Horizon offers four seasons of athletics.
- Season 1: Football, Cross Country, Fastpitch and Boys' Soccer
- Season 2: Boys' and Girls' Basketball
- Season 3: Volleybal and Wrestling
- Season 4: Track and Field, and Girls' Soccer
Current Sports Schedules on www.nwcathletics.com
Horizon Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball
Registration Part 1
Boys and Girls Basketball begins Monday October 23rd. Registration forms are available in the school office. Families may also complete the eligibility forms online in Skyward Family Access, online forms at https://www2.nwrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wferndls71/fwemnu01.w
If students participated in fall sports, then Registration Part 2 is complete for your student. If not, please complete Registration Part 2 as soon as possible. This needs to be completed prior to a student participating in practices and games.
Registration Part 2
Registration Part 2 only needs to be completed one time per year. Please use the checklist below to guide yourself through the process. If you need any assistance completing Registration Part 2 or have any questions, please contact Kathy Stepro, our athletic secretary, in the Horizon Main Office, by e-mail: Kathy.Stepro@ferndalesd.org or by phone: 360-383-9854.
_____ Parent and Student Complete the online Athletic Eligibility Participation Packet. Access the online Athletic Eligibility Participation Packet by going to your Skyward Family Access Account. Skyward Family Access Account. Your student will also need to go to his/her Skyward Access Account and under forms complete the Student Athletic Participation Packet. For visual and step by step instructions on how to access and complete the online packet, click the following link: http://ferndalesd.org/fhs/athletics/high-school-and-middle-school-athletics/athletic-eligibility-online-instructions/ .This requirement must be completed before a student is allowed to participate.
_____ Have an up-to date Physical on file with Horizon Middle School main office. Physicals are good for two years at the middle school level. If you do not have a physical on file with Horizon from last school year, you will want to make an appointment with a medical provider as soon as possible to obtain a physical; sometimes, getting an appointment can take several days. This requirement is met by downloading a copy online through Skyward Family Access or by submitting to the Horizon main office. This requirement must be completed before a student is allowed to participate.
_____ Provide Documentation of Current Health Insurance. This requirement is met by submitting health insurance information on your online Athletic Eligibility Participation Packet. If your family does not have health care insurance for your student, forms are available in the Horizon main office or you may click on the link to the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) www.whatcomalliance.org, an organization that can help you with all aspects of obtaining health care for your family. This requirement must be completed before a student is allowed to participate.
_____ Purchase an Associated Student Body (ASB) Sticker–$20 ASB stickers are good for the entire school year and will be supplied to students to place on their school ID card. ASB stickers are required for participating in Horizon Sports and Clubs. ASB stickers also provide students discounts for school events.
_____ Paid Athletic Participation Fee–$30. The athletic participation fee is a one-time fee for the entire school year. If a student is qualified for free lunch, the fee is $10. If the student is qualified for reduced lunch, the fee is $20.
_____ Pay any outstanding school fines. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from paying outstanding fines by the deadline, please contact
Assistant Principal, Tim Keigley, to discuss an alternative.
Practices typically take place Monday through Thursday, 2:40 pm-4:30 pm. Fridays are optional practice days per head coach decision. The first day of practice, always starts in the Horizon Gym, regardless of the sport. The head coach will provide parents written information on practice locations, schedule, expectations, contact info and other sport specific details.
The first games/meet of the season will begin 3 to 4 weeks into the 8 to 9 week season. Game schedules are posted on our website by the second week of each season; please always check this link for it is always the most accurate. On away game/meet days, buses transport students to and from the event. On away and home games, parent/guardians are responsible for picking up their student-athlete at Horizon Middle School. Parents may take their student-athlete home from an away game as long as the parent signs their student out with the head coach.