FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I participate in preseason workouts for Season C? Register, pay, and upload a current sports physical on FamilyID. Doing this will allow your student to participate in both preseason and try out for the regular season. If you decide not to try out or if you don’t make the team you will receive a refund.
Can I tryout and participate in sports even if I choose virtual learning? Yes. As long as you register and do the regular normal registration (golden ticket process) you can still participate.
How do I contact a coach? You can email your coach and find out sports specific information. Find their contact info here: 2020-2021 SEASON START DATES AND COACH CONTACT INFO (*DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON STATE UPDATES*)
What is the current CHSAA sports schedule? Visit CHSAA for most current information. When information changes for CHSAA season dates they will post on their website. If TJ athletics information changes we will post on this webpage (see above for most recent “COVID Updates”).
When and how do I register for a sport? 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. If you are a freshman or new to TJ, you will also need to register on Big Teams for eligibility purposes (see below). 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 email@example.com.
I usually get a “Golden Ticket” but how will I get one this year? There will be no actual Golden Ticket this year. Instead, the Athletics Department will send the coach a list of cleared athletes each day. To be cleared, you will need to have registered, paid, and uploaded your current physical. And if you are a freshman or new to TJ athletics you’ll have the added one-time step of registering in Big Teams (see below).
We are excited to offer the convenience of online registration and parent permission forms through FamilyID. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE; STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR EVERY SPORT IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATE
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 https://myportal.dpsk12.org, 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.
Visit https://payonline.dpsk12.org 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.
2020 -2021 school year high school athletic (pay to play) fees are as follows:
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, Carla_Allen@dpsk12.org 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. To make an appointment at the clinic here at TJ, 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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may not play in any games until cleared. Students may practice while being processed (with golden ticket).
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:
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.
TJ Parent & Athlete Information: Parent – Athlete Info
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
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.
http://nfhslearn.com/courses – Search for course titled “Concussion in Sports”
http://www2.chsaa.org/coaches/test/login.asp – Annual CHSAA Coaches Test
http://www2.chsaa.org/coaches/pdf/New%20Coaching%20Form%2015-16.pdf – CHSAA Coaches registration is required for anyone who does not hold a current teaching license.
http://www2.chsaa.org/coaches/pdf/Rate_Contest_Official_2014.pdf – Rate your game official
http://athletics.dpsk12.org/coaches/ – CPR Class Information for DPS