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Hello HHGES Family!  Please take a moment to fill out the survey at the link below.  Thank you!

Dear KCPS Elementary Families,

We hope you are well and we are so excited that students are anxious to continue learning.  KCPS has a program called Clever, that enables students quick access to many of our programs!  

To access Clever:  



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Parent Resources

Click here for a list of parent resources.


These are suggestions for your use. Note: Not all resources have not been vetted by the Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning.

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: 
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! 
A letter from Mrs. Amirikan

Dear Garnet families,

Reading has so many benefits! If you make it a part of your day-to-day activities, then kids can continue to practice their reading skills and stay on track. Not only does reading help improve fluency and comprehension skills, but it can be fun! With this said, I wanted to share a few free online resources with you that will help your child(ren) continue to read.

Click here to read the full letter. 

Free technology subscriptions during school closure.

Click here for a Google sheet of technology companies who are offering free limited subscriptions during school closure. 
Grab and Go Lunches 3/17th thru 3/27th

KCPS will be serving "Grab and Go Lunches" 
Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th 
11:30am to 1:00pm
Available at the following schools:
Galena Elementary
Henry Highland Garnet Elementary
Rock Hall Elementary
All children under the age of 18 are eligible for this free meal. 
Schools Closed: March 16th-April 24th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As many of you know, the Governor made an announcement that all Maryland
schools will be closed from March 16th through 27th. Schools will operate on a
normal schedule on Friday, March 13th.  In preparation for school closure,
students will receive materials to supplement their learning while at home.
This announcement was sudden and on Monday, school systems will receive more 
guidance from MSDE.  

The KCPS website will be updated frequently and information will be shared about
our operational status through multiple methods such as the KCPS School App,
Facebook, and our robocall system.  


Thank you for your understanding. 

Dr. Karen Couch

Superintendent, Kent County Public Schools

KCPS Information regarding coronavirus

Sneaker Creeper Registration is open!

Friday, May 22nd
5:30 pm 
 Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium at Washington College
Upcoming Spring Assessments

      • ELA grades 3-5:   April 21-22 and 28-29
      • Math grades 3-5:  May 19-20 
      • MISA grade 5:      March 25-26


Kent County Public Schools… There’s an app for that!

That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Kent County Public Schools. Available on all mobile devices! 

Click here to download from iTunes!

Click here to download from Google Play!

Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School

Dear Tiger Families,

Welcome to Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School! We are a small school in the town of Chestertown with approximately 264 students. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and many of them live right here in Chestertown. We are a Title I school with Tiger pride!

HHGES Mission Statement
The mission of Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School is to provide a safe and productive learning environment, using rigorous academic experiences that all students can become lifelong learners and responsible citizens

HHGES Vision Statement
Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School Community envisions our school as a place that offers a safe, warm, and welcoming climate that promotes active engagement and responsible risk-taking. This community communicates and collaborates to differentiate learning to meet the needs of all learners.

At Garnet, our teachers have committed to:
  1. Daily lessons that align to the Maryland College & Career Readiness Standards
  2. Analyze student work and track data to make sure that each student is having his or her needs met
  3. Active involvement in school and district-wide Professional Learning Communities
  4. Use manipulatives regularly in math class to build conceptual understanding of big topics
  5. Communicate with parents and community groups in multiple ways

Located in the heart of historic Chestertown, the name of our school honors Henry Highland Garnet – and abolitionist, educator, and orator. As you walk in the front doors of our school, you will see a plaque with his likeness and some interesting information about his life. Buzz the door and come into the office to sign in and get welcomed with a smile!
We are very lucky at Garnet Elementary School with the amount of technology we are able to access. Students in grades three to five have a 1:1 ratio of students to devices. PreK - 2 is fast approaching that ratio; there are many individual devices and a computer lab in the media center. Students use these devices to access Discovery Education, ConnectEd, Google Docs, and several other academic applications. We strive to use our technology wisely, encouraging students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in our society.

Our PTA is an integral part of our school culture. We encourage all parents to attend meetings – it’s a great way to stay involved! Call 410-778-6890 to hear about our next meeting!

Let’s have a great year, Tigers!

Upcoming Events
Schools Closed until April 24th
Wed Mar 25 2020
to Fri Apr 24 2020
Helpful Links
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320 Calvert St
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-6890
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