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

Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteers of the Kent City Schools,

During National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 13 to April 17, 2015, we’re taking time to honor you and express our gratitude. Thank you for volunteering to support all of our students in the Kent City Schools. Because of your work—and other volunteers like you— collaborating with our wonderful teaching staff, our students benefit by having the highest quality interventions and daily educational opportunities. Continue reading