• Athletics...

    Who can participate?

    • Athletics are for 7th and 8th grade students
    • All athletes must meet requirements before and during the athletic season
  • Lewis and Clark Sport Seasons

    • Fall Season (Beginning August 21st): 
      • Volleyball, Football, Cross Country
    • Winter Season One (1st semester- Beginning October16th for swimming and October 23rd for basketball): 
      • Boys Basketball, Girls Swimming
    • Winter Season Two (2nd semester- Beginning January 8th for girls basketball and wrestling and January 22nd for boys swimming): 
      • Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, Wrestling
    • Spring Season (Beginning March 18th ): 
      • Track, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer

     

    Home Athletic Events

    $3- Adult

    $1- Student

    • Students with ID/Activity Cards and OPS staff with district badges are FREE (must have them with you).
    • Volleyball and basketball games are held in the gym- enter through "Door 3".
    • Please arrive, at home athletic events, after 3:15, to allow for a smooth building dismissal.
  • BEFORE YOU PLAY...

    Physicals

    • Any 7th or 8th grader choosing to participate in a school-sponsored sport must have a current physical on file with the school nurse, RN.  
    • All physicals must be dated AFTER May 1st 2023
    • Your physical MUST be turned in BEFORE you are allowed to try out, practice, or play. 
    • OPS offers physicals by appointment at any of the School-Based Health Centers.  Cost for physicals are based on family income.

    Insurance

    • All students MUST have medical insurance in order to participate in inter-school athletics.
    • Parents/Guardians MUST provide Insurance Company Name and Policy Number.

    Grades

    • All middle school students participating in, or who plan to participate in sports, MUST maintain a passing grade in every class during that sport's season.  OPS policy: "No pass, no play."
    • Students MUST earn a 2.0 GPA each quarter in order to participate in sports for the following quarter.
    • If students improve their grade status, then eligibility will be reinstated.

    Attendance

    • Regular school attendance is REQUIRED in order to practice or play in sporting events:
      • Students who are suspended, assigned to SSC, or are truant WILL NOT participate in sporting events on that specific date.
    • Regular attendance is REQUIRED for ALL practices.
      • Students who have more than 2 unexcused absences from practices will be excused from the team.
      • Students who are absent from practice will not participate in the next sporting event or at the coach's discretion.

    Behavior/Conduct

    • Student athletes must display sportsmanship at all athletic practices and games to teammates, opponents, coaches, refs, and fans
    • Students who have repeated violations of the OPS Code of Conduct, suspension, SSC, and other behavior concerns may be excused from the team 

    After Practice

    • Practice will conclude at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified by the coach.
    • After practice, students may do the following:  
      • Leave with their parents/guardian or walk home.
      • Ride Late Bus if eligible.