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.


Order your yearbook by May 15!  Click the link for more details and to purchase a yearbook.

We are in need of pictures!  You can submit photos to  

Art Rocks!

Click the link for details on how to participate in this year's art walk in the Kenwood School Forest brought to us by ARTrageous Adventures and the Kenwood Neighborhood Organization.

Kenwood Plant Sale

The Kenwood Green Team and the Kenwood PTA are pleased to coordinate our annual plant sale!  In the interest of sharing resources in our public school system, this year's proceeds will be donated to two other MPS schools.  Click the link to  learn more about the sale.  Preorders will be available for pick up on the playground on Friday, May 14th after 3pm.  There will be plants available for purchase the weekend of the sale, May 14-16.  

Winter Testing, MCAs and Schedule Updates

Please click the link to read Principal Johnson's letter regarding information on winter testing and schedule updates, as well as information on MCA tests including Kenwood testing dates, a Parent Fact Sheet, and the Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing.

Kenwood Health and Safety Plans; Travel Guidelines

Please view our site specific health and safety plans.  These plans were sent to Kenwood families via school messenger in early February.  Please click the above link for information regarding travel.

Kenwood Health and Safety Plans:  English, Somali, Spansih

Click here to view the MPS Safety Videos available in multiple languages.

Remember to keep your student home if they have any of these symptoms - available in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish

MPS Daily Home Health Screening and Information - available in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish

Click here to reveiw Kenwood FAQs.

Return to In-Person Learning Updates

We are eager to greet students who are returning to school in-person, as well as continuing to make conncetions with our students remaining in distance learning.  

Please click the link to view updates specific to both Kenwood and MPS.

Grade 5 Families

Is your student moivng on to Anwatin next year?  PASS (Parents of Anwatin School Students) invites you to join their email list and facebook group.  Click the link for more information.

Principal Johnson's Updates

Please click the link to read Principal Johnson's updates, sent to familes via school messenger.

Kenwood Updates

Click the link to view the weekly Kenwood Updates, sent at the beginning of the week via school messenger.

Kenwood Tree Planting: May 8th

The Kenwood Green Team is partnering with Tree-Plenish to plant 50 FREE trees in the community to offset our paper usage.  Click the link for more details and information on how to order a tree.

Bell Time Changes

Beginning in fall of 2021 Kenwood will have new school start and end times of 9:30am - 4:00pm.

Kenwood Virtual Open House Events

Our virtual open houses are complete for this year.  If you are interested in learning more about our school, plesae watch or welcome video or contact Family Liaison Lori Smith at with questions.  

Change for Change

A huge Thank You!! to everyone that dontaed this year.  Together we raised enough money to purchase 3 "Welcome Home" baskets.

Each year, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kenwood Student Council organizes a charitable collection for local causes.  Over the years we have collected socks, mittens, hats, toiletries, canned goods, and have even made no sew blankets for Children's Hospital.  Click the link for more details on this year's cause.

Technology Support for Students and Families

Click the link to find ways to log in for Distance Learning as well as view the district's support page for technology.

New Family FAQ

Check out this FAQ sheet to find answers to some of your questions.

2020-2021 School Year

Welcome back to school!  MPS will begin the year with distance learning.  Please check the district website for details, or click the link above for more information including: Back to School Guide, What Families Need to Know, Special Education, Health and Safety, and the 5 Phases to Safe Learning.

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.

Kenwood School Improvement Plan

All schools are required to have a school improvemnt plan (SIP).  While we will continue to have high standards in all acadmeic areas, the SIP helps to focus instruction in areas that the staff determines needs improvement.  These plans are created by individual schools after looking at insturctional data.