Avon Lake City Schools – Athletic Department
2019-2020 Pay-To-Participate Fees
A Pay-To-Participate fee structure for the Avon Lake City Schools Interscholastic Athletic Programs will be in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. This Information Bulletin will provide you with all the details for student athletes at both Avon Lake High School and Learwood Middle School.
|AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL||LEARWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|$300.00 per student per school year||$150.00 per student per school year|
|Sport||Due Date||Sport||Due Date|
|Fall Sports||September 6, 2019||All Fall Sports||September 6, 2019|
|Winter Sports||December 6, 2019||Girls Basketball||November 8, 2019|
|Spring Sports||March 20, 2020||Wrestling||December 6, 2019|
|Boys Basketball||January 10, 2020|
|All Spring Sports||March 20, 2020|
** DISTRICT FAMILY CAP OF $400.00 **
If Payment in full is not received by the above mentioned deadlines,
the student athlete CANNOT participate in the practices or contests.
Option 1: Payment by Check
- Avon Lake High School –
- Depository box: Please place check or money order (NO CASH PLEASE) in an envelope with student’s full name and clearly marked “PAY TO PARTICIPATE” into Payment Depository located outside the ALHS Main Office no later than the above mentioned deadlines.
- Mail: Payments may be mailed to –
Avon Lake High School, Pay To Participate Fee, 175 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012
- Learwood Middle School –
- Main Office: Please place check or money order (NO CASH PLEASE) in an envelope with student’s name and clearly marked “PAY TO PARTICIPATE”. Envelopes may be dropped off to Learwood Middle School Main Office.
- Mail: Payments may be mailed to –
Learwood Middle School, Pay To Participate Fee, 340 Lear Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Option 2: Online Payments
- Payments may now be made ONLINE at www.payforit.net. Please log on, set up your account and pay online with VISA, MasterCard or DISCOVER. You will need the athletes Student ID#. There is a 3.9% Convenience Fee for all Credit Card transactions or a Flat Fee of $ 1.75 for all ACH (Electronic Check) transactions.
SPECIAL INFORMATION ITEMS
-The payment of the Pay-To-Participate Fee does NOT guarantee any student athlete a certain amount of competition contest time (“playing time”).
-The Pay-To-Participate Fees are non-refundable with the following exceptions:
-Sport is canceled due to insufficient numbers of student athletes.
-Student does not make the team (“cut”).
-If the student athlete becomes disabled prior to the first contest.
-The student athlete moves/transfers out of the district prior to the first contest.
-Student athlete is academically ineligible prior to first contest.
–NO REFUNDS will be issued after the first contest of each sport unless approved by the Director of Athletics.
Refunds must be requested in writing to the Director of Athletics (for high school student athletes) and Middle School Athletic Director (for middle school student athletes.) The refund will only be issued in accordance with the above criteria. After a refund is requested, in writing, it will take approximately 2-3 weeks for payment to be processed from the Board of Education.
We encourage student athletes to plan ahead to obtain the funds needed for their Pay-To-Participate Fee. Payment plans can be set up by the Bursar. Payments must be made (at least) each month to keep your athlete eligible. To assist families in need, Avon Lake City Schools have established a Scholarship Fund. It is our desire to not see any student athlete miss the opportunity to participate due to true financial need. The Scholarship Fund has been established to address special circumstances of financial hardship.
All applications will be treated on an individual basis and kept in strict confidence. Please note, that any application for assistance must be received at least TWO (2) WEEKS PRIOR to the above stated deadlines for each season.
Please feel free to contact the Avon Lake City Schools Bursar’s Office for details on financial assistance or if you should have any questions at (440) 933-6290 ext.1548.
Donations to the Avon Lake City Schools Pay-To-Participate Scholarship Fund will be accepted from businesses, organizations and individuals. Donations made to support individual programs will NOT be accepted. All donations will be used to support the ENTIRE district athletic program. Donations can be sent to:
Avon Lake City Schools
Pay-To-Participate Scholarship Fund
175 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
By reading this Information Bulletin outlining the guidelines as set forth by the Avon Lake City Schools Athletic Department regarding the Avon Lake City Schools Pay-To-Participate Fees, I agree to abide by these regulations to allow my child to participate in the Avon Lake City Schools Interscholastic Athletic Program.