East Middle School
Track & Field
Track picture day is May 8th.
THE TRACK MEET ON 4/17 HAS BEEN POSTPONED! PRACTICE WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY, 4/18.
Track practice is held each day after school from 2:40 - 4:20 pm, with warm-ups starting promptly at 2:50 pm. Arrangements should be made to pick up your athlete promptly at 4:20 pm. Students CANNOT be left after school without supervision, so carpool or plan a ride home with another athlete, if necessary.
The deadline to join the team is Wednesday, April 18th.
Regular attendance at practices is expected. Athletes are expected to sign in at 2:40 each practice day. We realize that conflicts occasionally arise and we would like advance notice if your child will miss a practice. If a student is in school on a particular day, he/she will be expected to be at practice. If a student must miss practice that day a signed note explaining the student's absence must be turned in that day or the student will be marked unexcused. Unexcused absences may result in the student not being allowed to participate in the next meet. The dated note must be given to Mr. Burr prior to the end of the school day. You may also email coach Montgomery or Burr for the girls or coach Kowalewski for the boys to report an absence.
No cuts will be made and everyone will participate in the meets (the number of events is based on the size of the team) as long as they have attended practices and have tried their best. Frequent absences could be cause for removal from the team. At the meets the field events will begin as soon as the athletes are warmed up.
Uniforms and Attire:
Uniforms will be provided and athletes will be responsible for their care throughout the season. Uniforms are to be worn at MEETS ONLY. They should never be worn during the school day or to practice in. Athletes will be responsible for having proper practice gear each day. As the weather will be cool at the beginning of the season, athletes should also bring warm weather gear (hat, gloves, sweat shirt/pants, etc). A comfortable pair of running shoes is needed; track spikes are not necessary.
Gear needed for daily practice: shirt (no tank tops), shorts, sweat suit, socks, shoes and a water bottle. (Uniforms are needed only on meet days). We will be outside - again, bring a water bottle and outside gear daily.
Forms and Paperwork:
NO ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND PRACTICE UNTIL HE/SHE HAS: A PROPER PHYSICAL ON FILE
All of the necessary paperwork is available on the Athletic Forms page.
NO ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEET UNTIL HE/SHE HAS:
PAID THE ATHLETIC ACTIVITY FEE and SIGNED THE ASSOCIATED FEE CONTRACT. The fee is $150 for 7th & 8th grade and $100 for 6th grade If paying through PaySchools, a copy of your receipt must be turned into your coach if this is the 1st sport you have played this year.. If you have played a fall or winter sport this document and physical will be on file in the front office. All other paperwork must be filled out again and turned in online to the coach.
Completed and Returned a Department of Athletics EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD, and
Bus transportation is provided to and from each away meet. Runners are expected to ride the bus back to school following the meet. If a runner has other arrangements or needs to leave early, they MUST sign out with a coach before leaving the meet.