Middle School 2021-2022 Update: June 21, 2021
The Kent School District athletic program is an integral part of the total school experience for both boys and girls. It is the goal of the KSD middle level athletic program to offer the opportunity of participation to every student who has the ability and desire to do so. In order to best facilitate sporting events and practices, the school year is divided into four sports seasons with each sport occurring in a specific season.
Please review the offerings in each of the sports seasons offered during the 2021-2022 school year. We have adjusted and added offerings to maximize student-athlete participation.
Season 1: August 30 - October 22
- Girls badminton
- Boys soccer
- Boys and girls track
Season 2: October 25 - January 14
- Girls gymnastics
- Boys basketball
Season 3: January 24 - March 24
- Girls basketball
Season 4: April 18 – June 10
- Girls soccer
- Girls volleyball
High School Sports Update: May 24, 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 three 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. At this time, visiting spectators are not permitted at away contests.
- Gymnastics: At this time, no spectators allowed. This is due to the number of participants from multiple schools at one location. Meets will be available through a live stream when possible.
- Girls Wrestling: At this time, two spectators for senior (grade 12) wrestlers are allowed at home and away matches, a pass list will be provided by each school. This is due to the number of participants from multiple schools at one location. Matches will be available through a live stream when possible.
The Kent School District will provide communication if there are changes to the North Puget Sound League Spectator Policy.
Visit the Spectators page to learn more about the guidelines for attending in person and find additional live stream links by school.
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.