Oakridge High School Athletics Athletic Director Rick Ruel firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (231) 788-7317 At Oakridge High School, we sponsor several interscholastic sports. Freshmen (if applicable), Junior Varsity and Varsity teams include: Football, Cheerleading, Boys’ Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball in the Fall. Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball, and Girls’ and Boys’ Bowling in the Winter. Baseball, Softball, Track, Golf, and Girls’ Soccer in the Spring. We are very excited to announce that the Oakridge High/Middle School Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. In addition, you will be able to print the MHSAA health questionnaire or physical examination form directly from your FinalForms site and take that with you to the doctor for your child’s physical (no need to pick one up from school). You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update. Click on the Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”. We are asking that ALL parents of Oakridge High School and Middle School athletes register their athletes on FinalForms. Please register at: https://oakridge-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms. Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Oakridge High/Middle Schools as we try to eliminate the need to come into the school. Rick Ruel Athletic Director Athletic Ticket Prices & Season Passes – 2020/2021 School Year Athletic Handbook To view the Oakridge Public Schools Athletic Handbook, please click here. Pay to Participate Oakridge High School athletes are required to pay $50.00 to participate in their first sport, and $25 for each additional sports season they participate in. Pay to Participate fees cover all sports played by the athlete for the current school year. An athlete must have the fee paid by the first athletic practice in his/her given sport or he/she will not be allowed to participate until the fee is paid. Please click the link below to open the Pay to Participate form. Pay to Participate Letter Athletic Physicals Oakridge High School requires that student-athletes have a current physical on file before participating (meaning practice) with any athletic team. A current year physical is one given on or after April 15th of the previous school year. Sportsmanship The MHSAA and the West Michigan Conference have developed guidelines for our schools to follow to ensure good sportsmanship in our conference. Many officials feel that our conference is the best in the area for our sportsmanship, and we want to keep it that way. The guidelines listed below are not all-inclusive but should give schools a good idea as to what is appropriate and what is not. The administrators in the West Michigan Conference encourage student groups in the stands, but we also have a duty to ensure that what is being done is appropriate. We hope that you will be loud and have a great time rooting on your team in a positive manner. If you have a question whether something is appropriate or not, ask first. Please remember that the host has the authority to ask the fans to stop doing something that they feel is a distraction or not appropriate. We are trying to streamline the conference rules, but there are some things that some schools will allow and others will not. Click the following links to access the conference and state sportsmanship guidelines. West_Michigan_Conference_Sportsmanship_Guidelines www.mhsaa.com Conference Information Oakridge High School is a member of the West Michigan Conference. Hart High School 300 Johnson St Hart, MI 49420 Directions Mason County Central High School 300 W Broadway St Scottville, MI 49454 Directions Montague High School 4900 Stanton Blvd Montague, MI 49437 Directions North Muskegon High School 1600 Mills Ave North Muskegon, MI 49445 Directions Ravenna High School 2766 S Ravenna Rd Ravenna, MI 49451 Directions Shelby High School 641 N State St Shelby, MI 49455 Directions Whitehall High School 3100 W White Lake Dr Whitehall, MI 49461 Directions MHSAA Oakridge High School is a member of and follows all the MHSAA rules of eligibility and competition. The MHSAA promotes a philosophy for junior high/middle school athletics that states that the program should parallel that of the academic philosophy of junior high/middle schools. Schools should encourage participation and experiences in a variety of activities. The goal of “winning” must be superseded by the goal of participation.