SCHOOL FEE WAIVERS

The following policy is in place at Kent City School District:

  • Students who apply and qualify for free lunch or breakfast under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program are eligible for a 100 percent waiver of fees (no cost).
  • Student in grades PreK-8 who apply and qualify for reduced price lunch or breakfast under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program are eligible for an 80 percent waiver of fees (cost is 20 percent of total, i.e. fee is $23.00 then you pay $4.60).

This policy includes only the regular instructional fees, not extra fees for field trips or other activities. In addition, the policy does not apply to any fees still owed from previous years.

Be sure to sign your Free Lunch application in the center section or call the office or stop by to pick up a fee waiver form.  If you received a direct certified letter, you MUST sign the waiver to have fees waived.

Please call the office if you have any questions

Summer Reading Contest

myON Summer Reading Contest

May 14th – September 4th

Students can have a blast reading with myON this summer — and they can win exciting prizes, too!

All students who are reading on their own personalized myON accounts are entered automatically into our annual summer reading contest.

Winners will be announced based on time spent reading during the contest period.

myON will notify the winning students through their schools.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 readers in each grade band:  PK-2 | 3-5 | 6-8

  • 1st Place: $200 Visa Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $100 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $50 Visa Gift Card

Bonus: Every student who reads at least 10 books will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini! 

April/May Newsletter

Dear Walls Family,

     Spring has arrived, but someone forgot to tell the
weatherman!

     We see some definite changes in our students during this time of year.  While teachers are trying to capture the last stretch of instructional time, our students want more than anything to be outside and having fun.  Please encourage your child to continue to work to his/her fullest potential, even when he/she feels frustrated with the challenges of learning.  The greatest amount of growth usually takes place when students have to work the hardest at something, and that is such an important part of learning!

     As most of you are aware, we start each day of with our morning announcements.  We take time to celebrate birthdays, and we give SHOUT OUTS to teachers and students who others have recognized as living our Walls PALS principles throughout their day.  It is such a great way to celebrate the positives in our world and show students that even the smallest acts of kindness do not go unnoticed.  We close our announcements with a few moments of mindfulness so that students can focus and reflect on themselves and open their mind for learning. 

     The Ohio State Tests (grades 3-5) are upon us, and we know that even the word “testing” brings anxiety to many students.  We are excited for them to “show what they know,” as the school year winds down.  As a mother, I know that kids do not share the same
sentiment … it can be such a stressful experience.  We will encourage and support them at school.  Remind them to let someone know if they are experiencing test anxiety, and we can give them strategies to use.  Mrs. Slater, our school counselor, is an outstanding resource in this area.

     Attached to this newsletter is a calendar of our school’s assessment dates.  It is also available on the district website.  I would ask that you 1) review the  information thoroughly and 2) mark your calendar with  assessment days that apply to your child.   Refer to this calendar and outline when scheduling daytime appointments and other things that could impact attendance.  I am happy to answer any questions about state assessments.

     As always, we ask that you pay special attention to information that is coming home in your child’s folder.  This time of year is filled with fun activities and important dates, and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss anything!

     Below, you will find a list of upcoming dates and events.  Please call the office if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued support of your child’s education! 

Happy Spring!

Sincerely,

Heidi B. Singer
Principal, Walls Elementary School
330-676-8300

DATES TO REMEMBER!
April 11, 7:00 p.m. — Kindergarten Registration
April 12, 7:00 p.m. — Spring Program
April 30-May 4 — Right to Read Week
May 4 — PTO Race for Education
May 11 — School Carnival
May 15 — COSI visit
May 18 — Awards Assembly
     9:30 Grades K-2; 10:15 Grades 3 and 4
May 21 — Field Day
May 22, 1:15 p.m.  — Fifth Grade Graduation
May 23 — Last day of School!

 

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900 Doramor St.
Kent OH 44240
330-676-8300