COVID & Mask Information: As I’m sure you saw, all K-6 students need to be masked throughout the school day. Kent County has now ordered this on top of Kenowa Hills recent expectations. We were hoping this wasn’t going to be needed, but we’re here and will do all we can to ensure safety for our students and to have the building open. Students can have mask breaks distanced from others, and will not need to wear them on the playground. We will have cleaning expectations in the classroom during the day as well. We are starting the year eating in the lunchroom, in assigned seats mirroring the classroom seating chart. Even without the health screener this year, we are asking you to continue to monitor your child and keep them home with symptoms. With a positive case, we, with Nurse Courtney will be back with us to help answer COVID related questions, including how and when students may need to be quarantined. You can call the office at 453-2461 for further questions.
Important Building Information:
School Day Times:
8:30First bell for students to enter the building
8:35School Day officially begins
3:35Dismissal Bell for 1st-5th grades
Half Days: Dismissal is at 12:05 pm
Lunch Menus:KHPS is providing FREE breakfasts and lunches through the school year once again! Menus are sent electronically and are available at www.khps.org and on the mobile app. If you need a printed copy, please contact the school office. We appreciate your support of the Food Service Program. - KHPS Food Services Department. Our menus are now available online. Check them out here!
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications: Free and reduced lunch applications can be submitted at any time through the school year. Please go to www.lunchapp.com to complete an application.
PICK UP & DROP OFF
Parking Lot Notes:
Please consider utilizing our bus transportation option to avoid the busy parent pick-up lot.
Drop Off Expectations:
Specials Classes: We are proud of the special classes that we offer at Kenowa Hills, which are taught once a week with a teacher focused on these subjects. Specials include:
Birthday Procedure: Here is the procedure for treats in the building.
1. Individual treats or “gifts” are not encouraged again this school year. Instead, we are encouraging you to donate a book to your child’s classroom in honor of them and their birthday. You are welcome to personalize the book or we can do it for you.
2. You can have your child visit the office or Mr. Willick for a birthday pencil!
3. We do not want birthday invitations to be passed out to students during the school day. A student may pass out invitations if everyone in the class will receive one, or a parent can discreetly give some invitations to the teacher, who can place them in backpacks.
Last spring Zinser was honored as a National Showcase School through Capturing Kids’ Hearts! This program helps us strive for a positive culture and climate built around positive relationships with students.
Zinser Vision, Mission, & Motto:
Vision: Zinser Elementary is a high functioning learning community that is driven by a positive and student centered school culture.
Mission: to build responsible citizens.
Motto/Code of Cooperation: Kids Who CARE: Choosing an Attitude of Respect and Empathy
Kenowa Hills Vision: to be the most innovative and student centered district in the state
Kenowa Hills Mission: to cultivate and graduate globally competitive citizens
Thank you for being a part of the Zinser and Kenowa Hills community. We’re excited for another school year! Please always remember I’m only a phone call or email away if you have any questions or concerns!
Mr. Ross Willick
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