Kent City Schools has reached the limit of Calamity days for the 2013-14 school year. In the event we use more Calamity days, ODE has established an option for school districts to offer an alternative method for students to access and complete classroom lessons, which would avoid having to make up school days in June.
To minimize the loss of instructional time, teachers will deliver assignments to their students utilizing one of the methods below:
1) As soon as practicable after an announced school closure, teachers who utilize online connections with their students (blogs, Google Docs, Edmodo, etc.) will post assignment(s) in a manner consistent with how the students are used to accessing the material.
a) If students do not have access to technology at home, they will be provided with a hard copy of the assignment upon return to school.
b) According to ODE, ALL students have 2 weeks to complete these assignments.
2) Teachers will be sending 3 days of hard-copy assignments (clearly indicating Day 1, Day 2, Day 3).
a) According to ODE, ALL students have 2 weeks to complete these assignments.
If you have questions, please contact your building Principal.
Library Media Specialist Lisa Barnes Prince will be presenting ways to help your child with the 3rd Grade reading guarantee. Ms. Prince will be demonstrating Infohio-a database free to K-12 grade parents,teachers and students to use 24/7 both at school and at home. Information packets will be given to all in attendance.
Led by Jeff Joseph, his daughter Jessica Joseph, and Tom Larkin, the Don Joseph Toyota dealership in Kent has donated a brand-new, untitled 2014 Toyota Corolla for a car raffle to benefit students in the Kent City Schools.
Tickets are available for $10 through the Kent Schools’ Parent Teacher Organizations at the elementary schools and Stanton Middle School. The Rough Rider All Sports Boosters and the Instrumental Music Boosters are handling sales at the high school.
Tickets will be sold until February 14, 2014 and are also available at the dealership at 1111 West Main Street in Kent. The raffle drawing will be held at Don Joseph Toyota/Scion on March 1 at 1:00 PM. The winner need not be present. Visit www.djtoyota.com for contest rules.
All proceeds from raffle sales will be distributed to the seven Kent schools to be used for arts projects, technology, athletics, or playground equipment. In addition, the top student seller will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Don Joseph Toyota/Scion.
According to Assistant Superintendent Tom Larkin, “Don Joseph Toyota/Scion has always been supportive of the Kent City Schools. When Jeff Joseph contacted us about this raffle, we were surprised and appreciative of the opportunity. All our Kent City School students will benefit from this generous donation.”
This raffle is being conducted through the Kent City School Foundation.
Superintendent’s June Update
Superintendent’s May Update
Congratulations to the 2012-13 Key Maker Award winner. The Key Maker Award is sponsored by the Parent Mentor Program. It is meant to provide an opportunity for parents to recognize Kent City Schools’ personnel and volunteers that have played an important part in our students’ education. The 2012-13 awardee at Walls Elementary School was Nan Moore. Congratulations and thank you for making a key to open the door to education to all the children you serve.