Bancroft Elementary School parents and students – Summer reading assignments can be found here.
In March 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health amended its regulations regarding school immunizations. These regulations take effect August 1, 2017 and will impact students for the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments will affect many students in the Kennett Consolidate School District and any student who is not in compliance by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
Changes taking effect:
- The deadline for immunization verification is now the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, August 28th 2017. Previously, school administrators could work with students and families until well into the school year before a student faced exclusion. This is no longer the case. Any student who has not provided proof of immunization by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
- Any student who has only received 3 doses of the polio vaccination will need a 4th dose by August 28, 2017. This amendment could affect students of any grade.
- For students entering the 7th grade, vaccinations remain the same (Tdap & Meningitis Vaccines), but are now subject to the new deadline of August 28, 2017.
- Seniors in the 2017-2018 school year will now need a meningitis vaccine by August 28, 2017. This is the second of two meningitis vaccines that are required for students.
Letters will be mailed to students informing them of their status. If you have any questions regarding where your child stands, you can contact your school’s nurse before June 14.
- Bancroft Elementary – Ms. Maureen Orlando, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-925-5715
- Greenwood Elementary – Mrs. Tricia Harlan, email@example.com or 610-388-5993
- Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center – Mrs. Kelly Hostetler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-444-6285
- New Garden Elementary – Ms. Patricia Body, email@example.com or 610-268-6903
- Kennett Middle School – Mrs. Diane Shannon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-268-5874
- Kennett High School – Mrs. Kathleen Eginton, email@example.com or 610-444-6615 OR Ms. Jane Heemer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-444-6615
After June 14, if you have any questions, please contact Diane Shannon, RNC, MSN, School Health Coordinator at email@example.com
If you do not have access to health insurance, contact the Chester County Health Department:
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
The medical certificate must be signed by a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or physician assistant (PA). If the child will be receiving the immunizations from the Chester County Health Department or other public health department, a public health official may sign the medical certificate.
Again, any student who is not up to date by August 28, 2017 will face exclusion.
As a result of schools being closed because of inclement weather on February 9 and March 14, 2017, the last student day for the 2016-2017 school year will now be Monday, June 12, 2017. Any additional inclement weather days make-up days will be added to the end of the calendar.
Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule Revision
Parent/teacher conferences for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, will be held as scheduled. Those that were canceled on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017, will be made up as follows:
Kindergarten and Elementary Schools – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with kindergarten students dismissed at 12:05 p.m. and elementary students dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Middle School – Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with students dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 will be a full day of school for Kennett Middle School students.
Click here for Bancroft Elementary School’s Winter Recess Guidlines.
Kennett High School invites the District’s current elementary and middle school students to We Are Kennett Night on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 pm.
At We Are Kennett Night, students and their families will learn about the many academic, athletic, and club opportunities that are available at Kennett High School. The purpose of this event is to encourage our younger students to begin considering their educational future at Kennett High School. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity for future Kennett High School students to meet the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches, and to also explore the building to learn its physical layout. The event will kick off at 6:30 PM with a presentation regarding the academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs at Kennett High School.
Mrs. Leah McComsey, principal of Bancroft Elementary School, is proud to announce that the was the site of a Responsive Classroom Conference and workshop for the third summer in a row. This year’s conference hosted 126 participants, 10 of which are teachers at Bancroft Elementary School. Participants traveled from as far as Vermont, Connecticut, Ohio and various other states to attend this workshop as Bancroft Elementary School is one of the only schools on the East Coast to host this special event. Many participants stayed in the local hotels, shopped uptown in Kennett Square and ate in our local restaurants. Everyone was very complementary about our warm and welcoming town and our beautiful host school!
This week of learning helps to support the school-wide philosophy in Responsive Classroom strategies and techniques so that all students feel comfortable, accepted and welcomed into the learning environment which then allows students to be better learners. Congratulations to these 10 dedicated teachers who kicked off their summer break with a week of learning that they will take into next year to make the 2016–2017 school year the best yet! At the conclusion of this conference, Bancroft Elementary School will have 99% of their entire teaching staff trained in Responsive Classroom strategies!