10/26: bus #11 and #32 not running due to driver shortage. KCTC/KTC/KIH and ECSE will run as scheduled.

2020-21
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Back to School

Thank you for choosing Kenowa Hills! Through these challenging times, it is our goal to keep teachers and families safe, so decisions this fall will be made on how to best meet your family according to state COVID-19 guidelines. See important dates and information below.

We are looking forward to the start of another amazing school year with our Knights! Please check back often as dates may be adjusted based on executive orders from the Governor.

Click here to access full details on our Fall 2020 Back to School Plan

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2020-21 Bus Routes

Special Bus Route Notice October, 26, 2020:

For Monday October 26th, we are still unable to provide school bus transportation for bus #11 and #32 due to a shortage of bus drivers. KCTC/KTC/KIH and ECSE routes will run as scheduled, but may be assigned to another bus. We anticipate resuming all routes on Tuesday October 27th.

Under the circumstances, car-pooling with friends is not recommended. If you should have any questions, please contact the Kenowa Hills Transportation Department at 616-453-4757 or email at transportation@khps.org. Thank you for your understanding.

For questions about routes, please contact the transportation department at 616-453-4757 or transportation@khps.org

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
alpinenurses@khps.org
784-0884x5454
Rachael Boafu (Primary)
Jessica Spitters (Alternate)

Central Elementary
centralnurses@khps.org
453-6351x6342
Alex Corbett (M/F)
Kathy Demeester (Tu/W/Th)
Jordan Meagher (Alternate)

Zinser Elementary
zinsernurses@khps.org
453-2461x4207
Courtney Ellens (Primary)
Makayla Myszka (Alternate)

Middle School
msnurses@khps.org
784-3225x7306
Shelby Gotaas (M)
Jesseca Schrader (Tu/W)
Lauren Dekruyter (Th/F)

High School
hsnurses@khps.org
784-2400x8231
Quinn McGill (Primary)
Trevor Baird (Alternate)

Meals

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. However, we will not have a meal pick up on Friday, September 25th, as there is no school. Thank you for your participation, we are looking forward to getting this program started!


Updated Daily Schedules for Face-to-Face Learners

The daily schedule has been adjusted to allow for teachers to accompany their students during breakfast and lunch.

Elementary daily schedule:

8:30 a.m. Students arrive
8:35 a.m. School begins
3:02 p.m. School ends

Secondary (Middle and High School) daily schedule:

7:40 a.m. Students arrive
7:45 a.m. School begins
2:17 p.m. School ends

Important Dates: Click here to access the full 2020-21 Calendar

Thanksgiving Break: November 25-27
Winter Break
: December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021
School resumes
: January 4
Spring Break
: April 2-9

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