Athletic Participation Fee Information
DEER PARK ISD
Athletic Participation Fees
The athletic participation fee applies to high school and junior high school students participating in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, or volleyball. Students participating in one or more of these activities will be assessed one $50 fee, regardless of the number of activities in which they participate. Families will not pay more than $100, even if there are more than two students in the household who participate in one or more of the designated activities.
- Waiver of Fee – Students who qualify and actively participate in the free and reduced lunch through Child Nutrition will be exempt from paying the participation fee. Parents must complete the “Athletic Participation Fee Payment Form” and check the box stating they are requesting a waiver. Eligibility for the free and reduced lunch program is annual and a new form for each year your child participates is required. If a student does not qualify for the free and reduced lunch program and has extenuating circumstances, their parent should contact the Athletic Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Payment of the fee does not guarantee a specific position or playing time on a team.
- Refunds – Only those students who try out and do not make a team based on coach’s decision can qualify for a refund. Students who leave their team for any reason including disciplinary removal will not qualify for a refund. The Athletic Director should receive request for refunds no later than 30 days. The parent should email the athletic trainers’ office at email@example.com. Please include the child’s name, grade, and school, the sport their child was involved in along with the name, phone number and current address of the parent requesting the refund. All refunds are mailed to parent requesting the refund.
The Athletic Trainers accept athletic fee payments for all students in the Athletic Training Room at the South Campus. If your child attends high school at the North Campus or a junior high school, the book keeper on that campus will take your payment. You can also pay the athletic participation fee online through your My School Bucks account.
If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Training Room at (832) 668-7245.