• Chip Buckwell

    Dear KCS Families,

    As we start this school year, we feel it is important to keep you informed. We plan to send an update weekly on Monday afternoons for as long as it is necessary.

    Our first week back was successful in many ways for KCS students and staff.  Almost all of our students came with their face coverings on and those that did not were compliant as soon as they received their KCS supply.  Forty percent of students/families signed up exclusively for remote learning.  For those choosing in-person instruction, both students and teachers spent time getting accustomed to smaller class sizes and preparing for additional remote instruction.  For both in-person and remote learning, KCS teachers are putting a lot of innovative practices in place as they face this new school year head-on.  In addition to a great start in the classroom, more than 2000 Grab-and-go meals were served last week by our School Nutrition staff, and buses and buildings are being cleaned and disinfected regularly by our drivers and custodians.

    As we continue in our efforts to make this a meaningful start to the academic year, we are also working to keep students and staff safe during this pandemic. To keep you apprised of cases within the district, we will share as much as possible with you, while still following legal and ethical privacy rules. 

    At KCS, we currently have one (1) confirmed/presumed positive case of COVID-19.  We have worked with the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) to conduct contact tracing.  While those involved were following safety protocols, out of an abundance of caution, CHA recommended that those who may have been in close proximity begin to work/learn remotely until cleared to return. If you have not been contacted directly, you/your student has not been identified as a close contact.

    To see all the health and safety precautions we are taking, please see the Return to Learn booklet at kcs.k12.nc.us.

    Thank you for your support as we continue in our efforts to keep everyone safe.


    Chip Buckwell