Medications at School Any student that will need medication during the school day must have written authorization from a Licensed Health Care Provider and written authorization from a parent. This includes all medications including over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup or drops, etc. Medications must be supplied in the original bottle and must be cleared through the school nurse. Forms are available through the health room. If you have questions regarding this law you can contact the health room at 253-373-4030 during school hours.
Congratulations to the entire KM staff, students, parents and community on our newest state award. Kent-Meridian has been awarded the first ever English Language Acquisition Award by the State Board of Education. KM is the only HS in the state of WA with over 100 ELL students to win this award. This award is a true representation of the hard work and compassion our school community has for ALL of our students, but specifically our hardworking ELL students. A special thanks to our amazing ELL teachers and paras and to all KM staff who work daily to ensure our ELL students are successfully accessing the core instruction. Thank you all again for all you have done and will continue to do for our kids.
Reinstatement of No Child Left Behind in Washington State may confuse public regarding many of KSDs successful schools.
*Parents encouraged to participate/volunteerVolunteers needed: Aug 28-7am AND Oct 4th. Call 253-373-7416 or email Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENDANCE OFFICE PROCEDURES
1.The attendance office will gladly accept parent notes or phone calls to excuse student absences. The attendance office cannot accept other notes including doctor notes unless signed by the parent.
3. Parents or legal guardians may call to excuse a student from school but they must still check out in attendance before leaving. The attendance office does not contact the student for release.
4. The alternative to the above is to come into the attendance office to check your student out. Please bring identification.
5. Students will not be excused if they do not check out in the attendance office before leaving campus. For safety reasons, we need to be able to account for students at all times. Thank you for helping us with this important duty. If a student should become ill during the school day, please have them check out through the health room. They can get parent permission to leave from there.
Mission Statement: KM staff provides a safe, inclusive, high-quality education that prepares students for college and career success and encourages them to become active life-long learners and responsible members of the community.