Kent School District January 2023

2023 Bond Thought Exchange

Please participate by sharing your thoughts on what information you need to make an informed decision on the bond proposal?

The 2023 Bond funds will be used to make major repairs, replacements, and upgrades in our schools and facilities across the district. It will address health and safety, facility improvements, outdoor learning, districtwide program growth, and technology infrastructure. Remember to vote April 25, 2023.

Share Your Thoughts

Dr. Dana Stiner is the Washington Elementary Principal of the Year

Dr. Stiner, principal at Pine Tree Elementary, has been recognized by the Association of Washington School Principals with this prestigious award. Dr. Stiner builds a culture of hope and ensures that every single staff member is supported to help students succeed. She also creates an environment at Pine Tree where every student is excited to learn and grow. Congratulations Dr. Stiner!

January is School Board

Recognition Month

School Board members are essential in setting a vision and helping enact policies that keep student learning first, staff support high, and making sure Kent School District holds our promise of preparing every student for their future.

Thank you to our school board members, who continue to represent and care for our students, staff, and the wider Kent community.

Be In The Know

2023 Bond Conversations

We invite you to learn more about the 2023 Bond measure at the next meeting on February 9 at Northwood Middle School. For questions, email

Boundary Transfer Window

This transfer request is for students who have been impacted by the boundary change and would like to request to continue attending their current school.

KSD Community News

8th Annual MLK Rally

Students from Kentridge and Kent-Meridian, in collaboration with The 5th Avenue Theater, came together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The annual event was filled with beautiful songs and powerful spoken word led by students. Thank you to all of our student performers, Jennifer Grajewski, and The 5th Avenue Theater for continuing to lead this incredible event. Live stream video produced and provided by Kent-Meridian students.

January is

National Mentoring Month

This month, we celebrated our community partners for their help to provide a meaningful education for our students. Mentors provide a much-needed role model and safe space for students that they might not have otherwise. It is with heartfelt appreciation that we thank our mentors for their work and dedication to our students.

February 2023

Special Election

The February 2023 Special Election is right around the corner and ballots were mailed out this week to registered voters. There are three ways you can return your ballot. You can mail it in, return it to a ballot drop box, or visit a vote center. The election day deadline is February 14 and if you haven't registered to vote or need to update your registration you have until February 6 to do so.

Next Months Happenings

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating Black history within our nation, community, and schools. We will be highlighting our amazing black community leaders, staff, and students all month long.

February is CTE Month

CTE stands for Career and Technical Education and is one of the ways students can learn through hands-on activities and build pathways towards potential career options after high school. Learn more about the courses students can take and help us celebrate KSD's amazing CTE team!

National School Counseling Week February 6-10

During this week, we highlight the amazing work school counselors do every day. School counselors work to maximize student success, promote access and equity for all students by helping to create a school culture of success for all.

Elementary Conferences

February 27-March 3

Conferences offer an opportunity for families and teachers to communicate about academic progress, build a supportive partnership, and foster a two-way conversation between the family and teacher. Be sure to add this to your calendar.


Teacher Workshop Day Monday, February 6: No School

President's Day is Monday, February 20: No School

All KSD schools and buildings will be closed.

KSD is Hiring!

Become a substitute teacher, paraeducator, or clerical staff member in KSD! 

We have immediate openings for these positions. Learn more about the requirements and apply to join Team KSD today!

February Calendar Highlights

Check our district calendar and your school's calendar for details and more upcoming events!

February: Black History Month

February: CTE Month

February 1: 2-Hour Early Release

February 6: No School: Teacher Workshop

February 6-10: National School Counseling Week

February 8: 2-Hour Early Release

February 8: School Board Regular Meeting

February 8: Child Find Screening

February 9: 2023 Bond Conversations

February 15: 2-Hour Early Release

February 20: No School: President's Day

February 22: 2-Hour Early Release

February 22: School Board Regular Meeting

February 23: 2023 Bond Conversations

February 22-March3: Elementary Conferences

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