March Update

3/8/2021

Dear parents,

After spring break on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, K-12 students who have been attending two days a week will now attend four days a week, Tuesday-Friday. This adjustment will allow for increased in-person instruction during the fourth quarter. Mondays will be used for assessments and follow up on students from cohorts A, B and C.  We will continue offering 100% remote learning to families currently in cohort C for the remainder of the school year.  Preschool will continue with its current schedule with no change.

Masks will be required with frequent sanitizing, handwashing and social distancing 3 to 6 feet when possible.

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult year as we now transition in-person instruction from two days to four days.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent


Photos of the staff vaccination clinic in the Stanton Middle School gym

March 2021

Dear parents and community members:

Teachers, staff receive first vaccinations
Approximately 510 teachers and staff members received their first COVID vaccines late last month.  A vaccination clinic staffed by a collaborative effort between members of the Kent City Health Department, Kent Fire Department, Kent City Schools Administration and Akron Children’s staff, and the Portage County Health District took place at Stanton Middle School.  Our Stanton custodial leaders at Stanton Middle School went above and beyond. The Health Department brought in ionizers to purify the air in the Stanton gym.  Second vaccine doses will be distributed in March.  Please know that we remain vigilant in our daily efforts to keep our students safe.  Our teachers and staff are dedicated to educating every child and supporting all our families under these very challenging circumstances.

New students who live in Kent can enroll for Fall 2021
New to Kent?  Resident enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please click “Enroll Now!” on this web page tab and follow the prompts.

Renderings of two elementary secure entryways

Safety comes first
A number of projects funded by the “No New Tax” Bond Issue are out to bid and construction on Phase I is slated to begin in late spring.  Because safety is a high priority, all six school buildings will have secure entryways installed this summer.  The entryways feature the Raptor visitor identification system with cameras, intercom and remote-controlled entry doors.

Thank you again for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools