April 2019 | Superintendent News
"Tell a lie one and all your truths become questionable."
Emme Gilbert, Class of 2023
Dear Kenston Family,

We have the best volunteers ever! Thank you to our dedicated parent and community volunteers for their contributions to Kenston. From donating their time in the buildings to providing a safe venue for students at AfterProm, volunteers play a vital role in the success of our students.
 
We are so fortunate to have a community that is involved in our schools. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. You make a difference!
Nancy R. Santilli
Superintendent
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
We are incredibly proud of the work that our Maintenance Department does both during and outside of their working hours. The time spent outside of their standard schedules is a testament to the dedication and integrity of our maintenance team. Our Facilities Director, Marc Lobosco, led projects in efforts to increase efficiency and create a better working environment for the department. These remodeled spaces play an integral role in preparing our staff to work productively which ultimately impacts our students. 

The tool crib was identified as being one of the most critical points to address. The reorganization has improved efficiencies in multiple aspects. The organization has saved time searching for necessary tools during projects, assisted in locating inventory that we did not have accounted for; thus saving money when ordering, and has allowed the employees the opportunity to follow standardized codes. Its organization has allowed for the update and revision of Material Safety Data Sheets for OSHA compliance.

Several areas have been updated including carpeting, new paint, and tile while other items have been repurposed from old spaces. Before the updates, there was a significant lack of storage. While restructuring, space was freed up allowing enough space to create an employee lunch room which also serves as a space for training. The cabinetry installed was salvaged from the recent purchase of the home on Washington Street. The entrance features a door that was repurposed from the old bus garage. 

Aside from the building updates, the maintenance van has been cleaned and stocked to create a mobile shop, eliminating unnecessary trips back to the department, saving time and fuel. A standardized cleaning schedule was designed to keep our fleet prepared at all times. All of these updates are critical to our capabilities, and help our team to work quickly and efficiently. In the event of an emergency, we are better prepared than ever. We applaud our maintenance team for their efforts and thank them for their hard work and expertise. 
SAFER SCHOOLS OHIO TIP/TEXT Line: 844-SAFEROH
Safety is one of our district's top priorities, and it takes everyone, so if you See Something, Say Something.

Kenston Schools and the Ohio Department of Education have partnered with Ohio Homeland Security to offer all Ohio school districts a safe and secure tip line. The 24/7 tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option to leave contact information. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of the threat. If it’s determined to be a high-level threat, they will communicate directly with local law enforcement and the school district.

Information that is related to a specific school such as bullying or social media issues will be routed directly to the school administrators to address.

Safer Schools Ohio tip/text line: 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.
SLOW DOWN/PROCEED WITH CAUTION
Please SLOW DOWN and proceed with caution on campus. Spring is a busy time at Kenston. Our students and athletes are very active and taking full advantage of the weather to be outside and practice.  Also, we encourage you to utilize parking spots when picking up students from practices and athletic events. Fire lanes, driveways and sidewalks need to be kept clear.
OPERATION: STREET SMART
On Tuesday, April 23rd, CASA for KIDS of Geauga County and the Geauga County Juvenile Court Community Outreach Program will host Operations: Street Smart "What every adult should know about street drugs" from 6-9pm in the Kenston High School Robert A. Lee Auditorium. This countywide program is free and open to the public. See attached flyer for details.
INFINITE CAMPUS MOBILE APPS
We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will be removed from the app store June 2019.
UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
Regular Meeting - Monday, May 13 - TES - 7pm
Work Session - Monday, June 24 - BOE - 6pm


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