April Update

Dear parents,

Register for all-day kindergarten April 23

Registration for Kent’s all-day kindergarten will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementary schools.

For the first time, all kindergartners in Kent can benefit from an all-day academic experience at no cost to families. Because the State of Ohio has changed the way kindergarten is funded, we are now able to provide this fantastic opportunity for all our Kent students. Click on this link for more information about kindergarten registration.

Update on VizZle grant for special educators

Kent is one of only six school districts across the U.S. to receive a VizZle technology grant valued at $25,000. VizZle is an all-in-one digital resource center for special educators. Its software allows our staff to modify standards-based content quickly to meet the needs of a variety of learners—and allows students to access lessons from home computers or tablets. We’ve already received positive feedback from teachers, students and parents. Continue reading

Kindergarten Registration Night

Kindergarten “Registration Night” will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Davey, Holden, Longcoy, and Walls Elementary Schools. Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at their assigned attendance area school. Parent/guardian(s) of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2015, should plan to attend. Registration packets will be available for early pick- up beginning Thursday, April 16, 2015, at each of these buildings. Completed paperwork will not be accepted prior to Registration Night. An “Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application” can be obtained that evening for parent/guardian(s) who may need to have their child attend an elementary school different from the attendance area school.

Parent/guardian(s) must bring the following original documents that evening: Continue reading

Intradistrict Open Enrollment

Renewal Applications have been mailed to the homes of Kent residents who currently have a child enrolled through “Intradistrict Open Enrollment.” The “Intradistrict Open Enrollment” Policy for the Kent City School District establishes procedures for Kent residents to have their child attend an elementary school that is different from the neighborhood school in their assigned attendance area.

These Renewal Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2015. Approval is on an annual, first come-first served, basis and is dependent upon available classroom space and parental transportation to the requested school.

New Applications will only be accepted beginning April 23, 2015. If you are a Kent resident and are interested in applying for “Intradistrict Open Enrollment” for the next school year, please contact the elementary principal in your neighborhood attendance area: Davey Elementary School, Abbey Bolton, (330) 676-7400; Holden Elementary School, Todd Poole, (330) 676-8400; Longcoy Elementary School, Janice Swan, (330) 676-8350; Walls Elementary School, Heidi Singer, (330) 676-8300, or the Kent City School’s Director of Instructional Program, Karen Rumley, at (330) 676-7600.