• Welcome to Patrick L. Kessler Elementary School
  • Home of the Eagles
  • South Carolina/Fort Stewart School District
  • Mailing Address
  • Kessler Elementary School
  • 1127 Austin Rd
  • Fort Stewart, GA 31315
  • Principal: Dr. Djuna Crowder
  • Phone: (912) 368-3598
  • Fax: (912) 368-5048


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Welcome to Kessler Elementary


Welcome Back!

Fort Stewart Parent-Student Handbook

SY15-16 School Calendar



Great Resources

Not sure when your student can return to normal activities after a concussion? Check out the Parent Guide by clicking on the image.

Parent Guide to Concussion

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Kessler Elementary Vision

Kessler Elementary School students achieve academic excellence through collaborative learning communities.

Kessler Elementary Core Beliefs

We Believe:

  • Academic perseverance is valued
  • Technology support active student learning
  • Supportive parental involvement maximizes student learning to ensure that all students are successful

Keeping Kids Healthy

As DoDEA works to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students, we are working toward updating the current wellness policy. Please click here for information concerning the practice of bringing food into the cafeteria during the meal service time.



GradeSpeed Parent Connection

GradeSpeed is the DoDEA adpoted program for teachers grades 4 through 6 to submit grades into the School Information System. Parent Connection provides parents with online access to your student's grades from anywhere in the world you have Internet access. Parents must self-enroll online. Pick up the "how to" guide at your parent/teacher conference or in the front office or print out the brochure right at home. A link to the parent connection website is located in the Parent Links section of the webpage. For more information download the Parent Connection Brochure.

Join us for Breakfast!

Effective 1 October 2013, ALL Kessler Elementary students are eligible to eat breakfast free at school. Click here for more information



CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)
Click here for the most recent information on the CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)


Continuing School Improvement


Goal Statements

Mathematics: By the end of the school year, students at Kessler Elementary will increase number sense proficiency.


Reading:  By the end of the schoolyear, students at Kessler Elementary will increase reading comprehension proficiency.

For additional information about Kessler's continuous school improvement process please click here to visiti our school improvement page.












Yellow Ribbon Kessler Elementary School Yellow Ribbon


Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 2

Q1 Progress Reports sent home

Sept 3, 4

No School for Students - Teacher Professional Development

Sept 7

No School - Labor Day

Sept 11

Student of the Month - 2:30pm Cafeteria

Sept 14 - 17

PTO Book Fair

Parent Night Sept 17

Oct 1

Picture Day

Oct 8

End of Quarter 1

Oct 9

No School for Students

Teacher workday

Oct 12

No School - Columbus Day

Oct 15

School Board Meeting - Brittin 4:00pm

Oct 22

Early Dismissal - 11:50 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct 23

No School for students - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct 30

Pre-K No School

School Hours

  • Breakfast: 7:45 - 8:15
  • School Lineup: 8:05
  • Students enter classrooms: 8:10
  • Pledge of Allegiance: 8:15
  • Instruction Begins: 8:20
  • School Dismissal: 3:05 (M, Tu, W, F)
  • Early Release Day: 1:50 (Thursdays)
  • Early Dismissal: 11:50

PreK Hours

  • PreK AM: 8:20 - 10:55
  • PreK PM: 12:30 - 3:05

Rainy Day Procedures

If child has rain gear, they walk if safe to do so. Make sure child knows if you will pick them up in Kiss and Ride line.

Parent Links

Parent Portal for parents of students in grades 4-6 is now available! This portal gives you the opportunity to check student grades anytime you want. Check out the brochure for step-by-step instructions on signing up!

Student Portal coming soon!



STEAMPosium Evaluations



Staff Links

Help Desk

Kessler Entrance




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