District prepares move to Stages 2 and 3 of Reconnect Plan
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As with many districts in the rest of the state, high school athletics here in Bellingham are scheduled to be held in three short seasons beginning in December 2020, following guidance from the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA). 

A short conditioning season–referred to as Return To Play (RTP)–has been approved as conditions allow and is scheduled for October 26th through December 19th. 

BPS RTP Guidelines 10-15-2020

Squalicum Specific guidelines in person contact with Student-Athletes

Sport Specific Considerations for RTP Appendix A 10-16-20

To prepare for this season, please review the information listed below regarding online registration, physicals, and eligibility forms.

Online Registration

Bellingham Public Schools has partnered with FinalForms for online registration. Families, along with your student athlete, need to complete/update an athletic registration each year.  In addition to the forms, the student will need a current sports physical on file.

The emails listed in Skyward are used for communicating in FinalForms. If your email has changed, please contact the Registrar and Athletic Administrative Assistant. This Parent Playbook will also help you with step-by-step directions. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support.” Families, along with your student athlete or activity member, complete a registration form each year. A benefit of the online registration is that your information is saved making the process easier when registering for athletics next school year. This also allows the athletics and activities office to verify that all forms are turned in prior to the first practice ensuring your student will be able to participate. Computers are available for families with limited internet access and you may call the athletics and activities office at (360) 676-6470 x7634 for support while filling out the online registration.

Important:

  • After completing the online registration forms, your student will need to be cleared for each sports season through their school’s activities office before they can participate in any sport.  You may review your data at any time to verify it is current, and you will sign your forms once per year and after any updates you make.
  • A current sports physical exam (form), which cannot expire during the sport season, is required for the student to participate in athletics.
  • All eligibility forms can now be found in the WIAA Student Eligibility Center HERE.  These include forms required if athletes are participating in Running Start, Home-Based/Home Schooled, Alternative Education or International Exchange.

ASB Card–current fees are under review for 2020-2021 

Some teams and clubs may have additional fees; information will be provided by the coach or adviser. There are no athletic participation fees. Some sports may still have additional fees for other needs (such as uniforms, equipment or travel). We will keep reducing and eliminating as many fees as possible as we move forward, especially from bell to bell (beginning to the end of the school day). For activities that happen beyond the school day, we will continue to need our community’s financial support and help to provide equitable opportunities for our students.

Athletic Code of Conduct

Game schedules on the NWC website