Athletics

  • The interscholastic program exists to allow students to participate and represent their schools in educational, social, and recreational activities to further improve their abilities and to learn to cooperate and compete with others. Because these activities are performed in public, each student is expected to conduct himself/herself, at all times, in a manner that will reflect the high standards of Ridgeline Middle School, the team and community. When representing their school, students are expected to dress according to school guidelines and demonstrate mature conduct that will earn respect for themselves and RMS. For the purpose of eligibility and discipline, the definition of a sport season will be from the first team meeting until the completion of the awards program.

    Schedule of Sports Seasons (PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19, SCHEDULES MAY VARY AND CHANGE)

    6th/7th/8th Grade Sports

    All sports registration is completed online.  Please go to the link below to register for sports.

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    Sports practices at Ridgeline are after school Monday through Friday.

    Fall
    Football (7th-8th Grade only), Cross Country, Girls Fastpitch, Boys Soccer

    Winter I 
    Girls Basketball, Wrestling

    Winter II
    Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer

    Spring
    Track, Volleyball

    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
    Students participating in sports are placed on probation for a two-week period if they receive an “F” grade in any class. Should the student clear an “F” grade within 24 hours, they are eligible immediately. Should the student clear failing grades within the first week, they are eligible the following Monday. Should the student be failing the same course/courses after the initial grade check signifying an “F”, they will be dropped from the activity. Students may practice but will not be eligible to participate in contests until the two-week period is complete and the student no longer has an “F” grade. An athlete will become immediately ineligible for all interscholastic programs if conduct at school results in disciplinary actions (per Board Policy 2151).

    Students violating the drug, alcohol, or tobacco policies while on a sports team at RMS will be dropped from the activity. Students attending functions where drugs and/or alcohol are present must leave immediately.

    ASB/ID CARD
    Students must purchase an ASB card before participating in athletics and after-school clubs and activities. ASB cards for the 2020-2021 school year are $25.

    ATHLETIC CODE
    Students must sign and adhere to the athletic code. Students who violate policies outlined in the athletic code may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension from the team.

    ATTENDANCE
    All athletes must be present and on time the entire day to be eligible to participate unless prior approval is obtained from the athletic director. This includes but is not limited to athletic contests, practices, dances, etcetera. Full P.E. participation is required for all athletes on a day of practice or game. In order to participate in a Saturday event, a student must be in attendance for the entire school day on Friday.

    BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENTS
    All athletes are required to adhere to the athletics/activities code provided in the beginning of the season packet. Violation of this code will result in disciplinary action.

    FEES/FORMS
    For athletes, a $30 non-refundable fee is required for each individual sport.  All students need health insurance to participate in after school athletics. Insurance forms are available in the office for those students who do not presently have coverage. Online registration must be completed and all fees and fines turned in to the office before a student begins participating (no exceptions). If there is a financial hardship please contact the Athletic Director. It is not our intent to deny ANY student the opportunity to participate or try out.

    PHYSICALS
    Students must have a current sport physical submitted to the office prior to the start of a sports season (no exceptions). A physical examination form and an insurance form are both available in the office. The best time to obtain a physical is during the summer. Physicals are good for thirteen months.

    SPORTSMANSHIP
    Inappropriate yelling and profanity will not be tolerated. Enjoy the game! It is appropriate to cheer FOR your team NOT against the other team. Inappropriate behavior by athletes or spectators will result in removal from the event and disciplinary action.

    SUBSTANCE ABUSE
    The unlawful use, possession or consumption of tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances (drugs) or paraphernalia is prohibited. When a violation takes place, the administration and coaches will follow the Yelm Community Schools Athletic/Activities Code as well as the rules set by the coach/advisor.

    TRANSPORTATION
    Students must get to the event and back to school in school-approved transportation. If parents want to provide transportation for their student after the event, they must submit the request in writing. Parents may not release an athlete to another adult or parent. Check with the coach/advisor for more information.