Friend of the Kent City Schools

friendKathi and Mike Pritt of Kent were recently named Friends of the Kent City Schools for their extensive volunteer work at Walls Elementary.The parents of three students in the Kent Schools, the Pritts have videotaped numerous concerts and events at the school and produced a commemorative DVD for fifth graders.From left, Kathi and Mike Pritt and Walls Principal Sandi Goodrich.

Kent City Schools Community

Dear Kent Parents, Guardians, and Citizens,

 First, before I announce an important invitation for you to consider, I want to compliment the Portage County Health District for its excellent work in our schools on December 8th and 9th. If you scroll down to the bottom of this Web site’s home page, you will find my detailed report on how exceptionally well our school vaccination clinics were conducted by County personnel. We truly are blessed in Portage County to have such an excellent resource for public health issues.

Second, I want to invite you to offer me feedback on the following question related to winter school closings:

“Would a two-hour delayed start instead of a full-day of a snow day work with your busy home and work schedules?”

I ask this question because there are many times that the roads are not clear enough at 6:30 AM when our school busses start rolling. Yet, within about two hours, the city and township road crews often have cleared the roads sufficiently such that we are able to operate our transportation system and regular school schedule.

If you would like to provide me feedback on this question, please e-mail me at the following address:  

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Joe Giancola


Influenza Toolkit

Students should have received the Stay At Home Influenza Toolkit (PDF). This booklet contains prevention techniques, caregiving suggestions, staying healthy techniques, etc.

What should you do if your child gets sick?

The Portage County Health Department recommends that your child stays home until they are well again.  Seek immediate medical treatment if the symptoms become very severe.  Most people have a fever with the flu.  The fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol, before returning to normal activities.