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Starting Monday, June 29, Kent County Public Schools will be distributing meals to any child 18 years old and under from 11:30-1:00 at the following locations:

Rock Hall Elementary School
Garnet Elementary School
Kent County Community Center
Woodsedge Apartments in Fairlee
Betterton Fire Hall
Millington Town Hall

Meals may also be picked up at our many mobile sites:  Brittany Bay Apartments at 11:45, Circle Park in Rock Hall at 12:15, Chestertown Landing at 11:30, Chestertown Cove at 12:00, Quaker Neck at 12:30, Brook Meadow Apartments at 11:30, Edge of Town Trailer Park at 12:00, Washington Park at 12:20, Center of Kennedyville at 11:45, and Knights Landing at 11:45.

Parents and Guardians may pick up meals for children.  This program will run Monday through Thursday until August 14.  Summer meals will not be distributed on July 2.    
Summer 2020 Learning Program

Parents, This is an exciting opportunity to keep your children engaged in instruction this summer! It's not Google Classroom! It's a live human, on Zoom, working with your child! Please watch the video and consider signing up!
"Kent County Public Schools is currently taking registrations for it's Virtual Summer Learning Program. Please watch the short informational video below. If interested, please make a copy of the attached registration form (go to file, them make a copy, and fill it out and use the blue button to share it with amarkosian@kent.k12.md.us)and email it to Amelia Markosian- amarkosian@kent.k12.md.us. 
Please also feel free to email any additional questions you may have! "
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C-kw7259WaYtmVOlUEgO1G2zMfnBWl8RNBH2f1AdVLM/edit?usp=sharing   Go to the following ouTube Video to learn more about our Summer Learning Program!  https://youtu.be/891AcTl2xbo     
Summer Meal Program

The summer meal program will begin on Monday, June 29th and will continue through August 14th.  Meals will be available on Monday through Thursday at distribution sites throughout the county.  Please note that this Friday, June 12th, will be the last day for our school year distribution of school meals.    
Tips For Bedtime Anxiety

1. Ask your child if everything is OK or have a conversation:
Try saying, tell me what is wrong, how can I help you fall asleep
2. Create a bedtime routine to follow each night
3. Read books, stories, or get creative and make up silly stories. 
4. Say goodnight -hugs, high fives, tuck child in, kiss on cheek, etc.  Make it your own
5. Stop liquids and snacks at a certain time. 
Certain drinks and foods can create anxiety or can keep your child up late at night. 
6. Get a night light in the bedroom or put a small light on each night
7. Leave the door cracked open    
Help WIth COVID-19

KCPS Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Registration POSTPONED

KCPS prekindergarten and kindergarten registration was scheduled to begin in May. However, due to the current health crisis in Maryland, these procedures will need to be rescheduled.

KCPS is looking into alternative viable dates and methods for the registration process for 2020-2021.

If you have a child that turns 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020, please email or call your child’s home school to get on the initial prekindergarten (Pre-K) registration list. Kent County offers a FREE full day Pre-K program to all Kent County residents.

Kindergarten is also a full day program and is not optional. All children who turn 5 by September 1 must register for kindergarten. Students already enrolled in KCPS Pre-K do not need to register again.


Please contact your child's home school to get on the registration list. You may need to leave a message and someone will get back to you. If you are unsure of the home school, call Susan Cooksey at 410-778-7116 for support.


Contact Information 

GALES - Stephanie Krastel



HHGES - Janice Nordhoff



RHES - Jennifer Atkinson



30 Day Mental Challenge

Grounding Yourself During A Stressful Time

8 Dimensions Of Wellness

May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

Grab and Go Meals!

    Kent County Public Schools is continuing to serve Grab & Go Meals to all children 18 years and under.  Meals are handed out Monday through Friday from 11:30am - 1pm at Galena Elementary School, plus many sites around Kent County.  For additional site information or to find your closest location, please go to the following link:  http://www.kent.k12.md.us/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6Y3Y30I&dasi=3P20   
40 Ways To Bring Mindfulness To Your Days

Student/Family Check-in

  Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Gerstung have a Google Form for parents/students to complete if you need non-academic support. Please don't hesitate to reach out!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu0HV9SV2BCpfUKeCQn-DomXbBnExJFoVhDHrmCXQzsspJIQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1       
Please Complete This Brief Survey

                                                                                                      Hello GALES Family!  Please take a moment to fill out the survey at the link below.  Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJw85pw5r13UVlQO_DGQdc2MT-6Mm0JHhvOCLHqodM__9Zgg/viewform   
More At Home Resources

            At the link below, you will find many resources that you may find helpful for continued learning.  Please know that not all of the resources have been vetted by the Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning.                                                                                                                                                                           Resources can be found at this link:      https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/FD70CE83-17ED-4DA9-9DED-9520A0DE2A0D/ParentResources.pdf     
How To Access Clever

Free Stories in Multiple Languages - en español tambien!

Reading, at any age, is so important for continued learning!  Fortunately, many free resources have become available lately!  At the link below, you can choose a story at different reading levels and even different languages (en español tambien).  Do you only speak English?  It might be fun to hear a story in English and then hear the story again in a different language!  Do you notice any words that sound similar in both languages?  You can choose from English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.

To access the free titles, just visit stories.audible.com from any web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.).

The experience is completely free – no log-ins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen.  Enjoy!
Scholastic Reading Counts - Home Access

Hey GALES readers! We know we have lots of students who love to read (and we LOVE that you do)!! If you were taking Scholastic Reading Counts quizzes prior to the state of emergency then you can now take a Scholastic Reading Counts quiz at home! Please read the attached letter which contains the link or go directly to:  https://h100001380.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess   Keep reading and keep learning! We miss you and are thinking of you!    
Mrs. Lins - GALES Teacher of the Year 2019-2020


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Mrs. Skinner - GALES Support Person of the Year 2019-2020


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