October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and October 13-17 is National School Lunch Week, and the two celebrations recently came together at Kent-Meridian High School.
A week of college-prep events got off to an informative start in the Kent School District on Saturday, October 11, with the College Bound Scholarship Conference, and continues October 13-17 with DiscoverU week.
As he begins his sixth school year of extraordinary success in improving academic achievement, Dr. Edward Lee Vargas announced that he has accepted a position as Executive Vice President for the national nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) that focuses on college and career readiness for underserved students in school districts across the United States.
2013-2014 Sports Physical Examination Policies
Ø Prior to the first participation in interscholastic athletics, a student shall undergo a thorough medical examination and be approved for interscholastic athletic competition by a medical authority licensed to perform a physical examination. WIAA regulations state that those licensed to perform physical examinations include MD, Doctor of Osteopathy DO, Certified Registered Nurse (ARNP), Physician’s Assistant (PR), and Naturopathic Physicians.
Ø A current physical examination is completed prior to participation at the middle school level (grades 7-8) and must be dated AFTER JUNE 1ST OF THE 6TH GRADE YEAR. No exceptions!
Ø A current physical examination is completed prior to participation at the senior high level (grades 9-12) and must be dated AFTER JUNE 1ST OF THE 8TH GRADE YEAR. No exceptions!
Ø Physicals may be valid for 24 months from the date of the examination if all guidelines are met.
Ø Physical expiration dates must extend beyond the respective WIAA season ending date.
Ø Expiration dates occurring within a sport season shall require a new examination prior to that season.
2013-2014 Registration/Physical forms will be available at the Elementary, Middle School, High School and District Athletic Department main offices on or after June 1, 2013.
Further information may be obtained at www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/AT