Activity Fee

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Activity fees assist the district with its efforts to continue to provide a robust offering of athletics, fine arts, and other student activities. This fee is charged to students in grade seven through twelve (7-12) participating on any district athletic team or color guard/indoor guard and marching band. Accommodations will be made for students/families experiencing economic hardships as well as for those students who qualify for the Free/Reduced student meal program. A list of activities for which fees will be charged can be found on the Activity Fee chart available as a download below.

It is important to note that this is not a participation fee that guarantees any playing time or level of participation; it is a payment required of all students rostered in a sport or activity. As the rosters have been finalized and submitted to the administration by coaches and directors, refunds will be made upon request for those students who are cut or not selected for a team. Students who quit activities after rosters/lists are finalized will still be subject to payment of the fee.

The fee structure includes an individual cap as well as a family cap as follows:

  • Individual cap: $190- If a student participates in several activities, no more than $190 in total will be due per individual student for all activities within the current school year.
  • Family cap: $380 - For families with more than one child participating in several activities, no more than $380 in total will be due per family for activities within the current school year.


Making Activity Fee Payments

Beginning with our 2020-2021 school year, we will utilize K12PaymentCenter.com to collect our athletic/student activity fees. This is the same payment system utilized to make school meal payments.  

K12PaymentCenter.com provides parents with the following two options for summer school payments:

  • E-Check payment- electronic checks include a convenience fee of $0.95

  • Credit Card payment- credit card payments include a convenience fee of 3.99%


    Please note, the West Shore School District does not receive any of these convenience fees.


Current West Shore S.D. families who choose to use K12PaymentCenter to pay activity fees who already have an account for their child's school meals, will see the activity fees listed under the "School Fees" tab on the left.  Simply add the fees to the cart to process.
 
Current West Shore S.D. families who have not used K12PaymentCenter in the past will need a valid email address and the student’s identification number to make their payment online.  You can find your West Shore student's ten digit identification number by logging into PowerSchool online (the number is not available in the mobile app). Each student's number appears immediately after the student's middle name across the top of the screen.  After creating your K12PaymentCenter account and logging in, you will see the activity fees under the "School Fees" tab on the left.  Simply add the fees to the cart to process.  

Parents, who prefer not to utilize the K12PaymentCenter, should submit a check made payable to West Shore School District as follows:

West Shore School District
Attention:  Athletic/Student Activity Fee
507 Fishing Creek Road, P.O. Box 803
New Cumberland, PA 17070


Any individual who would potentially be unable to participate in an activity as a result of this fee may submit a Request for Waiver of Activity Fee form (available as a fillable PDF file) or contact the High School Athletic Office for additional information.



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