Kent School District September 2020
A First Day Like No Other
We all wish we could be in our school buildings learning, but we are grateful to have our virtual classrooms filled with our incredible students again!

Even though this year looks different, attendance is still vital to preparing all students for their futures. Learn more about attendance during remote learning and how you can help support your student.

In Case You Missed It
Watch Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts welcome students and families and thank staff in his annual back to school video.
Congratulations Gina & Jonah!
Two Kentridge High School students were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, which recognizes less than one percent of high school seniors from across the country.

Our Educators Are Amazing!
Remote learning is new for everyone, and we appreciate our educators who are going above and beyond to help support students and continue to prepare them for success no matter what!

See more first day photos from our staff and families on Facebook and Twitter.
Free School Meals Available
Our Nutrition Services and Transportation teams work to provide free meals for students and children under age 18 in our community.
Laptop Support Available
Thank you to our incredible Customer Support Center team for working day and night to help students and staff stay connected during remote learning.
Get Familiar with the Tools Students Are Using
Discover free resources, information, and online training events for families to learn more about Microsoft Teams, Canvas, and Flipgrid.

Stay Informed About Your Student with a Canvas Observer Account 
By creating your Canvas Observer account, you can view course material, read teacher communications, and follow your child’s progress on assigned course work. Also available for Android and iOS devices, the Canvas Parent app makes it even easier to stay up-to-date from any device.

The Importance of Social Emotional Wellness
During these first weeks of school we are connecting and checking-in with our students during morning meetings.

Stay Connected with Our Staff
Our schools and offices remain closed to the public to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, but we're still here to help!

Donated School Supplies Available
Thanks Communities in Schools of Kent and the Kent Area PTSA Council for helping make sure our students have the supplies they need to learn!

Childcare Provided by Community Partners
The YMCA and Champions are offering childcare at select schools on weekdays during remote learning.
Submit Your Free & Reduced Meals Application
While meals are free for all children through December, we still encourage qualifying families to apply for free and reduced-price meals so we can continue to receive important funding we rely on to support students. Learn more and apply online.

Know Someone Graduating in 2021?
State and federal financial aid applications for college, the WASFA and FASFA, open October 1. Learn more on our college planning page.

Complete the 2020 Census
Remember to complete the Census, which helps determine important funding for public services like our schools. Learn more on the U.S. Census website.
El Mes De La Herencia Hispana
Please join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15!

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

September 23 & 30: Free WiFi Hotspots Available
October 2: National Custodial Worker's Day
October 9: No School, Teacher Workshop Day
October 12: Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 12-16: National School Lunch Week
October 19-23: Elementary Conferences