB president, Fabrice Uwihirwe.

Congratulations, Fairmont High School Class of 2020! To say that this has been a challenging finish to your high school career is an understatement, at best! Yet, you have more than met this challenge with grace, humor...and positivity that is an inspiration to everyone!

We are incredibly proud of each and every one of you and wish you much success and happiness as you leave Fairmont and go out to make your marks on the world!

We Are Firebirds...and you..are the AMAZING Class of 2020!

 

 

May 7, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEALS UPDATE

Grab-and-Go Meals will be distributed this week and the week of May 11, on Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grab-and-Go Meals will be distributed the week of May 18 -- the last week of school -- on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Distribution sites will continue to be the following five locations:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

Grab-and-Go Meals are available for any child 18-years-of-age and younger.

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS MENU

 

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April 30, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEALS 

Grab-and-Go Meals will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for any child 18-years-of-age and younger at these five sites:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

Grab-and-Go Meal Menu -- Week of April 27

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April 23, 2020
LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING END-OF-YEAR PLANS

To:            Kettering City Schools Parents and Guardians

From:      Scott Inskeep, Superintendent
                Dan Von Handorf, Asst. Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

Date:        April 23, 2020

Re:           End-of-School-Year Guidelines


Let us start by thanking all of our parents and guardians for all that you are doing to help your children continue to grow and learn as we navigate this difficult situation.  We know that many of you have been thrust into the role of teacher or tutor, even as you are continuing to go into work, or work from home, every day. We understand what a challenge this E-Learning can pose for our parents and guardians, and we sincerely appreciate all you are doing to help make this new way of learning successful for our students!

With Gov. DeWine’s decision on Monday that all schools in Ohio will continue with E-Learning through the end of the school year, we wanted to update you on our educational plans through our last day of school on May 21. 

In an effort to continue our commitment to support our students and families, we are directing our teachers that no new assignments or content will be assigned to students after Wednesday, May 13.  By doing this, we feel that we can maintain a positive learning environment designed for the successful completion of the school year for all students. 

From May 14 through May 21, our focus will be on encouraging students to get caught up on the work they have been assigned by their teachers. This can include turning in missing assignments and receiving extra assistance and/or intervention to complete grade level work and prepare for next school year. For our seniors, this time will focus on making certain all work and assignments are turned in as they prepare for their future after graduating from Fairmont High School. 

As students use this last week of the school year to compete their work, each of our building principals will work with students and their families to coordinate locker clean outs, textbook turn-ins and other loaned technology equipment. Please note that all returning students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer.  Students moving over the summer should turn in their technology at their time of withdrawal. Please be on the lookout for further communication on these activities from your child’s principal(s).

The Kettering City Schools have many time-honored end-of-the-year traditions. While it will not be possible to hold these many special events and activities, we are working to find ways to keep these traditions alive and to celebrate our students as best we can, while continuing to follow state guidelines to ensure we all stay healthy and safe.  Watch for more information on this from your building principals.

Please also continue to check our website at www.ketteringschools.org for updates. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal or email us at KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org with any questions you may have.

Again, thank you for all you are doing to support your children through these challenging times. Our teachers also appreciate your support, kind notes, emails and shoutouts on social media more than you can know...working together, we will get this done!

#FirebirdsTogether

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April 22, 2020
THIS LETTER FROM FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, TYLER ALEXANDER, OUTLINES 2020 GRADUATION PLANS

Firebird Parents,

I hope this finds you and your family doing well during these uncertain times.  I will never forget March 12, 2020 for the rest of my life.  I was sitting in a meeting with building leaders during 10th period and we received notification from Governor DeWine that schools were shut down in the State of Ohio until April 6, 2020.  It really hurts to think back and realize March 12, 2020 was the last day that I would see students and staff at Fairmont High School for the rest of the 19-20 school year. 

The spring at Fairmont is one of the most exciting times of the year.  April and May are always packed full with awards ceremonies, banquets, and the year culminates with our annual commencement ceremony.  All of the recognition ceremonies for the remainder of the school year will be cancelled. The Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony will be rescheduled on Saturday, July 25 at Roush Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m.  We are working on a senior recognition video in the event that we cannot hold graduation in July due to restrictions around social distancing and mass gatherings. 

Although many events have been cancelled, we still plan to recognize and give students the awards they have earned.  After we receive guidelines for the month of May from Governor DeWine, we will finalize these details and will communicate when a plan is in place.

Have a great rest of the week and we will continue to work hard to make this experience as positive as we can for your student. Thank you for all that you have done during this time.  Have a great rest of the week and please let me know if I can support you in any way.

Go Firebirds!

Tyler Alexander

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April 21, 2020
SUPT. INSKEEPS MESSAGE TO KCS COMMUNITY FOLLOWING GOV. DEWINE'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT REMOTE LEARNING WILL CONTINUE

Kettering Families and Community:

On Monday,  April 20, Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton announced that Ohio schools will continue remote learning through the end of the school year. Since the initial announcement was made to close Ohio school buildings in March, Kettering Schools has been preparing for this possibility.

While we are sad that we will not get to see our students in our buildings again this school year, the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff and our entire community has always been our top priority. Our teachers are ready to continue remote learning and continue providing opportunities for our students to keep growing and learning. Kettering Schools will also continue to offer our Grab-and-Go Meal Program to children ages 18 and younger. Details on this program can be found on our website at www.ketteringschools.org under the COVID-19 Updates under News and Announcements.

The end of the school year is a time of celebration. For some students and families like our seniors and those transitioning to middle or high school, the end of this school year marks the end of a chapter and the start of a new one. These celebrations are important and our principals will be sharing details in the coming weeks on how we will honor these milestones and safely celebrate our students.

The Kettering Schools staff is overwhelmed by the support our community has shown our students and staff during this time. It truly is a display of what we have always known - Kettering is a strong community and a special place to be. Thank you! Thank you for your patience and for your encouragement to our students and staff as they learn new ways of doing things in this new season of remote learning.

We are looking forward to returning to school safely. School will likely look different when we return and we will be working to implement new ways to maintain health and safety in our buildings as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to update you as we create our plan to safely return to school. While our staff has been able to pivot and provide remote learning, there is no replacement for the work our teachers and students do in our classrooms and we look forward to being back together again soon.

As always please contact us through our dedicated email address at KCSCOVID-19Response@ketteringschools.org with any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and keep taking care of each other, Kettering!

Scott Inskeep
Superintendent

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April 19, 2020
FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL 2020 PROM COURT

It's not the same...not how we wanted Prom to be...but we are #FirebirdsTogether!

Congratulations to the 2020 Fairmont High School Prom Court:

Court for Queen:

Bobbi Carnes
Hollie Burger
Jenna Eggleston
Megan Bingamon
Sydney Hollinger
Stella Fiscus
Victoria Long

Court for King:

Chris Thompson
Fabrice Uwihirwe
Joel O'Brien
Mario Machado
Matt Schreck
Trey Baker
Tyler Shaneyfelt

 

Watch our Facebook page (Kettering City Schools) and Twitter feed (@KetteringSchls) for video clips from our Prom Court sharing their thoughts and shoutouts to their classmates during this very different Prom Season!!

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April 17, 2020
BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HOLD VIRTUAL MEETING ON APRIL 21, 2020

In order to conduct needed business while also observing Gov. DeWine's stay-at-home order, the Kettering Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

This regular session of a Kettering Board of Education meeting will be live-streamed to the district's YouTube page. The public can watch the meeting live, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, using this link -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8nr8XTGOJBUJBNTN1ve4Q

As is the case with the Board of Education's in-person meetings, the agenda for the April 21 meeting will include an opportunity for public comments. Comments may be submitted to the district's Coordinator of Community Relations at kari.basson@ketteringschools.org. A member of the Kettering Board of Education will read all submitted comments during the "Hearing of the Public" portion of the meeting agenda.

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April 15, 2020
KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS AND PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION UPDATES

Screenings for incoming kindergartners for the 2020-2021 school year have been cancelled. As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, the KRA and other screening tools that would have been administered to our incoming kindergartners this spring will be administered to these students. 

Preschool Registration has been rescheduled for July 21, 22 and 23, 2020.

Preschool Registration packets will be available for pick-up at the Kettering Early Childhood Education Center (KECEC), located at 2600 Holman Street in Moraine;  and at the district's Central Enrollment office, located at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Suite 105; beginning on Wednesday, July 1. The preschool packet can also be downloaded from the district's website, under "Quick Links."

Preschool Registration:
July 21 -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 22 -- 2 to 7 p.m.
July 23 -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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April 13, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEALS MENU -- APRIL 13-17

Grab-and-Go Meals can be picked up at the following locations from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

Grab-and-Go Meals are available for any child 18-years-of-age and younger. To assist our Food and Nutrition Services Department in planning for how many meals to prepare, Please complete this form -- http://bit.ly/2UiTnLi

You DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE FORM AGAIN, if you have already completed it.

 

 

April 10, 2020 
IRS CREATES PORTAL TO ASSIST WITH ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a new portal to help families obtain the Economic Impact Payment, if they don't usually file a tax return or have direct deposit information on file. Please use this link to access the portal:

 https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/#/fd/EconomicImpactPayment

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April 8, 2020
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN MAY QUALIFY FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS

Families with children age 18-or-younger may apply for special Coronavirus relief funds under the Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program through the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services.

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April 6, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEALS TO INCLUDE HOT FOOD ITEMS ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY

We will continue to distribute Grab-and-Go Meals from five locations across the district on Mondays (for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Thursdays (for Thursday and Friday) and will be providing hot food items on Monday and Thursday. 

Grab-and-Go Meals are available for ANY child 18-years-old and younger. Meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the following sites:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS MENU FOR APRIL 6-10 

To assist the Food and Nutrition Services Department in planning for the grab-and-go meals, please complete this simple form if you would like to pick up meals for your child(ren):   http://bit.ly/2UiTnLi

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April 1, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Grab-and-go meals can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at five of the district's school buildings. Meals will be available for ANY child 18-years-old and younger, as well as our Transition Services students.

To assist the Food and Nutrition Services Department in planning for the grab-and-go meals, please complete this simple form -- http://bit.ly/2UiTnLi

PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM AGAIN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILLED IT OUT.

If you do not know your child's School ID Number, or your child does not have an ID Number, please put "Number not Known" in this field on the form.

The Kettering Backpack Program will distribute food items for the weekend on Thursdays at each of the Grab-and-Go distribution sites.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

 

March 31, 2020
GOV. MIKE DEWINE EXTENDS SCHOOL CLOSURES TO MAY 1

During his news conference on Monday afternoon, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the extension of mandated school closures across Ohio until May 1. This news did not surprise us, as Gov. DeWine had previously indicated during his daily reports that the trajectory of the Coronavirus could necessitate keeping schools closed longer than the initial April 3rd date.

Our teachers are hard at work and will continue developing effective E-Learning lessons and maintaining regular contact with their students and parents throughout the school closures. Our students in kindergarten and 1st grade will move to all-online learning next week. Our K-1 teachers will be in touch with their parents/guardians with more details on the move to E-Learning for our K-1 students.

As always, we are happy to answer any of your questions. Please email all questions and concerns to KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org.

 

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March 29, 2020
E-LEARNING BEGINS FOR ALL STUDENTS, PRE-K-12, ON MONDAY, MARCH 30

We are eagerly anticipating the start of our E-Learning with our students tomorrow, March 30. Each kindergarten and 1st-grade student should have received a packet to start their work this week. Students in grades 2-12 should have received an email or invitation for their Google Classroom. If a student /parent/guardian has not yet received these items, please email your building or unit principal.

We are all anxious to begin this new challenge, and we know everything will not be perfect this week. We are committed to learning and growing right along with our students and parents. Please see this document, which gives tips and resources for students, parents and teachers as we go down this road together.  

#WeAreFirebieds

#FirebirdsTogether

 

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March 27, 2020
ALL SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED

In the interest of safety, ALL Kettering City School District school playgrounds are closed and will remain closed until we are given the OK by Gov. DeWine that students may return to school. This move is in conjunction with the Kettering Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts Department's closure of all playground equipment in city parks.

We thank our parents and guardians in advance for helping us keep children safe by not allowing them to use the playgrounds at our schools and in our parks. 
 

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March 26, 2020
TECHNOLOGY HELP-DESK CALL-LINE ESTABLISHED

We are here for you! In an effort to assist our students and parents/guardians as we move to E-Learning on Monday, March 30, we have established a Technology Help Desk Call-Line that will be covered by KCS staff Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m to 7:30 p.m. 

The Help Desk Call-Line number is (937) 499-2626.

Please use this call-line for technology related questions only and continue to use our dedicated email address of KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org for all other inquiries regarding the district's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

We also encourage our students/parents/guardians to communicate with your teachers via Google Classrooms or other methods that they have set up with you to support you/your child's E-Learning.

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March 25, 2020
CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION TO TAKE PLACE MARCH 26 & 27

Chromebooks will be distributed at each of our eight elementary schools tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots will be distributed at each of our eight elementary schools on Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m.-noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parents/guardians should pull up to the normal drop off/pick up location at their child’s school and remain in their car. Parents/guardians will be asked to provide the name(s) of the student(s) getting a Chromebook or hotspot. The requested equipment will then be given through the car window.

Parents/guardians are required to complete the online request form prior to pick up. 

YOU MUST REQUEST A CHROMEBOOK IN ADVANCE so that we can make sure we have enough devices for everyone. To request a Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot, please go to  https://tinyurl.com/KCSChromebooks to complete the online form. 

If anyone in your household has a fever or symptoms of the virus, we ask that you please email our dedicated email address at KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org to request an alternate way of getting your Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot. 

 

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March 24, 2020
GRAB-AND-GO DISTRIBUTION PLAN FOR REST OF WEEK

We will be distributing breakfast and lunch meals for the rest of the week tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25. This means you will be picking up meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for your child(ren) when you go to your pick-up location tomorrow. 

Please consider bringing a box or shopping bag with you when you pick up your meals; this will make the distribution of multiple meals go more smoothly!

Please continue to submit any questions you may have to our email address -- KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org

Thank you!!

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March 23, 2020
REMINDER -- 'GRAB-and-GO' MEALS BEGIN TODAY

The Food and Nutrition Services has a plan in place to provide breakfast and lunch meals to Kettering children during the extended school closure.

Beginning today, Monday, March 23, 2020, grab-and-go meals can be picked up daily between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at five of the district's school buildings. Meals will be available for ANY Kettering child 18-years-old and younger, as well as our Transition Services students.

To assist the Food and Nutrition Services Department in planning for the grab-and-go meals, please complete this simple form -- http://bit.ly/2UiTnLi

If you do not know your child's School ID Number, or your child does not have an ID Number, please put "Number not Known" in this field on the form.

Please click here to access the breakfast and lunch Grab-and Go Menus.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

 

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March 22, 2020
CHROMEBOOKS TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT DISTRICT'S EIGHT ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS

The Kettering City Schools will be providing Chromebooks to any student in grades K-5 to support their online learning.  Students who have a family home computer will be able to access and complete the online learning from their home computer.

Internet access is required to participate in the online learning that will begin for Kettering Schools students, on Monday, March 30.

If you do not have internet access at home, Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.  We encourage families who don’t have WiFi at home to take advantage of this offer.

For students who do not have internet at home, who are unable to utilize the Spectrum offer, and are unable to access the internet through any other means, the Kettering City Schools will have a limited number of WiFi hotspots and/or other options for families.

Chromebooks will be distributed at each of our eight elementary schools on Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots will be distributed at each of our eight elementary schools on Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m.-noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parents/guardians should pull up to the normal drop off/pick up location at their child’s school and remain in their car. Parents/guardians will be asked to provide the name(s) of the student(s) getting a Chromebook or hotspot. The requested equipment will then be given through the car window.

Parents/guardians are required to complete the online request form prior to pick up. 

To request a Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot, please go to  https://tinyurl.com/KCSChromebooks to complete the online form. 

If anyone in your household has a fever or symptoms of the virus, we ask that you please email our dedicated email address at KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org to request an alternate way of getting your Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot. 

 

* Please note, we will continue to follow the Governor’s recommendations. As this is a changing situation from day to day, this plan may have to change to comply with directives from the state.

 

We will continue to post any updated information to our website and social media pages. If you have any questions, please submit them to KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org. We will do everything we can to respond to all questions in 24 hours or less.

 

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March 22, 2020

KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

Kindergarten Screenings for the 2020-2021 school year were set to begin on Monday, March 23, and run through April 8.

Due to the mandated school closures, all Kindergarten Screenings have been postponed.

Parents of incoming kindergartners will be notified when a new schedule has been put into place.

Thank you!

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March 20, 2020
CHANGE IN PLANS FOR STUDENT MEDICATION PICK-UP

Parents/guardians who need to pick up their child(ren)'s prescription medications from school are asked to email their school nurse who will work with them to set up a date and time to pick up the medications at a central location.

This change is being made in an effort to adhere to Gov. Mike DeWine's and Ohio Department of Health Medical Director Dr. Amy Acton's recommendations to step up social distancing efforts in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.

If you have questions regarding the pick up of your child(ren)'s prescription medications, please email your school nurse or feel free to submit your question to the district's dedicated email address at: KCSCOVID19Response@ketteringschools.org.

 

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March 19, 2020
STUDENT MEDICATION PICK-UP DETAILS

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED, AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 --Parents/guardians may stop by their child's school on Monday, March 23, from 10 a.m to noon to pick up any prescription medications that may have been left at the building prior to the governor's closure of all K-12 schools on March 12.

Our school nurses will be in each school's MAIN OFFICE to distribute the prescription medications. Parents/guardians will need to enter each building from the MAIN ENTRANCE.** This will be the only door that will be unlocked on Monday.

Parents/guardians may send a representative to pick up their child's medications, if needed. Please note that all representatives must present a written and signed note from the parent/guardian in order to pick up the medications.

 

** For Fairmont High School, this will be the main door into the school lobby that is located off the Shroyer Road parking lot

For Kettering Middle School, this will be the door to the right of the Auditorium, facing Glengarry Drive

 

WORK PERMITS

Students in need of Work Permits may stop by the MAIN OFFICE at Fairmont High School on Monday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon to get their permits. Please enter the high school's main door, located off of the Shroyer Road parking lot to access the main office.

 

Thanks, everyone! #Working together...we've got this!

 

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March 17, 2020

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KETTERING KIDS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE:

A big THANK YOU to Food and Nutrition Services supervisor Stacie Pabst and her staff who have a plan in place to provide breakfast and lunch meals to Kettering children during the extended school closure.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, grab-and-go meals can be picked up daily between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at five of the district's school buildings. Meals will be available for ANY Kettering child 18-years-old and younger, as well as our Transition Services students.

To assist the Food and Nutrition Services Department in planning for the grab-and-go meals, please complete this simple form -- http://bit.ly/2UiTnLi

If you do not know your child's School ID Number, or your child does not have an ID Number, please put "Number not Known" in this field on the form.

Please click here to access the breakfast and lunch Grab-and Go Menus.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES:

Fairmont High School -- Door 26 (Athletic office entrance at back parking lot)

Kettering Middle School -- Cafeteria driveway at the North parking lot

Greenmont Elementary -- Corner of Briedweng and Wren Circle

John F. Kennedy Elementary -- Back lot of school/cafeteria at drop-off/pick-up line

Southdale Elementary -- Loading dock at west side of school building

 

Thanks, everyone! #Working together...we've got this!

 

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March 15, 2020

E-LEARNING UPDATE

On March 12, our Governor ordered all school buildings in Ohio closed until April 3. On Friday, we received further guidance from the Governor’s office stating school districts should work to create alternative learning opportunities for students. 

Our teachers and staff have been working diligently to create online Google classrooms or learning kits (for our youngest students) for continued learning. This is further evidence of what we already knew: We have a great team of teachers and staff who truly care about our kids!

Next week, we will be on our scheduled Spring Break. 

After Spring Break, we will follow our Governor’s orders to shut down our school buildings, with students at home during this "extended Spring Break." During the week of March 23 through March 27, teachers and staff will be working from home to develop online learning options for students.  

All Kettering City Schools’ students will start E-Learning on March 30, and teachers and students will be working from home and engaged in E-learning from March 30 through April 3. There are still a number of unknowns surrounding teaching and learning beyond April 6, and we will be preparing for the possibility of continued closures and large numbers of students out of our classrooms and needing online learning opportunities.

We know there will be a number of questions as we work through all of this, including things like: “How will elementary kids get their Chromebooks from school?” and “How are students who typically eat breakfast and/or lunch at school going to get food?"  We will communicate  ourplans surrounding these types of issues as soon as they are complete. Thankfully, we have Spring Break next week to work on coming up with the best solutions to make sure we are meeting the needs of all of our students. 

While we know that some parents/guardians may want their students to use home computers to complete their E-Learning, the Kettering City School District is working on a plan to provide Chromebooks to students in grades K-5 who may not have a device at home or whose parents may want them to use their school-provided Chromebook. We are also looking at options for providing WiFi Internet access to students in grades K-12 who may not have it at home. 

We have been notified that Spectrum is offering a 60-day internet program to households with K-12 and/or college students at home. To explore this WiFi option, please visit:  http://bit.ly/2UaM9ZI

To request a Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot to borrow, please go to https://tinyurl.com/KCSChromebooks to complete the online form.  

We will be providing more information regarding when and where distribution of Chromebooks will take place as soon as these logistics have been finalized. 

There are still many details to work out, and as we have seen, this is a fluid situation. This plan may need to change based on new information from the state. We will continue to monitor this situation and communicate with our students, staff and parents as changes occur. Please make sure you are checking our website, email, Facebook and/or Twitter regularly for updates.  

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these challenging times to keep our kids, staff and community healthy and safe!

Respectfully,

Scott Inskeep
Superintendent

Daniel Von Handorf
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

 





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