Merrill Community Schools are proud to provide strong athletic programs that instill the values of competition, leadership, teamwork and dedication within our student athletes. Our coaching staff are committed community members and dedicated leaders who help foster personal growth and the importance of sportsmanship. At Merrill, students are welcomed to participate in our athletic programs.
Athletics Attendance Policy
Students are to attend school during the total school day in order to participate in athletic practices or events during the same day or evening. Should there be a situation whereby a student cannot attend school who would normally receive an excused absence, the student will be allowed to participate in the contest with approval of the building principal or athletic director.
In these cases, a prearranged excuse is required. Examples of excused absences are: funerals, doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, and court appointments.
Parent/student/guardian must provide documentation for such appointments for it to be considered an excused absence.
We will not be able to offer sports physicals for the 2019-2020 school year. The SVSU nursing program that offered the physicals in the past is no longer offering this service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Click the links below to access the front and back of the sports physical form to bring into your physician for the completion of your sports physical.
As a school community, we believe in the importance of cultivating creative compassionate leaders prepared for lifelong success by fostering the intellectual, emotional, and physical well being of each individual.