Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Aki Kurose FAQs

Where can I find the latest School updates?

Please check our School Bulletin and Announcements page.

What time does school start?

School hours are 8:55-3:45 PM, please arrive between 8:30-8:50 AM.

Wednesdays will have an early release at 2:30 PM for district wide staff professional development. 

The school bell schedule can be found here:

Arrival and Pick Up Information

Arrival – Students will be entering the building through grade-level specific entry points, there will be staff outside during the first week to point students in the right direction. If you are dropping your student off, please do so on the corner of 42nd and Graham, directional arrows and staff will be outside to help with the flow of traffic.

When picking our students up, please also pick them up on 42nd and Graham.

Is the School Bus late?

You can check for late bus information on the district site, located here:

Hallway and physical distancing

Students will distance 6 feet or to the extent possible in the hallways and students will follow directional arrows while in building to maximize social distancing. 

Can I register my child at Aki?

All registration can be done online on the district website or at the John Stanford building 

What supplies does my child need?

Backpack and supplies were provided for all students during the Open House Meet and Greets for each grade level.

Basic supplies: pencils & pens, pencil pouch, eraser, highlighter, notebooks/lined paper, folders, binder, backpack/bag. 

Optional additions: basic calculators, colored pencils, ruler, pencil sharpener 

When does my child receive their schedule?

Student schedules will be available for viewing on The Source on August 31st. They can visit our Registrar, Ms. Ladd to print a copy of their schedule.

What is the cell phone policy?

Student Expectations: Cell phones are powered OFF and out of sight between the hours of 8:45 and 3:45 at Aki Kurose. 

Start of School Forms

Please see this news post to for all required Start of School Forms.

Laptop Device Fee

To pay your laptop fee:

  1. You can log into The Source,
  2. Access SchoolPay,
  3. Then you will see the Student Device fee for each SPS student there.

Orca Cards

** Orca Middle School Program update | ALL Seattle Public middle school students in grades 6th to 8th, regardless of income, are now eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA card for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you previously applied for a middle school ORCA card for the 2021-22 academic year and were denied, please complete a new application to receive a card.

I need help with resources (food, clothing, rent).

Please see our Need Resources page.