KSD to Host Kindergarten Orientation on Aug. 5

Annual event provides a preview and guidance for parents and students

Kearney, Mo., July 20, 2021: Kearney School District is prepared to guide a new crew of students as they prepare to launch their exploration through public education.

The 2021 KSD Kindergarten Orientation will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5 at the following locations:

Kindergarten Orientation is an annual event that provides students entering kindergarten and their parents/guardians an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the school campus, meet their teachers, and learn some basic rules and procedures.

Students at the orientation will participate in various activity stations in classrooms to preview teaching and learning. They will also enjoy snack time and recess.

“It’s very important for kindergarteners to have a chance to see and experience school before the first day of classes,” said Hawthorne Elementary School Principal Lauren Malone. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our new families and helping provide them with the guidance and resources they need to have a great first year of public school.”

KSD’s 2021-2022 academic year starts on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Important back-to-school information is available and being updated online at www.ksdr1.net/back-to-school.

To learn more about how to enroll a child in KSD, visit the Enrollment Center webpage at www.ksdr1.net/departments/enrollment-center, call District Registrar Carmen Berry at (816) 628-3187 or email her at berryc@ksdr1.net. The center is in the KSD Central Office, which is located at 150 W. State Route 92 in Kearney, Mo.