Message from the Principal
Dear Kearny Cougar families:
It is almost time to start a new school year! The Kearny team and I are excited and ready to safely welcome all of our students back to school starting Tuesday, September 5th – the first day of school.
All summer, we have been preparing for an incredible new school year. We are adding both physical and academic processes and tools to continue to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing in our school. Our hard-working custodians have been cleaning and sanitizing our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children a delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch each school day. I have also purchased school supplies for all our students and we will allow them to come and shop for what they need on the first day of school at the principal’s supply shop. If teachers have any other supplies that they are requesting they will let you know.
This year, we’re delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff. Ms. Temple is our Kindergarten teacher and Ms. Lemmon is joining our team as a Behavioral Health Counselor and she will partner with Mrs. Watson and the team to support our students. We are excited to welcome them both.
Please be reminded that if you have a Kindergartener starting at Kearny this year, the first week of school they will be dismissed early at 12:30pm.
I invite all of our families to attend our in-person Back-to-School Open House on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:30 p.m. This will be a great time to meet key staff members, learn more about the new school year and tour our school. In the meantime, I encourage you to take a few minutes to visit www.philasd.org/ringthebell for the latest back-to-school information in multiple languages.
All of us at Kearny School look forward to welcoming students back to school in person on Tuesday, September 5th! As always, please feel free to reach out to me at 215 400-7590 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.