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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

(410)810-2510

 skrastel@kent.k12.md.us

HHGES - Janice Nordhoff

(410)778-6890

 jnordhoff@kent.k12.md.us

RHES - Jennifer Atkinson

(410)810-2622

 jatkinson@kent.k12.md.us

                                                                                                                            
 
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!    


          For direct access to the links in the letter, please select the following link:  https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/FD70CE83-17ED-4DA9-9DED-9520A0DE2A0D/Cornonavirusletter.pdf   
MSDE Required Vaccination Requirements For The 2020-2021 School Year


    Please select the link for the vaccine requirements for children enrolled in pre-school programs and schools: https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/F34E3DBB-1022-462B-B487-5861C04251F8/Min_Vacc_Req20_21_Final1.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please select the link below for the age appropriate vaccination requirements for children enrolled in child care programs:

https://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/F34E3DBB-1022-462B-B487-5861C04251F8/2020CCA_Vacc_Req_Final1.pdf

   


   

2020-2021 KCPS School Calendar


This is the official 2020-2021 KCPS School Calendar for next year!  Thank you to all who gave input!    
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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