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KR Weekly Update

Note from Principal Albrecht

We are so excited to see students again at KR. It was very helpful to have all of our students come to KR with completed wellness screeners. This allowed us to check in our students and by the time school started we had checked in nearly 90% of all students. Then it was just a matter of directing students to their classes throughout the day. Just a reminder that students will begin Tuesday with fourth period. Please have students check Skyward this evening to determine where their fourth-period class is so they can get in the right check-in line tomorrow. As always please have your student complete the Wellness Screener every morning.

Again, the daily schedule is 3.5 hours of live instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Classes begin at 7:40 a.m. and will end at 11:10 a.m. Students are not allowed to stay on campus after 11:10 a.m. Teachers will be instructing in-person and remote students at the same time. Students complete 2.5 hours of asynchronous, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. Asynchronous time is scheduled from 11:40 a.m to 2:20 p.m. Teachers will continue to offer remote office hours to answer student questions or offer support. Wednesdays are 3.5 fully remote hours for all students. Students will have scheduled synchronous advisory time every other Wednesday from 9:35 to 10:10 a.m.

In addition, if you did not sign-up for hybrid learning but now you would like your student to attend, we will place you on a waitlist. If sufficient openings occur, we will call you to determine if you would still like to attend hybrid learning. It is very important that you do not send your child to school if they have not signed up for hybrid learning. Those students who come to school without signing up for hybrid learning will have to return home immediately

We continue to hope these KR Weekly Updates will provide you with the necessary information to keep you informed. 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.

Go Chargers!


Important Information for Hybrid Students & Families

To assist us in making in-person learning safe and a positive experience we will ask students and parent to adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Health screenings are required daily for staff and students entering the school building. Students and staff will use Skyward to complete the screening.
  • Students that screen positive for symptoms upon entry to school or throughout the school day, a parent/guardian will be contacted, and the student will need to be sent home.
  • Physical distancing of six feet is required to the maximum extent possible for all employees, students, and visitors.
  • All students and staff must wear cloth face coverings or an acceptable alternative at school when indoors. Please send your student to school with a face covering.
  • All cleaning and disinfecting of facilities will adhere to state and county guidelines.
  • Frequent handwashing opportunities will be available throughout the school day with expectations of washing before meals and after recesses.
  • Drinking fountains will be turned off. Students need to bring their own water bottles clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • Transportation will contact families who are eligible for transport to provide details and guidelines.

Drop-off and pick-up plan:

  • Parents and families cannot enter any buildings.
  • Drop off: Students taking the bus will be dropped at the bus loop. Students or parents driving to school please use the east wing parking lot.
  • Students must proceed to either the main office door near the bus loop or to the east wing main office depending on where their first or fourth-period class is located.

Most of our offices are staffed in-person from 7:40-11:10 a.m. If you need to arrange entry or make an appointment, please call the main office at (253) 373-7345 and you will be directed to the appropriate office.

Our counselors are available remotely. Your student’s counselor is based on the student’s last name. View counselor caseloads. You may also call the counseling office at (253) 373-7349 to schedule appointments. 

Other important numbers:

  • ASB: (253) 373-7367
  • Athletics: (253) 373-4237   
  • Attendance: (253) 373-7381
  • Counseling: (253) 373-7349
  • East Wing: (253) 373-4330
  • IT: (253) 373-7030
  • Library: (253) 373-4246   
  • Main Office: (253) 373-7345
  • Registrar: (253) 373-7356 
  • Sports Line : (253) 373-7344

Please keep in mind, as more is learned about COVID-19, guidelines will continue to evolve and change. View the latest updates and information.

Communication between home and school is very critical. I will provide information to families and staff via text, email, and recorded messages, so please ensure your information is updated in Skyward. If you need help updating this information, you can email our counseling office at krcounseling@kent.k12.wa.us or customersupportcenter@kent.k12.wa.us and they will assist you.

In addition, if you did not sign-up for hybrid learning but now you would like your student to attend, we will put you on a waitlist.  At this time, Kentridge is at capacity for this hybrid model. We will review the waitlist as needed. If sufficient openings occur, we will call you to determine if you would still like to attend hybrid learning. It is very important that you do not send your child to school if they have not signed up for hybrid learning. Those students who come to school without signing up will have to return home immediately.

Our team remains committed to the health and safety and academic success of all students and staff as we move forward together


Skyward Wellness Screening for Hybrid Students Only

Hybrid students must complete the Skyward wellness screening prior to coming to school each day.


Kent Community Foundation Meal Resources

Visit the Kent Community Foundation's website for a map of available food resources in our district and King County.


Free Meals on Wednesdays

Student meals continue to be served free of charge through June 2021 on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Kentridge. Additional school and bus stop locations are also serving meals. 

If you believe your household may be eligible for the Free and Reduced program, we encourage you to apply for free and reduced-price meals as there are benefits beyond free meals. In addition, this will ensure our district receives important funding to support our students. Applications must be completed every school year.


College Visits

There are some awesome opportunities for you to join university representatives from some local colleges to get information about their school and other useful tips.

Anthony Berry will be sending out links for the virtual visits at the beginning of each week. As changes or additions become available, he will update you. If you have any questions, please contact Anthony.Berry@kent.k12.wa.us


Career Center

Visit the KR Virtual Career Center Canvas page to access modules related to college and career awareness as well as postsecondary planning support. It will continue to be updated throughout the school year.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mr. Berry or have any questions, you can contact him at Anthony.Berry@kent.k12.wa.us.


Hot Spot Distribution

Internet access is essential for distance learning! Kentridge will have free hotspot distribution on Wednesdays afternoons from 2:30-4:00 p.m. while supplies last.


Counselors

The Counseling Office is open virtually from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please contact KRCounseling@kent.k12.wa.us to schedule an appointment with your student’s counselor. 

Your student’s counselor is based on the student’s last name. View counselor caseloads.

All seniors have been invited to the KR Counselor Corner for the class of 2021 Teams site. Every senior has a folder in the class notebook section that contains their graduation requirements (the box sheet), a copy of their unofficial transcript, along with a few other useful documents.

In addition, seniors will find information on two and four-year Washington State colleges, scholarships, and requesting letters of recommendation. We will add more information in the coming weeks and months. 


Scholarships

Check the scholarship page regularly for new opportunities.


Support Resources

  • Teen Link: Confidential anonymous resource helpline for teens—no issue too big or too small. 1-866-TEENLINK or 1-866-833-6546.
  • Kent Youth and Family Services.

Laptop Assistance

Find answers to frequently asked questions if your student needs assistance with their laptop. This will reduce the need to schedule an appointment to get a device.


Kentridge Athletics Update

This week we have our season 2 sports starting NPSL competitions.  Registration for season 2 has been closed.  Registration for season 3 sports is still available through FamilyID, see details below.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Athletic Director Marty Osborn at Marty.Osborn@kent.k12.wa.us if you have questions or concerns about our programs.

Season 3 Registration

Family ID registration is open for season three sports until May 16, 2021. Season 3 sports include boys basketball, girls basketball, gymnastics, boys/girls wrestling, and boys tennis. 

Academics

The WIAA requires schools to conduct grade checks on all athletes in their athletic programs at the 2/3s point of the season.  All athletes are expected to be passing 5 classes to participate in athletic competitions.  If an athlete is not passing 5 classes, they become ineligible to compete in athletic competitions during the following week and are on the KSD weekly grade check program for the rest of the season.  Grades are checked each Friday and athletes have the opportunity to regain their eligibility on a weekly basis.

NPSL Spectator Guidelines

Currently, most sports are allowing each athlete on the team to have two family members attend their HOME games only. KR sports allowing two family members per athlete include cheer, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Swim and dive is conducting virtual meets at the Lindbergh Pool (currently Renton School District is not allowing spectators).


Compliment Tree

Check out our KR Compliment Tree online for all students and staff. 


Social Media

Follow @KRChargers on Instagram, Twitter, and KR Chargers on Facebook for information on clubs, activities, athletics, and recognition. Go Chargers!


Order a Yearbook Online

Purchase a yearbook online for $70.

  • Username is your student ID number (numbers only)
  • Password is your last name (first letter capitalized)

Please note that after February 1, a book is not guaranteed.


Hybrid & Remote Learning Bell Schedule

View the hybrid and remote learning bell schedule.