Middle school transition: athletics and activities registration

Middle school transition: athletics and activities registration

A Message from the Department of Teaching and Learning

Dear fifth grade families,

Soon, you will be receiving an email from a company called FinalForms inviting you to complete and sign athletic and activities forms for your students.

Bellingham Public Schools partners with FinalForms to manage our middle and high school athletics and activities signups and to maintain forms and permissions from year to year.

As you look ahead to your child’s transition to middle school, we want you to know about all of the fun activities they’ll be able to choose to do. Sixth graders can participate in the following sports and activities at no charge to families:

  • Coed Track and Field
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Coed Dance and Tumbling
  • Coed Wrestling
  • Coed Cross Country
  • Girls Basketball
  • Coed Unified Basketball
  • Coed Unified Bowling
  • Coed Unified Soccer
  • Clubs: Each middle school has a long list of clubs and activities, which vary by school. Please contact your middle office staff, listed below, for current offerings.

When you receive the email from FinalForms, click on the personalized link to get started. This link FinalForms – Bellingham Schools will also help you with step-by-step directions. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support.”

Please note: to participate in athletics, students need a current sports physical on file. It often can take a couple of months to get an appointment for a well child check. We encourage anyone interested in playing sports next year to get a sports physical early. If your family needs help getting a physical for your child, please visit our resources webpage or contact Family Support Services at 360-676-2790.

If you have any questions about or need assistance with FinalForms, please contact the activities/athletics administrative assistant at your child’s school (see below) or contact Phyllis Crouse in the Department of Teaching and Learning at 360-676-2786.

Fairhaven Middle School: Karen.Batt@bellinghamschools.org, 360-676-6450 ext. 4606

Kulshan Middle School: Lisa.Scott@BellinghamSchools.org, 360-676-4886 ext. 4708

Shuksan Middle School: Esmeralda.Ortiz@bellinghamschools.org, 360-676-6454 ext. 4816

Whatcom Middle School: Michelle.Ball@bellinghamschools.org, 360-676-6470 ext. 4348

Esta es información sobre la educación de su hijo/a. Solicite traducción o interpretación gratis si necesita al 360-676-6456.