Kent School District October 26, 2018
New in the Blue
This month our students explored future college and career paths during DiscoverU Week, learned about the importance of breakfast thanks to our community partners, and students from our Native Education Program gained leadership skills for success.

We're celebrating our incredible Nutrition Services and Transportation teams this month and are thanking our principals for their important work in our schools.

Thank you to our students, staff, families, and community members who came to our Open House event earlier this month. We enjoyed meeting all of you!
Exploring College and Career Paths for DiscoverU Week
Students prepared for their futures by participating in classroom activities, celebrating career-themed days, and wearing college and career gear during DiscoverU College and Career Exploration Week.
Students Attend Native American Youth Leadership Academy
Students enrolled in our Native Education Program joined 150 students from across Western Washington for a leadership training and team building event in Puyallup led by Navajo Elder Arlie Neskahi.
We Appreciate Our Amazing Nutrition Services Team!
We serve 117,000 pounds of baby carrots in a year, 35,200 pints of milk in a month, and 6,912 slices of pizza daily. We have 154 staff members on our team and serve about 10,500 meals each day. Thank you for making sure our students have the energy and nutrition they need to learn!
Thank You to Our Wonderful Transportation Team!
We transport more than 10,000 students per day, 129 routes and travel 1.7 million miles. Our team includes 153 bus drivers, 6 bus aides, 9 mechanics and 10 operational staff. Thank you for all of your hard work and keeping our students safe on the way to and from school every day!
We Love Our Principals!
Thank you to our wonderful principals, assistant principals, and education assistants who go above and beyond for our students each day!
Park Orchard Students Rise and Smile for Breakfast Bananza
Park Orchard students enjoyed learning about the importance of breakfast thanks to our community partners Amazon, No Kid Hungry, and United Way of King County.
Students, Staff, and Community Members Unite to End Bullying
We recognized National Bullying Prevention Month and wore orange on Unity Day, October 24, to promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in our schools.
You're Invited to Fall Community Conversations
Families, staff, and community are invited to ask Kent School District leadership questions about our district's future .

During this 90-minute conversation there will be a short presentation from Superintendent, Dr. Calvin Watts, an introduction of panelists, and a short town hall conversation where KSD leaders will answer questions from community members.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event, or you may submit questions online before the event.

  • Tuesday, November 6 at Kentridge High School from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 8 at Kent-Meridian High School from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10 at Kent Youth and Family Services from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
How We Notify You When School is Closed or Delayed Due to Weather
We use several methods to notify families when schedules change due to inclement weather, including phone calls, emails, social media, local media, and our website.
Share Your Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.
King County is celebrating its namesake by inviting the public to put into words or pictures the ideas and ideals for America and the world Dr. King gave his life for.
Upcoming Events

October 22-November 21: Highly Capable Program Referral Window
November: Native American History Month
November 2: No school- Teacher Workshop Day
November 4: Standard Time Begins - Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 6: General Election Day
November 7: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
November 12: No school- Veterans Day
November 12-16: American Education Week
November 14: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
November 14: School Board Meeting
November 20-21: Secondary Conferences Week
November 21: Not an Early Release Day
November 22-23: No school- Thanksgiving Break
November 28: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
Get Involved!
With 27,000 students, 3,500 teachers and staff, and 4,500 volunteers doing great things across 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