Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year. As we ended last year with the hope that the new school year would include students and staff returning to Kentridge, we learned that we would start the year with remote learning. When I heard the news that we were not returning to KR as normal, I was so disappointed knowing I would not see you Chargers. But I also know that our district leaders, educators, and parent committees made a tough decision with the best intentions for the health and safety of our students and staff.
While everyone knows that online learning is not the optimal learning environment for many students, the KR staff is fully committed to providing a high-quality learning experience for all our students. As we will be navigating this together, communication and further patience will be the key. You should expect to see communication from your student’s teachers to reiterate each content area’s plan for continuing instruction and expectations for the upcoming school year.
This year, Kentridge welcomes 2046 students back to school:
- Class of 2021: 472 students
- Class of 2022: 551 students
- Class of 2023: 479 students
- Class of 2024: 544 students
Even though we are not doing school as normal, we will continue to implement our school improvement plans regarding closing the achievement gap among our students, continuing to refine our ninth and tenth grade initiatives and preparing all students for college and/or post high school training.
Our mission to prepare all students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens in a diverse community will not waiver despite being in a remote learning environment.
Just like last spring, we will be sending you a weekly update to keep you abreast of new developments and new information. We hope these updates will provide you with the necessary information to keep you informed. Each update will be available in the news section of our school homepage, so check back often!
As always, I am proud to serve such an amazing community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Mike.Albrecht@kent.k12.wa.us.