Welcome To Kenwood Community School

Kenwood Community School's culture of arts, academics, diversity and parent involvement sets us apart from other schools. We educate both the head and the heart. We provide students with opportunities to learn through an astonishing range of artists in our community. This is reflected in our slogan "Smarts+Arts = Kenwood School." Talk to any one of our Kenwood families and they can tell you, kids love Kenwood because our arts focus in engaging and enriching for all of our students.

2019 - 2020 School Supply List

Class placement letters will be sent in mid-late August, but we know many families like to get a jump start on their school supply shopping.  Please click the link to see the grade level supply lists. 

Kenwood Back-To-School Open House & Ice Cream Social - Wednesday, August 28th

Celebrate the start of the new school year on Wednesday, August 28th from 4:00-6:00pm.  See your classroom, meet your teacher, reconnect with friends, drop off school supplies, and enjoy a cool treat on the playground.  Click the link for more details about this annual event.

Kindergarten & New Family Coffee - Thursday, September 5th

Kindergarten and New Families - please join us on the playground at 8:05am after drop off to mingle with other families.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Is your family starting kindergarten this year?  Check out this guide for preparing for school.

Looking Ahead to 2019-2020

Make sure to mark your calendars for events happening in the fall at Kenwood School.

Math Corps Tutors - 2019-2020 school year

Looking for a way to get involved at Kenwood?  You can join us as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor!  Click the link for more information.

Summer Resources
Summer doesn't mean learning has to stop. MPS and partner organizations offer summer programming opportunities, including learning and enrichment opportunities and summer meals. 
Summer Meals

If you are looking for places that serve meals to children during the summer months, click the link for more information.

Kenwood Registration

If you have recieved a letter confirming your placement at Kenwood for the 2019-2020 school year, you can register between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm in the school office until June 6th or the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm from June 11th - June 20th.

Click the link for more detailed information regarding registration.

The Kenwood School Garden
Spring is here and finally, gardening is underway!  Click the link for information on how your family can get involved with the Kenwood School Garden over the summer.
Kenwood DNR Certified School Forest

On Friday, May 24th, we had our official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our recently appointed Department of Natural Resources Kenwood Community School Forest!  Kenwood proudly becomes the fifth Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minneapolis Public School partnership site. This was created for students to experience and learn about nature, right in our neighborhood.

Silent Fundraising

Click the link to discover some easy ways you might be able to help Kenwood!

Kenwood School Handbook and District Policies

The Kenwood School Handbook is now online for your convenience.  Please click the link for more information regarding both district and school policies and information.

Family Activity/Vacation Form

If you plan on taking your child out of school for a vacation or activity, please fill out the Family Activity/Vacation Form at least 10 school days prior to the first absence.

New Family FAQ

Check out this FAQ sheet created by our PTA Co-Presidents to find out about events, traditions, and policies at Kenwood.

Background Check Forms

Minneapolis Public Schools require all parent volunteers going on field trips to submit a background check.  Online forms are available by clicking the above link.