New Student Information

FAQs

Welcome to the Kenmore Colt Family. Here are some frequently asked questions to help your transition into Kenmore Middle School.

What school supplies are required for Kenmore Middle School?

KMS School Supplies

  • Backpack
  • 3- Ring Binder (2" or 3")
  • 8 ½" x 11" college ruled notebook paper
  • 2- 8 ½" x 11" spiral notebooks
  • Six subject dividers
  • 1 composition book
  • 2 quad ruled composition books
  • Ruler (1/16" increments)
  • Pencil Pouch
  • 12 Sharpened #2 pencils
  • Set of 12 colored pencils
  • 12 ballpoint pens - Blue or Black
  • 2 erasable pens
  • 2 red pens
  • Highlighters - three different colors
  • 2 small Post-It pads
  • USB Drive - 4 to 8gb recommended
  • Calculator
  • Pocket Tissue

Additional Supplies

Individual teachers may require additional school supplies and will inform students in class or post a supply list on their website. 

What is the dress code for students at school?

KMS Student Dress Code Infographic

KMS Student Dress Code Infographic

Due to our concern for students and staff of the Kenmore Middle School learning community, we strive to foster an environment that is safe, healthy, conducive to teaching and learning, and promotes the dignity of all students.

Student dress should be compatible with an educational setting—rather than an off-campus social setting. Students may express individuality in their dress and grooming as long as their appearance does not cause or have the potential to cause a disruption to the educational process for themselves, other students, or staff. 

Classroom expectations set by individual teachers shall be followed for the learning environment (e.g. No hats in the classroom).

The Kenmore administration and staff appreciate the cooperation of students and parents in reviewing the students’ dress to meet established guidelines. If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it constitutes a threat to the health or safety of others, is not suitable to the norms of an educational setting, or otherwise violates this dress code, the principal or the principal’s designee may require the student to change his or her dress. A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action in accordance with school policy and procedures.

Where do I drop off my student if I drive?

The driveways and parking lots are marked on the ground and on signs with directions for traffic flow. Following the directions will protect students walking through the parking lot and move traffic quickly. 

  • Parents dropping off students must not block the drive-through.
  • If your student(s) need extra time to unload, please park in one of the marked spaces.
  • At no time are you to enter the marked Bus Zone.
  • Never park in a fire lane
  • Always use the Exit, never leave through the entrance. 

Can I visit during School Hours?

  • Visitors and parents MUST make an appointment and check-in at the main office PRIOR to visiting a teacher and/or classroom. "Dropping in" to meet with a teacher during school hours is not allowed, including before and after school. Teachers will make appointments with you to discuss concerns you may have regarding your student.
  • Anytime a parent or visitor is on campus, you must check-in the main office and get a Visitor badge. We do not accept flowers, gifts, or balloons for students during the school day. Students are not allowed to have them in the classroom and cause a distraction for other students.
  • Kenmore Middle School has a very strict "Closed Campus" rule in place to protect your children. Other forms of communication you may use are voicemail or email to contact a teacher. 

Where can I find information about Registration and the Counselor Appointments?

  • Northshore School District Student Registration Information can be found by clicking here.
  • The Kenmore Middle School Counseling and Career team can be found by clicking here.
  • Email the Registrar for Kenmore Middle School Sue Houser at shouser@nsd.org.

How can I see my student's Progress Reports & Grades?

Grades and Progress Reports can both be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE.

Student Login: Click Here
Parent Login: Click Here

ParentVUE Spanish information: Click Here

Can cell phones be brought or used at school?

  • Cell phones are NOT allowed in the classroom
  • No cell phones are to be used at any time during school hours.
  • Cell phones will be confiscated until the end of the day upon failure to comply. 

Do students get lockers?

Yes, students will receive lockers with combination locks are provided for storing backpacks and lunches.

  • Orchestra and Band instruments will be stored in those classrooms. 
  • Separate baskets with locks are used in the Health & Fitness locker rooms for Physical Education clothing. 

How do students take prescribed medications?

If your student will be taking any medication including Tylenol, cough drops, or Vitamins you must confer with the school nurse. 

Details about this policy and the Northshore Medication Authorization form are available at the Health & School Nurse Services website by clicking here.

How Can I volunteer at Kenmore Middle School?

Perhaps the most appreciated assistance is the regular on-time attendance of each and every student. Additionally Kenmore Middle School has PTSA, booster clubs, and other opportunities such as vision and hearing screening where volunteers are warmly welcomed.

What happens if students are injured during school?

For more information, please see this letter from Northshore School District: Medical Expense Responsibility.