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.


Did you miss the deadline?  We ordered extra!  Just contact Lori Smith to purchase one.

New Families - Welcome to Kenwood!

We are eager to meet all our new families and students!  Please check this section throughout the summer for the most up to date information.

This spring we offeried 3 events (choose the one that works best for your schedule) where familes could stop by to chat.  This summer we have parent hosted summer get togethers.  Click the link for more details.

School Garden

Our school garden is growing and needs your help!  Click the link to find out how you can take a turn helping to weekd, water, and harvest (then enjoy the bounty) the garden this summer.

PTA - 2021/2022 School Year
Our Kenwood PTA is reimagining how they operate to promote equity and inclusion! Please click the link for more details on how to become involved in the PTA.
2021-2022 School Supplies

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 for next fall.  Please remember to reuse any supplies yo already have - no need to purchase everything new each year!

Looking Ahead to 2021-2022

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

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, as well as join other incoming sixth graders for popscicle, planting, and partying with future classmates on June 12th from 10-11am.  Click the link for more information.

Parent volunteers are also putting together a slideshow for the grade 5 completion ceremony.  Click the link for more details.

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.

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.

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.  

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.