Announcements and Important Events
Reminder to Parents & Guardians -
There will be a Mandatory Fall Sports Parent meeting on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM in the KMS Gymnasium. Parents of fall athletes are required to attend. Parents can meet the coaches and coaches will discuss team expectations, practice schedules for the upcoming season. Important information will also be shared by Principal Rick Biche' and KMS Athletic Coordinator, Gredel Shaw.
ImPACT Testing Schedule – students will meet in the cafeteria:
Coed Cross Country: Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 AM
Football: Thursday, August 15th at 11:00 AM
Girls’ Soccer: Monday, August 19th at 9:30 AM
Field Hockey: Monday, August 19th at 10:45 AM
Boys’ Soccer: Tuesday, August 20th at 10:00 AM.
MAKE UP session: Tuesday, August 20th 11:30 AM
**Students should come to ImPACT testing knowing their address and phone numbers.
Pre-season Practice Schedules:
Field Hockey Practice: 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.
Girls Soccer Practice: Aug. 22nd and Aug. 23rd from 3:00 - 4:30pm , then Aug. 26th, 27th, 28th from 3:00-4:30pm. Please meet by gym doors.
Boys Soccer Practice: Aug. 22ndand Aug. 23rd from 4:00 - 5:30pm , then Aug. 26th, 27th, 28th from 3:00-4:30pm. Please meet by gym doors.
Cross Country Practice: Begins Monday, Aug 26th from 3:00 -4:30 at KMS and will be each afternoon until School Starts.
Football Practice Mon. Aug 19 through Thurs. Aug 22 6-8pm, Aug. 26th & Aug. 27th 6-8pm. Equipment distribution for both 7th & 8th graders on Aug.15th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Players should meet in the KMS Cafeteria and wait for players to be called in. 7th grade equipment has been moved to Thursday, Aug 15th 6:30-7:30 or after the parent meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14th. There will be no equipment disbursement on Friday, 8/16.
Important information for parents & guardians – please read below:
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 – Kennett Middle School has a newly updated Student Activities Code. Please take time to read through it and familiarize yourself with the new information. Permission 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.