Thanks for attending our fall athletics meeting. Here are some of the highlights and information that was shared in case you were not able to make it. Fall sports will consist of US/MS football, cross country, volleyball, girls tennis, and cheer. There are many ways for parents to be involved in our athletic programs. A couple of things that come to mind are helping to coordinating team building activities or pre-game meals and lunches for away games. Our coaches welcome that and would love to hear from you. Please contact them if you want to support their efforts or if you have any sport specific questions or concerns.
Please have a look at the “Panther Way”
document. This sets the foundation and expectations for our athletic programs and we've asked all of our coaches to adopt this into their programs. As parents, we ask that you trust our process, believe in the program and allow our coaches to coach your player. We also ask that you respect our coaching staff and if you have concerns during athletic contest that you allow 24 hours before addressing our coaches.
In regards to uniforms. Our eventual goal is to outfit all of our sports programs with Adidas brand uniforms. This will happen gradually over the next couple of years on a sport by sport basis based on need. For cheer and tennis we will do a 75/25% split on uniforms and athletes will be allowed to keep those uniforms at the conclusion of the season. Parents will be responsible for the 75% in which the school will bill you for that part of the expense.
We will hold our students accountable for being student-athletes and will abide by the athletics/activities eligibility policy, which can be found in the student handbook. Review the policy here
. Please help us keep your player eligible by checking their grades regularly and reminding them of our policy.
There is a $250 athletic fee for each sport that your athlete participates in during the course of the year. If you have concerns about this fee please communicate with our Athletic Director and we will work something out. We will allow our athletes to do multiple sports in a season but please understand that there will be a separate $250 fee for each sport. On that same note, players, coaches and parents will meet together to determine which sport will be the “primary sport” they participate in, and together we will make necessary practice arrangements. In the event of game conflicts, the athlete will participate in the contest they have deemed their “primary sport.”
All of our coaches have been instructed to use Group Me as our primary mode of communication for athletes and parents. Coaches will need your contact information so they can add you to their group so make sure to share that information with your athletes coach. Download the Group Me app, and please remain professional in how you communicate in these groups. We’d prefer that you not display your grievances or concerns here as this will be a tool to share updates and reminders.
Lastly, information in regards to fall sports pictures can be found here