Kent School District March 2021
Safety First
Staying Safe in Hybrid Learning
The health and safety of our students, staff, and families are of utmost importance. To welcome all students physically in schools, we need to meet all new health and safety measures; this means our in-person learning will look much different from previous years, if you choose to return to in-person learning in our buildings in April.

  • Students in kindergarten- grade 6 will return on April 12
  • Families must review the remote and the hybrid learning schedules before confirming a final selection in Skyward for the remainder of the school year by 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.
  • Students in grades 7-12 will return on April 19
  • As of March 23, bargaining continues as labor partners work to come to an agreement to bring secondary students back into classrooms. Once an agreement is reached, families will log in to Skyward to select hybrid or remote learning for the remainder of the school year.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the Governor's Office, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) have provided rules and guidance for student and staff health and safety. Guidelines may change as the school year progresses. It is vital to keep your contact information up to date and thoroughly read updates from the district and school.

Back to School FAQs
Question: Will students have to wear masks at school the entire time?
Answer: Yes, per the Washington State Department of Health, all students age 5 years and older, staff, volunteers, and guests must wear cloth face coverings or acceptable alternatives in K-12 settings.

Q: Will you screen students and staff before entering the building?
A: Yes, daily health screenings will be in place for students and staff. Questions will include asking about symptoms, temperature, and close contact with any known cases of COVID-19. More details and the daily screening tool will be shared before students return to school.

Q: Will transportation be provided?
A: Yes, transportation will be provided for students who typically qualify for transportation to and from school. There will be important health and safety protocols that students must follow on our KSD buses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Free Virtual Parent Workshops
Mental health providers and field experts from Kent Youth and Family Services and Valley Cities will be providing free virtual parent workshops to help families support their student's social emotional wellness.

  • Vaping and Nicotine: March 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Gender & Sexuality: March 29 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Suicidal Ideation: March 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Human Trafficking 101: April 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Not in My Family: April 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Students Take the Lead on Mental Wellness
Middle school students in KSD are leading mental health campaigns at their schools in March.

These campaigns aim to get people talking and promote positive mental health.

"I want to spread awareness and let people know that they matter, they’re valid, and their feelings are just as valid as others," Mill Creek student Lysandra Plant said.

Read more on our website about how students from each school are planning to help support their peers and community during these difficult times.
Helpful Resources
March 23 High School Sports Update
While all families can continue to watch live streams of high school events for free, we are now also allowing a limited number of spectators (two per home team athlete) to attend home contests.

Visit the Spectators page on our website to learn more about the guidelines for attending in person and find additional live stream links by school. 
Pandemic EBT is Back
Benefits are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Each eligible student will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, please make sure your address is updated in Skyward Family Access.

Community COVID-19 Resources