Virtual Backpack

KUSD’s Virtual Backpack provides an outlet for the district and community organizations to share events, activities and resources with our families in one easy to access location. Materials and/or activities below may not be sponsored by KUSD or its personnel.

Organizations wanting to add an item to the Virtual Backpack should review the procedures and Board Policy 1520 prior to submitting requests as outlined.

Items that have expired or that are more than six months old will be removed to keep this page current. If items are removed, they may be resubmitted in alignment with the procedures above for review/consideration.


Summer Youth Trades Academy – June 24-28

-posted April 22, 2024

Are you looking to learn more about a career in the skilled trades? Try WRTP | BIG STEP’s 2024 Southeast Youth Summer Trades Academy this June. Come get exposure and explore the career options in the construction skilled trades! Registration, participation, and transportation are FREE; lunch will be provided.


Multi Agency Resource Fair – April 27

-posted April 19, 2024


National Drug Take Back Day – April 27

-posted April 18, 2024

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Visit one of our safe and convenient sites to dispose of prescription and over-the counter (OTC) medications. Learn about the potential for abuse of medications, receive life-saving Narcan training and learn about behavioral health resources and services throughout Kenosha County.
    • Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, WI (look for the highway sign)
    • Kenosha Fire Station 6, 2615 14th Place Kenosha, WI
    • Pleasant Prairie Police Department, 8600 Green Bay Road Pleasant Prairie, WI
    • ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Avenue Kenosha, WI
  • National Drug Take Back Day flyer – English (PDF)
  • National Drug Take Back Day flyer – Spanish (PDF)

Mathnasium – join us this summer

-posted April 18, 2024

  • Epic Summer: Enjoy Mathnasium all summer. Schedule one-hour sessions anytime and get ready for the fall.
  • Core 24: Get going with 24, one-hour sessions to be used anytime during the summer.
  • Power 16: Avoid the summer slide with 16, one-hour sessions to be used anytime during the summer.
  • Mathnasium flyer – English
  • Mathnasium flyer – Spanish

Tri My Best Triathlon – Aug. 11

-posted April 18, 2024

A Triathlon for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This is a ‘swim/bike/run’ event for children (5 & up) and young adults with developmental disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, global delays, etc. ALL abilities are welcome, including those that may require the use of flotation devices, adapted bikes, walkers, power wheelchairs, and other assistive devices. All athletes will be paired up with volunteers to encourage, assist and ensure safety.


Math Festival - April 25

Math Festival – April 25

-posted April 17, 2024

Elementary students and their families are invited to join staff at Curtis Strange Elementary for an evening of math fun! Visit various hands-on stations to try out different math-based games and activities. A light meal will also be served.


Growing Gardeners with Farmer Stephanie - May 1

Growing Gardeners with Farmer Stephanie – May 1

-posted April 17, 2024

Join Farmer Stephanie from Kenosha’s Funkin Farm for an evening of gardening fun! Families will learn simple gardening techniques and plant their very own “salsa” garden to take home. Registration is required and spots are limited!


Smartphone Safety: Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World - April 24

Smartphone Safety: Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World – April 24

-posted April 10, 2024

What is the right age to get a phone? How do I limit screen time and help my child build “real life” connections? What are some alternatives to smartphones? How do I keep my child safe? Join us for an informational presentation and discuss answers to these questions and much more! Free child care is available and a meal will be served prior to the program. Limited Spanish-to-English electronic translation devices are available.


Pre-College Camps at UW-Parkside

-posted April 10, 2024


Families Branching Out Expo – April 27

-posted March 26, 2024


Honoring History events

Honoring History events

-posted March 25, 2024

At the end of this school year, the Kenosha Unified School District will have six schools closing, one merging with another, and one changing locations. To honor their legacy in our community, the district will be celebrating the history of each of the buildings impacted prior to the end of the school year.

All current and past students, staff and families, as well as general community members, are invited to celebrate the history of each of these schools in various ways. Most events are open house style, allowing individuals to move freely throughout.

  • Lincoln: Lincoln’s Legacy Celebrated
    6729 18th Ave., Kenosha 53143
    Thursday, April 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Washington: Heritage Homecoming
    811 Washington Road, Kenosha 53140
    Tuesday, April 30, from 5-6:30 PM
  • Dimensions: History Celebration Day
    6218 25th Ave., Kenosha 53143
    Friday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m.
  • Vernon: Farewell to Vernon: Proud to be a Cougar
    8518 22nd Ave., Kenosha 53143
    Friday, May 17, from 5-7 p.m.
  • EBSOLA CA: Wings of Legacy: EBSOLA Farewell Festival
    2600 50th St., Kenosha 53140
    Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • McKinley: McCubbies on the Move
    5520 32nd Ave., Kenosha 53144
    Thursday, May 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Stocker: Farewell to Stocker Celebration
    6315 67th Ave., Kenosha 53142
    Thursday, May 30, from 5-6:30 pm
  • Jefferson: Backyard Bash
    1832 43rd St., Kenosha 53140
    Friday, June 7, from 1:30-4 p.m.

Kenosha Boys Hoops Club Annual Golf Outing – June 15

-posted March 22, 2024

  • Please join us for our first Kenosha Boys Hoops Club Annual Golf outing hosted by the Indian Trail boys’ basketball program! This event promises a delightful opportunity to kick off your summer with friends, a fun round of golf, and a steak dinner!
  • All proceeds will assist in funding our Kenosha boys’ basketball youth development program, catering to boys between the ages of 9 and 14, along with our Indian Trail boys’ basketball program.
  • KBHC Golf Outing Flyer (PDF)

Free Coloring Books from the Kenosha Fire Department

-posted March 22, 2024

The KFDiversity and Recruitment Committee invites elementary students to learn about becoming a professional firefighter through the exploration of these fun coloring books available in English and Spanish! Check them out and learn more about this rewarding career opportunity today.


Sylvan Learning Programs

-posted March 14, 2024

Request to learn more about Sylvan


We’re Hiring Substitute Teachers

-posted Feb. 27, 2024

WE’RE HIRING! Make an impact today and join our KUSD family by becoming a Substitute Teacher.

  • DO YOU:
    • Want to help students succeed?
    • Have an associate or bachelor’s degree?
    • Enjoy a flexible schedule?
  • Apply today or contact subservices@kusd.edu for more information.

More information: Substitute Teacher flyer (PDF)


Early Head Start at KAC

-posted Jan. 29, 2024

Set the stage for your child’s learning journey before they enter school. You will receive:

  • Learning though play
  • Access to community resources
  • Fun family activities
  • Family goal setting and guidance
  • All services are provided free of charge!

Learn more:


Girl Scouts

-posted Jan. 17, 2024

KTEC, Roosevelt, and Dimensions of Learning Daisy Troop

  • A community Daisy Troop will meet at our Girl Scout property in Kenosha and any girl can join.
  • For girls in K5 and 1st grade
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 2–3 p.m.
  • Daisy Troop flyer (PDF)

FREE: Student and Family Assistance Program

-posted Nov. 13, 2023

To promote healthy homes, minds and families, as well as address mental health concerns, KUSD is proud to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program of Advocate Aurora Health.

The SFAP offers counseling and problem-solving services in a variety of areas at no charge to all students and family members residing within the household. Help begins when a family member or legally responsible adult calls the program. This program is not designed to diagnose or treat individuals, but can help find appropriate supports if needed. LEARN MORE


Kenosha Public Museums

Kenosha Public Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, and Civil War Museum

-posted Oct. 25, 2023

  • We offer many paid and free activities for children, adults, and families all year round!
  • ¡Ofrecemos muchas actividades gratuitas y de pago para niños, adultos y familias durante todo el año!
  • Kenosha Public Museums Events

Connections: Planting Seeds of Hope

-posted Oct. 25, 2023

A support group for children and their trusted adults to meet others who are also experiencing grief.


AmeriCorps Seniors

-posted Oct. 12, 2023

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Mentoring

Get involved and make a positive difference in your community with RSVP Mentoring. Become a mentor and help guide students to improved academic achievement and support higher levels of social-emotional learning in as little as 1 hour a week. Consider joining today!

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program volunteers help guide students to higher academic achievement. The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with young people in need. You will assist students from grades K-8 in subjects such as reading and writing and serve as a mentor to children going through difficult times. Enrich your life while enriching the lives of others by providing the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. Consider joining today!


Learn English at Gateway Technical College

-posted Aug. 22, 2023

Learn to read, write and speak English with Gateway’s ELL program. Our free ELL classes meet two days a week for six hours per week. You’ll start with an orientation that helps instructors find the best starting place for you. You only pay for the cost of a textbook and workbook that you’ll use the whole year. Classes are free to Wisconsin residents 18 years or older.