May Update

THANK YOU KENT banner in front of Board of Education building

May 2020

Dear parents and community members:

Thank you Kent voters for your support of the “No New Tax” Bond Issue
Thank you to the Kent community for your overwhelming support of the Kent City Schools by voting to support the “No New Tax” Bond Issue in April’s primary election.  Remember that your approval of the Bond Issue will NOT raise your taxes, but it will make a huge difference in making needed improvements and upgrades to our six school buildings.

Our Board of Education plans to move quickly to contract with a design/architecture firm and to interview construction management-at-risk firms.  Depending on the current situation with COVID-19, we hope to get started on some of the projects as soon as possible.  More information will posted on this webpage.

Information on distance learning for students
Our schools will be closed until the end of the school year as directed by Governor Mike DeWine.  All students have Google Account credentials to login with a Chromebook or another computer. Their student number @kentschools.net and unique password will allow them to access Google Classroom and a variety of other learning resources.  Please visit ​www.kentschools.net/chromebook for more Information and resources.

All school playgrounds are closed
All schools, school playgrounds and outside facilities are closed.

FREE meals available for all students in our community
Kent City Schools is providing free breakfasts and lunches for all students during this mandated school closure.  Meals can be picked up at five different sites in Kent each weekday.  Each student receives a free lunch to take home, as well as a free breakfast for the next day.  No registration is needed, and parents can pick up meals for their children.  The Ben Curtis Family Foundation is providing Birdie Bags each FRIDAY!

Click here for details on distribution sites and times on our Food Services page.

COVID CareLine available to all

The COVID CareLine is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Behavioral health professionals will staff the CareLine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. They will offer confidential support in times of personal crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with current challenges in their lives.  After 8 p.m., calls roll over to a national hotline.  Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect.  If you would like to find mental health resources in your county go to:  continuum.oberlinkconsulting.com or
u.osu.edu/cphp/ohio-mental-health-resources-guides.

A final note from Superintendent George Joseph
The support of our Kent community has been outstanding during this difficult and challenging time for all of us.  Please know that we appreciate your support.  The best way to protect yourself and others is by staying at home.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools