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Attn: Middle School parents of students participating in wrestling and basketball
Per the DOH Sports and Fitness Guidance, wrestling and basketball classify as high contact indoor sports. High contact sports are defined as team sports with frequent or sustained contact (and in many cases, face-to-face contact) between participants. In accordance with the most recent K-12 Covid-19 Requirements from the DOH, we require students participating in wrestling and basketball to upload a copy of their vaccination card in FinalForms. The reason being that masks are not required for fully vaccinated athletes competing in high-contact indoor sports. Masks are not required for unvaccinated athletes competing in high-contact indoor sports if they participate in screening testing.
Testing for Unvaccinated Athletes
Beginning the first week of Season 2 Athletics, we will begin Rapid Antigen COVID testing for unvaccinated athletes. This is a Department of Health requirement for our athletics program. Testing will be conducted twice a week during the school day in the Health Room. Our plan is to conduct testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This may change based on competition days and the guidelines provided to us by the Department of Health. We will have athletes swab their own nose under the supervision of trained staff. If you as a parent prefer to be present to swab your child’s nose, you may contact Andrew Stephenson: StephensonA@issaquah.wednet.edu. If your child’s vaccination status has changed, please upload current vaccine information into the Final Forms registration portal. If you need support with this, please contact our Athletics Office Professional Sue Wickstrand: WickstrandS@issaquah.wednet.edu.
Registration for Season 3 is open in Final Forms - all registrations must be complete by January 14th 2022. We expect the season to begin on January 24th 2022 and will publish coach information about coaches, fees and schedules as it is made available to us.
Sports: Co-ed Track & Field (non-cut)
Summer is the perfect time to get a physical before the start of the new school year. Please download a physical form and have your medical professional sign it. During the registration process, you will be asked to upload a scan of the physical. Incoming 6th grade athletes must have a physical dated on or after June 1st of this school year. Physicals are valid for 24 months.
Students in grades 6-8 can try out to participate in Varsity and Junior Varsity teams such as Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Softball, Girls and Boys Basketball, and Girls Soccer. All students may also participate in non-cut sports such as Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Intramural Volleyball, Co-ed Wrestling, Girls and Boys Intramural Basketball, Girls Intramural Soccer, and Co-ed Track.
Similar to ISD high schools, registration for middle school sports will be completed online. The ISD Middle School Sports webpage contains a link to the FinalForms Registration Portal to register for the current season of sports (located at the very bottom of the webpage). FinalForms uses your Family Access login for Skyward. If you don't know your username or password, go to Family Access and click on "Forgot your Login/Password." You will receive an email with a link to reset your password from Family Access. PLEASE NOTE: If you reset your password in Skyward, your new password will not work in FinalForms until the next day.
The office can only accept registration for the current sports season.
All athletes are required to purchase a $35 ASB membership. Sport-specific fees for Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer, and Track are $50.00. The fee for Intramural sports is $20.00. All steps in the registration process must be completed the Friday before the start of the season to guarantee participation clearance for the first day of practice/tryouts. Intramural sports will begin after the start of the season.
Payment for sports fees may be paid after notification of making a Varsity or JV team. Non-cut sports require paid sports fees to start practice.
All practices start immediately after school ends. Hustle to meet with your coaches! Practices end at 4:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and at 5:00 PM on Wednesday. No practice on Fridays. Activity bus comes at 4:21 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and at 5:08 PM on Wednesday. Intramural sports typically have less practices during the week - check with your coach.
BLMS sports teams compete with other middle school teams within the Issaquah School District. Game schedules are posted for each sport. We compete against Issaquah, Maywood, Pacific Cascade, and Pine Lake. Games are held at home or away. Teams are transported by bus to away games.
In order for students to participate in any athletic program, they must:
Note: In order to participate in any after school activity, theater, sports, concerts, etc., a student must attend a full day of school. (Exceptions: Medical/dental appointments, certain emergency absences when approved by either the Principal or Assistant Principal.) All fines must be paid.
Note: If you currently live in the Beaver Lake Middle School attendance area and are enrolled in a private or home school program, please contact our Registrar, Diana Henneuse (425-837-4160) for information on how to enroll in a sports program.
The above also applies to participation in BLMS clubs, Theater Productions, and the role of Team Manager(s).
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact Sue Wickstrand in the office.