Back to School Updates

  • COVID-19 Dashboard

    The Kent School District COVID-19 Dashboard shows a summary of all known cases of COVID-19 in our district. 

    It was published on February 16, 2021, the first school day students returned to campus for limited in-person services at select schools, and will be updated every Monday by 6:00 p.m.

    Return to In-Person Learning

    Returning to in-person learning remains a priority for Kent School District (KSD). Building leaders and COVID site supervisors have been working to prepare their buildings to safely welcome back students and staff following strict guidance from public health officials. 

    KSD Leaders are actively negotiating with Kent Education Association and Kent Principals Association and have initiated bargaining conversations with all labor partners about returning to in-person learning.

    All Team KSD members remain committed to our shared goals for a safe return to in-person learning; however, based on where we stand today with our labor negotiations, we cannot predict the return date for in-person learning.

    Read more in the February 11, 2021 update from Dr. Watts.

    Hybrid Plan

    The Revised Hybrid Plan (PDF) was shared in an update on February 1, 2021.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to frequently asked questions about the safe return to in-person learning.

    COVID-19 Trends in the Community

    We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County. View the King County Dashboard to see COVID-19 activity for all cities within the Kent School District boundaries. 

    COVID icon in a red circle High COVID-19 Activity: >350 cases/100K/14 days

    COVID icon in an orange cirlce Moderate COVID-19 Activity: 50-350 cases/100K/14 days

    COVID icon in a green cirlce Low COVID-19 Activity: <50 cases/100K/14 days

KSD Community COVID-19 Activity

  • Moderate COVID-19 Activity Goal Kent School District will begin to phase in hybrid learning by grade level(s) when we reach and sustain moderate COVID-19 activity in King County, Covington, and Kent following the Washington State Department of Health guidelines.
  • King County: 107 107 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 18, 2021.
  • Covington: 151.6 151.6 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 21, 2021.
  • Kent: 167.9 167.9 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 21, 2021.


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