We hope that you have been enjoying your summer break and involving yourselves in fun and relaxing activities. Soon we will all be back in school beginning what we are sure, will be an excellent 2019-2020 school year.
Our department is personally committed to continuous improvement, the belief that all programs in a school can be improved no matter how good they are. Some items that the staff and I want to improve this year are: communication with parents and the LHS community about our programs, our school spirit, and encouraging students to be involved in a number of different activities during the school year! In order to get these things accomplished, inclusivity is the key; we look forward to working with you as we work together to make an already excellent school even better!
As we make plans for the upcoming school year, we wanted to share a few notes/reminders with you. Some of this information has previously been sent out…if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Activities Office. Here are some important details regarding the 2019-2020 school year: (Click on the blue titles for links)
—MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical for the 2019-2020 school year prior to starting a sport. Fall Sports physicals are due by Monday, August 12. You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done. MSHSAA requires that your physical be dated after February 1, 2019 to be current for this season. A reminder that you also need to have at least 14 practices prior to a competition, so be sure that you submit your information in a timely fashion. Beginning this fall, MSHSAA has decided that physicals dated after February 1, 2019 will be good for 2 years.
—Privit – The Lutheran High School Athletic Program is utilizing an online program to help collect and store the information required by MSHSAA for high school athletes to participate in sports. Privit allows parents to register their child for the athletic teams at Lutheran High School and e-sign all of the appropriate forms. Accounts will remain available from year-to-year to update as needed. Please visit Privit to sign up now or revisit your account to update for the 2019-20 season.
—Fall Athletic Schedules 2019-2020 – Fall Schedules will be available on Arbiter Live.com the week of July 15, 2019. All program schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes. Parents and athletes will have the option to “follow” specific teams and receive emails and/or text messages when changes are made to games. Individual team schedules can be printed directly from the website. An ICAL link is also available to subscribe to specific team schedules. Please note that the schedules WILL CHANGE UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON…and will not be “official” until the start of the school year and/or the parent meeting for that specific season.
—Fall Sports Gear and Spirit Wear – All Fall Sports Gear and Cougar Spirit Wear can be ordered online through BSN Sports. Fall Sports gear is due July 11 at midnight and Cougar Spirit Wear is due July 15 at midnight. Click to access specific team flyers. Select Team Gear and Spirit Wear Orders. Note: All hoodies and ¼ zips are uniform approved. T-shirts can be worn on Fridays.
—Fall Sports Start Date – All Fall sports practices will begin on Monday, August 12th. A complete listing of times and locations will be available on our website later in July. Click for contact information for our fall coaching staff and sponsors. Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.
—Athletic Fee – Please be reminded that the athletic fee for our fall sports is due one week before practices begin on August 12th. Fees are due by Monday, August 5.
—Social Media – Have you signed up for a Twitter account yet?
- Updates on all LHS activities are available on twitter.
- To follow our updates on twitter if you do not have an account, please visit https://twitter.com/LuHiActivities.
- To have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account.
- Our main, all-encompassing account is…@LuHiActivities. Other activities can be found on our FAQ page of our website.
—Booster Club – In 2019-2020, we are excited to continue building our Booster Club for LHS Activities! In preparation, meetings were had last spring to begin planning for this upcoming school year.
The Booster Club is selling membership and season passes for $250, which include:
• 2 Passes to all home games (excluding tournaments)
• Booster Club only Access parking spots in the stadium lot – first come, first served.
• Reserved seating sections for football and basketball games-first come, first served)!
Passes are available for purchase at the Fall Parent Meeting on August 20, Back to School Night on August 29 or by visiting Mrs. Erhardt in the school office. To find out more about this exciting new group, contact Laurie Preusser, Booster Club President at firstname.lastname@example.org or the general Booster Club email at email@example.com. Laurie can also be reached via text or cell at (314) 229-0343.
—Fall Activities Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the fall activity parent meeting on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium. Additional details regarding this evening will be sent later in July. Again, this is mandatory for you to attend this 1 hour meeting.
—Dead Week(s) 2019 – We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy a vacation during our final dead week next month. Between August 5 thru August 11, there will be no LHS activities occurring on or off campus. Please enjoy this final week of vacation and down time with your family!
Again, through the remainder of the summer, if you have any questions, please contact the Activities Office.
Jana Leppien Jim Clark
Activities Assistant Activities Director