Announcements and Important Events
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Rick Biche’, Principal Gredel Shaw, KMS Athletic Coordinator
Information for the 2019
Kennett Middle School Fall Sports Season
On Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 pm there will be a parent information night in Kennett Middle School’s Seidenstucker Gymnasium for parents of all Kennett Middle School students that are interested in playing a sport at KMS this fall. Parents & guardians are encouraged to attend. Fall coaches will be on hand to meet with parents and answer any questions. *This will also be good information for winter and spring sport parents as well.
n Football: ImPACT testing for football players will take place Thursday, August 15th at 11:00 AM as originally planned – students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria. Equipment distribution: 8th graders should meet in the KMS Cafeteria on Thursday, Aug. 15th from 6:30pm-7:30pm, Equipment Distribution for FRIDAY 8/16 has been CANCELED DUE TO COACH FAMILY EMERGENCY. Coaches will be available at 5pm on Monday prior to practice to give out equipment to those who may have missed it. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Practices will run Aug. 19th - 23rd, Aug. 26th & 27th from 6-8 pm for all players. A weekly email schedule will be provided from the coach. If you cannot make it, or have any questions, please contact Coach Scott Stearns at (603) 520-8339 or email at Scott.Stearns@pfgc.com.
n Coed Cross Country Running: ImPACT testing for football players will take place Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 AM as originally planned– students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria. Practice will begin Monday, Aug. 26th from 3:00 – 4:30pm at KMS each afternoon until school starts.
n Field Hockey: ImPACT testing for field hockey players will take place Monday, August 19th at 10:45 AM – students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria. Practice will take place Aug. 20th ,21st, and Aug. 22nd 9:00-10:30am and Aug. 26 & 27th 4:00 – 5:30pm at KMS each afternoon until school starts. (Aug. 28th TBA).
n Girls Soccer: ImPACT testing for girls’ soccer players will take place on Monday, August 19th at 9:30 AM – Students will meet in the KMS cafeteria. Practice will begin on Aug. 22nd from 3-4:30pm and will continue on Aug. 23rd and Aug. 26th , 27th, 28th from 3:00-4:30pm. Please meet by gym doors.
n Boys Soccer: ImPACT testing for boys’ soccer players will take place on Tuesday, August 20th at 10:00 AM. Practice time will be announced on www.GoKMS.com once a new coach is hired. If you are interested in applying for this coaching position, please go to www.SAU9.org and click on the “Careers” tab, you can find more info there or contact Gredel Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information for parents & guardians – please read:
ImPACT TESTING – This cognitive, computer based assessment test is required for all incoming 7th graders and new or untested 8th graders wishing to participate in a fall sport and will be good for 2 years (unless a head injury occurs). If your child was tested last year as a 7th grader, they do not need to retake the test for the 2019-2020 school year. An ImPACT test must be done BEFORE a student can participate. There is room for 25 students in each wave of testing; if the first session fills ups, a second wave of testing will take place after approximately one hour later or on another day. There will be a make-up session on Tuesday, August 20th at 11:30 AM.
PERMISSION FORMS – these forms must be filled out, signed and brought in prior to the first practice in order for the student to participate at the first practice. Forms are available in the KMS Reception Office or online at www.gokms.com. Click on “Files & Links” then on the appropriate form. Forms can be dropped off at KMS prior to practices, faxed, mailed, or emailed to Kennett Middle School.
PHYSICAL EXAM - Proof of a physical within 2 years is required in order to participate in KMS athletics. If your child does not have a current physical once practice start, he/she cannot participate. Please be sure make an appointment with your child’s doctor as soon as possible to avoid delay in participation. Should a child’s physical expire mid-season, the student will need to provide an updated physical in order to continue the remainder of the season, and or to be eligible to participate in a winter or spring sport. For 8th graders: Please make sure we have up-to-date physicals on file with the nurse’s office. A sport physical form in available online at www.gokms.com under the “Files & Links” tab. Tip for Parents: Please make copies of your physical. Do not hand in your original.
SPORTS APPAREL: Barn Door Screen Printers will be sending fliers out at the beginning of each season for Kennett Sports Apparel. They offer great items at affordable prices and 10% of all sales go back to KMS Athletics!
Go to www.GoKMS.com to create your account! Click "JOIN" in the upper right corner of your screen. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click on the “Email Alerts” tab then "My Account Information" and work within the "My Account Information, My Favorites/Alerts and My Content" links and be sure to add Kennett Middle School, then choose your child's sports and grades/levels. If you do not select these things, you WILL NOT receive notifications. Be sure to update the grade and season with each school year, as needed.
Please contact KMS Athletic Coordinator, Gredel Shaw at email@example.com with any questions. Have a fun, safe summer! We look forward to seeing you in the Fall. Go Eagles!