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Kent County Public Schools will be providing meals for children 18 years old and younger over the summer. Children do not need to be enrolled in Kent County Public Schools to receive these meals. Please fill out our Summer Meal Survey at to help us better understand the needs of our community for summer meals. The information you provide below will only be used in the planning process for summer meal distribution.
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About Our Title I School

Galena Elementary School

Galena Elementary School is located in the town of Galena in Kent County, the smallest school district in the state of Maryland. Galena Elementary School (GALES) is one of three elementary schools in Kent County Public Schools. GALES serves approximately 279 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The district Language Support classroom for elementary students is also a part of Galena Elementary School.  
GALES is a Title I/ESSA school with a Free and Reduced Meal population of 51%. There are 14 classroom teachers, 1 Language Support Teacher,  3 special educators, 1 part time Music teacher, 1 Physical Education teacher, and 2 part-time Art teachers. Certificated staff also include 1 principal, 1 Teacher Specialist, 1 Title I facilitator, 1 School Counselor, 1 Social Worker, 1 Instructional Coach, 1 ELL teacher, OT/PT/SLP and part-time school psychologist. Non-certificated staff include 3 Instructional Assistants for pre-K and kindergarten, 1 Media Aide, 1 RN, 4 Special Education Inclusion Assistants, 3 custodians and 4 cafeteria workers.
Develops, engages and inspires the next generation of leaders. 
Creates a collaborative community of learners by building relationships anchored in respect, courage and perseverance. 

These core values are embedded in daily instruction to foster a climate of educational excellence.
Priority Goals 
• Priority Goal 1 – Education Excellence and Equity for Every Student 
• Priority Goal 2 – Highly Effective Professional Learning Communities and Collaboration
• Priority Goal 3 – Safe Climate and Student-Centered Facilities
• Priority Goal 4 – Student, Family and Community Engagement.

Title I Information

School Improvement Plan
School Improvement Plans (SIP) are developed at each of Kent County Public Schools' Schoolwide Title I schools. Input at each of these schools is gathered from stakeholders including educators, parents and community members, all of whom are members of each school’s Improvement Team. New members are welcome to attend monthly meetings and become a part of their school’s team.
Improvement Plans are reviewed and updated annually and are amended as needs arise and new data on student achievement becomes available during the year. Each plan includes four components including one that calls for improving academic achievement for all students through maintaining a strong commitment to involving and engaging parents and the greater school community. Families can request a copy of the GALES SIP from the school office or click here to download a copy.
School-Family Compact
A School-Family Compact is an agreement that parents, students and teachers agree on together. It explains how parents and teachers work jointly to make sure all students get the individual support they need in order to meet and exceed grade level standards. Review the responsibilities, sign and then return to school with your child to be kept on file for future use.