After careful review of guidance released by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), the State of Colorado and Larimer County officials, Thompson School District has decided to pause our middle school volleyball and swimming athletic activities for the upcoming fall season. This was a very difficult decision and it was made after careful consideration of what would be the best path to take in order to help ensure safety for each of our students and coaching staff. Due to the inherent outdoor structure of the activity, we will continue to offer Cross Country and will follow the state-approved CHSAA guidelines. Cross Country will have an official start date on Monday, August 24. Please contact your school if you have any questions regarding the registration process.
Our goal is to offer a modified season for the remainder of all middle school sports. The new calendar will begin on January 4, 2021. TSD staff will continue to monitor public health reports and partner with local and state officials for guidance in assessing future sports activities during the upcoming academic year. Below is a copy of the new NCAC calendar for your reference:
New NCAC Calendar
Girls Basketball/Wrestling: 1/4/21 – 2/6/21
Boys Basketball: 2/8/21 – 3/13/21
Volleyball/Swimming & Diving: 3/22/21 – 4/24/21
Track: 4/26/21 – 5/29/21
TSD Athletic Participation Packet
2020-2021 School Year
Athletic participation packets for the new school year are available.
Please make sure you have a completed athletic packet, physical, and fees ready to go the first day of school for Cross Country, Volleyball, and Swimming & Diving.
Athletic Eligibility for Middle Schools
2020-2021 School Year
Athletic Directors (AD) at your school will pull grades every Monday. Eligibility is Tuesday to Monday. If an athlete is ineligible, they will be unable to participate from Tuesday until the following Monday when new eligibility begins. The AD will talk with the coach and athlete to explain what classes are causing the athlete to be ineligible. They will help work on a plan to progress the athlete on a path to understanding and working harder to improve the Standards Based Scoring (SBS) and letter grades to regain eligibility.
Athletics in middle school is the start to understanding that academics come first followed by athletics. Together they are powerful for the student/athlete’s growth. We want to encourage every athlete to work hard in both academics and athletics.
The SBS will use 1.5 as a base from the 4 point rubric.
Two (2) substandard courses make an athlete ineligible. The AD and teacher will discuss all SBS scores that are 1.5 or lower and look at the trends with the habits/work ethic of the athlete.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to your AD for assistance in understanding this process.Feel free to contact Kevin Miles CBMS Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org