December 2017

To the Kent community:

December Holiday Concerts
During this holiday season, I hope you might join us at one or more of our festive concerts. Here is a list of upcoming musical events.

Sunday, December 3—Holiday Choir Concert at RHS at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5—Roosevelt and Stanton Orchestra Concert at RHS at 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 7—Roosevelt Band Concert at RHS at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12—Stanton Winter Band Concert at RHS at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13—Davey Grade 3 Music Program at Davey at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13—Holden Winter Music Program at Holden at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13—Walls Grades 3 and 5 Winter Music Program at Walls at 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 14—Stanton Winter Choir Concert at RHS at 7 p.m.

Friday, December 15—RHS Jazz Ensemble Holiday Lunch Concert at 10:20 a.m.

 New Coffee Talk times on Wednesday evenings in January and February
We have added two evening “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” events in January and February 2018 at the Kent Free Library. We will share ideas and information about school events, as well as answer questions from community members. See you there!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018—Kent Free Library, Second Floor Woodward Room, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018—Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, February 21, 2018—Kent Free Library, Second Floor Woodward Room, 6 to 7:15 p.m. 

Information about “Snow Days”
One Call Now continues to be our emergency broadcast notification system. This web-based system will help streamline communications with our emergency notification protocols for students, parents and staff.  Additionally, we will continue to contact media sources to announce school closings for weather emergencies. We use voice, e-mail and text to alert our parents and staff during inclement weather.

Sign up for text messaging from One Call Now by texting the word “alert” to 22300, as long as your cell phone number is already in the One Call Now database.  To add your cell phone number or to check the status of your phone numbers and e-mail addresses, please go to the Self Update Portal to sign up or log in to access your information.  The link is located on our broadcast page at:​    

Thanks to Ben Curtis Family Foundation for giving meals to families
Thanks to the support of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation, 300 Kent families with students attending the Kent City Schools received a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner, as well as mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing, cranberries and macaroni and cheese. Volunteers distributed the food at Stanton Middle School. A donor, who wants to remain anonymous, donated a total of 900 turkeys, which were also distributed at other sites. The turkeys were kept in a refrigerated truck donated by the House of LaRose.

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

George Joseph
Superintendent of Schools