Kent School District June 25, 2019
New in the Blue
It's last edition of New in the Blue for the 2018-19 school year! Have a great summer!
HELP US SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS
Family Climate Survey
How are we doing? Complete our Family Climate Survey to tell us what you think about your experiences at your child's school and how we are doing as a district!
HIGHLIGHTING OUR AMAZING STUDENTS
Congratulations Class of 2019!
View photos from graduation and use #KSDClassof2019 and #KSDGrad to share yours on social media! We are so proud of all of our graduates!
Congresswoman Visits Students
Rep. Kim Schrier visited Pine Tree and told students, "Demand a lot of yourself, whatever you decide to become. Study hard, work hard, and stick with it."
Seniors Return to Elementary Schools
Graduates visited their old stomping grounds to reunite with teachers and inspire younger students.
Students Establish Legacy
Two Transition Outreach Program (TOP) students were recognized for their success in the Achieve Program at Highline College.
Students Help Local Animals
Students Focus on Kindness
Glenridge Elementary students and staff focused on kindness throughout the year and heard from a local author on the importance of helping others.
CELEBRATING OUR PREMIER TEAM
Thank You Retirees!
The School Board and Dr. Watts honored retirees at a recent board meeting and wished them well in their future endeavors.
RECOGNIZING OUR COMMUNITY
Engaging Family & Community Voices
As part of our commitment to two-way communication, Dr. Watts and Communications Director Melissa Laramie met with the Iraqi Community Center of Washington's Parent Leadership Team.
Free Summer Meals
We're serving children 18-years-old and younger at schools, parks, and other community sites starting July 1 .
Thank you to our community volunteers and partners who help us ensure our students have nutritious meals all year!
SHARING VALUABLE INFORMATION
Be in the Know this Summer
No Fireworks on School Property
Summer Enrollment Schedule & Opportunities
The Administration Center and high schools will be open to to enroll students during the summer.
Administration Center Summer Hours
Summer hours are in effect July 8- August 9, Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!
First Day of School August 29!
We said goodbye to students today, and we're already looking forward to seeing our students, staff, and families on Thursday, August 29 to begin another year of successfully preparing our students for their futures!
Like to start school supply shopping early? See if your school's lists are available on our website.
Upcoming Events

June 26: School Board Work Session
July 4: Independence Day – District Offices Closed
July 5: Administration Center Closed
July 8-August 9: Administration Center Summer Hours, Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
August 29: First Day of 2019-20 School Year
September 2: Labor Day – No School
September 4: First Day of Kindergarten
September 4: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
Get Involved!
With more than 25,000 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