We recognize the primary responsibility of schools is to educate youth and an integral part of that educational process includes interscholastic athletics and activities. We encourage and promote diversity in all aspects of the programs as well as establish standards and practices to insure the safety, health, and general welfare of all participants.
Our Athletic and Activities team formulates policies that cultivate the ideals of good sportsmanship by students, coaches, and parents. We provide a model of clear communication processes between athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators. Our goal is to design all activities to provide fair and consistent opportunities for all students.
Opportunities for All Students
Student participation in a comprehensive athletic and activities program helps our young people become better school and community members and provides opportunities not available in the regular curriculum. Participation in athletics and activities also promotes leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, goal-setting, and other valuable life skills.
Online Athletic Registration
Register ONLINE through FinalForms. Parent/Guardian will create an online family profile. Once profile is created, parent/guardian must follow the steps to register their student athlete for a specific sport.
Participation History & Physical Examinations
Physical Exam Procedures for Athletes: The KSD Preparticipation History and Physical Examination form must be completed and signed/dated by a medical practitioner to be valid. Athletes are responsible for completing their physical exam at their own expense.
A current physical examination must be completed prior to participation at the middle school level (grades 6-8). It must be dated AFTER JUNE 1st OF THE 5th GRADE YEAR. No exceptions!
A current physical examination must be completed prior to participation at the senior high level (grades 9-12). It may be dated AFTER JUNE 1st OF THE 7th GRADE YEAR. No exceptions!
Physicals are valid for up to 24 months from the date of the examination if all guidelines are met. Physical expiration dates must extend beyond the respective WIAA season ending date. Expiration dates occurring within a sports season shall require a new examination prior to that season. The best practice for student-athletes is to obtain the physical examination after June 1st of the 5th grade year, 7th grade year, 9th grade year and 11th grade year.
Once the form is completed, it can be uploaded through the KSD Athletic Registration link or turned in to the athletic administrative assistance or building athletic director.
Parent & Student Athletic Handbook
View the Kent School District Parent and Student Athletic Handbook (PDF) and Middle School Athletic Handbook (PDF) to learn what it takes to be a successful athletic participant through code of conduct, eligibility standards, and more.
- 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.
- Concussion Screening: Make an appointment for baseline concussion testing with Olympic Sports and Spine available to students participating in basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling.
- 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.
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.
To resume participation following an illness and/or injury serious enough to require medical care by a doctor, a student athlete must present a completed and signed KSD RETURN TO PLAY FORM to the building Athletic Director.
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.