General Information

  • Take the Survey by January 26

    Complete the Family Return to In-Person Learning Survey by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26

    • This survey will ask for your student's name, grade, and school so that we can plan for adequate staff, but this is not a final commitment.
    • Student level information is critical for planning.
    • Individual family responses will not be published.
    • KSD staff are also completing a survey during this time.

    Read the full update from January 15, 2021.

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

    Return to In-Person Learning

    Kent School District plans to start hybrid learning (in-person and remote learning) beginning with elementary students when the COVID-19 infection rate reaches and remains in the moderate range as defined by the State of Washington Department of Health (DOH) Guidelines.

    COVID icon in a red circle High COVID-19 Activity: >350 cases/100K/14 days, test positivity >10%

    COVID icon in an orange cirlce Moderate COVID-19 Activity: 50-350 cases/100K/14 days, test positivity 5-10%

    COVID icon in a green cirlce Low COVID-19 Activity: <50 cases/100K/14 days, test positivity <5%.

    Initial plans for hybrid learning will include younger elementary students (PreK-1) and students prioritized based on student needs.

    We do not have a firm date for a return as of now. Based on current COVID-19 activity trends, we anticipate that the soonest PreK-1 grade students could begin limited in-person learning on February 22, 2021. However, this date is not confirmed and is for planning purposes only. 

    A final decision on a return date will be based on public health guidance, the spread of the virus in our community, and bargaining with our labor partners. In the meantime, remote learning continues.

    COVID-19 Trends in the KSD 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.

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: 262 (Moderate) 262 positive cases per 100,000 residents for the 14-day period ending January 21, 2021.
  • Covington: 278.8 (Moderate) 278.8 positive cases per 100,000 residents for the 14-day period ending January 25, 2021.
  • Kent: 324.9 (Moderate) 324.9 positive cases per 100,000 residents for the 14-day period ending January 25, 2021.


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