Parents and Students,
As we begin the 2020-21 school year, I am sure that you have many questions regarding activities and athletics and how we will operate during these uncertain times. At this time DMPS plans to continue after school programs and clubs. Whether those will be held in-person or online will be determined and announced at a later date. As with sports, music and theatre activities as well as after school programs and clubs may be suspended or canceled due to COVID-19 cases in the programs. Please be aware that all student activities are subject to change as may be required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, please see below a series of frequently asked questions and their responses to help you in your decision making process.
When will activities/athletics begin?
Fall sports and clubs will begin on Tuesday, September 8th following Labor Day. In the past, 7th/8th grade Cheerleading, 8th grade Football, 7th/8th grade Volleyball, and 7th/8th grade Cross Country practices began on the first day of school, so be aware this this will not be the case this year. This decision was made so that the students will have some time to acclimate to the new hybrid Return to Learn schedule.
How do I sign up?
Once the sport is finalized, you can sign your son/daughter up for sports. The fee will be $15 per sport. We will communicate specifically and give ample time for you to register and pay for sport participation once details have been finalized by DMPS.
If I change my mind, can I get a refund?
Yes. If you register for a sport and you change your mind, or the sport is canceled, you may get your $15 refunded by contacting the main office. You may also apply that $15 fee towards another sport or towards any outstanding fees that you may have on your account.
What precautions are you taking to ensure the safety of the student-athletes and coaches?
Coaches will be given training in disinfectant procedures, social distancing, and monitoring for signs of COVID-19. Discussions have also taken place regarding not having interscholastic competition between middle school and running a more intramural sports program for football, volleyball, and cross country. The focus would be more on learning the fundamentals of the sport and more emphasis would be placed on skill development. This decision has not been finalized, but know that Fall sports will not operate the same as they have in the past.
In closing, please know that we at Brody Middle School place the safety of your son/daughter as our highest priority. We will continue to strive to provide them the highest quality extra-curricular experience, all while keeping them safe and healthy. The information that I have provided is a starting point, but know that as conditions change, so will the process of how we operate our athletics and activities. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly and I will be glad to work with you.