Track is a district-sponsored spring sport, and because of that, registration information is on the district website on the Elementary Sports
page. The schedule for track meets is set by the school district.
Informational Meeting at Bear Creek
Mrs. Geoghagan and Ms. Stockard are Bear Creek's track coaches, and each year they will hold an informational meeting for all 3rd-6th grade students who are interested in joining the track team. The 2017 Informational meeting (for students only) will be April 3rd at 11:15 on the stage. At that time, they will hand out green "emergency release" cards that have to be completed and returned to the Bear Creek school office before students will be allowed to participate in practices or meets. For anyone who does not attend the meeting, emergency release cards are available afterwards in the school office.
Parents may register their student, and pay the required fee for the track team, using the online TouchBase
payment system. Although the school district would like to have parents register online, it's also possible to register by filling out a registration form and submitting the form and payment to the district office. You'll find a link to the paper registration form (with instructions) on the Elementary Sports webpage
. The paper registration form, rather than the TouchBase system should be used if you qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program and would like to pay a reduced registration fee.
There is no registration deadline. As soon as students have registered through the school district, and have submitted a green emergency release card to the Bear Creek school office, they will be allowed to participate in practices and meets, right up until the end of the season. However, those things must be done before the day of the first practice to avoid missing practice time.
What You Need To Do Before Your First Practice
Students will only be allowed to participate in practices if they have registered and have turned in their green emergency release card. Without the emergency release card they can't participate, even if they have registered. Students can pick up a card at the kick-off meeting held by Mrs. Geoghagan and Ms. Stockard on April 3rd, or get one in the school office after that time.
Do I Need to Request An After-School Pass For Track Practice Days?
No. The school office (and teachers) will assume that all students who have registered for track will be attending scheduled practices after school, and so, the registration list will serve as the written authorization that's required for students to remain at school on practice days. Parents who have registered their student for track and then do not want them to stay for practice on a given day should send a note to the school office indicating that they are not to attend practice on that day.
2017 Schedule Information
Practices will be from 3:15-4:00 on the Bear Creek Field on the following dates:
April 6, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
Meets will be at a variety of locations on the following dates and times:
May 2 4:00 @ Cottage Lake (with Cottage Lake and Wellington)
May 9 4:00 @ Northshore Junior High (with Woodin and Woodmoor)
May 16 4:00 @ Cottage Lake (Bear Creek is hosting, CL and Woodin competing)
May 23 4:30 @ Woodinville High School (This is the Junior Olympics Track Meet)