Kannapolis City Schools


District News


  • June/July, 2022

    KCS Community,

    Greetings everyone, we hope you are all doing well!  We are sharing updates and great happenings for KCS as we move through the summer.   As always, please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

    First, we want to be sure to celebrate our KCS Teacher-of-the-Year (TOY)--Julie Yongue, Runner-Up TOY–Nicole Thompson; and our Beginning TOY–Stephanie Brooks, and Runner-Up Beginning TOY–Emily Daubenmire.  Congratulations!

    Secondly, at our June Board of Education meeting, we were excited to recognize numerous KCS students and staff:  winners in our Art and Writing Contest; staff receiving AIG certification; our Outstanding Elementary Math Teachers; and Jackson Park Elementary teacher Caroline Fongemy as our Hilbish teacher-of-the-month.  We also recognized our KCS retirees:  Karleen Bainbridge, Sylvia Barnes, Lynn Dwyer, Dean Fink, Teresa Gaylor, Stephanie Jordan, Angela Mullinax, Jack Parker, Fran Patterson, Ray Veazie, and Leticia Wells.  We are grateful to all of these professionals for the many years of service they gave to the students and families of KCS.    

    Third, after June 30th, boards of education across North Carolina will no longer be required to conduct a monthly vote on masking in schools and the North Carolina Strong Schools Toolkit will no longer be in use.  Additionally, KCS will stop providing weekly updates regarding positive COVID cases in our schools.  We will resume these notifications later, if necessary.  

    Further, KCS is operating four open sites this summer as part of our summer feeding program.  Anyone less than 18 years of age is welcome to come enjoy a healthy, free lunch, at any one of our four sites.  The summer feeding sites are as follows:  A.L. Brown High School, G.W. Carver Elementary School, Kannapolis Middle School (7th/8th grade building) and the Kannapolis YMCA. Lunch is served Monday-Thursday from 11:30 am-1 pm.  Participants are welcome to eat on site or take their meal to-go.  As a reminder, there is no meal service on Fridays and we will be closed the week of July 4th.  The summer feeding program will operate through August 4th.  

    Finally, please remember that the first day of school for students for the 2022-23 school year is August 29th.  In early August, we will provide additional communication regarding back-to-school information.

    KCS community, all of you are a part of what we do to help each of our students become successful.  Please stay informed, stay involved and let us know what we can do to help support you.


    Kevin Garay



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