Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
We are in the midst of one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. We have had a few staff members and a number of students who have become ill over the past 6-8 weeks. Below is a link to the CDC brochure concerning the flu:
The new ‘ParentsWeb’ is now active and will provide the same information as was available previously; grades, attendance, assignments, etc. Teachers and staff are becoming more and more familiar with RenWeb and most information that was available from the old system should now be available through RenWeb’s ParentsWeb. Instructions on creating an account and login were sent about a week ago and can be accessed under ‘Community’, then ‘Current Parents’ tab on the school’s website or by clicking here. If you login and can’t find something you expect, give us a call. I have sent a couple text messages over the past week or two from the new system. If you have not received a text message on your cell phone lately, please let us know.
Kelly HS is also exploring the possibility of using an on-line application and re-registration process with this new software system. We are evaluating this process and will inform you when a decision is made.
As you know, Parker School Uniforms abruptly went out of business just as this semester began. The principals of all diocesan schools are in the process of interviewing companies to replace them and you will be notified of the choice as soon as possible.
National Catholic Schools’ Week is Jan. 28 – Feb. 3. We have various activities planned for the week to celebrate. Seniors will be attending the Bishop’s Rainbow Mass on Wed., Jan 31, 10:00 am at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica along with students from the other Catholic Schools. Rounding out this joyful week is, our annual Spring Into Action service day, Friday, Feb.2.
As I was writing this note for the newsletter, a representative of Education First Credit Union stopped by with a check for Kelly HS! Education First has a program which provides a ‘rebate’ to a school of the customer’s choosing for any new loan the customer arranges. If you are in the market for a loan, please consider Education First (anyone can open an account there) and choose Kelly HS as the recipient of this program.
One of the recent changes to the federal tax laws involves ‘529 Savings Accounts’. Below is a short summary of that change. If applicable, please consult your Financial or Tax advisor for more information.
President Trump’s tax bill that was signed into law in December 2017 expanded the 529 college savings account to include, starting in 2018, withdrawals of up to $10,000 annually to cover tuition for elementary and secondary schools. Deposits into the 529 accounts are not tax deductible for federal tax purposes but the earnings on the accounts accumulate tax free. Each account has only one designated beneficiary (student) but there are no limits on the number of plans a contributor can have. Also, there are no income restrictions on the contributor or the beneficiary that would limit annual deposits to the accounts.