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Student-athletes must meet high academic and attendance standards in order to participate in after-school sports. Our student-athletes focus on the things that make a difference in their education and their team membership.

Middle school athletics and activities

  • All students in middle school can participate in sports through the district’s no-cut policy.
  • Students may only participate in one sport per season. We are also unable to accommodate outside sports schedules (i.e, Pop Warner, YMCA) that interfere with our practice/competition schedules. This is in accordance with WIAA guidelines.
  • Students cannot practice or participate in competitions until all required forms have been completed and submitted through FamilyID. Students also must have a valid physical to start practice.
  • Parents should pick up their children from athletic events or arrange for rides. One-way busing will be used whenever possible.
  • VSAA students are eligible to participate in one Discovery sport per season in addition to our Discovery Track and Field team. Transportation is only provided to Track practice, all other sports require parent transportation. Registration is also through www.familyid.com and VSAA students are required to purchase a Discovery ASB Card in addition to paying the Sports fee.

Fall

August 30th – October 15th, 2021

Early winter

October 2021

Late winter

December 2021

Spring

April 2022

Flag football
Sixth and seventh grade boys and girls
Basketball
Seventh and eighth grade girls
Basketball
Seventh and eighth grade boys
Track
Sixth through eighth grade boys and girls
Tackle football (Aug 21st- Oct 16th)
Eighth grade boys and girls
Wrestling
Sixth through eighth grade boys and girls
Bowling (Feb  2021)
Seventh and eighth grade girls
Volleyball
Seventh and eighth grade girls
Unified Basketball (Feb 2021)                  Sixth through eighth grade boys and girls
Cross Country Sixth through eight grade boys and girls

Discovery Athletics Registration

We are excited to have your student be a part of our Athletic program! The following is information and steps that you will need to take in order to register them for their sport!

  • Register your student at familyid.com/discovery-middle-school. Please complete the registration in full. A partial registration will not be saved. Throughout the school year, you will need to re-register your student if they intend on participating in multiple sports. You will need the following information in order to complete the registration online.
    1. Address and phones numbers for emergency contacts
    2. Student’s primary Doctor’s name and phone number. You may put ‘n/a’ if your student is seen at a clinic and does not have a primary Doctor.
    3. Student’s medical and dental insurance information and policy/group numbers. If you do not have medical and dental insurance, you will need to purchase medical and/or dental through the student accident insurance plan at Myers-Stevens and Toohey.
  • Have a PHYSICAL EXAM completed on your student. The physical exam must be current (within the last 24 months), not expire before the end of the season, be signed by a physician and either uploaded to the registration system or a copy given to the Discovery Business Office. If your student requires medication at school or has a potentially life threatening condition, an ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FORM must be completed by a doctor and returned to the school. Both the physical exam form and medication forms are available on the Discovery Website or in the Business office.
  • Pay for your student’s $10 ASB Card and $20 Sports Fee. You may pay online at https://fines.vansd.org or in person at the Discovery Business Office. The ASB card is good for the entire school year and only needs to be purchased one time. The $20 sports fee is per sport. If your student is approved for free or reduced lunch benefits, the $20 sports fee is reduced to $10. A signed CONSENT TO SHARE INFORMATION FORM is required to receive the reduction. The reduced fee can not be paid online and must be paid at the Business Office. The Consent form is available on the Discovery Website or in the Business office.
  • Resolve any previous ASB or Sport related fines. Your athlete will not be eligible to compete until all of the previous fines have been resolved. If you need additional time to pay or if you need to establish a payment plan, please contact the Business Office.

REMINDERS:

– If you need assistance with the Family ID website, contact them directly at 1-888-800-5583 ext 1 or at support@familyid.com. For example if you need to reset your password or have difficulty logging in.

– Contact the Business Office at 360-313-3304 via email at Angella.Lindsay@vansd.org for any questions about dates, times, payments, or fines.

– A computer is available during school hours outside of the Business Office and in our Family Resource Center if you do not have internet access or a computer at home.

  • All athletic fees and fines must be paid in order to compete. Financial assistance is available.
  • Each sport requires a valid ASB card ($10 each calendar year) and sport-specific fee of $20. These funds are used to help defray the cost of equipment, cleaning/repair/replacement of uniforms, transportation, officials and other expenses.

Fall Sports:

Practice starts Monday, August 30th from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. Practice is Monday to Friday. Practice meet locations are determined closer to the start of the season. We also transport students to the meet locations but again ask that Parents pick up at meet locations after the meet concludes.

*More information will be added as it is decided*

Schedule is subject to change without prior notice. 

Thank you InvestED for helping our students in need!

Contact

Katie Ronning / Athletic director / 360-313-3300
Angella Lindsay / Business office / 360-313-3304

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WIAA Physical Form (Updated 9/19/19) 256.20 KB 122 downloads

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