We are excited to be back virtually on September 3! Students will be attending classes through Microsoft Teams on their KSD issued laptop. Learn more about the Kent School District 2020-2021 Back to School Reopening Plan.
Virtual Open House
Save the date, we will be hosting a virtual open house on September 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Break-out sessions for Inclusive Education begin at 5:15 p.m.
Remote Learning Schedule
View the remote learning bell schedule.
- Students will begin their first day at 8:30 a.m. on September 3. They will enter period 1 Microsoft Teams and attend periods 2 and 3 concluding their courses for the day at 12:30 p.m.
- Students will be able to view their finalized class schedules in Skyward by the end of the day, September 2, prior to the first day of school.
- When our daily schedules are finalized, we will send them to you and post them to social media.
To support a smooth transition to virtual learning the district has created a Family Tech Academy. There are several dates and classes listed that may help support your family in understanding the technology your students will be using this fall.
Building Support Hours
While buildings are physically closed, we will be available to you virtually to support!
Our remote hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and our staff are glad to assist you:
- Office Manager: Rachael Butler, Butler@kent.k12.wa.us
- Attendance: Gillian Gadd, Gadd@kent.k12.wa.us
- Cashier: Samantha Hardie, Hardie@kent.k12.wa.us
- Grade 7 Counselor: Bianca Solorzano, Solrzano@kent.k12.wa.us
- Grade 8 Counselor: January Agnew-Parks, Agnew-Parks@kent.k12.wa.us
If you need supplies and are looking for resources, please contact Bethany Vasquez with Communities in Schools at Bethany.Vasquez@kent.k12.wa.us.
Communication between home and school is more critical now than ever before, especially as we continue to learn more about COVID-19 guidance continues to change. I will provide information to families and staff via:
Meals will be distributed weekly to students on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Cedar Heights and designated locations. Meal packages will include five breakfasts and five lunches.
Students will be engaging with learning through their KSD laptops. WiFi hotspots are also available for students who qualify. Should you need for laptop support email CustomerSupportCenter@kent.k12.wa.us, find answers to frequently asked technology questions, or book a tech appointment.
Welcome New Staff
Please join me in welcoming new staff to the Cedar Heights team!
Heather Brehm: Inclusive Math Specialist
Ms. Brehm comes to us from Sumner-Bonney Lake/White River school districts where she began her career as a paraeducator and became an inclusive education teacher. She has twin girls who are 19 years old attending two different colleges. Both Ms. Brehm and her father are left-handed, but both of her girls are right-handed.
Micheal Clemans: School Psychologist
Mr Clemans has worked as a special education teacher, school psychologist, assistant principal, and principal in Nevada. He is currently “retired” while working at Northwood and a variety of Kent schools as a school psychologist since 2001.
Catherine Gu: Music, Band/Orchestra, HFit
Ms Gu was born and raised in California where her experience in music spanned choral and instrumental. Her passion for music and conducting took her to the University of Michigan where she studied music education. She considers music an emotional outlet to express herself and give back to the community. She has a nifty pet gecko named Theresa!
Joanna Guest: Math
Ms. Guest has been teaching math for nine years and is also endorsed in science. She has lived in California, Washington, Hawaii, Alberta, and British Columbia, Canada (yes she’s a dual citizen) and she went to art school before she became a teacher and still loves to paint.
Alex Koch: Math
Mr. Koch is a recent Eastern Washington graduate who completed his student teaching last spring amidst the pandemic. Alex is a Cedar Heights alumnus who rocked the wrestling mat and the drama stage from 2004-2006.
Summer Tieman: English Language Arts
Ms. Tieman comes to us from Northern Arizona (Lake Powell/Navajo Reservation) after relocating in July and loves Washington. She has three years of English language arts (ELA) experience in grades 7-8, with Honors, ELL, and SpED, with primarily Native American students. She loves being outdoors, hiking, backpacking, swimming, playing with her dogs, and mountain biking with her husband. She is looking forward to winter and the snowboard season as well. She believes this is an important time in our nation and world and is excited to be part of this district and school as we navigate these changing times.
Wayan Morales: Social Studies
Mr. Morales comes to us from San Diego, California. He earned his bachelor's degree and teaching credential at San Diego State University. He taught high school in San Bernardino, California for two years. Before he became a teacher, he worked in the film industry in Los Angeles (LA mostly as a gaffer (lighting designer) and as a cameraperson for the San Diego Chargers and SDSU Aztecs football teams.
Moving Forward Together
Please keep in mind that the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve with each passing day. Find the latest updates, information, and opportunities for support on the Kent School District website.
Our ability to reopen schools safely is directly related to what is happening in our community. So, thank you for doing your part. For social distancing, minimizing interactions outside your home, washing your hands frequently, and wearing and reminding your student to wear face coverings.
This school year will be a new journey for all of us. Please know that our team remains committed to the health and safety and academic success of all students and staff as we move forward together. I look forward to a unique yet awesome year with our Cedar Heights community!