Ski Club

South Fremont Junior High is excited to offer an extra-curricular opportunity for students to participate in Ski and Snowboard Club.  Participants will travel to Kelly Canyon Ski Resort for three nights of skiing/boarding. Please, review the following guidelines for the program. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE REGISTRATION PACKET.

SKI DATES: The available slots for schools to participate in the ski program filled up quickly this year.  In trying to work around other school events (e.g., basketball games, finals week, etc.), the following dates have been set for Ski Club:  
Tuesday, January 8 
Tuesday, February 5 
Thursday, February 14

SIGN UP:  Those who wish to participate in ski club must sign up by filling out the attached registration and consent forms.  All fees must be paid PRIOR to the first ski date. A table will be set up in the entry of the school from 7:00-8:00 am on December 18, 19, and 20 for those who wish to register and pay their fees.  Fees may also be paid in the office during normal school hours. A limited number of seats on the bus are available (approximately 85), so participation will be based on those who complete and turn in the necessary paperwork first.  Those who turn in the paperwork late will be placed on a waiting list.

SKI CLUB COSTS:  The following fees must be paid prior to the first ski date.

Bus Fare and Lift Tickets (required): All participants in Ski Club must pay $51 to participate.  The fee covers transportation on the bus and the lift ticket for all three nights.

Equipment Rentals (optional):  Ski and snowboard package rentals are available from Kelly Canyon.  The ski package (skis, boots, poles) costs $10 per night. The snowboard package (board, boots) costs $16 per night.  Helmets may be rented for $5 per night while supplies last. All rentals fees for students are to be paid to the school.  Parents and siblings must pay for any rentals themselves.

Lessons (optional):  Small group lessons (3 students) are available on the first night of ski club for one hour.  The cost is $10. We will try to match the students’ grade and ability levels for the lessons.  Lessons are required for all first-time skiers/snowboarders.

Parent/Sibling Tickets (optional): Parents and siblings of students on the Ski Club may purchase lift tickets at a discounted rate ($19 per parent, $16 per sibling).  These must be purchased through the school (not at the hill) in order to get the discounted rate. Parent/sibling tickets must be purchased no less than one week before the scheduled trip.

PAYMENT:  Accepted forms of payment include cash, checks, or money orders.  Make checks payable to SFJH Ski Club. Checks improperly filled out will not be accepted.  If a Non-Sufficient Fund check is received, parents will be liable for all return check charges and then must pay in cash.

REFUNDS:  The ski club fee is non-returnable and cannot be transferred to another student.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE:  Buses will begin loading for departure to Kelly Canyon from the school between 3:00 and 3:30 pm in front of the school.  Students will be expected to load their own equipment into the buses under the direction of the chaperones. The school tries to provide areas for keeping equipment safe, but please label everything.  The school is not liable for lost or damaged equipment.

Students will be expected to be off the ski hill and have any rented equipment returned no later than 8:45 pm.  They should then proceed quickly to the buses.  After verifying attendance, the buses will depart by 9:00 pm, so that we can arrive back at South Fremont Junior High around 9:30 pm.

STUDENT PICK-UP:  The bus should return at 9:30 pm.  Parents need to be waiting at the school to pick up their children.  It’s cold & late when we return, so please be there!!

If your child will NOT be riding home on the bus, the student and parent with whom (s)he will be traveling must speak directly with the bus chaperones prior to leaving from the hill.  Do not send a message with another child. Speak directly with the chaperones. This will be strictly enforced. Unaccounted children hold up buses!

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR:  There is a zero-tolerance policy for this ski club.  As with any field trip or extra-curricular activity, participation is a privilege.  As such, students are expected to behave in a safe and appropriate manner. If your child violates the school or ski hill’s rules, holds up the bus, or is disruptive, discipline may include (but is not limited to) the student being required to stay in the lodge for the remainder of their ski time and/or a parent being contacted and asked to pick up their student from the hill.  Students who do not follow rules and/or are disrespectful to school staff and volunteers may lose further field trip privileges.

BUS: All students should be reminded that riding the bus is a privilege and not a right.  Students will be expected to act appropriately while on the bus. All bus rules apply to field trips and activities.  If there is any abuse to the buses or drivers, the student may be restricted from further bus use and/or field trips. No guests will be allowed to ride on the buses.

ELIGIBILITY:  Students must have a 2.0 GPA and no Fs to participate in the ski club.  This policy will be implemented like the “Extracurricular Athletics” policy in the Student Handbook (pp. 29-30).  Grades will be checked on Monday, January 7 for all students who are registered. Any student who is not eligible will not be allowed to travel or participate.  If the grades improve and the student becomes eligible prior to successive ski dates, the student will be allowed to participate.

LODGE:  We will try to reserve a room in the lodge for our school. There are no guarantees that we will have our own room.  We may have to share with another school. We will try to have one chaperone who will remain in the lodge. Students will be responsible to keep track of their own equipment and  gear.

FOOD:  Kelly Canyon has a restaurant where students may purchase basic foods (e.g., burgers, fries, chicken strips, etc.).  Students are encouraged to bring something for dinner. They may keep the food in the lodge. Food is not to be eaten on the bus.

This is a wonderful program for our students and much time and effort is put into it by staff and volunteers.  Please support them by discussing this policy with your student and the appropriate behavior expected of them.

If you have any questions regarding the Ski & Snowboard Club, contact Mr. Marotz (davidm@sd215.net).   Email is preferred. Mr. Marotz will make the final determinations for any special circumstances (e.g., injuries, eligibility, chaperones, etc.).