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    Required Notification Regarding School Performance

    Reinstatement of No Child Left Behind in Washington State may confuse public regarding many of KSDs successful schools.

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  • Welcome

    KSD Welcomes New Employees

    Dr. Vargas and HR staff welcomed new employees to the district. Approximately 4,600 KSD employees will dedicate themselves to educate the students of our community during the 2014-15 school year. See photos from the orientation.

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  • School Starts August 28

    The Kent School District hopes that you have been enjoying the summer so far! With the first day of school fast approaching, we want to provide you with helpful information and reminders.

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  • KSD Career Fair

    The Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet KSD principals, administrators, and office managers face to face, learn about current open positions and promote yourself!

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  • Refugee Families Tour KSD

    160 students, families, and staff from the Refugee Transition Center (RTC) took a tour around the Kent School District Administration Campus. View a slideshow of the tour.

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  • OSPI and the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is looking for qualified candidates to participate in an in-person and online panel to help with setting achievement levels. Educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders are invited to apply.


    They are seeking individuals with expertise in the following areas:

    ·         ELA, grades 3-12

    ·         Mathematics, grades 3-12

    ·         General education

    ·         Gifted and talented students

    ·         Assessment development

    ·         English Language Learners (ELL)

    ·         Students with Disabilities (SWD)

    The time commitment for selected members varies. Some committees gather in a common location for a few days at a time. Travel expenses are reimbursed. Other committees work remotely over a set period of time through webinars, electronic documents, and phone conversations.


    Complete an application or get more information at the SBAC page on OSPI’s website.

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  •  Panther Lake Elementary's
    Reusable Grocery Bag Initiative

    In an effort to minimize garbage and waste, the Panther Lake Green Team has designed a reusable grocery bag for each Panther Lake family!

    Our hope is that when you grocery shop each week, you will use this bag instead of paper or plastic bags to help us reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

    The youngest child in your family who attends Panther Lake should have received a family pledge for you to sign (printed on green paper).  If your pledge has gone missing or you need a new one for your family, please click the link below, download, print, and sign the copy.  Once this has been returned to your child's teacher, your family will be provided with one reusable grocery bag.

    Thank you for helping us be more green here at Panther Lake!


    Sarah Stoddard – Green Team Supervisor


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  • 2013-2014 Sports Physical Examination Policies


    Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) requires that:


    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.


    Kent School District requires that:


    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

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