District Activity Fees

Activity fees provide revenue that allow Hempfield School District to continue offering a robust offering of athletic, fine arts, and educational enhancement opportunities for all students.

The activity fee is charged to students participating on any district athletic team, all extracurricular music and dramatic performance activities, and clubs such as Chess Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl, and Math Counts. Fees do not apply to groups that perform specific services for school or community populations. Accommodations are made for students/families experiencing economic hardship. A list of activities for which fees are charged can be found to the right.

It is important to note that this is not a participation fee that guarantees playing time or a specific level of participation; it is a payment required of all students rostered in a sport or activity. Parents will be invoiced after rosters and cast lists have been finalized and submitted to the administration by coaches, directors, and activity advisors. Payment must be made within the first two weeks of the activity or the student will be ineligible to participate. The activity fee is nonrefundable. 

The fee structure is as follows:

  • High School, Varsity, Junior Varsity: $75 per activity
  • Middle School, Junior High: $50 per activity
  • Family cap: $500 - for families that have one or more children participating in several activities, no more than $500 in total will be due per family for activities within the current school year.  The family cap includes musical instrument rental fees.
  • Students who qualify for the Free/Reduced student meal program will be exempted from these fees

An online payment system has been established for the collection of fees.  To pay for these fees online, please refer to our Fee Payment Instructions.  Any individual who would potentially be unable to participate in an activity as a result of this fee may contact the Student Services Office at 459-9009 for additional information. 

Payment history can be viewed on the Sapphire Student Portal

This fee structure has been approved by the Board of School Directors and will remain in place for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.



Fee Payment Instructions [PDF]

Instrument Usage Fee Program



 $75 High School, Varsity,
Junior Varsity Activities

Baseball, Basketball*, Bowling, Chamber Choir, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Cross Country, Dance Theatre, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Indoor Color Guard, Indoor Percussion Team, Indoor Track, Jazz Band, Lacrosse*, Marching Band, Musical, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl, Soccer*, Softball, Swimming, Tennis*, Track and Field, Volleyball*, Wrestling 


$50 Middle School,
Junior High Activities

Basketball*, Chess Club, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Math Counts, Musical, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl, Soccer*, Track and Field, Wrestling

*Applies to both boys and girls teams