• 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
  • Assistant Principal:
    Dr. Deborah Williams
  • Phone: (912) 368-3598
  • Fax: (912) 368-5048


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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.




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Spelling Bee!

Help your student to study to participate in the spelling bee! Click on the level to download the list to study.

Classroom Level January 13-31, 2014
School Level

March 13, 2014


Kessler Cafeteria

District Level

April 30, 2014

9:00 - 11:00am

Building 5601





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

Problem Solving: By the end of the school year, all students will increase their problem solving skills through communication and reasoning as measured by a three percent increase on the TerraNova Third Edition Subtests (grades 3-6) and selected local assessments (PK-6).


Reading:  By the end of the school year, all students will improve reading comprehension by using vocabulary strategies as measured by a three percent increase on the Terra Nova 3rd Edition Reading subtest (grades 3-6) and selected local assessment (PreK-2).

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

Plan ahead for SY 13-14
The calendar for Ft Stewart SY13-14 has been approved. Click here for all the details! SY13-14

New to the Area? Need to register your students for the 2013-2014 school year?

Get all the information about registration here!



Welcome Back News!

Find out all the updates for Ft. Stewart Schools School Year 2012-2013. School contact information, Food Service info, Attendance Policy, CSI, and Curriculum information - all in one place. Click here for all the details. (PDF)


Pre-K and PSCD Calendar Changes

Ft Stewart schools are pleased to announce the implementaion of our new Creative Curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities (PSCD). In order to provide parents with more detailed reports about their child's progress Pre-K and PSCD students will not have school on the following dates to facilitate the preparation of these reports. For a more detailed explanation, please click here for a letter from our Superintendant.







DoDEA 21st Century Schools

Parents and community members are invited to share ideas for 21st Century learning using one of the five input opportunities outlined on our external website which can be found at




Enrolling Your Child in Kindergarten?

Parents planning to enroll a child in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) kindergarten for the coming school year should be aware of the entrance requirements before making an appointment to register a child in school. See the DoDEA Media Advisory for more information.

Moving Between Duty Stations?

DoDEA, in alignment with the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, is committed to easing the challenges of military families moving between duty stations. For families transitioning to a new duty station and enrolling in DoDEA schools for the first time, there is now a provision, allowing a 30-calendar day grace period for parents/students to meet immunization requirements after school enrollment. The intent of this provision is to avoid any interruption in the transferring student’s education. The health and the welfare of all students is a top priority for DoDEA. The Department of Defense sets immunization requirements for DoDEA schools based on recommendations from the Center of Disease Control. Compliance with immunization requirements greatly reduces the risk of public health issues. School nurses and local military medical treatment facilities stand ready to assist parents in meeting these requirements promptly.

For more information please see DoDEA Immunization Requirements August 2010



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Mark Your Calendars!

April 8

Diversity Day

Performing Arts Program 8:30am - 1:30pm

Apr. 14-18

No School--Srping Break

April 25

Kessler STEMposium

May 1-2

Field Day

May 7

Volunteer Tea 3:00pm

May 15

Kessler Family Picnic

May 15

School Board Meeting 4:00pm - Brittin

May 21

Pre-K Last Day of School

May 22

Last Day of School

Dismissal 11:30am

Report Card will be mailed home

May 23





No School--Begin Summer Break

School Hours

  • Breakfast: 7:25 - 7:55
  • School Lineup: 7:45
  • Students enter classrooms: 7:50
  • Pledge of Allegiance: 7:55
  • Instruction Begins: 8:00
  • School Dismissal: 2:45 (M, Tu, W, F)
  • Early Release Day: 1:30 (Thursdays)
  • Early Dismissal: 11:30

PreK Hours

  • PreK AM: 8:00 - 10:30
  • PreK PM: 12:00 - 2:25

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

Coming Soon! Parent Portal for grades 4-6. Be sure to ask your students' teacher for registration forms during your parent/teacher conference on Oct. 21, 22.


Kessler Entrance

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