Athletics

Salmon Bay K-8 has a 6th - 8th grade Athletics Program. We operate on ano-cuts policy! All student athletes are welcome to join the fun.

Here's a list of the sports typically offered during school year. Each coach will provide a team roster and a schedule of the games as soon as they are available. We do not hold practices on Professional Development days or on Wednesdays (school staff meeting days).

Sport Teams include:

Fall: Girls Soccer, Co-ed ultimate
Winter: Boys/Girls Basketball
Spring: Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Track, Boys Soccer, Non-district League Ultimate Frisbee


Program Philosophy

Middle school sports are a great way to meet new friends, learn skills and techniques and learn how to participate on a team. Even if you have not ever played a sport, this is a wonderful opportunity to try a new activity.

While we do like to win our games, Salmon Bay School’s sports teams are based on the philosophy of having fun, learning how to improve as a player and a team member, and learning how competitive sports work.

We work as a school to help students take risks as athletes and enjoy the benefits of personal and team accomplishment.


Athletics Requirements

Physical Form

Before participating in Seattle School Public Schools athletic program, a physical is required. A physical is good for thirteen months. If you will participate in one or more of the above sports offerings, a physical form filled-in by your doctor is due by the first practice ofthe season, please turn in to the main office. Physical Forms are available in the main office. Download Physical Form.

Eligibility

  • Student must be assigned to the school for which he/she is playing.
  • A private and/or home-schooled student may play for the neighborhood public school they would be assigned to if the private school does not have a team that competes with other schools.
  • Note: it shall be the “receiving schools” responsibility to insure that the private and/or home-school student meets all the requirements.
  • Completed application including parent/guardian consent
  • Current (within one school year) physical examination prior to participating any practice or game.

Participation

  • Student must be maintaining a 2.0 academic GPA in every class on game day:
    • Students must complete a “Student Athlete Progress Report” not earlier than the day before a game.
    • For Special Ed students only: IEP team will be involved in final decisions regarding eligibility of special education students.
    • The report must be signed by every teacher
    • In addition, the student and a designated administrator must sign the report.
    • All coaches must carry copies of signed progress reports with them to the athletic event.
  • Student must not be under any disciplinary action on game day: expulsion, suspension, in-school suspension, after-school detention and/or any other behavioral eligibility rules determined by the school: i.e. assigned to Saturday School for behavioral issues.
  • Student cannot be absent from school for any or part of game day except for extraordinary circumstances. Examples of extraordinary circumstances would be attendance at a funeral or a dental emergency. The principal will make the final determination.
  • Student meets Team Coach’s rules:
    • Student fulfills practice requirements
    • Student attends study table/academic Saturday School
    • “Citizenship or Sportsmanship” rules that are established by the coach

Contact

Katie Gallagher-Hayes
knhayes@seattleschools.org

Resources

See below our links and resources for the Athletic Department for Seattle Public Schools:

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