Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    Kent School District has answered the common questions families have asked during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Daily Wellness Screening Form

  • What questions are asked on the wellness form?

  • Which wellness form is my school using?

  • When do I need to complete a wellness form for my student(s)?

  • How do I complete the wellness form?

  • Can the wellness form be translated?

  • Can my student complete their own wellness form?

  • How do I know when to send my student to school?

  • What if my student has symptoms that could be mistaken for COVID-19?

  • What if I forget to complete the wellness form before my student arrives at school?

  • What should I do if my student loses their printed health verification form?

Learning Model Selection

  • Can I change learning models after the form deadline before school begins?

  • Preschool: Will my preschool student have the same teacher beginning April 19 for all classes if we choose in-person or remote learning?

  • Grades K-6: When will I know who my student's elementary teacher is?

  • Grades 7-12: Will my secondary student have the same teacher beginning April 19 for all classes if we choose in-person or remote learning?

  • Can I change models once school begins?

Hybrid Learning Model

  • When and how will I receive my student's bus pass?

  • Will transportation be provided? And how will students be kept safe?

  • Preschool: What does the hybrid schedule look like for preschool students?

  • Grades 7-12: What does the hybrid schedule look like for secondary students?

  • Grades K-6: What does the hybrid schedule look like for elementary students?

  • Why is the preschool hybrid plan different than the elementary hybrid plan?

  • Why is the secondary hybrid plan different than the elementary hybrid plan?

  • What does the change to physical distancing requirements mean for hybrid learning?

  • I chose in-person learning for my student, and he/she needs a medical exemption form to not wear a mask at school. What is the next step?

  • Will meals be provided for students in the hybrid learning model?

  • What safety measures will be in place to protect students and staff?

  • Does my student have to bring their KSD laptop to school each day for in-person learning?

  • How will I know where to drop off my student and where they should enter their school?

  • Do students have to wear masks at school the entire time?

  • What is cohorting, and what does that mean?

  • What will drop off and pick up look like each day?

  • Do students bring their own masks to school?

Remote Learning Model

  • Is my student marked absent if there is a laptop or wifi issue? What are excused absences in remote learning?

  • How is attendance being reported and tracked during remote learning?

  • How will we support the learning needs of all students equitably?

  • What do the terms synchronous and asynchronous mean?

  • How can my child access assignments and materials remotely?

  • How will assessments be handled in remote learning?

  • Will assignments be required and graded?

  • Will I be able to speak with my child's teacher to check in with their progress?

  • How many hours per day should my child spend on remote learning?

  • How can my child access mental and emotional health support?

Athletics & Activities

  • Will secondary student clubs and activities resume in-person beginning April 19?

  • Are KSD Athletics back in-person?

  • Can school facilities be rented or used during the pandemic?

OSPI & State Guidelines

  • Why is the district not tracking to see if there is more than 350 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days?

  • How was the guidance for physical distancing changed on March 25?

  • Is KSD actively helping staff get the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Is there specific guidance on what the cleaning expectations are for after school each day and for buses after each run?

Back to School Plan

  • Does KSD send updates and provide information to families in multiple languages?

  • What are the childcare options for all KSD families?

  • What is the difference between remote learning and homeschooling?

School Operations

  • What do I do if my student has confirmed for suspected COVID-19?

  • What is considered a COVID-19 outbreak in a school and what happens when there is one?

  • How do I find out how many cases of COVID-19 are in my school or KSD?

  • When is a student or staff member too sick to go to school?

  • What has been done to improve ventilation in our schools and buildings?

  • Will the classrooms and buildings look different than last year?

  • How will you protect students and staff that are at a higher risk of COVID-19?

  • Can I visit my child’s school or volunteer in-person at the school during hybrid learning? 

  • What do I do if I need to speak with my child’s teacher or other school staff member? 

  • What if my child forgot something and I need to drop it off? 

COVID-19

  • Are vaccinations required for all students and staff returning to in-person learning?

  • I am planning to take my child out of state. Can they return to school in-person when we return?

  • Will I get advance notice of school closure due to a COVID outbreak in my child's school?

  • Once Hybrid Learning begins, will my student have to return to remote learning if the infection rate goes up? 

  • Who do I contact If someone, including the student, family member or others living in the home, has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19? 

  • Who is a close contact?

  • How can schools quickly identify close contacts given confidentiality protections?

  • How do schools decide when staff or students can return to school?

  • What are the common COVID-19 symptoms?

  • What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?

  • What can I do to prevent COVID-19?

  • What are the key measures all people should do to protect themselves and others in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • What resources can I use to talk about COVID-19 with my child?

  • Where can I learn more about COVID-19 and find the most updated information?

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