Kent School District October 2022

Updates to Proposed Boundaries for the 2023-2024 School Year

Since the October 19, 2022, board work session where the Boundary and Educational Program recommendations were shared, the Boundary Change Review Committee hosted two of its four scheduled listening sessions. After looking deeper at the data and input from parents, families, and staff, the boundary change and educational program recommendations are being adjusted.

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New Middle School Model Coming in 2023-2024

On October 12, 2022, the Kent School District Board of Directors received a recommendation from the Middle School Model Committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members for a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade middle school model. The school board approved this resolution, and the district will move forward with implementation to begin the next school year.

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Next Months Happenings

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in KSD throughout November. Learn more about Native American Heritage Month and resources on Native American culture.

Secondary Conferences

Secondary Conferences will be taking place on Tuesday, November 22. All middle and high schools will be dismissed three hours early. You can view the bell schedules and dismissal times on the KSD website.

Join Us in Celebrating Veterans Day

Our schools and offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served our country. View our calendar to plan for all the no school days throughout the school year.

November 7-11 is School Psychology Week

Join us during the week of November 7 to honor our school psychologists and build awareness of the work they do to support students throughout our schools.

Holiday Resources

Holiday Resources

The holidays bring joy and community, but it can also be a challenging time for many families. Please share our Holiday Resources with fellow KSD community members for this upcoming holiday season.

Be In The Know

Highly Capable Referral Period is Open

Students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 4, and 7 through 11 may be referred for possible HiCap services by a parent/guardian, teacher, peer, community member, or themselves between October 3 and November 30.

Join KSD Equity Council

The District's Equity Council is expanding its membership, and we are looking for people from all parts of our KSD community to apply!

10 Online Safety Tips for Cybersecurity Month

Learn how to keep your devices and personal information safe online!


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Please visit our nutrition services webpage to determine if your family qualifies and to apply. Students who are eligible can participate in optional, non-credit, extracurricular activities at no cost. Eligible families receive a Family Activity Card for parents/guardians and their elementary-age and younger children to enter KSD-sponsored events free or at a reduced rate. A Family Activity Card will be mailed to families that qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Be sure to complete an online free and reduced-price meal application to determine if your family is eligible.

American Education Week is November 13-19

Celebrate public education and honor the individuals working to ensure that every student receives a quality education.

In case you missed it: Vela's Voice October 2022

Read this monthly newsletter with updates from Superintendent Vela.

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!

November Calendar Highlights

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

November: Native American Heritage Month

November 1:  Boundary Listening Session – @Kent-Meridian Library

November 2: 2-Hour Early Release

November 3: Boundary Listening Session - @Kentwood Library

November 7-11: National School Psychology Week

November 9: 2-Hour Early Release

November 9: School Board Regular Meeting

November 13-19: American Education Week

November 11: No School: Veterans Day

November 16: 2-Hour Early Release

November 16: Child Find Screening

November 22: Secondary Conferences 

November 23: 2-Hour Early Release

November 24: No School: Thanksgiving Break

November 25: No School: Native American Heritage Day

November 30: Child Find Screening

November 30: 2-Hour Early Release

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