Some have asked us about our eligibility requirements for extracurricular activities in the district. Here they are.
Our plan for the given year will be to continue to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities that SJUSD offers as long as the student maintains their full-time status as a student in our district. Homeschoolers are protected by statute and so also may participate in such activities. When a student falls below full-time status in SJUSD in order to attend another school (not homeschool), they would no longer be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities (band, orchestra, choir, sports, etc.) at SJUSD, as they would at that point be attending a different school. There would be no “pay to play” option, similar to how a student attending one public school in person would not be able to pay to play at another neighboring school.
We are encouraging all homeschool families to verify their homeschool status by filling out the paperwork at the Apache County Superintendent's Office.