Information HUB

2020-21 Information Hub

The 2020-21 school year has been full of surprises and changes. This page will share the most recent updates and changes, as we adjust to COVID-19 and the safety precautions we are making throughout our school community.

Message from the Superintendent: June 4, 2021

Dear Knights:

As we wind down this unforgettable school year, I want to take a moment to acknowledge how incredibly appreciative I am of our staff, families, and community for making significant sacrifices in the best interest of students. As difficult as this school year has been, it would have been impossible without your support, patience, grace, and understanding.

This summer will look, feel and sound much different than last summer. Please encourage your child(ren) to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. I look forward to seeing children playing in the neighborhoods, and to seeing their excitement at the impending arrival of an ice cream truck rolling down the street with the unmistakable sound of summer.

While COVID-19 is not gone, I’m hopeful and optimistic that we’ll have a much more normal 2021-22 school year. The COVID positivity rate continues to decline, and health officials anticipate a continued decline in cases throughout the summer. The number of cases and quarantines within our schools have also declined. We currently have 2 students who are isolating as a result of testing positive for COVID-19 and 10 students who are quarantining due to being a household close contact. We are monitoring 1 student who was identified as a close contact within the school setting.

As a reminder, we conclude this school year with ½ days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The Cherry Health mobile vaccine clinic will be back at our High School on Wednesday for those who are scheduled to receive their 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Participants will need to bring their vaccine card to the clinic to have it updated by the Cherry Health nurses.

As we transition to summer, I wanted to make you aware of a new partnership we have established with Pine Rest to serve the needs of our students and families. You will see information coming out throughout the 2021-2022 school year to elaborate on each service, but we know mental health does not take a break during the summer. A snapshot of what is currently available to all KHPS students and family members living in their home is included below with a link to a flyer for more information at the bottom. To access any of the services free of charge, call 800-422-0809 and be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Kenowa Hills Student Assistance Program (SAP). Your information will remain anonymous but this will ensure you do not receive any fees.

  • Crisis number is available 24/7
  • 3 free sessions of counseling (per need, per person)
  • Online library to thousands of articles, videos and assessments at pinerest.personaladvantage.com
  • Financial, Elder Care and Legal Consultation

Thank you for your trust and confidence in us. Let’s continue to finish strong.


Gerald Hopkins

The USDA has approved free meals to all children ages 0-18 through the end of the 2020-21 school year! Whether attending in person or virtually as part of our Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy (KHOLA), all students have access to a free breakfast and lunch every school day. Breakfast and lunch service will be offered at all school sites where face-to-face learning is taking place.

Click here to access Food Service and Menu Information

Screening for Face-to-Face Students
All students attending in person must be screened prior to school every day. Parents/Guardians will receive either a text message or email at 5:30am on each school day as a reminder to complete the very simple screener when your child awakes. The electronic screening tool can be completed until 8:30am. Unfortunately, we are unable to change the time of the screening period at this point; however, we are hopeful that we will be able to customize this in the near future. The tool is designed to quickly and accurately identify anybody who should not enter our buildings either because they are experiencing symptoms, or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19. Please contact the school once the office opens if the screener instructs you to do so. It is imperative parents complete the screener for each of their students every school day prior to coming to school. The daily electronic screener does not need to be completed if your child is not coming to school that day. Thank you for your cooperation and support in completing this daily requirement.

Face Coverings

Thank you for helping your students get accustomed to wearing a mask and supporting us with this very important safety requirement. Although we are providing cloth masks, students can wear any cloth mask (except bandanas) as long as it is appropriate for the school setting and is not a distraction to teaching and learning. As a reminder, all cloth masks should be hand washed or laundered after each use.

School Nurses

Feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions about symptoms your student is experiencing. We are extremely grateful to have school nurses available to care for students who have minor medical needs. The nurses will also be able to administer a COVID test with written parent consent. Contact information is below and you can click here for more information and school nurse bios:

Alpine Elementary
Rachael Boafu (Primary)
Jessica Spitters (Alternate)

Central Elementary
Alex Corbett (M/F)
Kathy Demeester (Tu/W/Th)
Jordan Meagher (Alternate)

Zinser Elementary
Courtney Ellens (Primary)
Makayla Myszka (Alternate)

Middle School
Shelby Gotaas (M)
Jesseca Schrader (Tu/W)
Lauren Dekruyter (Th/F)

High School
Quinn McGill (Primary)
Trevor Baird (Alternate)


The USDA has approved free meals to all children ages 0-18 through the end of the 2020-21 school year! Whether attending in person or virtually as part of our Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy (KHOLA), all students have access to a free breakfast and lunch every school day. Breakfast and lunch service will be offered at all school sites where face-to-face learning is taking place.

KHOLA Weekly Meal Boxes
Click here to access the Weekly Order Form for the Meal Kits. Orders are due by 12:00 PM on Friday, the week before the scheduled meal pickup time. Meal Kit pick up will be Wednesday’s from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Field House entrance of the High School.

As a reminder:

  • Meal kits contain 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches
  • Meals kits are provided at NO COST
  • You are able to order additional boxes for children ages 0-18 in your family that are not enrolled in KHOLA.
  • Kenowa students enrolled in Face-to-Face learning are not eligible for Meal Kits
  • The menu for the week is listed on the Order Form. Menu items are subject to change based on availability, but we will do everything we can to provide what is listed each week.

We are still offering daily meal pick up through Tuesday, September 29th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Field House entrance of the high school.



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