The Northshore School District invites all parents, staff, students, and community members to consider serving on the Equity and Diversity Committee. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2019.
Season 1 Sports begin after-school on Thursday, September 5th!
Students are to bring athletic clothing with them to school, and meet in the Gymnasium after the final bell.
Coaches will go over all other specifics on the first day of tryouts/practice.
- Sports take place on Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri after-school,
- Practices will conclude around 4:30/4:40pm.
- Games start around 4:00pm.
- Game schedules will be provided by the coaches, but as a general rule of thumb, game days should be on Monday's & Thursday for all Season 1 Sports. For Cross Country, meets will be held on Thursdays.
For all sport games & matches hosted offsite, transportation to the event will be provided for the students by school bus. However, parents/ guardians are required to pick-up their student following all offsite games, as transportation back to KMS is NOT provided. Pick-up is also required after all home games.
Activity Buses are available for students to take home after practices. Activity buses are available on Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri, and coaches will help students with finding the bus stop nearest to their home, as well as provide them with the required bus pass. Activity Buses do not service home game days, as games do not conclude in time. Activity Buses typically depart at 4:50pm.
There will be NO middle school practices or competitions after-school on ‘early release’ Wednesdays.
Wednesday 9/11, 6:30-8:30pm Open House. Come meet your student’s teachers and learn about the curriculum. You will start in the KMS gym with a welcome from our administrators and then you will follow your student's schedule to each of their classes.
Parking is limited so come early or carpool if possible.Parking is also available at Lockwood. This is an evening for parents only.
Note:our student will be bringing home a blank schedule that they should fill out so you know what teachers/classrooms to visit.
Dear Kenmore Middle School Families,
In the spring of 2019, the Core 24 Task Force provided recommendations to the Superintendent
addressing the Core 24 requirements. Their conclusion was that adding a seventh period with a
30-minute increase in the high school day was the best option. To minimize the impact on high
school students, in consultation with NSEA and community members, the District announced
that the 30 additional minutes would be accomplished by adding 15 minutes to the beginning
and end of the high school day. This would keep the high school start and dismissal times as
close as possible to the times adopted in the spring of 2019.
Because the District has many moving parts and a transportation system that spans 60 square
miles, the new afternoon bus pick-up time at high schools is expected to result in later bus pick-
up times for many middle and elementary school students. After an expanded review process,
the best solution to this challenge is to move the start and dismissal times for most elementary
and middle schools by 5 to 10 minutes. Without this adjustment, a significant number of buses
would arrive 15 to 20 minutes after school dismissal time, which would require a significant
increase in supervision by staff after dismissal. Kenmore Middle School will start at 8:30am and
end at 3:05pm. We do understand this will result in a shift for families as well as staff. For a full
schedule of start and dismissal times as well as Wednesday early release times, please review
the District chart at www.nsd.org/backtoschool/start-dismissal-times.
Over the year the District will be working aggressively to make steps towards start times and
transportation schedules that are the most beneficial for our learners. Administrators will do a
mid-year review to determine if any adjustments can be made at that time. The District has also
contracted with a transportation consulting company to investigate both short-term and long-
term opportunities for improvements to our transportation systems. In the fall of 2020, the
District is working toward several changes that will contribute to transportation improvements,
including the opening of Elementary #21 and the Skyview/Canyon Creek, regionalized
Elementary Advanced Placement (EAP) and elementary music in the regular school day.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together through these difficult
Principal, Kenmore Middle School
8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Wed. Early Release: 1:35 p.m.