Kent School District June 2021
Safety First
Summer Wellness Tips
The past year has brought new challenges and stresses for all of us. As we look forward to summer, here are some tips to help support your family's wellness and ensure your students will be ready to return to school in the fall.

This can be anything that gets you breathing deeply for 20 to 60 minutes. Check out these fun ideas to get moving from the US Department of Health & Human Services.

Intentional or mindful breathing helps clear your mind. Here's a guided video for breathing from Calm.

Positive Social Interaction
Try smiling and being intentional about spending time with friends and family (safely, of course).

This really can be the best medicine!

Creative Expression
Try a new art project, gardening, painting, cooking, performance, or put on a play! Find something you enjoy doing. Here are some ideas from PBS.

Sleep consolidates learning and helps soothe our nervous system.

What Are Your Summer Goals?
  • Is there something you would like to learn? By yourself or with your family and friends?
  • What will your schedule be? When will you wake up? When will bedtime be?
  • How are you going to move your body?
  • What are you going to do to have fun?
  • How will you use your Feel Good Plan this summer?

Thanks for Your Feedback
Family Climate Survey Closes June 18
Please complete the 2021 Family Climate Survey by Friday, June 18 to tell us what you think about your experiences at your child's school and how we are doing as a district.

School and district staff use the information provided from the survey to help us improve student relationships, learning conditions, and the school's overall environment. This summer, results will be shared with principals and school staff to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
Open ThoughtExchange on School Resource Officer Contract
We are seeking the perspective of students, staff, families, and our community on the draft 2021-2022 School Resource Officer Memorandum of Agreement we have made to align with state law. Share your thoughts and rate others' ideas via the online exchange.

At the end of the exchange, we will respond to top questions and post exchange results on our website. Additionally, your feedback will be shared directly with our School Board.
ThoughtExchange Results: Questions & Concerns About Returning to Learn In-person Full-time in the 2021-22 School Year
On May 15, we shared with KSD students, families, staff, and community that we plan to reopen all KSD schools for all in-person instruction five full days a week in the fall for the 2021-22 school year.

We asked for our community to share their thoughts and concerns about this through an online conversation platform called ThoughtExchange. 374 people contributed 382 thoughts and gave 13,704-star ratings. View the themes and results on our website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 12 & Older
In Washington State, children ages 12 and higher can now get their COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the federal government on May 12, 2021, for expanded ages. The same day, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approved the Pfizer vaccine for expanded use in Washington state.

The Department of Health recommends eligible children get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible so they can return to normal activities such as in-person learning, sports, and visiting friends. This means you can schedule your children who are 12 and older for COVID-19 vaccination.

View all answers to COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions from the Washington State Department of Health.
Helpful Resources
Community Food Resources
Many community organizations provide food resources to families in need. Learn more on our website.

Summer Reading for All Ages!
Join King County Library System's Summer Reading program using your free student library account. Learn more on the KCLS website.

Summer Driving Safety Tips

Community COVID-19 Resources