Thursday, Jan. 20: (Update) Schools Closed
Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 20 due to pending inclement weather conditions. Liberal leave is in effect.  Essential employees report as directed by supervisors.
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COVID vaccine clinic today
The Kent County Health Department is offering a COVID vaccine clinic today, Thursday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.) at the Kent County Community Center in Worton. The Pfizer vaccine will be available for children ages 5 and up and adults. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for anyone 18 and older.
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Virtual Inclement Weather Day Plan approved
The Maryland State Department of Education and the Kent County Board of Education have approved a pathway for Kent County Public Schools to repurpose inclement weather days as Virtual Inclement Weather Days. Click "Read More" to see the Virtual Inclement Weather Day plans.
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Nominate teachers, support staff for annual awards
Please remember to submit your applications for the 2022 Kent County Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year and the Promising Educator Award.
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Garnet to finish week with virtual classes
Effective Wednesday, Jan. 19, H.H. Garnet Elementary School will be closed for five consecutive days, reopening Monday, Jan. 24. Currently, Garnet Elementary School meets the definition of a school-wide COVID-19 outbreak with more than 5% of unrelated confirmed cases within a 14-day period.
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2022/2023 Calendar Vote
If you have not already done so, please vote for the proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar. Please only vote once. Click: Proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar Vote
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Board of Education appoints Citizen Advisory Committee
The Kent County Board of Education has approved the 13 members of the newly formed Citizen Advisory Committee. The committee consists of two members for each of the five schools, two at-large community members and one student from Kent County High School. The chairman and vice chairman are selected from among the Board of Education members.
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Board of Education announces special meeting
The Kent County Board of Education is holding a special meeting for the purpose of discussing a virtual learning plan for inclement weather. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Kent County Board of Education Administration Building, 5608 Boundary Ave., Rock Hall.
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Updated COVID Guidance 1/3/22
Happy New Year to our KCPS community! We hope our families had time to enjoy the winter break. Effective immediately, KCPS will be implementing the new CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation. With schools re-opening tomorrow, Monday, January 3, 2022, we want to provide you with the latest information and guidance.
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Anonymous general threat made on social media
KCPS has been made aware of an anonymous general threat posted on the social media app TikTok against every school in the United States.
Law enforcement agencies have found no information to support that there is a credible threat against KCPS. There will be an additional police presence at schools Friday, Dec. 17 as a safety precaution.
Updated: KCHS Bomb Threat
On Tuesday, Dec. 7 police brought bomb dogs to Kent County High School during morning arrival following a threat made at the end of the previous day. Everyone entering the building was diverted to the two main entrances, with bomb dogs conducting safety checks. Nothing was found. An additional police presence will continue throughout the morning.

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Citizen Advisory Committee
On October 25, 2021, the Kent County Board of Education approved Policy BCF-Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). For more information about the CAC or to submit an application please visit the "Citizen Advisory Committee" page under the "About Us" dropdown. Link included.

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Statement from Dr. Karen Couch
Please see the attached statement from Dr. Karen Couch

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Bayside Conference Announces New Safety Protocols for Winter Sports Season
Good Morning,

The Bayside Conference has announced safety protocols for the upcoming winter sports season. Please see the attached letter explaining the new changes.

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KCMS / KCHS Parents

KCPS Technology Device Contract 

Please complete this online form at your earliest convenience. Technology Insurance is also available for $10. This covers one repair of damage to the device. Payment can be made through myschoolbucks or by check payable to KCPS, Attn: Terri Smith 5608 Boundary Ave, Rock Hall, MD 21661

KCPS COVID-19 Guidance for Families and Staff
KCPS Recognizes how quickly the following recommendations are changing and will refer to the most recent guidance from the Maryland Health Department (MDH) and the CDC Guidelines. 
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2021 Advance Child Tax Credit
2021 Advance Child Tax Credit, payments started July 15, 2021 and are being sent out monthly through December 31, 2021. You can also elect to receive a credit on your 2021 tax credit next year. 
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KCPS Masking Announcement
KCPS Masking Announcement
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent, Dr. Karen Couch regarding masking for Kent County Public Schools Students and Staff.
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FY 22 Approved Budget
FY 22 Approved Budget

2021/2022 Calendar

KCPS COVID Resources

ESSER III Budget Justification

Kent County Public Schools

KCPS Reopening Plan

Kent County Public Schools is devoted to staying firmly anchored in excellence.  We remain deeply committed to ensuring that every child receives a quality education that promotes equity, a rigorous and engaging curriculum, and offers a safe and nurturing learning environment.   Kent County Public Schools has taken careful consideration in developing the reopening plan for our district.  The instructional models will depend on which Phase of Reopening is permitted.  Each model has been thoroughly reviewed and has included input from stakeholder groups and then reviewed by taskforce groups to ensure the following:

  • Promoting the safety, welfare, and health of students, employees, and families.
  • Mitigate educational inequities by creating structures and supports that respond to challenges faced by various populations as informed by data
  • Providing high-quality teaching and learning to all students.
  • Prioritizing the social-emotional well-being of students and staff.

 2021-2022 KCPS Reopening Plan

Spanish Copy of _2021_2022 KCPS Reopening Plan.pdf

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