Kent School District October 25, 2019
New in the Blue
You may notice we've updated our section names to align with our district website. These changes help provide you with important information, upcoming events, and news stories in your inbox each month.

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OUR STUDENTS
140 Kent-Meridian Tech Academy Students Code with Will Smith
Microsoft invited students to explore careers in STEM and meet actor Will Smith and director Ang Lee as part of their ManCode initiative.
Kentwood’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance Welcomes All
“We’re trying to spread awareness and teach people about the LGBTQ community ,” Kentwood Junior Amandisa Kady said.
Seahawks Recognize Student for Leadership & Helping Community
Soos Creek Students Explore Hands-On Science Experiments
The Curiosity Cube visited to spark students' interest in pursuing pathways in STEM.
TEAM KSD
Classroom Enrichment Grant Spreads Kindness
Thanking Those Who Support All Students & Staff
From superstars in our classrooms to the office, join us in thanking our education support professionals during American Education Week.
Ensuring Students Have the Nutrition They Need to Succeed
Balanced and nutritious meals help students focus on learning. Have you completed your application for free and reduced-price meals ?
GET INVOLVED
Families Are Key to Preparing All Students for Their Futures
Make Your Vote Count
Ballots were mailed for the November General Election. Return your ballot postage free or find a drop box near you by November 5!
Need Help With a Meal, Clothing, or Holiday Gifts?
ANNOUNCEMENTS
What's Beyond High School?
You're invited to join us at our annual college and career readiness event on October 30 at Kent-Meridian High School. It's never too early to plan for your future!
Refer You Child for the Highly Capable Program
Each year we look for students who might benefit from the Highly Capable Program. Referral packets are due November 20.
Be the First to Know if School is Closed Due to Weather
In emergency situations, such as snow and icy weather conditions, the top priority is the safety of students and staff.  Update your contact information in Skyward and learn how you'll be notified if there are schedule changes .
School Board Approves Replacement Levy Resolution
Voters will have an opportunity to maintain current funding for programs not fully funded by the state.  This levy would replace the levy approved by voters in 2018 that expires in December 2020 .
CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
Veterans Day November 11
All schools and offices will be closed in honor of all who have served and sacrificed, thank you. 
Secondary Conferences November 26-27
No early dismissal for elementary school students on November 27.
Upcoming Events

November: Native American History Month
November 5: General Election
November 6:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
November 11: No School – Veteran's Day
November 13:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
November 13:  School Board Work Session
November 13:   School Board Meeting
November 18-22: American Education Week
November 20:  Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
November 20: National Educational Support Professional's Day
November 26-27: Secondary Conferences
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With more than 27,000 students, 3,500 teachers and staff, and 5,190 volunteers doing great things in our 42 schools, there are thousands of stories to share. We want to hear about the incredible people, events, and things happening in your corner of KSD! Please share your news with us by emailing communications@kent.k12.wa.us