Starting in the 2018-19 school year, there will be a new process in place to ensure student-athletes complete the necessary paperwork and eligibility checks to participate in athletics. Before a student-athlete can start practice, they must turn in a signed “Blue Card” to their coach or to the Athletic Department Office. In order for a Blue Card to be signed, a student-athlete must receive a check in the following four boxes and a signature from the Athletic Director, the Athletic Secretary, or the Secretary to the Superintendent:
- Current Physical on file (Dated after April 15 of previous school year)
- Eligibility Check (This is done in the school office) – in the previous semester, a student-athlete must receive credit in two-thirds of a full academic load. If you were a student at Kalkaska High School the previous semester this means you must have passed 4 of 6 classes.
- Pay to Play ($40) paid in full or Boosters Form. This is a big change as Pay-to-Play was previously due before the first contest. It is now due before a student-athlete can practice. If a student-athlete is cut, injured, or quits the team before the first competition the fee will be fully refunded. Boosters Assistance Forms can be found here.
- Transfer Paperwork on file (if applicable)
Students without a signed Blue Card will not be allowed to practice. During the summer months, this process can be completed at Central Office (315 S. Coral Street) Monday-Thursday from 8am-3pm or by emailing the athletic secretary below to arrange a different time. If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office by calling (231) 258-9167 or for a faster response during the summer, by sending an email to the athletic secretary at email@example.com.
Blue Cards are being mailed home with report cards. They are also available at Central Office or from your coach over the summer.