June Update

June 2019

Dear parents and community members,

Free WiFi locations in the Kent area
     Click here for a map of free WiFi locations in the Kent area, courtesy of our Roosevelt High School Media Center.

Free books this summer
            A new summer reading program called “Rough Riders Read” kicks off Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. with free swimming from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roosevelt Natatorium and a free book to take home for every student in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The district’s Mobile Learning Lab will be parked on site and free books distributed at each event.  Kent Rotary Foundation contributed $6,500 to purchase books.

  • June 11, 3 – 6 p.m., Roosevelt Natatorium
  • June 25, 3 – 6 p.m., Kent Recreation Center
  • July 9, 3 – 6 p.m., Al Lease Park
  • July 23, 3 – 6 p.m., Longcoy Elementary
  • August 6, 3 – 6 p.m., Beckwith Orchards

Photo of students and our Mobile Learning Lab

Treasurer’s Office receives award 
Kent City Schools Treasurer’s Office was recently recognized with an “Auditor of State Award” for FY2018.  This is the seventh year the Kent Schools have received the prestigious award for excellence in financial reporting and a clean audit report.  Treasurer’s office staff includes Treasurer/CFO Debbie Krutz, Mallory DePompei, Shari Jeffers, Tammy Lott, Paula Reedy, Tracy Shaffer and Assistant Treasurer Rose Vecchio,

Welcome new students and parents
            If you are a new Kent resident or interested in enrolling your student in the Kent City Schools, enrollment forms are available here 2019-20 School Year – Please use the online 2019-20 New Student Enrollment form  to register your student.  Visit www.kentschools.net or call the New Student Registration Office at 330-676-7675.

Stay cool in the RHS Natatorium
            Roosevelt’s Natatorium offers beginning swimming lessons for toddlers and floaters, Red Cross swim classes, water aerobics and water arthritis classes.  Registration for the Summer session begins Tuesday, May 28.  Register online at mypaymentsplus.com or call the pool office at 330-676-8760. 

            Open swimming is offered for $5 for residents with children age 6 and under for free on Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  For more details, visit www.kentschools.net/rhs-pool/ or call 330-676-8760.

Free weekday AND weekend meals for students in Kent this summer
We want you to be aware that ALL children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. 

Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

Here are the locations and hours:

Site Name Address Line 1 City Start Date End Date Days of Operation Lunch Time
Athena Drive Apartments Athena Drive Kent 6/3/2019  8/2/2019 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:15 to 12:35
Heritage Knolls Walter Street Kent 6/3/2019  8/2/2019 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 to 11:50
Villages at Franklin Crossing 1214 Anita Court Kent 6/3/2019  8/2/2019 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 to 11:50
Summit Gardens Apts. 1101 Summit Gardens Blvd. Kent 6/3/2019  8/2/2019  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:15 to 12:35

In addition, summer weekend meals are available for students who qualify.  Please see this flyer for information on summer weekend meals.  For an application, please email Betsy Justice.  Her email address is on the flyer.

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

George J. Joseph

Superintendent of Schools