Email Blasts & Newsletters

Wednesday June 9th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

 

Good evening Colt Families, 

 

I hope this enews finds you well and preparing for the last days of the school year.  As shared last week, we have several events next week to help conclude our year.  We look forward to sharing our Moving Up Ceremony video with you on June 16th, and seeing your students for a final drive through the parking lot parade on June 15th & June 18th (from 2:00-3:00pm).  I hope the times work for your family, as I know my staff is looking forward to saying farewell to their students.

We have started planning Summer and Fall activities, and will share out those plans as they develop, as there are still many things up in the air.  As I hope you have heard, we are planning for the in-person return of all Colts, five days a week, next year and that is very exciting.  We still don’t know what restrictions will exist around mask wearing and distancing or other COVID related items, so stay tuned for that information.  We are hoping to have our Colt Round-Up in August, where we open the campus and invite students in, as one of our before school events we have had in the past.  The question around this event is whether we will be able to congregate in large groups.  Again, this will be shared once we know.  Please be watching your emails and mailboxes starting in early August for information regarding all back to school events.  

In closing, I just want to thank each of you for your support and understanding as we have navigated this year to the best of our abilities.  I know this year has not been typical, but the staff of Kenmore Middle School appreciates the community support as we have dealt with many things that were outside of our control, while keeping relationship building and students learning at our core.  We all are looking forward to some time to relax as we continue to plan for the Fall and hope you are as well.  I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing Summer vacation and look forward to seeing you on our KMS campus, very soon.  

Go Colts!!!
Bryan Stutz

Principal  

Yearbooks: On Sale Now!

Our FINAL Yearbook Pre-Sale is happening now!

When? June 1 – June 18

Price? $15.00

Where to buy? Online: https://wa-northshore.intouchreceipting.com/

Scholarships available. Please contact your counselor for information.

If you are in need of your TouchBase login information (required for this online purchase), please email bheath@nsd.org -or- rbragg@nsd.org. 

8th Grade Celebration

HAPPENING TONIGHT! PTSA 8th Grade Celebration! Drive through pick-up in the school parking lot June 9 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. If you are unable to make that time frame, please email membership@kenmoreptsa.org and we will make alternative arrangements to ensure your child receives their party pack and sign.

IHS Cross Country

INGLEMOOR HIGH SCHOOL 2021 CROSS COUNTRY TEAM 

You are invited to our virtual Inglemoor High School Cross Country Info Night on Thursday, June 10, at 7:00 pm! We are eager to share details about our Fall 2021 program, including summer conditioning and what we anticipate the fall season will look like. You will have an opportunity to meet the coaches, the captains, and ask questions. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. 

While our official season starts on August 23, 2021, we have plenty of summer activities lined up to prepare our athletes for the upcoming season both physically and socially. We have regular summer conditioning in July, Captains’ Camp, and team-building fundraising opportunities to keep our athletes engaged.  

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nsd.zoom.us/j/87571623175?pwd=am1aaW5Wbk9UYlZWU0xQdFptNTkzQT09

 

Meeting ID: 875 7162 3175

Passcode: 126947

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Please reach out to the coaches with any questions.  We look forward to meeting you! 

Coach Karra (kwhitmire@nsd.org& Coach Rich (rbennett@nsd.org

BHS Volleyball

Anyone interested in playing volleyball at Bothell HS next year?

Please contact Coach Monsef at rmonsef@nsd.org. 

Nurse News

Attention Current 6th grade parents!

In order to start 7th grade next September, your student must get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) before August 31st. This is new, as Tdap used to be given to 6th graders (but it moved to 7th graders last year). Please do not forget, as your child will not be allowed at school without it!

Attention INCOMING 6th grade parents!

Help the nurse take care of your child while she/he is at school! Return your student's Health Record to KMS as soon as possible! A copy of this health form is attached to this Email Blast.

Library News

Students can also use their Sora accounts to access KCLS books! I’m linking a quick video showing students how to do this here. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions. Even though your physical access to the KMS library is on hold over the summer, you can still read to your heart’s content with Sora!

Last week, our local KCLS teen librarians visited ELA classes to share about the Summer Reading program and talk books. The following link to their website nicely highlights how students can access KCLS resources over the summer (and year round)!

https://sites.google.com/view/kcls-nsd-teen-summer-reading/home

Finally, all library books from KMS are due Monday, June 14th. The last Curbside Circulation Day is Thursday, June 10th. After this week, library materials can be turned in during the school day or when turning in other school materials. On Tuesday, June 15th, books go to fines. If your book is turned in after the fine is issued, and it is in good condition, the fine will be removed. Again, don’t hesitate to ask if questions arise.

Have a lovely summer Colts! Happy reading!

Ms H 😊

hherbison@nsd.org

Attendance News

Just over ONE week to go! Please encourage your student to finish strong and attend each day, on time for the next 7 days! Classes will be held each day until Friday, June 18th. 

Leaving the school year early? Absences due to optional travel/vacation do not qualify as excused absences for make-up work. Under normal circumstances and as a courtesy, with advance notice, some teachers may provide assignments/homework in advance of your travel. Unfortunately, due to final grading and the closure of the school year, this courtesy may not be extended. Students are welcome to participate remotely from their travel destination. 

 

To report absences: 

CALL 425-408-6410 (24-hour attendance line) or

EMAIL: KMSattendance@nsd.org 

 

 

 

All absences must be excused by parent/guardian within 72 hours (State Law RCW 28A225). 

 

What to do if your child was marked absent in error: Contact your child’s teacher directly via email. 

 

Thank you for ensuring your child attends school each day.  Please feel free to contact me with questions – Monica Twitchell, Attendance/Library Secretary (mtwitchell@nsd.org)

 

NSD Transportation Job Fair

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a bus? Join us for our 1st Job Fair of the year here at Northshore Transportation. We will let you take the bus for a spin around the block! Saturday, June 12th, 8am-Noon.
~Apply on Site
~Building Tour

~Get a chance to Drive the Bus!!

~Team Trainers and Dispatch Staff on Site to answer all your questions

~Coffee and Donuts

~Don't Forget to Wear your mask!

~Schedule an interview on site after you apply

 

Online School

 

The Northshore School District is planning a 100% virtual option for students K-12 who are not yet comfortable with in person instruction due to Covid-19 and/or thrived in the online learning environment. You can learn more by visiting www.nsd.org/nvp. In order to support our online planning efforts, you are encouraged to submit your Intent to Enroll form for this program as soon as possible. If you are planning to attend our full time in person model in the fall (traditional school model), you do not need to fill out a form.

 

It’s REGISTRATION TIME….for information on high school and middle school registration, see below.  :) 

ATTENTION 6th and 7th graders!!!!!

 

Registration for KMS was due last Friday.

Currently we have many students with registration issues.

If your students’ registration was missing, incomplete, or has an issue with it, their counselor will email them on Thursday morning.

 

So, please have them check their email and FIX their registration ASAP.


Here is the KMS Counselor Registration website link for lots of great resources to help your student:

KMS Counseling Course Registration

If your student missed the presentation, please have them see the information above.  They can also reach out to their counselor.

PTSA Important News & Dates

 

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