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  • 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

    While we have been actively negotiating with our labor partners details of our safe return to in-person learning plan, our community's COVID activity levels have continued to decline. The eligibility and hope for enough supply for educators to be vaccinated are still three or more weeks away. Yet, we are pleased to report we are closer than ever on mutual agreements for a phased-in safe return for our students.  

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all team KSD members have remained committed to our shared goal for a safe return to in-person learning. I am pleased to share that we have identified a tentative start date for hybrid learning for PreK, kindergarten, first grade, and limited in-person services for students with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) to start in-person learning on March 22.  

    Bargaining teams are continuing to negotiate details of the elementary in-person and remote learning plan such as schedules. We know families need schedule information to make an informed decision before opting into in-person learning or choosing to stay in remote learning. 

    Read more in the March 1, 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: 89 89 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 25, 2021.
  • Covington: 112.5 112.5 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 28, 2021.
  • Kent: 175.7 175.7 positive cases per 100,000 residents
    for the 14-day period ending February 28, 2021.

Updates

  • March 1, 2021

    March 22 is the tentative start date for hybrid learning for grades PreK-1 and limited in-person services for students with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP).

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  • February 16, 2021

    New COVID-19 dashboard shows a summary of all known cases of COVID-19 in KSD.

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  • February 11, 2021

    PreK-1 students will not begin in-person learning February 22; a start date has not been identified.

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