Category Archives: District News

April Update

Roosevelt HS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic info for April 16, 2021

Kent City Schools Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan


April 2021

Dear parents and community members:

Returning to in-person learning four days per week
After Spring Break, about two-thirds of our Kent students will return to in-person learning four days per week. On Tuesday, April 6, the K-12 students, who have been attending school two days a week will now attend four days a week—from Tuesday through Friday. This group, called Cohort A and B, makes up about 2,000 of Kent’s approximately 3,000 students.

Those students in Cohort C, whose families chose 100 percent remote learning, will continue in 100 percent remote learning for the rest of this school year. Mondays will be used for state assessments and teacher follow-up on students from all cohorts. Preschool will continue with its current schedule. Masks will be required with frequent sanitizing, hand washing and social distancing.

Extended Learning Plan
As a response to Governor DeWine’s request to help students advance academically and to make up for any learning that may have been lost or delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kent City Schools assessed the physical, human, and fiscal resources available to provide extended learning opportunities to our students with regard to the guidance from the Ohio Department of Education. This plan may be modified as needed as circumstances may change throughout the Spring and Summer of 2021.
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Exciting news about upcoming construction projects
View this link to see photos and details about a number of projects funded by the “No New Tax” Bond Issue.
Kent City Schools – A “District-Wide” Renovation Project
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Teachers, staff receive second vaccinations
More than 510 teachers and staff members received their second COVID vaccines on March 22. A vaccination clinic staffed by a collaborative effort between members of the Kent City Health Department, Kent Fire Department, Kent City Schools Administration/Board Office staff and Portage County Health District took place at Stanton Middle School.

New students who live in Kent can enroll for Fall 2021
New to Kent? Do you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2021? Resident enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please click “Enroll Now!” on this web page tab and follow the prompts.

See the 2021-2022 school calendar
Find the 2021-22 school calendar at www.kentschools.net/calendar.

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

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

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

February Update

COVID-19 Dashboard                                   Food Services page

February 2021

To our parents and community members,

Kent teachers and staff scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccine
According to the latest communication from Governor Mike DeWine’s office, teachers and staff members in the Kent Schools will receive their first COVID-19 shot during the week of February 15.  DeWine announced his goal to have all adults who work in schools in the state of Ohio vaccinated with the first vaccine (or at least offered to be vaccinated) against COVID-19 by March 1, 2021.

NEW!  Kent City Schools Absence and Information Phone Number 330-676-7603 
To report a student absence, call the Kent City Schools Absence and Information Line (330-676-7603) any time in the evening before the absence or by the start of the school day.  Please be ready to provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name and grade, reason for absence, including symptoms, and your name and phone number.

For students at Roosevelt High School, you can directly call the Attendance Secretary at 330-676-8750.

Absence and Information Line: 330-676-7603
Press 1   Absence message
Press 2   To be connected to a school
Press 3   To speak with special education parent mentors

Enrollment for Resident Students Now Open!
We are now open for resident enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click “Enroll Now” on our web page tab and follow the prompts.

Thank you for your support of our schools,

George Joseph
Superintendent of Schools