All posts by Courtney Baliman

August Update

Dear parents,

Welcome back to a new school year. We look forward to seeing our students on Wednesday, August 16. Our buildings are clean and shiny thanks to the hard work of our maintenance staff.

Important back to school information

RHS Freshman Parent Orientation – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 10

SMS New to the District 7/8 Student Orientation – 10 a.m. on Friday, August 11
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School NightLegacy Team – 5 p.m. on Monday, August 14
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Megaminds Team – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Buckeyes Team – 6 p.m. on Monday, August 14

Davey/Holden/Longcoy/Walls Elementary Supplies Night – 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14

RHS Freshman Kick-Off and Opening Assembly –  9a.m. -1:30p.m. on Tuesday, August 15
RHS New Student Orientation Meeting – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15

First Day of School for 1-12 grades on Wednesday, August 16)

RHS Premiere of Bands – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16

First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten on Monday, August 21

Watch for your Kent calendar
Our Kent City School calendars were mailed to residents in early August. If you did not receive a calendar, please stop by the Administration Building at 321 North DePeyster Street to pick up a copy.

New to the district?

If you are a new resident of the Kent City Schools or interested in enrolling in our Schools, please go online to http://www.kentschools.net/enroll/. Our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 N. DePeyster Street is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools. We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at enroll@kentschools.net or call the Enrollment office at 330-676-7675.

Thank you for all you do for our students,

George Joseph
Superintendent

June Update

Dear parents and community members,

Welcome to new students and parents

If you are a new resident of the Kent Schools or interested in enrolling in the Kent City Schools, please go to http://www.kentschools.net/enroll/ .

After completing your enrollment form online, you will be automatically forwarded to SignUpGenius where you can sign up for a time to visit our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 North DePeyster Street. You will be asked to bring the necessary documents to enroll your student. Registration for students enrolling at Theodore Roosevelt High School, Stanton Middle School, as well as Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementary schools, will be accepted at the new Center.  

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at enroll@kentschools.net or call the Enrollment office at 330-676-7675.

            Our new Centralized Registration Center is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools. We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient for them.

Update on summer projects

            As part of our annual Permanent Improvement projects, this summer we are working on roofing improvements. In addition, each building and classroom is thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the new school year. Thanks to a program from Portage County Job and Family Services, we are able to employ some Roosevelt students to assist our custodians at no cost to the district.

Join me for coffee on July 26

Please join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua. I really enjoy visiting with our Kent residents.

Thank you again for your support of the Kent City Schools,

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

May Update

Dear parents,

May is one of the busiest—and most exciting—months in the Kent City Schools. Our students are completing another year of focus on academics, as well as co-curricular activities such as athletics, music and art. Let me give you a quick wrap-up of just a few of our celebratory events this month.

  • Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m.— 48th annual POPs concert at Roosevelt
  • Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. — Davey Kindergarten Concert
  • Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m.— Roosevelt Scholar and Achievement Awards Program and Reception
  • Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. — Roosevelt Band Concert
  • Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m.— Longcoy Family Picnic at Al Lease Park
  • Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. — Walls All School Carnival
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. — Stanton and Roosevelt Orchestra Concert at Roosevelt
  • Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.— Stanton Eighth Grade Honors Night
  • Thursday, May 18, at 7:50 a.m.— Roosevelt Senior Honors Assembly
  • Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m.— Roosevelt Jazz Band and Orchestra at Home Town Bank Concert in downtown Kent
  • Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m.—Roosevelt Baccalaureate and Commencement
  • Wednesday, May 24—Last Day of School for students

Check your school’s calendar for other important events in May. The support of our parents is so important to a child’s success. Thank you again for all you do for the Kent City Schools,

George J. Joseph
 Superintendent of Schools