2020-2021 School Year Athletics Update
As of this post, (3/9/21) Spring Sports: baseball, softball, and track will start on 3/22/21 and cross country in May of 2021. Students MUST be cleared through Register My Athlete to be able to participate in the season. Below you will find the link to Register my Athlete and a tutorial on how to navigate the site. These plans are subject to change as we monitor the state's Covid 19 numbers and respond with the student's and staff's health and safety in mind. We will be sure to give updates as soon a we get them.
Currently spectators will not be allowed to the events at the middle school level. Also district transportation may not be able to provide transportation to all events due to staffing issues from the pandemic. Therefore, personal transportation may be necessary to some events.
***NEW ATHLETIC CLEARENCE PROCESS***
DVUSD has partnered with Register My Athlete to make the clearence process more efficient and paperless. All forms and medical clearence will be done through the Register My Athlete website. Each student athlete will need to create an account on Register My Athlete and complete all form on their account to be cleared to participate in athetics. Click the link for Register My Athlete
Tryouts & Practices: Tryouts and practices will be closed to the public. Please come support your child during games and tournaments.
AIA Concussion Online Course: In compliance with ARS §15-341 (24) (SB 1521) all student athletes shall complete the Brainbook online concussion education course. This course is to be taken one time by a student athlete.
Click HERE to access the Brainbook information
This course was originally set up for high school athletes, but the Deer Valley Unified School District has asked all middle school students to take the course as well. (when the student takes the course they will need to register as a 9th grader. You should also choose the high school that is nearest to you).
Once this course is completed, the student will not need to take the course again in high school.
Students may access the course at http://aiaacademy.org/brainbook.
Track and Field
No Cut Sports: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track and Field
In accordance with the State of Arizona’s regulations and Deer Valley’s Governing Board Policy, only those students deemed academically eligible may participate in extra or co-curricular activities in which competition is an integral part of the organization. Students must be passing all subjects to be eligible. Study sessions will be available for students needing assistance.
Students are encouraged to work out with their team(s) and not quit the sport even if they have a failing grade. They will be allowed to fully participate in competitions only when they can show passing grades on mid‑reports, progress reports, or report cards. Each of these grading periods determines the student's eligibility until the next grading period approximately 2 1/2 weeks later.
The teacher and the coach may limit participation in a sport due to disruptive behavior and attitude.
If a student receives a detention, in‑school suspension, or out‑of‑school suspension, the student may not participate in or attend any extracurricular activities including practices, games, competitions, dances, etc. Parents may not change scheduled detentions due to conflicts with extra-curricular activities.
Note: An absence of more than 1/2 of the school day will make students ineligible to participate in sports or other activities that day only. Students who go home ill may not return to school to participate in extra-curricular activities.Click here to access a Map of Schools in our conference.