An Important Notice to Parents of Student Athletes
Hesperia Community Schools believes that it is critical to provide a variety of activities, in addition to the academic requirements, as we meet the educational needs of our students. The athletic programs are a vital extension of the educational process and we remain dedicated to providing opportunities for our students. Through participation in these extra-curricular programs, student athletes are able to utilize and further develop their character, loyalty, discipline, leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Unfortunately, the continuation of budget pressures has made it necessary for Hesperia Community Schools to increase revenue in order to provide quality athletic programs. Therefore, the Hesperia Board of Education has approved a participation fee for athletics. Each student athlete will be required to pay $50 per sport, with an annual student/family maximum of $200. Please know that Hesperia Community Schools is actively pursuing additional revenue sources to alleviate the cost of this fee.
The $50 participation fee is due within one week of the start of the student's first sport season, unless alternative arrangements have been made through the Athletic Office. For example, if your son/daughter is participating in a fall sport, their season will begin on August 10th and the participation fee will be due no later than August 17th. Please submit all payments to the Athletic Office and checks should be made payable to Hesperia Community Schools. Students will not be allowed to participate in any athletic events until this fee has been paid, unless alternative arrangements have been made through the Athletic Office.
We appreciate your understanding during this challenging economic time in education. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Athletic Office at 854-7100.
Follow this link to order your athletic season pass, tickets to home sporting events, or pay your student athlete's participation fee.
Participation in Hesperia Community Schools athletic programs is a privilege. With this privilege comes certain responsibilities. Student athletes represent Hesperia Community Schools in the classroom, in the hallways, in the athletic arena, and in the community. The Athletic Code of Conduct is in effect 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, and 7 days per week.
The Athletic Code of Conduct serves to inform students and parents about the guidelines, policies, and regulations of the Michigan High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and the Hesperia Community School district. It explains expectations for athletes at our high school. One of the primary roles of the high school athletic department is to oversee the conduct of our student athletes. We urge parents to take an active part in the guidance and supervision of their son and/or daughter while supporting the school in our endeavor to develop positive and productive citizens.