Questions

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    Q: Can I pay online for my student's sports fees?
    A: NTPS is now set up with an online payment option called Touchbase. Credit cards are not accepted at the schools, but you can now log into the portal using your Skyward Family Access login information. For more information click here.
     
     
    Q: I have received messages from the school district regarding inclement weather information. Will my child's game be cancelled?
    A: When school is cancelled due to weather conditions, most after-school activities will also be cancelled. It is best to stay tuned into your local news stations for important weather updates and to be sure your child's school district has your current contact information so you are receiving important notifications. To follow us on Twitter and stay up-to-date on any last minute schedule changes, go to https://twitter.com/RRHawksSports. Get to know our League! River Ridge HS is part of the 3A division of the South Sound Conference. Get all of the up-to-date sports schedules, SSC League information, and subscribe to have e-mails sent to your inbox whenever there is a schedule change. Get immediate schedule changes so you know if your student's game has been cancelled due to bad weather.  Make sure you click on the orange subscribe button subscribe  on the sscathletics.org website today. 
     

    Q: I already participated in a sport this school year. Do I have to fill out more paperwork?
    A: Yes, every sport season requires a registration form. The eligibility registration packet is specific for that sport season and cannot transfer from season to season. It is important for the school to receive the most current contact and health information in order to ensure each student's safety while participating in River Ridge Athletics.


    Q: I already paid the sports participation fee for fall sports, do I have to pay the fee again for winter sports?
    A: Yes, NTPS requires a sports participation fee to be paid every sports season. The fee for each sport is $100, except for football which is $125.


    Q: What does the athletic participation fee pay for?
    A: The North Thurston Public Schools provides high school athletic activities for eligible students. A fee is assessed to cover some of the costs which are not reimbursed by State of Washington funds. A participation fee for each sport helps offset costs of school trainers, coaches, transportation to and from athletic contests, repair and reconditioning of safety equipment, and officials fees.


    Q: I don't think I will be able to pay the sports participation fee when I turn in my paperwork to clear for sports. Is there a waiver or reduced fee option?
    A: If you are unable to pay the fee at the time of clearing to be eligible for sports participation, please contact Mrs. Storvick for alternative options. She can be reached at 360-412-4820, or e-mail sstorvick@nthurston.k12.wa.us. 


    Q: I already paid the $30 ASB Card fee in August when I turned in my school registration forms or after school started. Do I have to pay it again when I try out for a sport?
    A: No, the ASB Card fee is only required once per year. 


    Q: How long are sports physicals good for?
    A: Sports physicals are good for 24 months, unless otherwise noted by the examining physician.


    Q: Do sports physicals transfer with student's records?
    A: Athletic files are completely separate from student school and health room files. When requesting records to be transferred to a new school, it is your responsibility to request physicals from your physician's office or prior school's athletic office to be sent to your current school for your student's athletic file. It will not be done automatically from the school you transferred your child from.


    Q: How do I know if my child will be able to play in a game when I get them cleared for sports?
    A: NTPS Athletic Code - 3.0.0 ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

    3.1.0  Previous semester/trimester - In order for a student-athlete to be considered academically eligible for a new season, he/she:
      • Must have passed five of six classes (or the equivalent) in the semester immediately preceding the one in which the interscholastic competition is held.
      • The student-athlete must have a minimum 2.0 GPA OR have passed all classes with no grades of "D" or "F" in the previous semester/trimester.


    If a student has not passed the equivalent of five of six classes in the previous semester/trimester, he/she will be allowed to turn out but not be allowed to compete in any interscholastic competitions until the last Saturday in September for first semester or after the fifth week for second semester. Eligibility will begin on the Monday following the suspension period.

    If a student passed five of six classes (or the equivalent), but did not achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA OR did not pass all classes with grades above a "D" the previous semester/trimester, he/she will be ineligible for interscholastic competition until a grade check on the second Friday of the semester or later indicates a minimum 2.0 GPA, OR passing all classes with grades above a "D".


    3.2.0 Current semester/trimester - An in-season student-athlete must maintain a 2.0 GPA OR be passing all classes with grades above a "D", and be enrolled in five or more classes (or the equivalent) and passing five of six classes (or the equivalent). (WIAA 18.7.0)