KMS Common Syllabus

Kingston Middle School

Common Classroom Syllabus

(360) 394-4900 – KMS Office


Welcome to Kingston Middle School. This is going to be a year of great learning opportunities and success for all.  This document outlines the goals and objectives of KMS teachers.  If you need clarification or have questions at any time of the year, please contact us using any of the above contact information.


As educators we will provide consistent and intentional instruction with compassion and care for each student.  We strive to maintain open lines of communication with timely responses to phone and email messages.


‘Common Expectations for Success’


  1. High Achieving KMS Students

·          Arrive on time, organized, and prepared with materials

·          Understand school rules

·          Are motivated learners

·          Attend school regularly

·          Complete all work to the best of their ability


  1. Common Behavior Expectations

·         Honor directions and decisions of parents, teachers and school staff

·         Respect self, others, and school property

·         Follow school rules


  1. Bathroom Policy 

·         Use during passing time whenever possible

·         Utilize student sign out sheet in classroom

·         Use bathroom closest to classroom

·         Use with teacher permission during student work time or non-instructional time


  1. Water/Snack Policy

·         No Candy or Gum

·         Water only (clear containers)!  No substitutes

·         Healthy snacks (during the first 5 minutes of class at teacher discretion)


  1. “Sidewalk Electronics” Policy

·         Cameras, cell phones, ipods, etc. are allowed on sidewalk by busses before 7:40 a.m. or after 2:40 p.m.


  1. Advisory Period

·         School business (i.e. peer mentoring, tutoring, WEB, NAVIGATION, etc.)

·         Planner check

·         Quiet study time/reading

·         Prior pass required to go to another classroom (Report to  Advisory teacher first for check in)


  1. Parent Support

·         Send student with school supplies and organized backpack

·         Attend Parent Conferences

·         Make sure student follows the dress code

·         Sign and return progress reports

·         Check student’s planner daily

·         Respect school calendar when scheduling vacations (support regular attendance)

·         Share concerns and ask questions when they arise

·         Participate in your student’s learning experience; support clubs and activities  


KMS Supply List



Pens--(blue, black, red) Highlighters

8.5” X 11” Paper

FlashMemory Drive

Glue stick






English / Social Studies



2- Composition notebooks

Colored pencils

3” x 5” lined note cards

2- 2” or 3” Binders w/dividers


Graph paper ¼ inch

Scientific Calculator

1” binder

One package dividers

Three ring pencil pouch


2 Composition Books


Physical Education



KMS uniform shorts/shirt

Solid red/white/grey/black shirt (no writing/pictures)

Athletic: shorts/socks/shoes

Deodorant stick (no spray)

3 prong report folder



glue sticks


**see art supply list




If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail.  We look forward to getting to know all of you and to having a successful year ahead.


Thank You,

KMS Staff