November 10th, 2020 Update
The current mask mandate at KPS will continue until further notice. During all home athletic and extracurricular activities, fans will be limited to two per student participant. Those tickets must be turned in, along with a gate fee, at the time of the event. Masks will be mandatory during these events. These precautions will remain in place until either the risk level changes to a safer status or becomes more restrictive.
October 20th, 2020 Update
ward county Level orange
Yesterday, Governor Burgum announced that Ward County's risk level increased to Orange. At this time, we will not do anything different in our district. With the mask mandate and restricted numbers for district athletic events, we are at that level. However, if we continue in Orange during basketball and wrestling, we will restrict the number of fans/guests allowed in the building for events.
October 20th, 2020 Update
Beginning Monday, October 26th, all students, staff, visitors, and any other individual in either school building will be required to wear a mask for the entire time they are in the facility. This includes spectators during extracurricular activities. The only exceptions to this mask mandate are students during physical education and athletes during practice and competition.
September 2nd, 2020 Update
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH UPDATE
The Summer Food Service Program has been extended to December 31st, 2020. Because of this, breakfast and lunch will be free to all of our students until further notice. If you have paid for lunch already, that money will be returned to you.
August 31st, 2020 Update
Smart Restart plan
Click here for our school board approved Smart Restart Plan for Fall 2020.
KPS activities restart
Click here for our KPS Activities Restart plan. Please note that all people attending games in the KPS gym must wear a mask. Masks are able to be purchased at the gate for $1.
In order to protect students and prevent COVID-19 spread, students must stay at the school to eat lunch. Blue passes will only be issued for appointments. Students must bring a parent note to the office that morning stating they have an appointment and the time they are leaving.
K-2 BUILDING DROP OFF
After reflecting on the week and getting parent/staff feedback, we decided to have buses pick up in the back of the school and parents pick up in the front. This will prevent us from not being able to see traffic when kids are coming out of the building in the back. Parents, we will now use the FRONT for pick up and drop off. Buses will now drop off and pick up in the back. As always, please be cautious when picking up your children as we have lots of little bodies running out of school excited and not always aware of their surroundings.
May 22nd, 2020 Update
KPS will continue to deliver breakfast and lunch through June 30th to those students who signed up. If you do not want to receive these meals anymore, please email administration.
Locker room clean out
If your child is missing any locker room items, they will be able to enter the building next Tuesday morning (the 26th) to retrieve them.
7th-8th grade: 8:45-9:15am
9th-10th grade: 9:15-9:45am
11th-12th grade: 9:45-10:15am
School materials pick up
School items were picked up Monday and Tuesday of this week. If you were not able to get your items delivered, please contact the school to make arrangements.
After the graduation ceremony on June 14th, the seniors will be featured in a parade around Kenmare! The vehicles will be decorated by the seniors themselves and the seniors will appear in alphabetical order by last name.
The parade will begin at 3:00pm from the KHS parking lot, go down Division Street to the park, head north on 1st Avenue NW, then turn east on 6th street, and finish by heading down Central Avenue.
If you can't be at the ceremony, come downtown or stand along the parade route to congratulate and celebrate members of the class of 2020!
May 8th, 2020 Update
The graduation ceremony will be held on June 14th, 2020 at 2:00pm on the KHS football field. Should there be inclement weather, it will be moved to the auditorium.
Family members who are living in the students' homes are the ONLY guests allowed on the field or in the auditorium. Other guests that DO NOT live in the student's home must stay in their cars in the parking lot.
The ceremony will be live-streamed to Facebook for all that want to watch while maintaining social distancing.
April 9th, 2020 Update
If you have not received your gym locker possessions, please email email@example.com so that can be sent home to you.
Unfortunately, Driver's Education will not be happening this summer. With the COVID-19 crisis, it put that plan on hold. We are looking to have it offered next summer.
Mrs. Hennix will be sending out information regarding summer school soon. Please respond to that request if you are interested.
After discussion with the class of 2020, a new graduation date of June 14th, 2020 has been set. That gives more time for the crisis to subside and to make plans if the ceremony will have to be held digitally.
April 1st, 2020 Update
With the except of dual credit classes, final tests are cancelled for this semester. Please keep up with your regular daily work and let your teachers or administrators know if you fall behind or need extra support.
The music trip is canceled for this school year. For those parents who have paid any money for the music trip, you will be awarded a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. You must make arrangements for the cancellation by April 6th. Please contact Music Travel Consultants at 317-637-0837 to begin processing your refund. You may also contact Mike Gray, director of sales, at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although it's great that students are playing outside, please do not use the school playgrounds. They are not cleaned regularly and we need to ensure students are following social distancing guidelines put in place by the CDC.
March 20th, 2020 Update
Kenmare Public Schools will remain closed until further notice by order of governor Burgum. Understand that this closure could continue if the COVID-19 crisis does not subside or could be shortened if it does. We will make sure to get information to the public ASAP in either case. Instruction will continue beginning Wednesday, March 25th.
Distance Learning Platforms
We will be using Google Classroom and Zoom to provide educational services for our students. Information on how to access both platforms will be posted on our district Facebook page and our district website on Tuesday, March 24. If you do not have internet access, please email your physical address and phone number to email@example.com as soon as possible.
During this time of closure, meals will still be provided for students who rely on the student nutrition program. A Google form was posted on our district Facebook page earlier this week to request meals. If you feel your child needs school breakfast/lunch, please complete the form and those meals will be delivered to your home. The link to that Google Form is here: https://forms.gle/9sajRFe44MAyB8yz5
The contents of each student's locker, to include their PE locker, will be bagged up and ready for pick up on Tuesday, March 24. Times for pick up will be between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students and parents will not be allowed in the building. I realize this is different from what was previously announced but we feel it is safer this way. When you arrive to retrieve students' materials, you will be asked to stay outside and the materials will be brought out to you. Please observe social distancing while waiting and please be patient and courteous to all other individuals who are waiting as well. Students in grades 3-6 will also be collecting their Chromebooks to take home in order to complete distance learning.
A copy of our COVID-19 task force organizational chart and our COVID-19 emergency action plans are posted on our district website under the Menu option.
I also ask that during this time, you remain vigilant. We all have different ideas and opinions about the district and the education of our children. During these times of crisis, we are a community of one and can manage to get through these troubled times by supporting each other through it. Thank you for being part of Honker Nation.