By Morgan DiRocco | Bomber Media
Kenston Local Schools is implementing a new Family Ties Night, which will allow families to spend time together and not worry about school-related activities, on Nov. 6.
Teachers will not assign homework, athletic/club practices or games will not be held after 4:30 p.m., and there will also be no meetings or activities hosted in the district.
Superintendent Mrs. Nancy Santilli and the Kenston Board of Education thought this night would allow families to be able to take time out of their busy days to be with one another.
“We know how busy our families are with school activities and additional commitments, so this is an opportunity to stop and spend time with their families and loved ones and enjoy one another,” said Mrs. Katy McGrath, the community relations director for Kenston Local Schools.
Along with spending time together as a family, another purpose of implementing this night is for students to take a break from their daily after school responsibilities.
“We know that our students’ social and emotional well-being is critical and that building meaningful relationships at home and at school is vital to student success,” said McGrath.
Another Family Ties Night will be held on March 4, 2020, and feedback from parents and staff about this school year’s events will determine if Kenston will have additional Family Ties Nights next school year.