Kent School District August 22, 2019
New in the Blue Back to School
It's almost time to go back to school! This first day of school checklist will help you and your student prepare to head back to school on August 29.

Plan for success in 2019-20 and mark these important things off your to-do list!
Add Important Dates to Your Calendar
  • First day of school for grades 1-12: Thursday, August 29
  • No school on Labor Day: Monday, September 2
  • First day of school for kindergarten: Wednesday, September 4
  • First two-hour early release Wednesday: September 4

TIP!   If you download the free Kent School District mobile app , you can access the calendar and receive reminders directly on your smartphone or mobile device!
Attend Back-to-School Events
Many back-to-school ice cream socials, open houses, and events are taking place before school begins. Visit your school's website and check the calendar to find out when any back-to-school events are scheduled. 
Plan for School Supplies
School supply lists are available on school websites by clicking the Supply Lists link under the Families tab.

Communities in Schools of Kent is offering donated items from the Fill the Bus School Supply Drive directly to schools. Please let your school office or classroom teacher know if you need supplies by completing this form .
Update Emergency Contact Information
Update your emergency contact information, including telephone numbers and email addresses, in Skyward Family Access . Please call your school office if you are unable to login.
Prepare for School Meals
Breakfast and lunch are available at no cost or at a reduced price for qualifying students. Families must reapply each school year.

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 2019-20 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.

Find out what’s for lunch each day online or by downloading the free My School Menus mobile app .

Take Care of Immunizations & Return Health Forms
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. 

Bus passes  will be mailed the week of August 19 to the resident address listed in Skyward for eligible students. Families expecting bus passes who have not received them by August 27 should contact their school or our  Transportation team  at (253) 373-7442.
Become a Volunteer
Whether you have volunteered in our schools before or plan to do so for the first time, all returning and new volunteers must  renew their status  or  apply through Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)  before helping in 2019-2020.
Opt-Into Important Notifications from Us
Upcoming Events
August 28:   School Board Meeting
August 29: First Day of School
September: Attendance Awareness Month
September 15- October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
September 2:  Labor Day – No School
September 4:  First Day of Kindergarten
September 4:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
September 11:   School Board Meeting
September 11:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
September 18:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
September 25:   School Board Meeting
September 25:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
October 8: Administration Center Open House – All are welcome!