Athletics in High School
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Athletics and Activities Department – Bellevue School District
Jeff Lowell Amy Li / Michelle Ball
425-456-4010 425-456-4050 / 425-456-4210
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|Fall Sports||First Practice/Try-Out||BHS||IHS||NHS||SHS|
|Cross Country (Boys/Girls)||August||x||x||x||x|
|Swim and Dive (Girls)||August||x||x||x||x|
|Water Polo (Boys)||August||x||x||x|
|Winter Sports||First Practice/Try-Out||BHS||IHS||NHS||SHS|
|Swim and Dive (Boys)||November||x||x||x||x|
|Spring Sports||First Practice/Try-Out||BHS||IHS||NHS||SHS|
|Track and Field (Boys/Girls)||February||x||x||x||x|
|Water Polo (Girls)||February||x||x|
As easy as 1, 2, 3 … 4!
1. Registration for athletics and activities is an online process using FamilyID and is completed through each of the four high schools. To register, go to the high school’s Athletics website (see links above) and click on “Register for Athletics.” Please note the following before registering online:
- Registration must be completed by the parent or legal (court appointed) guardian of the student athlete.
- When registering multiple students for an athletics program, each student athlete must be registered individually.
Register early! To ensure adequate time for the clearance process, student athletes will not be permitted to attend practice the same day as registration.
Students who attend one of the Bellevue School District “choice” schools will maintain athletic eligibility at the comprehensive high school serving the neighborhood in which they reside. Students attending Big Picture School who do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Sammamish High School. Students who attend International School and do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Bellevue High School.
2. ImPACT Testing is included in the registration process as part of BSD’s concussion protocol. Student athletes must register for an ImPACT Test via FamilyID. At the beginning of each season, ImPACT Tests will be provided at each high school. Testing dates are posted on the school’s Athletic website and shared at the Athletics Information Night. ImPACT Tests are valid for 2 years. For more info on ImPACT Testing and Concussion protocols, go to BSD’s Athletics and Activities Department – Concussion webpage.
3. A current Physical must be on file with the high school’s Athletics Department for eligibility. Physical exam forms can be downloaded from the high school’s Athletics website (see links above). Physicals are valid for 2 years.
Medical insurance is also required. School insurance available for a fee. Click here for details on Student Accident & Sickness Coverage:
4. All fees must be paid prior to student athlete competition. This includes paying for an ASB Card, school transportation fee, and program participation fee. Every effort is made to ensure athletics programs are affordable for all students. All fees can be paid online through each high school’s main website. Note: Scholarships are available, contact the school for details.
Questions about BSD Athletics Programs or Athletics Eligibility? Go to the BSD Athletics and Activities website for more details or contact the school or district Athletics and Activities Department.
All student athletes are required to meet both the WIAA and BSD academic standards (see below for details). Grade checks are conducted three times each sports season to ensure all student athletes meet academic standards. Failure to meet these standards will result in the student athlete being suspended, which means they are ineligible for competition during a defined suspension period. Ineligible student athletes may attend and participate in practice, but not competition.
Students who attend school off campus such as International School, Bellevue Big Picture, Bellevue College Running Start, Private Schools, or Home Schooled are required to provide the school’s Athletic Director with a copy of their grades at the time grade checks are done.
WIAA Academic Standards (2)
- The student athlete must have passed six credit-bearing classes during the previous semester. Student athletes who do not meet this WIAA academic standard are ineligible for competition during the defined suspension period. (See links below for details.) To be reinstated for interscholastic competition, a student athlete must be passing six of their currently scheduled credit-bearing classes at the end of the defined suspension period. Otherwise, the student athlete will remain ineligible for competition until passing six of their currently scheduled credit-bearing classes.
- The student athlete must be passing six credit-bearing classes of the current semester. Student athletes who do not meet this WIAA academic standard are ineligible for competition until they are passing six of their currently scheduled credit-bearing classes.
Bellevue School District Academic Standard (1)
- The student athlete must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Student athletes who do not meet this BSD academic standard are ineligible for competition during the defined suspension period. (See links below for details.) To be reinstated for interscholastic competition, a student athlete must be maintaining a minimum 2.0 current GPA in at least six currently scheduled credit-bearing classes at the end of the suspension period. Otherwise, the student athlete will remain ineligible for competition until maintaining a minimum 2.0 current GPA in at least six currently scheduled credit-bearing classes.
Note: To ensure continued eligibility this standard must also be maintained at each subsequent grade check.
A student athlete may request a waiver for this BSD academic standard if unique or unusual circumstances resulted in a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. See the Athletic Director or high school counselor for details.
For specific dates and additional information on academic standards, grade checks, and suspension periods, etc., click the appropriate link below:
– 2017-2018 Academic Eligibility and Seasonal Timeline – Fall Season
– 2017-2018 Academic Eligibility and Seasonal Timeline – Winter Season
– 2017-2018 Academic Eligibility and Seasonal Timeline – Spring Season
– 2017-2018 Academic Eligibility and Seasonal Timeline – 2151P Considerations
– 2017-2018 Academic Eligibility and Seasonal Timeline – IEP and 504 Plan Considerations
– Request for Wavier of GPA Athletic Eligibility Requirement
Bellevue School District Athletic Communication Policy
Parents and coaches are two of the most important and significant role models in a student-athlete’s life. Therefore, clear communication between these individuals is essential. The guidelines listed below are intended to clarify school expectations for this vital relationship.
Communication Coaches and School Provide
- The vision of the program the student-athlete is participating in
- Expectations the coach has for your student-athlete and for the team
- Team requirements (i.e. attendance, practice, and lettering policy, out-of-season training and conditioning, special equipment)
- The procedure if a student-athlete is injured during participation
- Disciplinary action that may result in a student-athlete being denied the right to participate
- Ways parents can become involved in helping support the vision for the program and goals for the upcoming season.
Before, during or after games is not the suitable time to voice concerns about your student-athlete to the coaching staff. The head coaches will be glad to discuss issues regarding your son or daughter; this can be done by a scheduled (in person, telephone or electronic) appointment. Appointments can be made by using the contact information provided by the coach.
The Communication Process
When a problem, question or situation arises, it may be due to incomplete or inaccurate information. Therefore, the operating procedure for your questions/issues/concerns directed to head the coach and/or the athletic department is consistent with the Bellevue School District Policy and procedure 4220 (Complaints Concerning Staff and Programs).
- The student-athlete goes directly to his/her coach to discuss the issue. This should be encouraged by the parent because this allows for meaningful dialogue to take place for both parties.
- If there is further need for discussion, the student-athlete’s parent(s) will contact the coach to set up an appointment, typically with the student-athlete and the parent.
- If, after meeting with the coach, the parent(s) and/or player do not feel the issue was satisfactorily resolved, then they may proceed to the next step by meeting with their Athletic Director.
- If, after meeting with the Athletic Director, the parent(s) and/or player do not feel the issue was satisfactorily resolved, then they may proceed to the next step by meeting with the principal.
- While e-mail has become an effective way to initiate contact, it is not the best way to resolve conflicts. Accordingly, e-mailing coaches to communicate issues and concerns in order to schedule an appointment is encouraged and appropriate. However, e-mail will not be used as a substitute for in-person communication.
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other Bellevue High School athletic event.
- I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.
- I will support the athletic director, coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
- I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at Bellevue High School events.
- I will remember that the game is for the student-athletes- not adults.
- I will do my very best to make athletic participation fun for my child.
- I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
- I will help my child enjoy the athletic experience by being a respectful fan.
- I will help kids and their coaches by shouting from the sidelines only to applaud and encourage them. I will work with coaches to teach kids that the bad calls and good calls even out- in sports as in life. Similarly, I will help kids see that, in sports as in life, they will sometimes play well and lose, or play poorly and win. I realize the only sensible goals are to have fun and improve their skills. I will encourage kids to participate in sports for the enjoyment of the game.
- I have read this document and understand the expectations placed on me as a parent of a child involved in the athletic program at Bellevue High School and by signing this I also hereby approve my child’s participation in any scheduled competitions that may occur at other locations or schools outside the Bellevue School District during the regular or post-season as part of this participation.