Kent School District September 2021
Kicking Off the 2021-2022 School Year

Thank you to our INCREDIBLE staff, families, and community for making the start of the new school year so special for our students! Check out a video of photos from the first day of school on our Facebook page.
Welcome Back Video in English & Spanish from Interim Superintendent Israel Vela

Share Your Feedback
We want to hear from you about the start of the 2021-22 school year! Share your feedback to help us understand how our district community is coping in these first few weeks of school and to help us gain insights into how and where we may need to adjust school and district supports as we move forward together this school year.

We will use your thoughts to understand what is working well and what areas families or staff need additional support to support students having a successful school year. We are using ThoughtExchange so everyone can share their perspectives and understand what's most important districtwide.
Be In The Know
Thank You Voters! New Kent Laboratory Academy & River Ridge Elementary School Buildings

Kent School District leaders, Kent Laboratory Academy staff, and community leaders opened the doors to the new Kent Laboratory Academy campus on Saturday, August 28. They explored the new building and thanked voters for their support of the 2016 Bond initiative which provided funding for both of the new buildings.

“A brand new school building is only possible because of our community's investment in education and in the future of our students," Interim Superintendent Israel Vela said. "These beautiful new buildings are a physical representation of our commitment to students and families to provide the best possible learning environment in successfully preparing all students for their futures."

River Ridge Elementary School is planning a similar opening event in September for families and community members to view the new campus. Stay tuned for details!
Free Meals for All Students
Breakfast and lunch are available for all students at no cost for the 2021-22 school year. By completing a free and reduced-price meal application, you may be eligible for additional benefits like reduced activity fees.
Healthy Schools, Bright Futures
We are committed to returning to school safely and prioritizing students and staff's physical and social-emotional health. We are also continuing our work to create welcoming school environments as students return to their schools.
Attendance Matters
We value every student’s contributions to our school community. Regular, daily attendance is one of the most important things a student can do to be successful.
Covid-19 Health & Safety
Learn more about COVID-19 safety strategies taking place across our district to help keep students and staff safe, including frequently asked questions.
KSD Community News
Thank You KSD Community & Communities In Schools of Kent!

Families, staff, and community members gathered at Kent Station before the first day of school to help sort and organize donated school supplies. Each year, the Fill the Bus School Supply Drive helps support hundreds of our students. Learn more and request supplies for your student(s) on our website.
Neely-O'Brien Students Start Proud
Office Depot donated more than 500 backpacks filled with brand new school supplies to help Neely-O'Brien Elementary School students and teachers start the new school year!
DiscoverU Week in October
This year's DiscoverU Week to encourage students to explore college and career paths will take place October 11-15!
Look out for more information in the coming weeks.
New Central Administration Center Office Hours
Beginning Tuesday, September 7, the Kent School District Central Office will be open for the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more about this cost-saving measure and find contact information for staff members on our website.

College Financial Aid Applications Open October 1
It’s important to submit your Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) and/ or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) as soon as possible after the applications open on October 1. Learn more on our website and/or contact your school's College & Career Center.

Is Your Voter Registration Updated?
Get ready for the November General Elections by registering to vote on the King County Elections website.

Download Our Free Mobile App. To Stay Updated
Stay on top of the latest news, calendar events, and emergency information by downloading our free Kent School District mobile app.

Be In The Know
We believe communication with our families, staff, and community is critical to student success. We use a wide variety of tools to distribute information to our diverse community. Learn more and explore other important updates and information on our website.
Calendar Highlights
Check our district calendar and your school's calendar for details and more upcoming events!
September 6: No School, Labor Day
September 8: School Board Meeting
September 15-October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
September 22: School Board Meeting