Kent School District December 2020
Winter Greetings from Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts

While we have weathered many changes and disappointments in 2020, we have also witnessed many acts of kindness, generosity, and perseverance. 

I want to thank our Kent School District families and community for supporting our students, our staff, and our schools. Together we are Team KSD, and together we can achieve our mission of successfully preparing all students for their futures. 

I hope that during Winter Break, December 21 through January 1, all students, families, and staff take this opportunity to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Check our website for helpful tips and information from the Washington State Department of Health to help your family have a safe and healthy winter break.
Supporting Our Students
Students Shine At National Event
Three Kentridge High School students received first place ratings at a National music competition. Read more.
Checking on Your Child's Wellness
Students are experiencing increased emotions during remote learning. Know when to seek help for your child.
Free Parent Connection Meetings
Join KSD and Kent Youth and Family Services for free virtual parent connection meetings to learn more about different topics, discover fun activities to do at home, and share ideas with other families.

Student Equity & Inclusion Survey
Students in grades 6-12 are being asked to complete the Student Equity and Inclusion Survey before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020. Families are invited to review the survey with their students, but survey links are only being sent to students to help ensure the data's integrity and that responses are only from students.
Boundary Study Update 
During December, we gathered input from our community, including open community meetings and an online ThoughtExchange. A final report including community feedback will be presented to the school board in January. Learn more on our website.
School Board Vacancy
The Kent School Board is seeking candidates for the vacant board position representing District 1. This is not a paid position.
Washington K-12 Internet Access Program
Register by December 30 to receive free internet at home for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more on our website.

No School Meals During Winter Break, Local Resources Available
There will be no free school meal services on December 23 or 30 while we are closed for Winter Break. Meal service will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

If you need assistance with meals or groceries during the break, we have resources posted on our website.

Limited Tech Support Hours During Winter Break
Remote laptop support is available from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on select days while schools are closed. The Customer Support Center will be closed December 24-28, December 31, and January 1. Learn more on our website.

Holiday Meals, Gifts, & Community Resources
Local community organizations are offering assistance for students and families, including holiday meals, gifts, and more! View resources on our website.
Calendar Highlights
Check our district calendar and your school's calendar for details and more upcoming events!

December 21-January 1: No School, Winter Break
January 1: New Year's Day
January 6: Free Meal Service Resumes (Available on Wednesdays)
January 18: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 28: Semester Ends
January 29: No School, Teacher Workshop Day