IMPORTANT ATHLETIC UPDATE:The East Valley Conference and Higley Unified School District have approved a plan to allow a return to play junior high athletics! We are very excited for this opportunity and to have the ability to provide amazing opportunities for our student athletes.The athletic schedule has been condensed to allow us to play all four sports seasons during the remainder of the school year (details below).In an effort to keep our students and families safe, HUSD and AIA have approved a 1-year exception to physical clearance packets. If you were a student at SMS last year with AIA physical clearance paperwork on file, that paperwork will remain valid for this school year.Season 2 Sports TryoutsTryouts for softball, boys basketball, and cross country will begin on 11/30.Cross Country (Non-cut) - Practices will start on 11/30. 4-5:30pm. Meet by the football field.Boys Basketball - Monday (open gym), Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8:30am. Thursday (8th in the am 7-8:30 & 7th in the pm 4 - 5:30pm) Meet in the gym.Softball - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4-5:30pm. Meet at the softball fields.SPARTAN ATHLETIC INFORMATIONEligibility and ClearanceIn an attempt to streamline the athletic clearance process, Sossaman Middle School has gone paperless. Using the enclosed instructions, you will now complete the athletic clearance packet electronically at Register My Athlete. All forms can be viewed and signed electronically, and additional required forms (i.e.-physical forms and concussion test results) can be uploaded to your account. Please follow the enclosed instructions to register your students for athletic clearance, for the 20-21 school year. It is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted electronically prior to the break that precedes your child's sports season (or prior to the school year beginning if participating in a first quarter sport).Only physicals completed on AIA athletic clearance page will be accepted. If you have any questions contact Sossaman Middle School.2020-2021 AIA Physical Form - To be completed and signed by the parent or guardian and student athlete. This form must also be signed by the examining medical provider. Physical Form B to be completed and signed by the examining medical provider. If completing after 3/1/2020 the 19-20 AIA Physical forms are acceptable.* ALL STUDENT ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A COMPLETED ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY PACKET SUBMITTED TO REGISTER MY ATHLETE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN A SPORT/TRYOUT. **MAKE SURE TO VISIT THE SAFETY AND CONCUSSION TAB IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CONCUSSION PORTION OF THE RMA UPLOAD.**ONCE SCHOOL RESUMES (from summer or break) ONLY FORMS SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE END OF LUNCH (1:45 PM) WILL BE CLEARED FOR THAT DAY. ANY FORMS SUBMITTED SUBMITTED LATER IN THE DAY WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE CLEARED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY.
NEW ATHLETICS SEASON SCHEDULEQ1 10/12/2020 - 11/24/2020 - Baseball, Flag Football, Girls Volleyball, and CheerQ2 11/30/2020 - 2/3/2021 - Boys Basketball, Softball, Cross CountryQ3 2/8/2021 - 4/7/2021 - Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, WrestlingQ4 4/12/2021 - 5/19/2021 - Girls Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Track and FieldPlease be aware, that due to increased safety protocols, practices/tryouts may run longer than anticipated.It is imperative that athletes are picked up immediately at the conclusion of practices as we do not want large groups of students in close proximity on campus.
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION
Prior to the beginning of the athletic season, it is important to know what you and your athlete should expect as the season begins. Please take time to review the parent meeting powerpoint (bottom-left tab on SMS athletics homepage) with your athlete. Once you have reviewed the presentation, please email Brandon.Keeling@husd.org with any questions or clarifications. Additionally, once your son or daughter has been extended a position on their respective team, the cost for participation is $100 per sport payable to HUSD #60. This fee is non-refundable. Please note, uniforms will not be issued until payment has been received in full.
QUARTER 2 ATHLETIC PICTURESOur Quarter 1 athletic pictures are TBD. Please help your student-athlete to remember to bring their uniform on this day.
Remember that uniforms will not be distributed until the athletic fee has been paid.
QUARTER 1 ATHLETIC BANQUET
Our Quater 1 Athletic Banquet will be scheduled by individual coaches/teams. Students only will attend these events.
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EVC SPORTS SEASON SCHEDULE:Quarter 1/Season 1: Baseball, Girls Volleyball, Football, CheerQuarter 2/Season 2: Boys Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, CheerQuarter 3/Season 3: Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Wrestling, CheerQuarter 4/Season 4: Girls Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Track and Field
Our school is a member of the East Valley Conference. The EVC website provides information including scores, directions to the schools, and the most up to date competition schedules.