- Kent School District
Questions and Concerns About Returning to Learn In-person Full-time in the 2021-22 School Year
- We will continue the mandatory mitigation measures in place, including face coverings, ventilation, cleaning and disinfecting, and responding to and reporting COVID-19 cases.
- We plan to follow physical distancing recommended by DOH – 3 feet in classrooms and 6 feet elsewhere – to the greatest extent possible.
- We will also follow all school-related and sponsored extracurricular activities, including field trips, performing arts, and sports, in the Governor's Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery guidance.
Through an online conversation platform called ThoughtExchange, 374 people contributed 382 thoughts and gave 13,704-star ratings in May 2021.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this exchange, answering the question, "What are your questions and concerns about returning to learn in-person full-time in the 2021-22 school year?" including:
- 39 current KSD students
- 206 current KSD parents/guardians
- 88 current KSD staff members
- 5 KSD community members
Thirteen themes emerged from the questions, concerns, and comments shared; you can fully explore the results here:
- DOH Mask Guidelines
- Remote and Hybrid Learning Options
- Schedules and OSPI K-12 Guidelines
- Vaccines, quarantine, and contact tracing
- Physical distancing and class sizes,
- Support for a return to full-time in-person learning
- Learning Acceleration and academic recovery
- Staff Expectations
- Sports and activities
- High-risk students and staff
- Building access
- DOH/L&I Safety and cleaning guidelines
Next StepsYour comments, questions, and concerns will now be used to help us develop messaging for Summer School and Back to School communications and safety guidelines that will be shared from our schools and district moving forward. Please continue to check your email, voice mail, text messages, mobile app notifications, social media, and our websites for updates and information regarding safety protocols for summer learning programs and the 2020-21 school year.
Thank you for exploring this exchange and for sharing your feedback and questions. Additional communication and opportunities for our KSD community to provide feedback will occur throughout the school year.
We believe communication with our families, staff, and community is critical to student success. Kent School District (KSD) uses various tools to distribute information to our diverse community.
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