With the start of the school year swiftly approaching, we want to help you prepare by sharing important information and reminders before we eagerly welcome students back.
Plan for success in 2018-2019 and mark these important things off your to-do list before the first day of school.
Collect school supplies
School supply lists are available on school websites by clicking the
Back to School Information link under school news. Local community groups and organizations are offering free school supplies to Kent School District (KSD) students.
- Kent Clothing Bank and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are offering 500 backpacks, 300 of which contain supplies, to school-age children who can prove residency in KSD on August 27 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Kent Phoenix Academy.
- Communities in Schools of Kent is offering donated items from the sixth-annual Fill the Bus School Supply Drive directly to schools. Please let your school office or classroom teacher know if you need supplies.
Update your emergency contact information
Update your emergency contact information, including telephone numbers and email addresses, in
Skyward Family Access
. Call your school office if you are unable to login.
Plan ahead for school meals
Apply for free or reduced school meals online using
Meal App Now
. If you have been in the program previously, you still need to apply again for the 2018-2019 school year.
Pay for school meals ahead of time using
Lunch Money Now
. All you need to get started is a student identification (ID) number.
Take care of immunizations and turn in health forms
Attend back-to-school events
Many back-to-school ice cream socials, open houses, and events are taking place before school starts on Tuesday, August 28. Visit school websites and click the
Back to School Information link under school news to find out when your school’s event is scheduled.
Add important dates to your calendar
Review school start and dismissal times
Review the Student/Parent Handbook
Have a plan to get students to school safely
We encourage all students, families, and drivers to be aware of their surroundings and obey traffic signals and crossing guards as they travel to and from school.
Check out our tips
to ensure everyone makes it to the first day of school safe and ready to start school.
If you haven’t received your bus pass in the mail by Tuesday, August 28, please contact your school or
at (253) 373-7442.
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