Kent School District April 2022
KSD Board Seeks Your Feedback on Superintendent Finalists

On March 30, 2022, the Board reviewed semi-finalist interviews and materials prepared by the executive search firm McPherson and Jacobson, LLC in an executive session; three finalists were selected to move forward as candidates for the next superintendent of the Kent School District.

The KSD Board now invites students, families, staff, and the community to review interviews with the three finalists and engage with them through the school and district tours April 4-7, and provide your feedback to the Board. 

Meet the finalists and watch their interviews:

Your feedback is greatly valued as we look to select the candidate who best aligns with the mission, vision, core values, and priority qualifications identified by the Board and community for the next superintendent of the Kent School District. This survey for feedback about the three finalists will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022. After the feedback survey results are reviewed and the Board conducts its final interviews, the Board will announce the appointment of the new superintendent publicly and begin contract negotiations by the end of April. 

This Months Happenings
This month we are celebrating Mathematics Awareness. Math Awareness highlights math's importance in our student's education. Watch this video highlighting Mill Creek's math courses, and stay tuned for a student highlight later this month!
School Library Media Month recognizes the importance of libraries and celebrates the hard work of our librarians. This month we will be highlighting a couple of librarians throughout KSD on our social media pages.
The Kent School District Board of Directors has proclaimed April as Occupational Therapy Month and calls upon all citizens to recognize the achievements and contributions of these valued health professionals. Join us in thanking them for their work for our students and schools!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who support our schools! This week celebrates our parent and community volunteers who go above and beyond to support our students and staff. We will be highlighting a parent volunteer that week on our social media pages.
April 18-22 is Administrative Professionals Week
Join us during the week of April 18-22 to celebrate and thank our Administrative Professionals who support teaching and learning. In addition, we'll be highlighting an Administrative Professional that week on our social media pages.
Student Leadership Week celebrates our student leaders in ASB, clubs, sports, and more across our schools. We will be posting student highlights and a video that week on our social media. Stay tuned and help us celebrate our student leaders!
KSD Community News
Kent-Meridian High School students were recently awarded the first-ever Kent Future Legacy Award and the Key to the City by Kent Mayor Dana Ralph.
Last month, we interviewed the WNBA Champion on her journey from our schools to her historic career in the professional league.
Enrollment to attend the new virtual school for grades 6-12 in the 2022-2023 school year will open this month. Sign up for our email list so you’re among the first to know when our enrollment process opens.
This Montessori-inspired preschool is leasing space in the Early Learning Center in downtown Kent. Find more information about the preschool and its opening this fall.
Kentridge Students Honored With Music Achievements
Join us in congratulating Kentridge High School seniors Kaylyn Yager and Guthrie Bettinger on their recent accomplishments at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)!

Kaylyn Yager placed first in Classical Women’s Upper High School and third in Women’s Upper Musical Theater in the Tahoma Chapter of NATS. Then, she placed second in the NW Regional and is now competing in the first round of Nationals. Kaylyn also performs as part of the Seattle Opera’s Teen Vocal Program.
Guthrie Bettinger also placed first in the Tahoma Chapter of NATS and went on to win NW Regional Nats in his category, Classical Men’s Upper High School. Along with Kaylyn, he is currently competing in the first round of Nationals.
If they move on to the next round of nationals, they will compete in Chicago for the final competition! Let’s all wish them luck.
Save the Date for Graduations
KSD graduations are happening in person this year at the ShoWare Center for our comprehensive high schools and Kent-Meridian High School for our academies. Learn more about this year's graduation and the dates and times of the events for your student(s) high school.

2022-2023 Transfer Application Opens May 1-31
Request a student transfer for the next school year online on May 1-31. Learn more about the transfer process on our website.

Spring Break April 11-15
A reminder that there will be no school during the week of April 11-15 for Spring Break. All Kent School District school buildings will be closed. However, the District Administration Center will be open.

Kindergarten Registration Open for 2022-2023 School Year
Do you have a child who will be five years old by August 31? Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school year for kindergarten.
Calendar Highlights
Check our district calendar and your school's calendar for details and more upcoming events!
April: Mathematics Awareness Month
April: National Autism Awareness Month
April: National Occupational Therapy Month
April: School Library Media Month
April 2: National Children’s Book Day
April 6: 2-Hour Early Release
April 8: Quarter Ends
April 11-15: No School: Spring Break
April 18-22: Public School Volunteer Week
April 18-22: Administrative Professionals Week
April 20: 2-Hour Early Release
April 25-29: National Student Leadership Week
April 26: Special Election Day
April 27: 2-Hour Early Release
April 27: Child Find Screening
April 27: School Board Regular Meeting