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.\

Sylvan Learning Summer Program

-posted May 22, 2023

When school is out, learning is in! A summer at Sylvan can be the best investment you can make in your life! See what Sylvan has to offer over the summer.

Kenosha County Success Fair – June 2

-posted May 17, 2023

Find local and regional health, wellness and career resources to benefit your whole family!

Sail the Norwegian Jade Leaving Tampa, Florida – March 31, 2024

-posted May 16, 2023

Your dream vacation is waiting on board Norwegian Jade. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, we’ll keep you entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, lush swimming pools, a luxurious spa and so much more. There’s tons of fun for kids too, so bring the whole family and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Journey Church: Ready, Set Move! – July 17-20

-posted May 15, 2023

This is an engaging, strategic, fun-filled week to set the tone for the VERY BEST SUMMER (VBS). Through 4 days of exciting stories, crafts, games, snacks, small groups & more, your elementary aged kiddo will have an absolute blast!

Phenom Baseball and Softball Summer Camp

-posted May 12, 2023

Help Kenosha county attract broadband investment!

-posted May, 12, 2023

Complete the speed test at home or at your business. Do not use your cellular connection or hotspot. If you do not have internet access, visit a public library, or a family member/friends’ house to take the test.

Wilson Elementary to host legacy celebration

Wilson Legacy Celebration – June 2

-posted May 12, 2023

Earlier this year, Kenosha Unified announced the closure of Wilson Elementary School effective July 1, 2023. To honor its many years of service to the community and families served, Wilson will be hosting a Legacy Celebration on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 5-7 p.m.

This event is open to the entire community and current and past students and staff are encouraged to attend. Guests will be able to walk the halls and reminisce about the past from 5-6 p.m. There will then be a presentation featuring the Wilson choir and keynote speakers in the gymnasium from 6-7 p.m.

Water Safety Coloring Contest

-posted April 24, 2023

  • PURPOSE: The Kenosha Community Sailing Center is hosting this coloring contest to promote water safety in our community. We are a non-profit that teaches youth and adults the sport of sailing, water safety and conservation. We are organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes.
  • PRIZES: Prizes for all age categories: Basket of age-appropriate water toys and Kenosha Community Sailing Center gift certificate to be used towards sailing courses, programs or rentals (duck pedal boats, kayaks and SUPS). Retail value: $50. Age categories: 4-6 yrs, 7-10 yrs, 11-13 yrs, 14-16 yrs, 17-adult
  • ENTRY: Please submit your coloring page(s) by June 30, 2023 to enter our contest. Our mailing address is Kenosha Community Sailing Center, PO Box 123, Kenosha WI 53141 or send it electronically to To download more coloring pages, please visit our website at Artwork will not be returned and may be used for promotional purposes. Please include your name, email, address and age.
  • Coloring Contest sheet – English (PDF)
  • Coloring Contest sheet – Spanish (PDF)
  • Be Water Safe & Summer Sailing Courses – English (PDF)
  • Be Water Safe & Summer Sailing Courses – Spanish (PDF)

Girl Scouts

-posted April 24, 2023

Big fun. New friends. Best friends are magic. With them by your side, bath towels become superhero capes, jungle gyms turn into castles, and everything feels just a little more possible. Become a Girl Scout and open your world to a lifetime of friendship and fun.

  • New Girls in K4-1st grades register for free starting April 1
  • RSVP appreciated but not necessary
  • Girl Scouts flyer (PDF)

KUSD is hiring!

TEACHERS: Due to annual natural attrition, KUSD is looking for teachers to join our #KUSDfamily. If you or someone you know is looking to educate amazing students while working alongside passionate, highly-qualified individuals, apply today!

Check out our various openings today!

KUSD and ELCA Outreach Center GED Program

Let us help you earn your degree! Kenosha Unified School District, in partnership with the ELCA Outreach Center, offers weekly GED preparation classes that will help you achieve your goals.

Small group classes meet twice each week at the ELCA Outreach Center to prepare adult learners for the GED exams that will be taken at Gateway Technical College.

This program is broken into four main sections of the GED test: language arts, science, social studies and math. Each section is 10-15 weeks long and free child care is provided as needed.

Vouchers for one test per topic are available to each student who attends all the classes. Textbook costs are also covered by this program.

Contact Carmen Delgado at 262-359-7944, or visit to learn more.

GED program flier

Earn your GED or HSED at Gateway

We’re here to help you get your high school diploma. Gateway Technical College gives you a personal education plan and free support while you prepare to earn your GED/HSED.

Enroll in an upcoming GED/HSED Prep Course:

  • Learn in person or online.
  • Attend during the day or in the evening.
  • Courses taught in English or Spanish.
  • Classes are FREE to Wisconsin residents, and financial assistance is available to cover test fees.

Learn more about the program and how to register with this flier.

Kenosha Unified Recreation Dept.

2023 Summer Youth Recreation Programs

-posted March 8, 2023

  • Supervised Playgrounds
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Instruction
  • Elementary Baseball/Softball Instruction
  • Elementary Basketball Instruction
  • Elementary Soccer Instruction
  • Weight Training

Summer Recreation – Learn More and Register

Nike Basketball Camp

-posted March 2, 2023

  • At Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
  • July 31 – Aug. 3 (Mon-Thurs 8:30am-4pm)
  • Meals: lunch is provided daily
  • Age group: 8-14
  • Gender: coed

Nike Basketball Camp flyer – English (PDF)

Nike Basketball Camp flyer – Spanish (PDF)

Hummingbird Tutor

-posted Feb. 24, 2023

Whether you’re looking for homework help, skills-based learning, or something else, Hummingbird tutor is here to help and support your child’s learning. Sign up today to view open sessions by visiting

Help Me Grow

-posted Feb. 23, 2023

Help Me Grow is a national resource program that is now in Kenosha! We work with families with children birth to 5 with any childhood questions, concerns or needs as well as developmental screenings. We are a resource hub for parents to call to then get connected to the local resources within our community that best fits their needs.

Inclusive & Adaptive Programs at Kenosha YMCA

-posted Jan. 23, 2023

We believe everyone, regardless of ability, has the right to recreational opportunities, and that is why Inclusive and Adaptive Programs exist here at the Y. These programs offer kids the opportunity to break through the perceived boundaries of their disabilities, while making new and lasting friendships and having fun.

  • The Miracle League (Spring/Summer & Fall Leagues), ages 3 – 19 years old
  • Super All-Stars Sports (Year-Round), ages 3 – 19 years old
  • Super Stars Dance (Year-Round), ages 7 – 17 years old
  • Tri My Best Triathlon (Aug. 13, 2023), ages 5 – young adult

More information:

Camp Invention

-posted Jan. 20, 2023

  • Register at INVENT.ORG/CAMP or 800-968-4332
  • Grades: 1st – 6th
  • Location: All Saints Catholic School, 4400 22nd Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
  • Date: June 26 – 30, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Cost: $270 (before discount)

More information:

Little Scoopers Lacrosse

-posted Nov. 1, 2022

More information:

FREE: Student and Family Assistance Program

-posted Oct. 10, 2022

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.

How it Works

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

We’re Hiring Substitute Teachers

-posted Oct. 10, 2022

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 for more information.

More information: Substitute Teacher flyer (PDF)

Kenosha YMCA Programs

-posted Sept. 2, 2022

  • Before and after school enrichment
  • Achievers
  • Youth sports
  • Aquatics
  • All-stars
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • STEM

More information:

Cub Scouts

-posted Sept. 2, 2022

Join a Cub Scout Pack in your area and experience a variety of fun activities that build skills and character, both indoors and outdoors. All girls and boys are welcome!

For more information, visit or contact Austin Gulbrandson at or 414.443.2860.

More information:

Free Classes to Learn English at Gateway Technical College

-posted Aug. 29, 2022

  • Gateway’s English Language Learning program offers instruction in reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Classes meet two days a week for six hours per week. Multiple levels of classes are offered.
  • You must be at least 18 years old. You will need a photo ID.
  • Summer semester: May-June
  • Fall semester: September-December
  • Spring semester: January-April

More information: Gateway ELL flyer – English and Spanish (PDF)

Building Our Future

-posted Aug. 19, 2022

Building Our Future is a network of community leaders representing all sectors of Kenosha County committed to improving student outcomes. Our partnership unites existing programs, organizations and community resources to reach our shared goals. ​Data allows us to measure our impact, continuously evaluate and improve our process, while shining a light on our successes and bright spots!

  • Kindergarten Readiness Brochures: English and Spanish
  • Podcast: Together, We’re Better!
  • Get Involved: Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, parent, or community volunteer, please consider donating your time, talents, or treasure to help make a difference in the lives of every child, from cradle to career. Complete this form to get involved and learn more today!

Bright by Text – text BADGER to 274448 for free parenting tips

-posted June 24, 2022

We know parenting can be overwhelming. We’re here to help, one text message at a time. What to expect from our weekly text messages?

  • Easy, practical tips and info for parents & caregivers.
  • Messages timed exactly to your child’s due date or date of birth.
  • Info about free services and events based on your zip code.

Sign up online for Bright by Text

Bright by Text flyer – English

Bright by Text flyer – Spanish

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

Each child attending the Club needs a membership. Memberships are $20 per child per year or $30 per family per year. The fee is waived for all teen members (ages 13-18). Program areas of focus include education, leadership, recreation, health and life skills. A healthy meal or snack is served daily.

  • Troha Youth Center & Tween Center
    • ​​Ages 6-9 and 10-12
  • Teen Center
    • ​​Ages 13-18
  • Laken Family Jefferson Elementary Extension
    • ​​Age 6 and up
  • BGC Sports
    • ​​BGC Sports (part of Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha) offers youth sport leagues and
      clinics to kids ages 4 – 18. Adult leagues are also run in select sports.
  • Boys & Girls Club Information Flyer (PDF)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha website

Education Foundation of Kenosha: Seeking Board Members

  • The Education Foundation of Kenosha was organized in 1980 to support the Kenosha Unified School District and its
    mission. The Foundation has financed a wide range of educational and enrichment projects not able to be funded
    through the District’s normal budgetary allotments.
  • The Board raises and administers funds to support:
    • College scholarships for Kenosha K-12 students
    • Classroom grants to support K-12 teachers
  • Commitment:
    • Attend four board meetings per year
    • Promote and attend fundraising events
    • Participate on one subcommittee
  • INTERESTED? Send your resume and a letter of interest to Stacy Busby at or 3600 52nd St.,
    Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Learn more about the EFK at​

Even Start Family Literacy Program

Need Help with English? Want to Learn English?

For families who reside in the Kenosha Unified School District attendance area.

  • Adult education provides parents with basic skills, including English, life skills and the opportunity to earn a high school credential.
  • Parent education provides parents with a wide variety of learning topics, including parenting strategies, how to be advocates and role models for their children and strategies to support their children’s learning.

Learn more about Even Start

Register for Even Start

Everything Under the Sun

A youth and family activity guide of things to do in the Kenosha area.

FoodShares Benefits

  • Families with FoodShares benefits: Use your EBT card at Kenosha HarborMarket and Westosha Market
  • More information

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project – Water Safety Resources

  • The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is about saving lives through water safety advocacy and drowning survival strategies.
  • Videos
    • WGN Chicago’s Very Own segment, “Man makes water safety education his life’s passion”
    • Dave Benjamin’s drowning accident and ‘Because I said I would’ water safety promise video
    • John & Kathy Kocher’s “Gentle Giant” ‘Because I said I would promise video.

Kenosha Community Health Center

High-quality, affordable health care for all. Visit KCHC online.

Dental Services

Back to School Annual Physical Appointments

Sports Physicals

Student Immunizations

Prescription Program

Kenosha Public Library