KSD Athletics Update: January 21, 2021
The Kent School District (KSD) has postponed the start of all high school and middle school athletics. The exact date for Season One has yet to be determined but will be no sooner than February 22, 2021. However, this date is not confirmed and is for planning purposes only. A final decision on a return date will be based on public health guidance, the spread of the virus in our community, and bargaining with our labor partners.
We are working with athletic directors, coaches, and club advisors to continue extra-curricular activities that can be done remotely.
KSD recognizes the important role extra-curricular activities like athletics have in students’ growth and development and is continuing to prepare for the safe and healthy implementation of activities in alignment with public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The consideration for a return to limited in-person extra-curricular activities has been and continues to be part of our reopening plans.
Students and families who are registered and cleared for athletics through FamilyID will receive communication from their building athletic director related to procedures and protocols when athletics and activities do resume in person.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve with each passing day. Please continue to check this web page for the most up to date and accurate information regarding the status of KSD Athletics.
KSD Leadership is committed to the health and safety of all students and staff. Our commitment to learning is unwavering and our relationship with labor partners remains strong.
For sports to occur, we must meet the guidelines set by:
- Washington State Department of Health (PDF)
- Professional Sports & Other Sporting Activities COVID-19 Requirements (PDF)
- Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Guidelines
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.
- Convenient: Create one profile to register multiple children for multiple sports and seasons.
- Mobile friendly: Register on any mobile device.
- Accessible for all: Visit your school’s office to complete the online registration if you do not have access to a computer or mobile device. If you do not have an email address, you will need to use your student’s KSD email address to create an account.
Parent & Student Athletic Handbook
View the Kent School District (KSD) Parent and Student Athletic Handbook and Middle School Athletic Handbook to learn what it takes to be a successful athletic participant through code of conduct, eligibility standards, and more.
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.