July Update

July 2019

Dear parents and community members,

Coffee and Conversation                
     Please join me for Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent on Wednesday, July 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Little City Grill at 802 North Mantua.  I always enjoy connecting with our 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.

Get your free books this summer
     Our new summer reading program called “Rough Riders Read” has been popular already this summer.  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. 

  • 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

Students and parents at the Rough Rider Reads tent   adult and student reading on the grass

New to the district?
     If you are a new Kent resident or interested in enrolling your student in the Kent City Schools, enrollment forms are available here  https://www.kentschools.net/enroll. 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.  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.  Eight swimming lessons cost $50.00 for Residents & $60.00 for Non-Residents on Tuesday and Thursday.  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.

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

George J. Joseph

Superintendent of Schools