KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on www.kcsd.org. Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en www.kcsd.org. Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.

Sinceramente,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendente

Safe2Say Something Resources

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2018-2019 Midterm Examination Schedule

Friday, January 11th schedule. This is a full day and we will follow a Friday schedule.

9th Period Exam 7:40am to 9:10am (Students that do not have a 9th period exam must be in advisory class by 9:14am)

  • Advisory 9:14am to 9:19am
  • 1st 9:23am to 9:59am
  • 2nd 10:03am to 10:39am
  • 3rd 10:43am to 11:19am-Vocational Students dismissed at 11:19am
  • 4th 11:23am to 11:59am
  • 5th 12:03pm to 12:39pm
  • 6th 12:43pm to 1:19pm
  • 7th 1:23pm to 1:59pm
  • 8th 2:03pm to 2:35pm

The following is the ½ day schedule for January 14th to 17th.

Midterm Exam Calendar

  • Note that there is a 15 minute break between exams.
  • TCHS students will attend TCHS on January 11th, 14th & 15th (busing is provided).
  • TCHS students will NOT attend TCHS on January 16th & 17th.
  • If a 2-hour delay schedule occurs, no exams will be held that day and the normal 2-hour delay schedule will be used (full day, but start 2 hours late). The exams scheduled for that day will be held the next day of school and then the remaining exams will be changed to the following days as well. For example, if January 15th is a 2-hour delay the 3rd & 4th period exams will be January 16th, then the 5th & 6th period exams will be January 17th, etc.
  • If school is canceled on an exam day, the exams scheduled for that day will be held the next day of school and then the remaining exams will be changed to the following days as well. For example, if school is canceled on January 15th the 3rd & 4th period exams will be January 16th, then the 5th & 6th period exams will be January 17th, etc.
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January … What You Need to Know

Mid-Terms

  • January 11th -17th
  • Half Days 14th – 17th
  • Vo-Tech optional on January 16th and 17th (transportation not provided)

Kennett Pride

  • KHS Instrumental Concert I & II, January 8th and 9th @ 7:30pm
  • Blue/White day, January 10th
  • 8th Grade Visit, January 17th
  • NHS Lunch Meeting, January 16th
  • Mini THON Pep Rally, January 25th
  • Report Cards Distributed, January 28th
  • 8th Grade Parent Night, January 29th

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!January KHS 2019 Calendar

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Harlem Wizards To Play at Kennett High School

Come join in a night of family fun as KCSD teachers and administrators play the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Kennett High School’s Reynolds Gymnasium. The Wizards are a performance basketball team delivering widely successful fundraising events for schools and nonprofits, playing in more than 400 communities across the U.S. last season while raising millions of dollars. They are a unique basketball team that is not primarily focused on winning games, but instead on entertaining the crowd with a variety of basketball tricks and alley oops.

Tickets to last year’s Wizards game sold out quickly, and a sell-out is expected again this year. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults; children under 5 are admitted free of charge.

This year there will be two methods to purchase tickets:

  1. Beginning Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., tickets can be purchased online at HarlemWizards.com.
  1. For families who prefer to purchase tickets using cash or check, there will be a limited window of opportunity to do so. These tickets will be available in the lobby of Kennett High School and can only be purchased at the following times:
    • Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Depending on the volume of advance sales, some tickets may be available at the door: $12 for students and $14 for adults.

All proceeds benefit Kennett High School’s MiniTHON, a club based on Penn State’s THON that raises funds to support Four Diamonds, an organization dedicated to funding research for childhood cancer and helping affected families with the cost of treatment. For more information about MiniTHON and how to donate to the cause, email khsminithon2018@gmail.com.

The Kennett High School MiniTHON committee is hopeful that the whole Kennett community will come together for one great night on February 9. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.!

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Mr. KHS Pageant – Informational Meeting

The Mr. KHS pageant will be held on Thursday, February 14th. It is open to gentlemen of all grades. An informational meeting will be held on January 3rd in the auditorium during advisory and after school. You only have to attend one to register.

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Blue Friday Sale!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the School Store’s Annual Blue Friday Sale.

On Friday, December 14, please enjoy 20% off of all school store apparel. The store will be open from 7:30-7:45. This is a great time to pick up holiday gifts or just stock up on spirit wear for yourself.

Remember it is Friday, December 14. Email Colleen Barber if you would like to place an order.

Inventory includes: Crew neck blue sweatshirt, Hooded grey sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, various long and short sleeve teeshirts, and accessories like book bags, water bottles, hats, baseball caps, and more!

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Ceramics Holiday Sale

Nearly fifty pieces, including beautiful wheel-thrown mugs, bowls, and vases as well as hand-built holiday pieces like Christmas trees and plates, will be available for purchase at this year’s Ceramics Sale at Kennett High School. All works were crafted by students in teacher Jodi Davidson’s ceramics classes, levels I through IV.

Nine years ago, Davidson and her students developed this creative way to add to their annual budget, with all proceeds from the sale helping to support the purchase of materials like clay and glaze for future projects.

Davidson noted, “The items available for sale are of the same hand-crafted quality you’d find at a store or online. We sell them for a fraction of the cost to make it affordable for people to purchase pieces as gifts. The students have created some amazing work, and the money goes directly back into our program.” Last year’s sale raised approximately $500.

The sale will be held in the school’s lobby on December 14, 2018, and will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prices range from $5 to $35.

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December…What You Need to Know…

Important Dates in December

We Are Kennett Night

  • December 6th, 6:30pm

Friends of Music

  • December 13th, 7pm

Winter Chorus

  • December 17th, 7:30pm

Alumni Day & Concert

  • December 21st

No School

  • December 24th through January 1st

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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