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Parent News August 9, 2018
2018-2019 District Calendar

Upcoming Dates

August 15 – Senior Registration Day
August 16 – Junior Registration Day
August 17 – Sophomore Registration Day
August 20 – Freshman Smart Start
August 20 – KISD schedule begins
August 28 – First Day of School
August 31 – No School
September 3 – No School Labor Day
September 10 – Back to School Parent Night – Walk the Schedule

KISD Programming

While the first day of school at Byron Center HS is August 28th, please remember that programming through the Kent ISD begins on August 20, 2018. Students attending programs at the following locations are expected to be in attendance starting on Monday, August 20: 

Kent Career Technical Center (KCTC)
Kent Transition Center (KTC)
Kent Innovations High (KIH)

Transportation to and from these locations will be provided only from the high school at the normal pickup and drop-off times as provided during the school year. The pickup and drop-off location at the high school is located in the bus loop at the west end of the building, located by the main gymnasium according to the schedule below:

KCTC 1st Session: 
Bus leaves at 6:10AM
Bus returns by 9:45AM

KCTC 3rd Session:
Bus leaves at 11:10AM
Bus returns by 2:45PM 

KTC
Bus leaves at 10:20AM
Bus returns by 2:40PM

KIH
Bus leaves at 6:10AM
Bus returns at 12:05PM 

If you have any questions about the pickup and drop-off procedures, please call the HS main office at (616) 878-6600.

High School Office

The high school office staff is back in the office starting Monday, August 13.
We are located in the Spirit Store. Enter through the west athletic entrance and turn right. Typical office hours during the school year are:
7:15am – 3:15pm Monday – Thursday and 7:15am – 3:00pm Friday

The office is open Friday, August 10 at 7:15am and will be closing at 11:00am. During student registration times next week the office will be closed to allow staff to help get the students through the registration process.

Student Registration Packets are in the Mail

Student Registration dates start next week. Look for packets in the mail August 10-13. Please take the time to review all of the information in the packet. Student and parent signatures are required on several documents.
If your address changed this summer please go to the administration office to update your address. You will need to bring 2 documents showing the new address for proof of residency.

Following are dates and times for Student Registration:
Seniors – Wednesday, August 15      8:30am – 10:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Juniors – Thursday, August 16           8:30am – 10:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sophomores – Friday, August 17       8:30am – 10:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Freshman Smart Start – Monday August 20
Parents can drop off students at the west athletic end of the high school. Students will attend the entire time and parents can pick up students where they dropped off.

Last Names A-K                                 8:00am – 11:30am
Last Names L-Z                                  12:00pm – 3:30pm

School Supplies

The HS supply list is about how the student learns best. Following are items that students are likely going to need:

  • Notebooks for notes
  • Folders to organize
  • Writing utensils (pencils and pens)
  • Calculator (Optional) For convenience, many students choose to have their own calculator. We recommend the TI-84. Some students use a free website calculator, app on their phone, and the highs school does have access to TI-84 calculators in the classroom.