An after school sports program is offered for seventh and eighth grade students. All students are invited to participate. We offer a no cut program in which all students will have the opportunity to experience playing time and learn good sportsmanship. Student's effort and attitude during practice are key criteria in determining playing time. Students will need to arrange for transportation from practices. There will not be an activity bus available. A doctor's exam or physical is required for all students who participate in the after school sports program. We participate in a league that includes Washington, Jefferson, Marshall, Bush, Tumwater and Griffin middle schools. Student athletes must adhere to all WIAA, league, school, and coaches' rules. Please refer to the “Olympia Public School Athletic Program Initial Participation” packet for more information.
Students who are involved in sports are expected to maintain a “C” grade or higher in every class in order to remain eligible for athletics. If a student drops below a “C” grade in any class they become ineligible for competition. The student may continue to practice if they are making an effort to improve the grade(s). The student may be eligible for competition once the grade(s) are back to a “C” or higher.
Summer time is a great time to get sports physicals completed for the coming year. District athletic clearance packets are available at the school. Clearance forms are due to the first day of practice. Paperwork is good for one school year. Sports seasons are: boys - soccer, wrestling, basketball, track... girls - volleyball, basketball, soccer, track. Olympia School District has imposed a pay to play fee of $60.00 per sport season.
Practices are held everyday after school until 4:45 p.m.
Middle School Athletic Participation Fee
To be eligible to participate in the interscholastic sports program, all student-athletes are required to pay a participation fee during the clearance process before each season . The Board of Directors have currently set the participation fee at $60 per season.
The participation fee may be waived, with approval from the principal, for students enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program. For students requesting a waiver due to documented financial hardship, a reduced fee or waiver may be granted by the principal.
If a student is participating in a "cut" sport they will be given no more than three (3) days from the date "cuts" are made, to pay the participation fee, unless waived by the principal for a documented hardship. Those not making payment within the three (3) day period will be ineligible until fees are paid in full.
If a student leaves the sport within the first ten (10) days of practice 100% of the fee will be refunded. Requests for refunds must be made, in writing, to the building athletic office within five (5) days of leaving the sport. If a student leaves the sport after the first ten (10) days of practice no refund will be given.
Student participation fees are used at the building level to assist in paying for transportation of athletic teams and at the distract level to partially pay for coaching stipends. (See "Information for Parents" on this site for funding details.)