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The Holidays Are Here!

By the time you receive this newsletter, we will be about a week away from the end of Quarter 2. The last day of the Quarter is Friday, December 20, 2019 which is a minimum day with a 12:00 pm dismissal. We will be on Winter Recess beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 and students will return to school on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  This will be the first day of Quarter 3. As students return to school from Winter Recess we all need to remember to be diligent in keeping students on track as we progress through Quarter 3 and into Quarter 4 as there are a number of activities and amazing events planned, particularly for 8th grade students, that they need to maintain academic and behavioral eligibility to participate in.

What a wonderful time of the year this is for most of our students and staff. We recently had an opportunity to focus on “Gratitude” as we transitioned into our Thanksgiving holiday, and pause for a moment to reflect on people in our lives who have left a meaningful impact on us. Many of us found the time to personally thank those individuals for their caring support. I was reminded, as I engaged in this activity with my own family, how fortunate I am for the many blessings in my own life.  I was also reminded that some of our students and families are experiencing significant challenges which are often times exacerbated by the arrival of the holidays.  I want to encourage all of you to help your children focus on the gifts and blessings in their lives.  This is also a good time of year to encourage your children to find ways to make the lives of other students better in some way.  Random acts of kindness are contagious!

As we end Quarter 2 and make our way into our Winter Recess, know that I am deeply grateful for the support you provide to your children and for the patience and kindness you show our staff here at Kerr.  I wish all of you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a joy filled New Year!


Go Knights!

Zachary Cheney



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