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9/23

 Good evening, parents. This is principal McHam with an important reminder about athletic events. Starting this Friday, Sept. 23, purses, backpacks and other traditional bags will not be allowed at sporting events on any GCS campus.   

Acceptable bags must be made of clear plastic or vinyl, including gallon-sized or smaller zip storage bags. Small clutch bags, diaper bags and bags used for medical supplies will be allowed but will be subject to inspection. More information about this process can be found on our website at www.gcsnc.com/athletics.  

We thank you for your assistance in keeping our venues safe and welcoming for all guests. Have a great evening.

clear bag

 

9/21 PTA Announcement:

Hello Kernodle Families, this is Courtney Harrington, your PTA President with some news and reminders. The deadline for Attractions books sales is September 26th. Please submit your payment or return your book no later than the 26th.  If your student did not bring home a book, but you would like to purchase one you may do so at http://tinyurl.com/yere9v4v and we will deliver it to you.

 

There are several volunteer opportunities coming up in October. Please see your teachers’ newsletter, the PTA Facebook page, or the PTA website for links to sign up. Don’t forget you must be a GCS registered volunteer to participate. The link for the volunteer registration can also be found on the signupgenius forms and on the PTA website.

 

Lastly, please consider joining PTA if you have not yet done so. The link to join can be found on the PTA website at kernodlepta.com.

 

Sunday 9/18/22 

Good evening Cougars, this is Principal McHam with your weekly updates. 

 

Beginning September 23, fans will only be allowed to bring clear bags to Guilford County Schools athletic events. This new procedure is for the safety of our students, staff, and fans.  Guilford County Schools are constantly enhancing our emergency and safety protocols in partnership with community partners and local law enforcement.  

For more specifics, you can visit https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/83593 or go to the athletics department page on the GCS website. 

 

Girls’ volleyball and boys’ soccer will play at Kiser on Tuesday and at Mendenhall on Thursday.  Our first football game is Wednesday against Jackson Middle playing at Smith High School. The entrance fee is 5 dollars for adults and 3 for school-aged students and only cash is accepted.  Come out and support our Cougars.

 

The Spirit wear store will close on September 19.  Attractions book sales are still in full swing, and books or money must be returned by September 26. Additional books can also be purchased, please check out the PTA’s website for the web address for attraction books and spirit wear. 

 

We are excited to offer an after-school drawing class for interested students.  Space is limited, so sign up quickly.  Information can be found on the school’s website.  Teachers will be sharing this information in their weekly newsletters as well.

 

All weekly messages can be found on our school’s website.

Thank you and have a great evening.

 

Sunday 9/11/22

Good evening Cougars, this is Principal McHam with your weekly updates. 

 

The Spirit wear store will close on September 19. 

Attractions book sales are still in full swing, and books or money must be returned by September 26. Additional books can also be purchased, please check out the PTA’s website for the web address for attraction books and spirit wear.  https://www.attractionsbook.com/ezpay/checkout-form/ https://kernodlemiddlefallspiritwear2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/

 

Girls’ volleyball and boys’ soccer will play at home on Thursday against Ferndale Middle.  5 dollars for adults and 3 for school-aged students and only cash is accepted. When dropping your student off or picking them up, please pull all the way up to help speed up the car rider line.

 

All weekly messages can be found on our school’s website as well.

 

Thank you and have a great evening.

 

Sunday 9/4/22

 

Good evening Cougars, this is Principal McHam with your weekly updates. 

 

We had a great first week! And we are glad to have the students back in the building.

 

If you have not done so, please take the time to review the student dress code, which is in the student planner as well as on our school website.  Student water bottles must be spill-proof and only contain water.  Food or drinks should not be consumed on buses and students should not move around when the bus is in motion.  We want to ensure that everyone is safe at all times.

 

Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 6th, and the picture forms were sent home with students on the first day of school or you can purchase them online at mylifetouch.com.  The photo ID number is EVTRPDM3X.  The make-up day is October 25th

 

PTA is raising money to help teachers’ and students’ classrooms. Attractions is a money-saving coupon book and mobile directory with thousands of dollars in local savings. We will be sending a book home with your student on Tuesday. All parents purchasing a book may keep their child’s book, send $25 and start enjoying the savings immediately. All orders and unsold books should be returned to the school by 9/26. Please participate honestly by either paying for your book or returning it in its original condition so we can use it to fill other orders. 

 

Also, the Kernodle Spirit Wear store is open. You can find the link on the Kernodle PTA FaceBook page or go to the website for the link for spirit wear.  Orders must be placed by September 19th.  https://kernodlemiddlefallspiritwear2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/

 

All weekly messages can be found on our school’s website as well.

Thank you and have a great evening.

 

August 29, 2022

Good evening Cougar families, this is Principal McHam.

The first day of school is tomorrow, Monday, August 29th, and we are excited about the new school year.  The school day is from 8:00 a.m. until 3:20 p.m.  We will have staff stationed throughout the building to assist students in finding their classrooms. 

Traffic is normally heavy during the first few weeks of school, so please plan accordingly.  For safety reasons, please only drop off students in the car rider line, not the bus lot or the car lot.  To keep traffic moving, we ask you to be sure that your child is ready to get out of the car as soon as you pull up to the sidewalk and pull all the way to the end of the car rider line.

 

Tryouts will begin tomorrow for girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer, (all grade levels) and football tryouts for 7th and 8th grade only.  All documentation must be uploaded to Dragonfly.  No paper copies will be accepted at tryouts. 

 

Bus transportation concerns should be directed to the bus office at 336-378-6445.  The school does not schedule stops or assign students to buses.  Remind your student to be at their stop at least 10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time.

 

See you all bright and early tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

 

Thank you and have a great night.

 

August 26, 2022  

Good evening Kernodle Cougars,

 

This is a sports reminder about tryouts next week, which all start on Monday, the first day of school.If your student is trying out for any fall sports, the physical and concussion forms must be uploaded to Dragonfly no later than Saturday, August 27th.  No paperwork will be accepted at tryouts, which start on Monday, August 29th. 

Girls’ volleyball tryouts will start at 330 and end at 5:30.

Boys soccer tryouts will start at 4 and end at 5:15.

Football tryouts, which are for 7th and 8th graders only will start at 3:30 and end at 5:30.

Please be on time to pick up your students.

 

Thank you and see you on Monday, the first day of school. 

August 22, 2022

Good evening Kernodle Cougars.

We are excited to see you all at open house tomorrow night.

7th and 8th grade is from 4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m. and 6th grade is 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.  All opening meetings will start in the main gym.  Visit the food trucks that will be available during open house.

We ask that all students purchase a PE uniform this year for $15 dollars.  They can be purchased online at K12paymentcenter.com beginning Wednesday, August 24th or next Tuesday with your student’s PE teacher. 
Parents please stop by the PTA table at open house to meet the board, join PTA and pick up Kernodle spirit wear and upcoming attraction book sales. 

The athletic department will also be selling KMS socks for $5 at Open House.  All sports information must be uploaded to Dragonfly no later than Saturday the 27th for your child to try out for the fall sports,

If you have not completed the lunch form, please complete the online application at www.lunchapplication.com.

All rising 7th graders must turn in their proof of Tdap and the MCV prior to the first day of school, which is August 29th.  You can drop the proof off Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.


Have a great evening and we will see you tomorrow.

 

August 23, 2022

Good evening Kernodle Cougars, this is Principal McHam.

We are excited to see you all at open house tomorrow night.

We will have a hard copy of all schedules available at open house if your students should need another copy.

7th and 8th grade open house is from 4 to 530 and 6th grade is from 630 – 8.  All opening meetings will start in the main gym. 

Visit the food trucks that will be available during open house.

We ask that all students purchase a PE uniform this year for 15 dollars.  They can be purchased online at K12paymentcenter.com beginning Wednesday, August 24th, or next Tuesday with your student’s PE teacher. 

Parents, please stop by the PTA table at open house to meet the board, join PTA and pick up Kernodle spirit wear and upcoming attraction book sales.  The athletic department will also be selling KMS socks for $5 at Open House.  All sports information must be uploaded to Dragonfly no later than Saturday the 27th for your child to try out for the fall sports.

If you have not completed the lunch form, please complete the online application at www dot lunchapplication dot com.

All rising 7th graders must turn in their proof of Tdap and the MCV prior to the first day of school, which is August 29th.  You can drop the proof off Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 and 4.  There will also be a box at open house to drop off your proof.

 Have a great evening and we will see you tomorrow.

August 18 - Schedules, Open House, Sports and Immunization Info  

Good evening Kernodle families, this is Principal McHam.

 

Student schedules were emailed out today, and they can also view them in power school.  We will also have hard copies of schedules for students to pick up Tuesday evening prior to the start of open house.  At this time, we will not be making any schedule changes unless you are missing classes.

 

Open House is next Tuesday the 23rd from 4:00p.m. - 5:30p.m. for 7th and 8th grade and 6:30p.m. -8:00p.m. for 6th grade.  The opening meeting will start in the gym.  Parents please stop by the PTA table at open house to meet the board, join PTA and pick up Kernodle spirit wear and upcoming attraction book sales.  The athletic department will also be selling KMS socks for $5 at Open House.

 

All sports information must be uploaded to Dragonfly no later than Saturday the 27the for your child to try out for the fall sports, which are girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer and football.  6th graders are not eligible to try out for football.  All tryout information dates and times as well the directions for Dragonfly are located on our school website under the athletics tab. If students are trying out for a sport, they must attend all of the tryout days for that sport. Again, they must attend all of the tryout days for that sport.  No hard copies of forms will be accepted on the day of tryouts. Everything must be uploaded to Dragonfly.

 

If you have not completed the lunch form, please complete the online application at www dot lunchapplication dot com.

 

All rising 7th graders must turn in their proof of Tdap and the MCV prior to the first day of school, which is August 29th.  You can drop the proof off Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 and 4.

 

Have a great evening and we will see you next week.

August 10 - 7th Grade Immunization Info

Good evening, this is Principal McHam from Kernodle Middle School calling with an important message about your rising seventh-grader.

 

We still have not received proof of the required vaccinations.  Before your child can enter the seventh grade, he or she is required to get an updated Tdap and MCV vaccines. It is state law for all rising seventh-graders to have vaccines at the start of the school year. 

 

If you have already turned this information in, thank you for doing so.  If you have not done so, please take the time to schedule an appointment now with your health care provider.  Your student must have both vaccines prior to starting school.  You can also go to the Kernodle website and view the flyer under “Peachjar” as well as click on the vaccine box for more detailed information.

 

If you have any questions, please call and speak with Mrs. Southard at 336-545-3717.

 

Again, you are receiving this message because we have not received proof of the required vaccinations. 

Thank you and good night.   

August 9 - Lunch Application & Sports Info

Good evening Kernodle parents, this is Principal McHam.   

The first day of school is Monday, August 29th and students should arrive no later than 8:15.

Students’ schedules will be sent out via email a few days prior to Open House and you will receive a phone message telling you when they have been sent out as well.  The schedules that students are currently seeing in Canvas are not accurate.  Please do not go by this information because there will be changes.

Open House is August 23rd, and 6th grade is 6:30 - 8:00 and 7th and 8th grade is 4:00 - 5:30. 

The supply lists are located on our school website.   

All rising 7th graders must turn in their proof of Tdap and the MCV prior to starting school on August 29th.  You can drop the proof off Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 and 4.

The lunch application window for free and reduced meals is open.  Please complete the online application at www dot lunch application dot com. www.lunchapplication.com

All physicals and concussion forms for fall sports must be uploaded to Dragonfly no later than Saturday, August 27th.  No paper copies will be accepted by the front office or at tryouts, which will start on August 29th for football, girls’ volleyball, and boys’ soccer. 

Thank you and have a great evening and see you soon!

August 3 - Welcome Back

Good evening Kernodle parents, this is Principal McHam with some updates for the new school year. 

 We are excited and ready to start the 2022 school year and want to extend a special welcome to the new families joining our Kernodle Community.   

The first day of school is Monday, August 29th and students should arrive no later than 8:15.

Students’ schedules will be sent out via email a few days prior to Open House and you will receive a phone message telling you when they have been sent out as well.  The schedules that students are currently seeing in Canvas are not accurate.  Please do not go by this information because there will be changes.

Open House is August 23rd, and 6th grade is 6:30 - 8:00 and 7th and 8th grade is 4:00 - 530.  I invite you to come out and meet your child’s teachers and receive important information about the upcoming school year as well as join our PTA and purchase some Kernodle Spirit Wear. 

Please look on our school website for more information as well as the school supply lists for all grade levels. 

If your student is a rising 7th grader and has not turned in your proof of immunizations, please do so prior to school starting on August 29th.  You can drop the proof off Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 and 4

You will receive weekly phone messages with updates until school starts.  Please continue to check our website for lots of updates.

We look forward to working with you all and having a fantastic school year.

Thank you and have a great evening.