Wolves News · Activities letter to Milaca Families: 2020-21


8/6/2020

Milaca Families,

The Activities Office would like to provide a brief update on the upcoming school year and adjustments made within our education-based activities. We understand the frustration and uncertainty surrounding the start of the school year and fall activities, we share that with you.

On Tuesday, August 4, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) met and adjusted upcoming seasons that will affect a few of our fall activities. Football and Volleyball will now be moved to a “flex” season between our traditional winter and spring seasons. While the dates have yet to be determined, the projected dates are March 15-May 15.  Due to this change, Spring Activities have been moved to late spring/summer.  The tentative dates for this season are May 15-July 15.  

Please know that whether you support or oppose these changes, there are many pros and cons that were discussed at the MSHSL level. For the sake of our student athletes and participants, we are focusing on the positive of this transition, including the opportunity to participate in more activities and to become a part of more teams and programs. Participants no longer have to choose between Cross Country and Football, or between Swimming/Diving and Volleyball. With our new individual and family maxes, students and their families should be able to participate in more activities than ever before without creating a financial burden.

There are many challenges ahead, but we know our Wolfpack Strength will continue to help us “Instill Pride and Achieve Excellence!”

Please see the resources below and contact our office with any questions and/or concerns.  Fall Registration opens on Friday, August 7.  Refer to the Fall Activities Parent Meeting link below for additional important information.

Resources:

Fall Activities Parent Meeting – Virtual 

      1. Activity Registration Guide Presentation
      2. Activity Registration Guide Handout

 

  • Fall Registration begins on Friday, August 7th for Cross Country and Swimming/Diving

 

MSHSL Board meeting minutes from August 4th

      1. Return to Participate Task Force recommendations:
        1. In-person and Hybrid models would be local control and county data
        2. Distance learning would be virtual coaching (similar to Spring 2020)
        3. Adjustments to seasons
          1. Cross Country and Swim/Dive kept in Fall of 2020
          2. Football and Volleyball moved to Spring of 2021
          3. Spring Activities moved to May 15-July 15

A number of Milaca families have asked about ordering face masks and/or neck buffs. We have ordered the following for families and they will go on sale when they arrive in the coming weeks. Masks will be $10 and buffs will be $15. More information to come.

Go Wolves!

Brian Julson

Activities Director/Dean of Students

brian.julson@milaca.k12.mn.us

320-982-7331

 

Jenna Carlson

Activities Assistant/Attendance Secretary

jenna.carlson@milaca.k12.mn.us

320-982-7206