It is required that families fill out a new free & reduced lunch application at the beginning of each school year. It can take up to 10 days for the application to be processed. Any balance accrued before the application is approved, is the families responsibility. You can find the link to the applications on either the Kent School District website or our Kent Elementary website under Site Shortcuts. Click on Lunch Money Now. Filling out the application online is the fastest way to have your application processed. If you have any questions you can call food services at 253-373-7275.
Our parent & community volunteers are vital to making Kent Elementary a wonderful and successful school. We encourage you to stop by our office to have your fingerprints done with Mr. Nicolas. Please keep in mind that the questionnaire needs to be filled out yearly and that the whole process can take 3 -4 weeks for completion. Please keep this in mind if you want to attend an upcoming field trip. Mr. Nicolas is available for fingerprinting, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15am - 11:00am. Please bring your picture ID with you.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and October 13-17 is National School Lunch Week, and the two celebrations recently came together at Kent-Meridian High School.
A week of college-prep events got off to an informative start in the Kent School District on Saturday, October 11, with the College Bound Scholarship Conference, and continues October 13-17 with DiscoverU week.
As he begins his sixth school year of extraordinary success in improving academic achievement, Dr. Edward Lee Vargas announced that he has accepted a position as Executive Vice President for the national nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) that focuses on college and career readiness for underserved students in school districts across the United States.
The Kent School District is committed to helping keep our students, parents and our community healthy throughout the entire flu season. That’s why we have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide “flu shot clinics” for our district.
Many people believe that seasonal influenza (“the flu”) is much like the common cold and that it cannot be prevented. But, influenza is a serious and potentially dangerous disease. Each year students miss approximately 38 million school days due to the flu and each year parents miss more that 10 million workdays caring for their sick children.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu.
Flu Shot Clinics will be held at the following central locations within the district:Kent Elementary – Monday, October 20, 2014 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Clinics will be open to all Kent School District children (four years of age and older) and their families. Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. Patient Consent Forms will be available at the clinic site or you can find them below in PDF form.
All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill all insurance plans including Apple Health (Washington State Medicaid) plans. Flu shots are considered preventative care and are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. This means no out-of-pocket expense for participants.
Please join us this year as we keep our schools, families and communities healthy and flu free this season!Consent Form Flu- A Guide for Parents