2020-21 Parent Letter


Dear Basketball players and families, 


We are excited that we will be able to offer a MMS sports experience this fall/winter for students, but it will look different than it has in the past.  We will start with practices only, gradually build in intramural scrimmages to keep our contact groups small. As the season progresses, depending on our status, we may be able to schedule competitions with other schools towards the end of each sports’ respective season. Please know that this plan is subject to change and we will update you if any changes are made. 


To limit exposure and allow for extra spacing, we are planning on alternating practices between 7th and 8th grade.
Eighth grade will start on Wednesday, January 20th.  Seventh grade will start on Jan. 21st   Fridays will have no practice, to allow for a deep clean of the gym. Full practice schedules will be handed out on the first day of practice. Practices will run from 3:15 - 4:45pm.  Please arrange pick up at 4:45.


Eighth graders will practice on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.

Seventh graders will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


All SDMA Covid-19 protocols must be followed: 

1. If you are sick or feel sick, you cannot practice.

2. Water Bottles will be required since the regular drinking fountains are not available. 

3. Hand washing and sanitizing will be expected at the start and end of practice or anytime a student leaves and returns to the gym.

4. Masks will also be mandatory the entire time since we will be practicing indoors. 

5. Distancing rules will be observed.

6. Locker rooms will be available for students. Locker rooms should be used for changing purposes only. No lockers in the locker room will be available.


Our goals for this year will be to practice the basics of basketball, catch up on skills and drills and have some fun. We intend to get kids active to promote mental wellness, and keep students safe. 


Sincerely, 


Menomonie Middle School Coaches

7th Grade - Mr. Chumas

8th Grade - Ms. Rau