High School Sports Update: May 5, 2021
Kent School District (KSD) continues to work with the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) for a safe return to athletics as we begin season two sports events.
While all families can continue to watch live streams of high school events for free, we are also allowing a limited number of spectators (two per home team athlete) to attend home contests with the exception of Track and Field. Track and Field events will allow home team seniors to have two spectators starting May 10.
KSD will continue to pay close attention to the COVID-19 rates in the region and work in partnership with other districts in the NPSL to evaluate spectator capacities.
Visit the Spectators page to learn more about the guidelines for attending in person and find additional live stream links by school.
Middle School Intramural Update: April 23, 2021
The Kent School District is excited to announce intramural offerings for our middle school students four days a week from May 10 through June 18.
Registration for intramural activities will open during the last week of April for each middle school. Students must be cleared through Family ID and approved by the building athletic director prior to participation.
Sport Risk Categories
Sports risk categories have been determined by Governor Inslee, the Department of Health, WIAA, and NFHS.
- Cross country
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field
- Sideline/no-contact cheerleading and dance
- Water polo
- Cheerleading and dance with contact.
- Olympic Sports and Spine offers Baseline Concussion Screening: Appointments are available for students participating in basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling.
- The WIAA Return-To-Play Guidelines lists requirements for all athletic teams to participate in sports, along with sport-specific guidelines as each sport has unique circumstances to consider. Guidelines have been developed in consultation with Washington Department Health officials, medical communities, the national governing body for education-based athletics (NFHS), and state committees of coaches and athletic directors.
- Considerations for Youth Sports Administrators (CDC): Follow these tips to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help protect players and staff from COVID-19.
Information & Season Start Dates Subject to Change
Please keep in mind that the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve with each passing day. We will continue to follow guidance from the King County Health Department and work to get our students participating in the activities they enjoy. We must be prepared to alter and adapt our education-based athletic seasons based on the safety of all our participants.
We will regularly update our staff, families, and community through the website and our school athletic directors. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information.
Student Eligibility Requirements
To clarify questions regarding athletic participation in Kent Schools, students enrolled in the KSD will be able to participate in extracurricular activities at the school in which they were enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. All WIAA eligibility requirements for education-based athletics and activities will be strictly adhered to.
Register athletes online using FamilyID. This secure platform provides families with an easy, user-friendly way to register students for athletic programs.
Participation History & Physical Examinations
Complete a current Participation History and Physical Examination form before participating in athletics. Physicals are valid for 24 months from the date of examination and may not expire during the season in which the student is participating.
- Middle School: A current physical examination must be completed prior to participation in grades 7-8 and must be dated after June 1 of the sixth-grade year.
- High School: A current physical examination must be completed prior to participation in grades 9-12 and must be dated after June 1 of the eighth-grade year.
- Concussions: View the concussion in youth sports fact sheet to learn about symptoms, common treatment options, and preventative measures athletes can take while participating in sports.
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest: View the sudden cardiac arrest information sheet to learn about causes, common treatment options, and preventative measures athletes can take while participating in sports.
Student Accident Insurance
We offer student accident insurance through Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. with services ranging from student health and accident plans to prescription drug discounts and even interscholastic tackle football coverage.
For more information about insurance offerings, or to enroll, visit the Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. website or call 1-800-827-4695.
If you are already enrolled in the student accident insurance program, you may submit a claim using the Student Insurance Claim form.