Important Updates

There have been many changes in the design of our 2020-2021 school year. As we continue to work with our local health departments, more information will be forthcoming. We wanted to send our parent newsletter earlier than normal to start the process of sharing information as we receive it.

  • Kent City Schools has offered two options for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Hybrid – Students physically attend school 2 days per week (T/R or W/F)
    • Remote Learning- Students receive all instruction while staying home
  • Families were asked to select the mode of learning for their child by August 7th. Once selections compiled, I will be able to re-configure class lists to accommodate individual choices. Class lists will not be posted by this Friday (14th). I will send an update on when the lists will be posted.

  • The first day of school has not been announced by the Superintendent.
  • Remote Learning will not “look” like it did in the Spring. All students will be expected to be learning from 8:30-3:00 daily. A sample schedule will be shared within the next week. The goal for remote learning is that instruction mirrors a typical school day with subjects, specials, lunch, recess, etc. Students will receive grades, and the expectation is they are in attendance and participating daily.
  • Chromebooks will not be collected. Your child will be expected to bring his/her chrome book to and from school as needed. If your child did not receive a chrome book, he/she will be issued one.
    • Arrangements for picking up chrome books will be announced later.
    • Students attending on-line only will also receive any workbooks and other supplies at that time.
  • Hybrid Learning will require students to physically attend school two days per week. The three days at home will require students to work on assignments that are paper/pencil and online. Teachers will assign students work on days they are not physically attending school.
  • If you have a student with special needs, your child’s intervention specialist will be contacting you to discuss specific individualized programming after August 17th.
  • We will not have our annual Meet the Teacher/Supply night on August 17th. Stay tuned for more information from your child’s teacher.
  • Masks are required for all students and staff. We are still waiting for guidance on whether students will be wearing their masks during PE.
  • Students should come to school with a water bottle with their name on it. Water bottles may be refilled throughout the day using the no-touch water bottle filler on the fountains.
  • Students will not be required to wear their masks at lunch. Since students will not be wearing masks at lunch, we will make certain they are spaced at least six feet from one another. The cafeteria will be utilized only if we can safely distance students.
  • As always, if you need assistance with food, school supplies, etc. Please reach out to Whitney Slater (wslater@kentschools.net) or Heidi Singer (hsinger@kentschools.net).

We look forward to seeing your student either in person or on line very soon.

Thank you so much for all of your support and patience as we work through the details of opening school.

Supply List

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are so excited to welcome your students back to school and have missed them so much!

Here is a link to the school supply  list:   supply list 2020-21 (1).docx

Please note MASKS are REQUIRED for every student. Also, every student will need a water bottle. Students will be permitted to use ONLY the no-touch water bottle filler on the water fountain.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

Rough Riders Read!

We are excited to announce the 2020 Rough Riders Read schedule:

June 16 – Longcoy Elementary
June 30 – Davey Elementary
July 14 – Al Lease Park
July 28 – Holden Elementary
August 11 – Walls Elementary

When you bring your K-12 students to get a book at each event, you can expect the following changes due to Covid 19:

  • We are encouraging student with names from A-M to come between 5 and 6 pm, and M-Z between 6 and 7 pm
  • Please stay in your car until your turn. Walkers should keep a safe distance and wait. A volunteer will wave you over.
  •  Volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves and will hand the books to the students.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on-site.

See our website for additional information Bit.ly/2Hto199

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900 Doramor St.
Kent OH 44240
330-676-8300