2020-21 Parent Meeting Letter

Menomonie 8th Grade Football 2020

 Greetings 8th Graders,

Hopefully, you have enjoyed a restful, invigorating, and fun summer. As we get closer to the start of the school year, I can provide you with a few particulars about the start of our 2020 football season. If for any reason this changes, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Per the WIAA guidelines, our first day for practice is scheduled for September 7, 2020. Each day we practice from 3:10-5:15 in the fields to the north of the school. Because each of us grows at a different pace, we split into two squads (once we are in gear): a heavy weight and a light weight. There is no set weight that we use to establish what team you will play on, and in many cases, your body development plays a role in how we determine where you play. Our number one concern is your safety! Our first three days are without equipment (except a helmet).

Without having to state the obvious about Covid-19, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that we can practice and play safely. If for some reason the WIAA changes their approach to football in the fall, we will adjust our plans and move to an alternate football for the fall.

If you have not had a physical in the last two years, you will need to get one before you can practice. If you had one last year, please get an alternate year card filled out as soon as possible. Forms can be found on our website or contact the school office at (715) 232-1673 ext. 30111.

Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

M. Larson

michael_larson@msd.k12.wi.us