8th Grade Sports at CJH

Hello 8th Grade Families,

Happy New Year! I hope this email finds you well!  I am excited to share another update regarding Curtis Junior High Athletics.  On October 6, 2020, the State Department of Health and Governor’s Office updated and aligned the school and recreational sports guidance to allow for small group activities. We completed a Cross Country / Track and Field program before the break and look forward to offering a Co-Ed Soccer program starting on Monday, January 11th. These activities will start at 2:45pm and end by 4:15pm, Monday - Thursday.  Each small group may practice between 2-4 times each week, depending on enrollment numbers.  We are excited to be able to offer these safe experiences that will nurture the physical and social/emotional health of our student-athletes. 


Prior to participation, student-athletes must be cleared through our InTouch registration process.  This will include an athletic checklist, emergency form, current Sports Physical uploaded, and Covid-19 waiver.  ASB cards are not required at this time. If you have questions about registration, please contact Emilie Walsh-Stender at ewalshstender@upsd83.org.

The safety of our student-athletes and coaches is our number one priority as we provide this small group opportunity. We have established strict safety protocols.  Face coverings will be worn correctly by all coaches and student-athletes at all times. Student-athletes are not to arrive on campus early and are expected to leave immediately following the activity.  As student-athletes come back on campus they will be expected to follow all safety protocols.  If you wish to view or discuss these safety protocols please contact me directly. Our coaches have been trained in the safety protocols and our student-athletes will be expected to follow them while on campus.

We are pleased to be offering this opportunity and believe we can do this safely as we all work together.  Please reach out to me at svick@upsd83.org or 253-566-5710 X 2154 if you have any questions.


Suzanne Vick

District Athletic Director

University Place School District 


253.566.5710 Ext. 2154