2020-21 SPORTS (UPDATED on August 5, 2020)
Northshore School District Message Regarding Additional WIAA Modification of 2020-21 Sports Season Calendar
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced another addition to the modified schedule for the 2020-21 school year. Leagues were given a choice to make the original Season 1 sports a Season 3 sport. The athletic directors from the KingCo conference met and agreed that this would be best for our communities. The KingCo conference appealed to the WIAA to make this move and we were approved. All Season 1 (fall) sports are now Season 3 sports.
Please see the changes below as they could impact family plans and schedules. This could also impact sports physicals that may now expire during the new season dates.
SEASON 2: December 28 – February 27
Boys Swim and Dive
SEASON 3: March 1 – May 1
Football (begins February 17 – May 8)
Girls Swim and Dive
Non-WIAA Rowing (1st of 2 seasons – sign up under Fall Rowing)
Non-WIAA Boys Water Polo
SEASON 4: April 26 – June 26
Track and Field
Non-WIAA Boys Lacrosse
Non-WIAA Girls Lacrosse
Non-WIAA Rowing (2nd season – sign up under Spring Rowing)
Non-WIAA Girls Water Polo
These dates are very different and will affect many sports in ways we haven’t experienced in the past. For example, there will be two holidays that the teams will need to practice through; mid-winter break, February 15-19, for Season 2 and spring break, April 12-16, for Season 3. Season 4 will go through June 26 which will be a challenge around graduation activities.
Spring break and Season 3 will be the biggest difference for these sports as we will have practices and regular season games during this time. Depending on the sport, there may also be post season play to allow time to qualify for State events.
There are still many details that need to be worked out in regard to these activities and how they can be implemented in each county and in each district. It is important to us to get these dates to you so you can start to plan as a family which sports you will be looking to participate in. As we get more information, we will share it with our communities to help you better prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
A Message from Duggan Harman, NSD Athletics Administration:
Friday, June 19, King County moved to Phase 2. This has led many athletes, parents and coaches to inquire about starting summer high school sports practices which normally begin after school is out.
In Phase 2, groups are limited to five or in this case four athletes and a coach. This cohort must stay together and are not allowed to mix with other cohorts. This restriction applies to coaches as well. Social distancing must be maintained, masks worn at all times and cleaning and disinfection rules apply. In other words, in Phase 2, there are significant restrictions imposed on any practices.
For this reason, and after consulting with other KingCo league districts, the vast majority of which are adopting similar guidelines, Northshore Schools will not allow district athletic activities until at a minimum Phase 3 is reached.
Once Phase 3 is reached, district administration will evaluate opening practices and will issue further guidance.
Northshore Schools Athletics Administration
2020 SPRING SPORTS
Per Deputy Superintendent Duggan Harman's April 6 message through Final Forms, now that the closure of spring sports is official, the district will start reimbursing pay to play fees. 100% of high school spring sports participation fees will be processed automatically - there is no action required by families. Payments made by credit/debit card will be refunded directly to the card account. Payments made by check or cash will be refunded by check mailed from the Northshore School District. Read more
FinalForms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. Registration for 2020-2021 is OPEN. You can register for a fall, winter and/or spring sport at the same time.
Required Prior to Participation in Athletics
In order to participate in the first day of tryouts or practice, a FinalForms registration must be completed by both parent and student and a current sports physical must be on file with the WHS Athletic Office. Sports physicals are good for two years from the exam date.
Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on FinalForms.
Visit our Teams page for a list of sports offered each season.
Questions? We're here to help!
- If you have any questions, are having issues registering on FinalForms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(WHS Main Office/Athletics)
*Note: Faxes are not accessible to staff during the COVID-19 building closure.