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Athletics at Thomas Jefferson provide additional opportunities for students to grow in leadership, self-awareness, respect, responsibility, healthy competition, lifelong fitness, and other positive disciplines.


Please find the link below to our post season survey for the Fall 2020 Sports Season.  This survey will provide you the opportunity to give us feedback on our work from this past season.  The data that we collect from this survey, will help us to reflect on our strategies/practices, and may inform some of our goals for the offseason.  We appreciate your time in providing us with this feedback.

Por favor, encontrar el enlace a la encuesta de postemorada para la temporada del  2020.  Esta encuesta le proporcionara la oportunidad de dar su opinion sobre el trabajo de la temporada pasada.  Los datos que obtenemos de esta encuesta, ayuda a informar a algunos de nuestros objectivos para la temporada del otono 2018.  Por favor, complete esta encuesta para el viernes 06 de noviembre.  Apreciamos su tiempo al darnos retroalimentacion.





CHSAA Calendar 2020-2021 


  • Only immediate family of players will be permitted as spectators
  • Must maintain Social Distancing regulations (6 ft. between family units)
  • Must wear mask over face and nose at all times
  • Must bring your own water and chairs
  • Currently, NO restrooms are available
  • Softball:
    • No spectators will be allowed in bleachers, behind backstop or dugout
    • Spectators MAY sit down the right/left field fence, and behind the outfield

Current information on Fall 2020 season:

CHSAA Sports

  • Cross Country, Boys Golf, Softball, Boys Tennis
    • These sports have been approved for fall and are currently in progress
    • Please reach out to your coach with questions.
      • Cross Country:
      • Boys Golf:
      • Softball:
      • Boys Tennis:
  • All Sports
    • All state and local health guidelines will be enforced
    • CHSAA and DPS guidelines will be followed
    • Transportation will NOT be provided
    • Calendar and season adjustments have been made so please talk with your coach for updates. You can also visit the CHSAA website for the full year of calendar that has been approved by the state. Additional seasons have NOT been approved by DPS yet, and we will communicate those decisions when we are informed.

If/when a sport is approved by DPS, FamilyID registration will open that sport. Once your sport opens, you will need to register, pay, and upload your current physical into FamilyID. This is the same process as previous years with the change of uploading your physical instead of dropping it off at the athletics office. If you have questions or trouble uploading your physical please email a copy of your physical to

Golden Ticket: There will be no physical Golden Ticket this fall. Instead, the Athletics Department will send the coach a list of cleared athletes each day.

 Click HERE to go directly to FamilyID to register and pay


We are excited to offer the convenience of online registration and parent permission forms through FamilyID. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE

  1. Preregistration (ONLY if you are new to DPS or have not yet created an account)                    Setup your MySchoolBucks Account: Create a MySchoolBucks (MSB) account or link your existing MSB account by logging into the Parent Portal ( , clicking on the Students Payments via MySchoolBucks button and then the MySchoolBucks link.
    • If you are a new MySchoolBucks user, click on the green New MySchoolBucks User button and follow the prompts
    • If you are an existing MySchoolBucks user (for meal accounts), click on the orange Existing MySchoolBucks User button and enter your MSB username and password. You will receive an email confirming the linkage of your existing MSB and Parent Portal accounts.
  2. Register Online:
  3. Payment: Click the green Pay & Submit button and follow the prompts, enter your DPS Parent Portal Username and Password when prompted
  4. Physical Exam – Expires every 365 days. Current physical should be turned into Ms. Carla Allen (Treasurer/Athletics Office)
  5. Planet HS Account (formerly known as ArbiterAthlete) – text S41176 to 69274 and follow prompts and save/submit.
  6. Not a student at TJ?  See information and link below for an additional step for Students Without a Program (SWOP).

Returning Spartans need to log into their FamilyID account, update info as needed, register for sport, and pay fees. First time Registering Spartans will need to create a FamilyID profile and answer all of the emergency contact information, etc. in addition to registering and payment of fees. If there is not an N/A option for medical questions, please just answer no.

NOTE: If you do not have a Parent Portal account, go to, click on Getting Started and complete the Registration Form.  You will receive an email with account activation instructions.  Once your Parent Portal account is set up, follow the steps above.

**Please access our frequent Q&A section here: FamilyID Q&A or visit the Athletics Page on the school website at for more information about specific sports.

Visit for more information on the implementation of MySchoolBucks, including a user guide that can be translated into multiple languages and contact information if you need support.

Pay to Play Fee

2020 -2021 school year high school athletic (pay to play) fees are as follows:

  • $60 per sport season if paid and registered on-line
  • $10 per sport season if approved FRL (free/reduced lunch) paperwork is completed and submitted and payment and registration is completed and submitted on-line
    • FRL rates are available for any DPS enrolled student after FRL paperwork is approved

Sports Physical Information

A copy of your student’s current sports physical must be on file with the athletics office in order to participate. Be sure to make a copy for your own records before emailing it to our Athletic Secretary Carla Allen, or hand delivering it to her or Ms. Rice the Athletic Director in the main office. COVID UPDATE: UPLOAD PHYSICAL INTO FAMILYID INSTEAD OF DROPPING OFF IN-PERSON. YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL YOUR PHYSICAL TO ANNE_RICE@DPSK12.ORG.

All DPS students are eligible to get a free sports physical through the Denver Health School Based Clinics. The clinic here at TJ will open for the year on August 11th, at which time you may call 720-423-7190 to schedule an appointment. Other locations that are open throughout the summer include Place Bridge Academy in southeast Denver (720-424-2050) and the Evie Dennis Campus in the far northeast (720-423-7610). You will need to complete the Denver Health application and consent form prior to receiving services. You can download these forms below if needed:


Denver Health Application/Consent – English

Denver Health Application/Consent – Spanish

Big Teams:

CHSAA now uses Big Teams (formerly known as PlanetHS) to collect CHSAA eligibility and school information for athletic programs.  Athletes should follow the directions below to sign up:

To create an account on Big Teams & follow THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL from your phone, text S41176 to 69274.

Text HELP to 69274 for more information. Text STOP to 69274 to opt out. Msg & Data rates may apply. The wireless carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Number of messages vary per user.

Transfer Student

If your student attended a different high school at any point in the previous school year they are considered a transfer student and must submit a transfer waiver.  Transfer Process Instructions: Transfer Process_Step By Step Instructions . Contact AD Anne Rice with questions at

Students may not play in any games until cleared.  Students may practice while being processed (with golden ticket).

Students Without a Program (SWOP)

If your student attends a school that does not offer a program they are allowed to try out at a school that does offer the program.  The following requirements should be taken into consideration:

  1. If the school the student attends offers a sport or program the student must participate at that school.
  2. Students should locate and choose to participate at the school that offers the most options based on their interests.  (They should only be playing at their school of attendance and one other school).
  3. Students are encouraged to select the school closest to them based on school of attendance or home address.
  4. Once students have selected a school to participate with and established eligibility, any change in participation is considered an athletic move and will be subject to all CHSAA transfer rules and  policies.

All students who will be participating in a sport that is not offered at their school of attendance must complete the following form and submit in order to receive approval for participation.

Form:  Student without a program

TJ Parent & Athlete Information: Parent – Athlete Info

CHSAA Bylaws

Thomas Jefferson High School is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association.  Click here for the 2017-2018 CHSAA Constitution and Bylaws.

Admission to Games

DPS schools collect admission to many sporting events, which in turn helps fund and promote our athletics programs at TJ.  Outside sports do not collect admission unless the game is played at All-City Stadium.  Generally, inside sports (basketball, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, wrestling) collect admission.  Tournaments and CHSAA playoff games will have separate pricing.

DPS Admission Prices*:

$5.00 for Adults

$3.00 for students without athletic pass/sticker

$1.00 for Senior Citizens (65 and +)

$1.00 for Elementary students

FREE for children under 3

Post-season games and tournament admission prices may be different – please check ahead of game times.

Adults and Students – Get Your Season Pass!  Season Passes are $60 each, and can be purchased from our treasurer. A Season Pass gets you into all DPS league games (no post-season/tournaments) for FREE throughout the school year.  If you plan to attend 12 or more games throughout the year, it is worth the money!

*Subject to change per DPS policies

Useful Links

Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA)

TJ Sports on Max Preps – Find game/competition results

Proactive Coaching – Great resource for positive, character based approach to athletics

City Prep Radio – Local coverage of High School Athletics

Denver Post Preps – Local coverage of High School Athletics, game/competition results.

Coaches Information/Paperwork

Coaching Approval Form – Search for course titled “Concussion in Sports” – Annual CHSAA Coaches Test – CHSAA Coaches registration is required for anyone who does not hold a current teaching license. – Rate your game official – CPR Class Information for DPS


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