Important Announcements

  • updated 5/4/2021

     

    Please Be Advised: King County is currently in Phase 3

    Updated Spectator Guidance for "Spring" Season 3

    When visiting as a spectator to a Bellevue School District venue:

    - two (2) visiting parents per student-athlete will be admitted and is subject to capacity restrictions. Visitor must undergo the screening protocol for that venue on site.

    Who is allowed into a home game?

    (Link to full spectator policy here)

    This policy is subject to change.  These updates apply to our gym and stadium, please refer to full spectator doc for specific sports.  We do not control the policies of off-site facilities.

    For Outdoor Sports in the MIHS stadium and JV field:

    In Phase 3:

    • Our spectator capacity will be  400 maximum.

    • This number WILL NOT include athletes, coaches, officials and essential game personnel.

      • We will admit 2 parents per visiting athlete

      • For home team spectators, the remaining spots that will take a facility up to 400 total capacity will be filled in the following order:

        • 1. A drumline of up to 19 students and one teacher.

        • 2. The home team’s senior parents 

        • 3. The home team’s junior parents 

        • 4. The home team’s sophomore parents 

        • 5. The home team’s freshman parents 

    •  Ten minutes prior to game start, on a first come, first served basis, student fans who have:

    • completed wellness screening

    • registered via QR code for area contact tracing

    HOME PARENTS - How do I pre-register to become a spectator?

    • Go to this link

    • You may register starting at 8am on the day of the event. Anything before that timestamp will be invalid.

    • Spectators will be picked based on the above criteria and the time stamp of their registration.

    • If you are unable to be a spectator, please check with the sport head coach about live streaming.

     

     

    STUDENTS - How do I become a spectator?

    • Line up in the pre-designated area prior to game time.

    • Ten minutes prior to game start, school personnel will allow students in up to facilities allowed capacity.

    • If you are unable to be a spectator, please inquire about live streaming.

                         

    PREVIOUS UPDATES:                

    "Winter" Season 2 - Begins Monday April 5th 

    April 5 – May 8   Winter Sports – Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, Gymnastics (March 29 start), and Wrestling                               *Please have registration and packet in by March 29th 

    EDPUZZLE INFORMATION:

    REMINDER - All athletes that wish to compete this year must complete the Edpuzzle Orientation Video

    The Video features updated safety protocols, who we will competing against and the annual Athletic Code Talk

    Complete the Student Athlete Orientation Video on Edpuzzle

    (the video is NEW, must be completed even if you did one for optional practices)

    https://edpuzzle.com/join/hetcene (class code is hetcene - use MISD email to login)

    Students must complete this to be eligible for tryouts or start of practice.

     

    Who is allowed into a home game?

    (Link to full spectator policy here)

    UPDATE: Due to changes made to the "Healthy Washington Sport & Activity Guidelines", in conjunction with the DOH, WIAA and Governor's Office, we will be adjusting our Spectator Policy as of March 19, 2021. 

    This policy is subject to change.  These updates apply to our gym and stadium, please refer to full spectator doc for specific sports.  We do not control the policies of off-site facilities.
     
    For Outdoor Sports:

     

    • Our spectator capacity will be raised to 400 maximum.
    • This number WILL NOT include athletes, coaches, officials and essential game personnel.

     

      • We will continue to accommodate home team spectators only. The remaining spots that will take a facility up to 400 total capacity will be filled in the following order:
        • 1. A drumline of up to 19 students and one teacher.
        • 2. The home team’s senior parents (for a football contest, this includes football and cheer parents)
        • 3. The home team’s junior parents (for a football contest, this includes football and cheer parents)
        • 4. The home team’s sophomore parents (for a football contest, this includes football and cheer parents)
        • 5. The home team’s freshman parents (for a football contest, this includes football and cheer parents)
    • 6. Ten minutes prior to game start, on a first come, first served basis, student fans who have:
    • completed wellness screening
    • registered via QR code for area contact tracing
    For Indoor Sports:

     

    • While capacity can be raised to 400, this number WILL include athletes, coaches, officials and essential game personnel. Spectator availability will be determined after counting essential participants and factoring in social distancing. (Estimated at 250)
    • We will continue to accommodate home team spectators only. The remaining spots that will take a facility up to capacity will be filled in the following order:

     

        • 1. A drumline of up to 19 students and one teacher.
        • 2. The home team’s senior parents (for a basketball contest, this includes football, cheer, and drill parents)
        • 3. The home team’s junior parents (for a basketball contest, this includes football, cheer, and drill parents)
        • 4. The home team’s sophomore parents (for a basketball contest, this includes football, cheer, and drill parents)
        • 5. The home team’s freshman parents (for a basketball contest, this includes football, cheer, and drill parents)
    • 6. Ten minutes prior to game start, on a first come, first served basis, student fans who have:
    • completed wellness screening
    • registered via QR code for area contact tracing
    This update is made in addition to our previous document and in lieu of outdated regulations. Please refer to our previous document for more information.

     

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    2020-2021 KingCo Return to Participation Guidelines 

    Mercer Island will be participating in the Kingco Conference’s three-season offerings beginning on March 1 for traditional fall sports and February 24th for Football.

    New to Mercer Island High School Athletics? 

    Click Here for registration information and Click Here for a Covid19 Activities Waiver

    Check out our Kingco Team site at mihsislanders.com 

    See previous updates for Kingco 2021 Seasonal Structure and Dates

    If you are new to the district, attended a school other than MIHS during the pandemic, or currently attend a private school out of the district, please contact Becky Lemaster in the athletic office for the proper eligibility forms. (becky.lemaster@mercerislandschools.org)

    PREVIOUS UPDATES 

     UPDATE: Distict Letter Regarding Travel

    Dear Mercer Island Families, Staff, and Community,

    We are approaching the mid-winter break (February 15-19), a time when families and staff typically travel near and far. The Mercer Island School District asks our families and staff to adhere to the advisories issued by state and federal leaders (see below). We believe our schools play an important role in controlling the spread of COVID-19. The reopening process for our schools depends upon everyone doing their part to improve the health and safety of everyone.

    The District will not mandate staff or students to quarantine or limit participation in school unless the travel falls within the parameters of Washington State’s or President Biden’s proclamations. As a public school district, we believe traveling or leaving Washington is not a reason to deny a student access to their education or a staff member from working. However, it is important to reiterate that we will follow all of the health and safety mandates when determining whether a person is healthy enough to enter one of our schools. Not following the advisories poses a potential health risk to us all.

    COVID-19 Travel Advisory issued on November 13, 2020: recommends a 14-day quarantine for non-essential interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home.

    Proclamation 20-83 issued on December 21, 2020:  prohibits any individual who has been present within the prior 14 days in any country where the SARS-CoV-2 variant 501Y.V is circulating, as listed on WA DOH’s website, including, but not limited to, the United Kingdom and South Africa, from entering or being present in the State of Washington unless they quarantine until fourteen days (14) after arriving in the State of Washington.

    President Biden’s Proclamation of January 25, 2021:  prohibits noncitizens who were physically present within the Republic of South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, and the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted from entering into the United States. President Biden’s proclamation contains a list of exempt persons including, but not limited to, any lawful permanent resident of the United States and any noncitizen national of the United States and certain relatives.

    Respectfully,

    Fred Rundle

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    Previous UPDATE:

    The KingCo Conference recently appealed to the WIAA regarding the order of athletic seasons, when those seasons will start and the length of the seasons. The WIAA has approved KingCo’s appeal. With an interest in protecting spring sports due to their lost season last year, KingCo will offer the following seasons:

    March 1 – April 3 (Fall Sports – Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Cross Country, Football (Feb. 24 start), Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, Slowpitch Softball, and Volleyball));

    April 5 – May 8 (Winter Sports – Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance, Gymnastics (March 29 start), and Wrestling); *Please have registration and packet in by March 29th 

    May 3 – June 12 (Spring Sports – Badminton, Baseball, Boys Soccer, Fastpitch, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, and Track).                                       * Please have registration and packet in by April 26th*

    The KingCo Athletic Directors, in concert with the KingCo Principals and KingCo Board of Directors, are in the process of developing a plan for schedules and agreed upon health and safety measures to be implemented as conditions and regional metrics allow.

     

    Club Sports:

    Girls Lacrosse - scheduled for a 4/19/2021 Start

    Boys Lacrosse - TBD

    Boys & Girls Water Polo - TBD

     

     

    Previous Messages:

    The KingCo Conference has made the determination that while the WIAA has announced Season 1 sports beginning on February 1,  KingCo schools will not be starting our sports seasons on that date. The KingCo Athletic Directors, in concert with the KingCo Principals and the KingCo Board of Directors, are in the process of developing a plan for sport participation opportunities to begin on March 1, 2021, as conditions and regional metrics allow.

    Updated WIAA interpretation of State Mandates

    Here is a link to new guidelines from The WIAA as of 10/6/2020

    Please refer to the WIAA Covid-19 Planning Page for updated information on Sport Seasons 

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    MIHS Athletic Office Hours:

    Please note the Athletic Office is now open during our normal hours: 7:00am-3:30pm. 
    E-mail is the best way to contact the Athletic Office for sports registration questions
     
    Note the school is still closed, please email completed sports packet to Becky LeMaster after you complete the online registration to be added team rosters. 
     
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     Fall , Winter and Springs Sports Registration Information:

    Please continue to register for any Sport(Fall, Winter, Spring). Complete the online registration and return the athletic packet to Becky,via email to be added to the team roster.

    Please scroll down for the 2020-2021 Sports Packet.

     
    Fall Sports Registration is still open, though the start date has been pushed back. Fall Sports start March 1st.
     
     
    Winter Sports Registration is open with a start of April 5th.
     
    Spring Sports Registration is open Spring Sports with a Start date of  May 3rd.
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    ALL students wanting to participate in a Fall Sport, must turn in a sports packet to be eligible to participate on the first day.
     
    *Note for incoming 9th graders,your sports physicals on file at the Middle School do not transfer to the athletic office. You will need to supply a current physical with your sport packet*

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    $250.00 per sport per season

    (payment plan options available, please contact Becky LeMaster in the Athletic Office for additional information.)

    * NO FREE 3RD SPORT*

    *All previous sports fees must be paid prior to the registrating for the next sport season*

    An ASB card ( ASB Fee $70) must be purchased in order to participate in any sport.

     

    * Please Note: Uniform and Equipment Late Fee Policy: It is understood that when uniforms are not returned in by the designated time set by the coach, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed as well as replacement cost of the uniform and/ or equipment for that sport.

     

    * Refund Notice (please refer to Eligibility Handbook): If the Athletic Office is notified no later than the second full week of practice, a refund will be given in full. There will be no refunds issued after this date.**

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    Sports Registration Information:
     
    This school year (2020-2021) sports  registration is online as well as returning 3 forms to the Athletic office. You will use your Skyward Family Access to login and password, OR use the students ID number(minus the leading zero) and last name as username and password. 
     
    Use the link is to be directed to the registration website:
     
     
    You will be required to submit the following forms to the Athletic Office: 2020-2021 Sports Registration Packet
     
    1. Athletic Health Form, which includes the Physical Exam, signed by a physician
    2. Signature Page
    3. Emergency Medical Authorization From

     

    Email is the best way to reach the athletic office.

    Please contact the Athletic Office with any questions, 206-230-6345. Or E-mail Becky LeMaster becky.lemaster@mercerislandschools.org



     
  • WIAA Sports

    Schedules and Locations can be found on the KingCo Conference site
    (Use the link in the left hand column)
     

    Fall

    Boys Golf
    Boys & Girls Cross Country
    Boys Tennis
    Football
    Girls Soccer
    Girls Swim and Drive
    Volleyball

    Winter

    Boys and Girls Wrestling
    Boys & Girls Basketball
    Girls Gymnastics
    Boys Swim and Dive
     

    Spring

    Baseball
    Softball
    Girls Golf
    Boys and Girls Track & Field
    Boys Soccer
    Girls Tennis
  • Non-WIAA Sports

    Schedules and more information can be found on the sport by season page.
     

    Fall

    Boys Water Polo
    Ultimate Frisbee-Boys
     

    Spring

    Boys and Girls Lacrosse
    Girls Water Polo
    Girls Badminton
    Ultimate Frisbee-Coed
    Ultimate Frisbee-Girls