BUY STUDENT BIRTHDAY GREETINGS ON OUR VIDEO MESSAGE BOARD
Students love to see their name on the Kenter Canyon video message board! But the one special day that kids love seeing their name in lights is honoring their birthday. Surprise your child by purchasing a greeting for his or her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ________!!! The message appears for one full week for only $100; however, we are offering it for half price in October 2020 for only $50. You can schedule the greeting for any week during the year, but if you pay for it during the month of October 2020, it will only be $50. Traditionally, the half-price sale is part of the PSG Coyote Connection Online Auction which was scheduled last March when schools closed. While we realize that this may not be as exciting right now while the kids are not physically in school, the marquee runs all year! It is still exciting to drive by and see their names in lights even with school not open. It would make a cute picture as well! As with all events PSG, this is a fundraiser and every contribution this year will save the jobs of our enrichment teachers, aides and support staff. Donate here: https://app.donorview.com/xK5w8
GOVERNANCE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED
Kenter Canyon Governance Council faculty and parent representatives were elected September 24, 2020.  Click HERE to see the Council representatives' roster.  All GC meetings are open to the public.  The first meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed!
We want to thank all of the parents who were able to make our PSG Meet and Greet last week. If you didn't get to sign on, that's ok! We would like to spread the word about the open positions we have on the PSG board, and on the various committees. Click here to take a look at the list and let us know if there is a committee you'd like to help with. We need you! -the PSG Membership Team
Town Hall Meeting
Board Member Nick Melvoin and Community of Schools Director Joyce Dara will be hosting a TOWN HALL MEETING for schools in the Palisades and University High areas on October 5 at 6:00 p.m. Please register at the link noted on the attached flyer. You may also submit questions in advance of the meeting.
30 days of Annual Giving starts NOW! KCPSG needs your help!

Money is already being spent to prepare our school for the demands of distance learning. Please contribute as soon as possible to Kenter Canyon Parent Support Group’s (KCPSG) “30 Days of Giving” Annual Giving Campaign. Your donations are 100% tax deductible and can easily be made online at www.kentercanyon.org. Look for the yellow “CONTRIBUTE” button on the left side of our homepage. Or, if you prefer to pay by check, simply mail your donation to the school ATTN: Annual Giving. All amounts are greatly appreciated and will help make a difference to each and every child at our beloved school. To learn more about all the programs KCPSG funds click HERE.

KENTER CANYON OFFICE IS OPEN
The administration and clerical offices are open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please know that the campus remains closed to all persons.  Principal authorization is required for all employees and visitors.  Face covering and social distancing are also mandated. Call 310.472.5918 if you need to schedule an appointment to pick up materials from the  2019-20 school year, your yearbook, return school-owned property or have questions regarding 2020-21 registration. For information call the school or email principal@kentercanyon.org
Student Weekly Schedules
For students' weekly schedules, please click on the grade level links HERE.
LAUSD Family and Student Handbook for 2020-2021
The LAUSD Family and Student Handbook is provided HERE to support our families with starting the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning.  This handbook is meant to be a guide to help parents and students with information leading up to and through the first weeks of school.
DR. MOREN’S “WELCOME BACK” GREETING RECORDED MESSAGE
Dr. Moren kicked off our new school with his "Onward Together" message at 1:00 p.m. on August 18.  If you were unable to join that webinar and wish to share it or watch it again, click HERE.
NEW! PSG Instagram page
Please follow PSG's new Instagram page which is kentercanyon_psg. We will be sharing all things PSG. It's a good way to stay connected. PSG is our parent run support group that focuses on raising money for all of the things that enhance our kids's education. This year, more than ever we need your support and help, both in monetary support and volunteers. You can learn more about us under Parents/PSG/Get Involved. Follow us now!
PARENT PORTAL / SCHOOLOGY INFORMATION
Parent Portal is the LAUSD access to the Schoology platform.   Schoology is the platform in which parents will receive attendance records, daily assignments, announcements, handouts, recordings, progress feedback and is the system where you can retrieve your child's Report Cards.   For parents to access the LAUSD Parent Portal, you will need your child's PIN and ID #; these are required and should be treated with utmost confidentiality and security.  To receive these passcodes, please call the school at 310.472.5918 or email registration@kentercanyon.org   Parent Portal Resources can be downloaded HERE.
COVID-19 AND SCHOOLS
Health and safety of our students and staff is a priority at Kenter Canyon School.  Persons on campus are required to  “correctly” wear facial coverings/masks and exercise social distancing.  Sanitizer, wet-wipes, gloves and masks are available at the entrance gate for any authorized persons on campus to use.  CDC Guidelines and safety mandates are posted.  Click HERE and HERE for Covid-19 resources.
LAUSD 2020-2021 BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
The LAUSD Division of Instruction has released the 2020-2021  LAUSD “Back to School Plan”.  Click HERE to learn the 2020-2021 Start Smart Plan, Preparing for a Return to Campus, Communication and Engagement, and Resources.
Head Room Parents Selected for 2020-2021
Gratitude is extended to those parents who applied to serve their child's class as Head Room Parent.  We encourage parents to reflect on the ways they can be engaged as we move forward in the school year.  Parents are encouraged to assist HRPs, serve on committees, Governance Council and help with PSG activities throughout the year.   Click HERE for a list of the Head Room Parents.
KENTER CANYON PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL LETTER
“Welcome Back to School” Letter from Dr. Terry Moren, Kenter Canyon Principal. Please click HERE to access Dr. Moren’s opening letter to families and students. Click HERE for a Kenter Canyon Faculty & Staff Roster for the 2020-2021 school year.
Kenter Canyon Orchestra Program Information
If you are interested in your chid joining the Kenter Canyon award-winning Orchestra Program, please CLICK HERE for information and registration.
ALL-CITY HONORS ORCHESTRA CONCERT
We are proud of the Kenter Canyon students who were selected to perform in the 2020 All-City Honors Orchestra Concert.   Watch their virtual concert at the following link:   https://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/premiere/
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Please visit the Enrollment Requirements and Forms page for more information.
Welcome to Kenter Canyon!
A message from Dr. Terry L. Moren, Principal

Kenter Canyon School is delighted to have you join our community and become an integral part of your child’s education.  Kenter Canyon offers a unique experience to its students because of the collaboration  between its dedicated staff and the incredible involvement of its parents.  The parent is the child’s first teacher and plays an integral part of their child’s learning process.  I believe we must work together to ensure a safe and positive learning environment that teaches children how to be safe, respectful, and responsible citizens, as well as thinkers, discoverers, and inquirers. Together, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children at Kenter.  I hope that you will become involved in your child’s classroom as well as the parent involvement opportunities afforded through our Parent Support Group (PSG), Governance Council, School Site Council, and school activities.  We need volunteers to help with classroom activities, school-wide functions, traffic safety, special projects, enrichment activities, field trip supervision and committee work.  Look for periodical announcements inviting you to TwT “Tea with Terry” socials----“TwT is an opportunity to join me for an informal chat about Kenter Canyon.  Together, we will make a positive difference in the lives of children. We need parents to help us be involved in solutions, not just reporting problems.  Together, we can make ordinary things extraordinary. (more…)
 

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