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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Thursday, January 17, 2019 Day 1

After-The-Bell activity selections were handed out in homeroom. Please remember bring the forms home to your parents. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doherty Kohl in C106. After-The-Bell starts next Tuesday January 22nd.

Today is the first day of the third marking period. You have a clean slate, a fresh start! Let’s make the 3rd marking period your strongest yet. Good luck and work hard.

Attention 8th graders. After lunch you will be headed to your 5th period class as normal. You will be dismissed from 5th period to go the busses for our trip to the high school. You’ll be traveling with your lead group. If you need to be reminded of your bus number or group letter, there are lists in the 8th grade hallways for your convenience.

Attention all 8th graders:

Longwood Gardens is excited to announce that applications for their Summer Teen Volunteer Program are officially open! The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Participants will gain work experience and learn leadership skills in a positive and enriching environment. While working in this positive, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, and make new friends.

For more information and to learn how to apply, pick up an orange flyer from the 8th grade bookshelf in the guidance office. Applications are due by February 18th.

Have a great day KMS.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Day 6

Hello, KMS!

Congratulations to all the wonderful spellers who participated in last night’s annual KMS Spelling Bee! And, a huge thank you to all the LA Teachers and staff who helped in any way with the event, Mr. Whisler for the equipment set-up, our custodians for preparing for the night, and Mr. Moore for his moral support.

The Bee lasted 11 rounds with 8th grader Brandon Castano coming out on top! Brandon will be competing in the Chester County Spelling Bee on February 13!

Second place went to Blake Ciresa!

We had a three-way tie for third place between Elle Krikelis, Paulein Donnelly, and Lauren Male!

It was exciting night at KMS! Congratulations to all! Place winners will receive their gift cards at the Student Assembly in February, and all Spelling Bee participants will receive a certificate for their hard work and efforts!

Spell well, KMS…

This is a reminder to all ELD in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade… please report directly to the small gym area upon arrival for ACCESS testing. There you will get in line based on your grade and check in for testing. Testing will last periods 1 through 4 but could go longer. To all students and staff traveling near the small gym area… please be mindful that over 100 students are taking an important exam called the ACCESS test today. The small gym, library, and library classroom are unavailable but the locker rooms and F wing are still accessible. Please be silent when traveling in those areas.

Attention all 8th graders:

Longwood Gardens is excited to announce that applications for their Summer Teen Volunteer Program are officially open! The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Participants will gain work experience and learn leadership skills in a positive and enriching environment. While working in this positive, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, and make new friends.

For more information and to learn how to apply, pick up an orange flyer from the 8th grade bookshelf in the guidance office. Applications are due by February 18th.

After-The-Bell activity selections were handed out in homeroom yesterday. Please remember bring the forms home to your parents. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doherty Kohl in C106. After-The-Bell starts next Tuesday January 22nd..

Have a great day KMS.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Day 5

Hello, KMS! Just a reminder that the annual Kennett Middle School Spelling Bee is happening tonight in the KMS cafeteria at 6:30 pm! Spellers should arrive at 6:10 to receive their spelling numbers. If you received a study packet for the Spelling Bee prior to Winter Break and haven’t returned your permission slip, please be sure to check in with your Language Arts teacher today so we can assign spelling numbers accordingly. LA teachers, please update the Spelling Bee Google.doc with any new information. Thank you to everyone who has helped with the Spelling Bee in any way, and best of luck to all of our Spellers competing tonight! Have fun, and happy spelling!

Attention students auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Sign-up for your audition time on the Guidance window as soon as possible. The last auditions are today, Tuesday. Any Questions? See Mrs. Uster in A004 or Mrs. Coe in B004 IMMEDIATELY.

This is a reminder to all ELD in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade… Tuesday and Wednesday of this week please report directly to the small gym area upon arrival for ACCESS testing. There you will get in line based on your grade and check in for testing. Testing will last periods 1 through 4 but could go longer. To all students and staff traveling near the small gym area… please be mindful that over 100 students are taking an important exam called the ACCESS test on Tuesday and Wednesday. The small gym, library, and library classroom are unavailable but the locker rooms and F wing are still accessible. Please be silent when traveling in those areas.

Attention all 8th graders:

Longwood Gardens is excited to announce that applications for their Summer Teen Volunteer Program are officially open! The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Participants will gain work experience and learn leadership skills in a positive and enriching environment. While working in this positive, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, and make new friends.

For more information and to learn how to apply, pick up an orange flyer from the 8th grade bookshelf in the guidance office. Applications are due by February 18th.

After-The-Bell activity selections will be handed out in homeroom today. Please remember bring the forms home to your parents. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doherty Kohl in C106. After-The-Bell starts next Tuesday January 22nd..

Have a great day KMS.

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January 11, 2019 Day 3

The annual KMS Spelling Bee is just around the corner…on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 in the cafeteria. All are welcome! Spellers should report by 6:15 to check in and receive your spelling number. Participants, if you haven’t already done so, please return your permission slip to your language arts teacher so we can plan accordingly. Spellers should dress for success…be spiffy and confident! Sixth grade spellers will receive lunch passes from Mrs. Keer for a lunch meeting on Monday. Any questions? Please ask your language arts teacher or stop by and chat with Mrs. Keer in the morning or at the end of the day. Good luck to all participants, and happy spelling!

Attention students auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Sign-up for your audition time on the Guidance window as soon as possible. Auditions have started and continue today and Tuesday of next week. Don’t forget to pick a time that is best for you AND your parents.

Any Questions? See Mrs. Uster in A004 or Mrs. Coe in B004 IMMEDIATELY.

Attention all 8th graders:

Longwood Gardens is excited to announce that applications for their Summer Teen Volunteer Program are officially open! The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Participants will gain work experience and learn leadership skills in a positive and enriching environment. While working in this positive, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, and make new friends.

For more information and to learn how to apply, pick up an orange flyer from the 8th grade bookshelf in the guidance office. Applications are due by February 18th.

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary

Have a great day KMS and Fly Eagles Fly

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Day 1

Attention students: we have LEAD today during 7th period. Remember the 2nd marking period ends next week on Wednesday. Use your time in LEAD to make sure your classwork is up to date.

Students, let’s finish this week with a bang. Come to school this Friday decked out in your best Eagles gear. Friday is an Eagles spirit day. We will celebrate with clothing not face or hair paint.

Attention students auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Sign-up for your audition time on the Guidance window as soon as possible. Auditions started yesterday and continue Thursday and Friday THIS WEEK and Tuesday of next week. Don’t forget to pick a time that is best for you AND your parents.

Any Questions? See Mrs. Uster in A004 or Mrs. Coe in B004 IMMEDIATELY.

Join the After-The-Bell Winter fun. After-The-Bell registration is TODAY Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 in the morning. Registration forms were handed out in homeroom. Activities will fill quickly, so get your forms in on Tuesday. Questions or need a form? After-The-Bell will be outside of the cafeteria during lunches today or visit C106.

There will be Reading Olympics meetings at all lunches today Wednesday.

Have a great day KMS

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Day 6

Attention students: there will be a Student Council planning meeting today, Tuesday January 8th from 2:45 until 3:15 in D113 (Mrs. Clapp’s room). All interested students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome to attend! If you enjoy helping to plan and be a part of fun school wide activities, stop by the meeting to check us out! If you have any questions please ask Mrs. MacNamara, Mrs. Bevan or Mrs. Clapp. Thank you!

Attention students auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Sign-up for your audition time on the Guidance window as soon as possible. Auditions begin today (Tuesday) and continue Thursday and Friday THIS WEEK and Tuesday of next week. Don’t forget to pick a time that is best for you AND your parents.

Any Questions? See Mrs. Uster in A004 or Mrs. Coe in B004 IMMEDIATELY.

Last LEAD we participated in a door decorating contest. We are going to reveal the winner. The winning door is in the 8th grade wing. It is on the middle floor. It is………Mrs. Fairchilds LEAD. Congratulations.

Join the After-The-Bell Winter fun. After-The-Bell registration is TODAY Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 in the morning. Registration forms were handed out in homeroom. Activities will fill quickly, so get your forms in on Tuesday. Questions or need a form? After-The-Bell will be outside of the cafeteria during lunches today or visit C106.

There will be Reading Olympics meetings at all lunches this Wednesday.

Have a great day KMS

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Monday, January 7, 2019 Day 5

Attention students: there will be a Student Council planning meeting tomorrow, Tuesday January 8th from 2:45 until 3:15 in D113 (Mrs. Clapp’s room). All interested students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome to attend! If you enjoy helping to plan and be a part of fun school wide activities, stop by the meeting to check us out! If you have any questions please ask Mrs. MacNamara, Mrs. Bevan or Mrs. Clapp. Thank you!

Attention students auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Sign-up for your audition time on the Guidance window as soon as possible. Auditions begin tomorrow (Tuesday) and continue Thursday and Friday THIS WEEK and Tuesday of next week. Don’t forget to pick a time that is best for you AND your parents.

Any Questions? See Mrs. Uster in A004 or Mrs. Coe in B004 IMMEDIATELY.

Join the After-The-Bell Winter fun. After-The-Bell registration is TOMORROW Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 in the morning. Registration forms were handed out in homeroom. Activities will fill quickly, so get your forms in on Tuesday. Questions or need a form? After-The-Bell will be outside of the cafeteria during lunches today or visit C106.

Students please turn in any absent notes you have to Mrs. Staley in the main office as soon as possible. Did you get a note from an adult at home??? If so, as your teacher if you can go turn it in right now. Thank you!

Have a great day KMS

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Friday, January 4, 2018 Day 4

Attention students: there will be a Student Council planning meeting on Tuesday January 8th from 2:45 until 3:15 in D113 (Mrs. Clapp’s room). All interested students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome to attend! If you enjoy helping to plan and be a part of fun schoolwide activities, stop by the meeting to check us out! If you have any questions please ask Mrs. MacNamara, Mrs. Bevan or Mrs. Clapp. Thank you!

Attention KMS…6th Graders, 7th Graders, and 8th Graders interested in participating in this year’s musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

All students interested in performing on stage or working back stage on Stage Crew should listen carefully to these important details and dates:

All stage performers: Actors, singers, dancers, and tumblers: The final meeting to teach you how to prepare for auditions is TODAY, January 4th after school from 2:35-4:30 in the Cafeteria. PLEASE WEAR SNEAKERS. If you did not attend yesterday, you really need to come today. If you do not attend one of the meetings, you may not be best prepared to audition. Everyone who performs on stage must audition, but everyone who auditions will be invited to perform in the musical in May.

Students interested in working on Stage Crew: You must attend ONE of the meetings. If you did not come yesterday, you must come TODAY, January 4th after school from 2:35-3:45 in the Cafeteria. At this meeting you will hear from Mrs. Coe what the different roles are and what is done back stage. You will pick your top 3 role choices.

There will also be an informational meeting for parents of students interested in performing or joining Stage Crew Tuesday night, January 8 at 6:30pm in F103. This meeting is primarily for parents of students interested in the KMS Musical for the first time, but all parents are welcome.

If you have any questions, please see or contact Mrs. Uster or Mrs. Coe as soon as possible.

Join the After-The-Bell Winter fun. After-The-Bell registration is next week and starts on Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 in the morning. Registration forms were handed out in homeroom. Activities will fill quickly, so get your forms in on Tuesday. Questions or need a form? After-The-Bell will be outside of the cafeteria during lunches today or visit C106.

Students please turn in any absent notes you have to Mrs. Staley in the main office as soon as possible. Did you get a note from an adult at home??? If so, as your teacher if you can go turn it in right now. Thank you!

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary on a Friday

Have a great day KMS

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Friday, January 4, 2019 Day 4

Attention students: there will be a Student Council planning meeting on Tuesday January 8thfrom 2:45 until 3:15 in D113 (Mrs. Clapp’s room). All interested students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome to attend! If you enjoy helping to plan and be a part of fun schoolwide activities, stop by the meeting to check us out! If you have any questions please ask Mrs. MacNamara, Mrs. Bevan or Mrs. Clapp. Thank you!

Attention KMS…6th Graders, 7th Graders, and 8th Graders interested in participating in this year’s musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

All students interested in performing on stage or working back stage on Stage Crew should listen carefully to these important details and dates:

All stage performers: Actors, singers, dancers, and tumblers: The final meeting to teach you how to prepare for auditions is TODAY, January 4th after school from 2:35-4:30 in the Cafeteria. PLEASE WEAR SNEAKERS. If you did not attend yesterday, you really need to come today. If you do not attend one of the meetings, you may not be best prepared to audition. Everyone who performs on stage must audition, but everyone who auditions will be invited to perform in the musical in May.

Students interested in working on Stage Crew: You must attend ONE of the meetings. If you did not come yesterday, you must come TODAY, January 4th after school from 2:35-3:45 in the Cafeteria. At this meeting you will hear from Mrs. Coe what the different roles are and what is done back stage. You will pick your top 3 role choices.

There will also be an informational meeting for parents of students interested in performing or joining Stage Crew Tuesday night, January 8 at 6:30pm in F103. This meeting is primarily for parents of students interested in the KMS Musical for the first time, but all parents are welcome.

If you have any questions, please see or contact Mrs. Uster or Mrs. Coe as soon as possible.

Join the After-The-Bell Winter fun. After-The-Bell registration is next week and starts on Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 in the morning. Registration forms were handed out in homeroom. Activities will fill quickly, so get your forms in on Tuesday. Questions or need a form? After-The-Bell will be outside of the cafeteria during lunches today or visit C106.

Students please turn in any absent notes you have to Mrs. Staley in the main office as soon as possible. Did you get a note from an adult at home??? If so, as your teacher if you can go turn it in right now. Thank you!

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary on a Friday

Have a great day KMS

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