• 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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SY14-15 Fort Stewart Parent-Student Handbook

SY14-15 School Calendar


New Start and End Times for School

School start and end times for SY 14-15 have changed! Click here for a handy reference with the new start and end times for your students! If you have questions, please contact Kessler at 912-368-3598.

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

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.












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Mark Your Calendars!

Aug 5

Open House 2-4pm

Aug 6

First Day of School 8:20am

Aug 6-12

Kindergarten 8:20 - 11:50 am

Aug 6-19

Pre-K Home Visits

Aug 13

Kindergarten full day begins 8:20 - 3:05pm

Aug 20

Pre-K begins

Aug 29

No-School for Students

Professional Development

Sept 1

No School - Labor Day

Sept 5

Progress Reports sent Home

Sept 15 -

Sept 19




Book Fair

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

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.




Staff Links

Help Desk

Kessler Entrance




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