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    Blackboard Connect

    Blackboard Connect is the web-based application that allows schools to send messages to parents/guardians such as daily attendance calls and systemic information and school-wide events. Teachers can also send messages to parents/guardians of their students regarding student achievement, behavior or grade level activities.

     Click here for Blackboard Connect & Family Portal Parent Information (English and Spanish)

    Find answers below to some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is Kettering Middle your boundary school? 

    Use the PGCPS Boundary Tool to find out! As of 2019 boundaries, Kettering Middle School draws students from Arrowhead, Kettering, and Perrywood Elementary Schools.

    Will my child be able to ride a bus to school?

    Bus service eligibility is determined by PGCPS.  Under Administrative Procedure 3541, regular middle school students are eligible for transportation if they reside two miles or more from their assigned school or for whom unsafe walking conditions exist.  For contact information or specific bus stop search, see the PGCPS Transportation webpage.  

    What is a day like at Kettering Middle?

    School hours are 7:45 am to 2:25 pm. Students may arrive no earlier than 7:15 am and will wait in the gym or cafeteria until 7:30 am.  Kettering Middle follows the PGCPS A/B Day schedule and students have 5 MODs per day.

    Bell Schedule:
    MOD 1:   7:45- 8:52  (Homeroom)
    MOD 2:   8:55 - 10:12 
    MOD 3:  10:15 - 11:55 (Includes lunch period)
    MOD 4:  11:57 - 1:09
    MOD 5:    1:11 - 2:25

    How does the school cafeteria operate?

    Breakfast is served from 7:15 am to 7:40 am. Lunch is served in the cafeteria from 10:15 am to 11:55 am.  Students are split into three lunch periods based on their MOD schedule.  Parents can add money to meal accounts through the My School Bucks website.

    What is expected of Kettering Middle students?

    All students attend Code of Conduct assemblies in September to discuss the expected behaviors, rewards, and consequences of Kettering Middle, including the school dress code.  Kettering Middle is a uniform school. Please review the PGCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook with your child.

    What is Kettering Middle's uniform policy for students?

    Uniform policy for the 2018-2019 school year can be found here School Uniforms SY 2019-2020

    Are there student clubs?

    Yes, there are many opportunities for students to participate in sports and student clubs. Information will be distributed soon.

    How can parents get involved at Kettering Middle?

    Parents and family members are a vital part of our Kettering community!  Families are encouraged to join the Kettering Middle PTSO and stay involved by attending monthly workshops and volunteering for school events. Parents can access the Kettering PTSA website by clicking here

    How do I find out my student's schedule and grades?

    Use the SchoolMax Family Portal to view schedule, teachers and grades. Students who wish to participate in year-long electives, such as languages and band, will have an opportunity to request those before schedules are prepared over the summer.

    Click here for tips on understanding your SchoolMax schedule.

    Download the new PGCPS Bb District App for your smartphone to have Transportation, PGCPS alerts and Schoolmax Family Portal information readily available.

    What supplies does my student need?

    Download the school supply lists here:

    6th Grade school supplies

    7th and 8th Grade school supplies

    CRI supply list

    How can I stay informed about Kettering Middle events?

    1. Sign up for PGCPS E-Alerts