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Homecoming, modified

The coronavirus pandemic has forced school districts to make changes to the ways they celebrate some annual traditions...

COVID-19 cases prompt two-week closing of middle school

Lowell Middle School has been closed for two weeks due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, moving to online instruction...

CARES funding helps schools meet COVID-related costs

Across Kent County, schools are benefitting from an infusion of funds thanks to $2 million from the Kent County Board of Commissioners via the Kent County CARES Act School Grant Program...

For school business officers, an ‘incredibly frenzied’ year

Being a school district business manager is a big job in the best of times. But doing the job during COVID-19? A challenge to say the least...

Masking up for all-sports golf and beyond

Gym is a challenging class to teach during a pandemic. But teachers are finding creative ways to get heart rates up while playing by the rules...

‘I want it to look happy’

With help from generous donors, elementary teachers worked to make welcoming, kid-friendly space while following the rules of social distancing and sanitation...

The virtual classroom: 18 students, three screens and one busy teacher

Teaching online, from a classroom, requires multitasking and multiple screens for this fourth-grade teacher...

Districts ponder how to keep students learning, engaged

Teachers are challenged to keep their style of instruction intact with students who are socially distanced and, often, not in the building at all...

New online academy looks to provide paced learning, support

Approximately 25 percent of Kenowa Hills students -- about 300 -- opted for virtual learning to start the year...

Amid uncertainty, new protocols, there’s laughter, new connections

Junior Olivia Austin reflects on the first day of a very unique school year...

Teachers agree: virtual classroom has its pluses, but ‘much of the joy is missing’

Two Kenowa Hills teachers reflect on the good and bad of virtual education during the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Making school from home work for everyone

Districts scrambled to aid families with connectivity and tech support from March to the end of the school year...

Parents say in-person, full time instruction is best, but are concerned about keeping families safe from virus

A recent survey of Kent County parents shows high confidence in the quality of traditional, in-person instruction but significant worry about safety in keeping families safe from COVID-19...

Keeping students connected and fed

Kent District Library worked to help keep students connected in school and out through accessible wifi and hot spots and is offering a summer food program at 12 locations...

Farm family gets closer while business builds during quarantine

One farm family is all-hands on growing the business during the unfamiliar, uneasy time of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19...

From relay races to flamingo stands & tissue crawls

Kathleen Messing, a second grade teacher at South Elementary, hosted a virtual field day for her students based on 'Minute to Win It' games...
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