Kent School District

Message to Our Community

Superintendent Vela's Winter Message 2023

"I encourage everyone to prioritize your well-being and enjoy the company of loved ones. May your vacation be filled with joy, relaxation, and rejuvenation. I look forward to welcoming everyone back in the new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm. I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year."

In gratitude,

Budget Update

Over the past year, I have openly communicated the budget challenges facing Kent School District (KSD) and other school districts in our region. Declining enrollment, expiring federal funding, and inflationary cost pressures have contributed to these budget challenges. Thankfully, the KSD community began to address these budget issues as opportunities to utilize resources more efficiently, while continuing to provide a world-class education to our more

Students & Staff

Sunrise Principal Katharine Geiss observes this group of students as they identify both similarities and differences among the various books they have collectively read as a class. The students actively contribute to the discussion, building on each other’s ideas.

Mattson Principal Janine Etier listens in as students skillfully use the concepts of claim, reasoning, and evidence to understand the intricacies of characters in their novel. This work not only enhances their comprehension, but also enables them to identify themes the author has woven throughout the book.

I am excited to share a photo of our Student Athlete Leadership Team or SALT. These student-athletes have been nominated by their coaches, teachers, and athletic directors to represent their individual schools as part of a districtwide focus group to tackle issues and lend student voice.

Student Art

Community & City Partners

We have begun a new partnership with the Kent Parks and Recreation Department. This partnership initiative, led by Athletics and Activities Director Brian Smith, will provide access to larger meeting spaces free of charge. I thank both Brian and Kent Parks for their collaboration which paves the way for future endeavors aimed at strengthening the bond between the district and the City of Kent.

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