January Update

Happy New Year to the Kent Community!

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.


If you or your family members are dealing with difficult issues… If you, your family members or others you know face issues or difficult situations this holiday season, please know that you are not alone. Call the Mental Health & Recovery Board local crisis lines at 330-296-3555 or 330-678-4357. Or you can text 4hope to 741741 for free, confidential 24/7 support.

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:  https://www.kentschools.net/parents/parent-broadcast/​    

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

George Joseph
Superintendent of Schools