Registration for Seasons 1 and 2 will take place in August. Registration for Seasons 3 and 4 will take place in January. Only parents will receive the email message with the registration form from Mr. Hernandez. Please make sure your email contact information is current with the MS Office. Students will receive announcements that registration is under way through the MS Athletics and Activities group on Schoology, but only parents will receive the link to register. If your child enters KIS after registration is complete, please contact Mr. Hernandez at jhernandez@kis.or.kr to discuss registering your child. Our attendance policies are dictated by emphasizing the need to see commitments through at both practices and jamborees. Previously we have allowed many reasons to be considered excused absences for both practices and jamborees, but we feel the previous policy was ineffective. Students regularly missing practices and jamborees directly affect our ability to properly prepare and compete against other schools. The current policy is as follows:

  1. Students and parents must commit to attending all jamborees to register for the team.
  2. Missing a jamboree may result in removal from the team.
  3. Quitting/Being removed from a team will result in that student not being allowed to participate in the next season in which the student registers.
  4. The attendance policy is as follows:
  • the first unexcused practice will result in a warning
  • the second unexcused practice will result in removal from the team
  • excused absences are only when a student is absent from school (including KIS events such as a field trip, performance, etc.), sent home by the school nurse, have a doctor's note restricting athletic activities, or in the event of a family emergency.
  • A special exemption will be made for students involved in a KIS theater production since they typically involve more than one athletic season.
  • If a student has a conflict for a jamboree when registering, this should be discussed with Mr. Hernandez before registering to know if it will be excused.

This policy is not meant to punish students, but is meant to reinforce the importance of commitments. When people do not fulfill obligations, consequences typically result so we feel this is a valuable life skill we are reinforcing. Additionally, we feel this policy will allow KIS to continue to not limit how many students can be on a team, as some other KAIAC schools are doing. We will allow as many students to participate on our teams that register on time as long as they commit to the whole season. To assist you in coordinating your child's schedule, information for the entire season for every team can be found on this wiki in the links to the left.

Required Equipment
Students are required to wear KIS clothing available in the Phoenix Store for jamborees. Soccer and basketball require a number on the shirt so this uniform must be ordered from Mr. Hernandez during registration. If a student does not have a uniform with a number for these sports, she/he will not be allowed to continue on the team. A separate form will be available for that. Also, students are not allowed to wear glasses in touch rugby, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Students can wear sports goggles, contact lenses, or nothing at all as a safety precaution.

If you have any questions, please contact me any time. Thank you.

Javier Hernandez
KIS MS Athletics Coordinator