Please see the attached letter for important information regarding entering 7th grade and potentially participating in activities/athletics at Kingsland High School.


TO:  Parents of Current 6th Grade Students

FROM:  Laurie Hendrickson, Kingsland High School Activities Director

RE:  Next Year - Participation in School/MSHSL Activities

 

In the Fall, you will be the parent of a 7th Grade student, possibly a student-athlete and with that comes some very important information you need to know if your child is planning on being involved with sports and other MSHSL-sponsored activities.  Even if this isn’t your first child getting to that point, there have been changes in policy in the last year that everyone needs to be aware of.  I am hoping that this letter can provide you with some of that information so that you are able to make a smooth transition into the world of high school activities.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  1. On Monday, August 1st at 4:00 pm., we will have our annual baseline concussion testing.  This is required for ALL football participants and anyone else who was diagnosed with a concussion during the 2021-2022 school year, including over the Summer.  This will take place at the High School.  Mark that on your calendars!!
  2.  The Fall PAC (Parent-Athlete-Coach) meeting has been set for Monday, August 1st at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria.  In the past, attendance at this meeting has been optional but we have now made it mandatory.  We want everyone to get the same information and be on the same page with our lines of communication regarding the policies in the Student Handbook and Activities Handbook.  Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.  The student and one parent should attend.   We will have everyone who attends the PAC meeting August 1st sign in, and sign up who, for those who are unable to make it, we will have to set up a time to meet before practices start for your student to be able to start practice on day one.  Even if you have attended meetings in the past, the meeting will be mandatory for the 2022 school year.  If you know in advance that there’s a conflict, please contact me so that we can schedule a time to meet.

 

  1. In late July/early August, you will need to do the online registration for your child’s activity.  They CANNOT practice at all until they are registered.  For that you go to the Kingsland School web page and click on “ACTIVITIES” then click on “ONLINE REGISTRATION-ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES” then click on “REGISTRATION.”  There should be a dropdown that says “2022-2023 HS ATHLETIC REGISTRATION” click on that to get started.  If you have registered students in the past, you should already have a family account otherwise you will need to set up a new account.  The biggest issue I have run into is that people set up accounts then don’t remember their usernames and passwords, so please write them down and keep for future use.  Students must register for EVERY season during the school year if they play all 3 seasons – Fall, Winter, and Spring.  There is also a fee of $65 that gets paid every season.   If you have any trouble with that process, please don’t hesitate to give me a call and I can try to walk you through it.
  2. All 7th grade students need to have a physical on file before they are allowed to practice.  There are forms online for that or forms can be picked up in the high school office.  Don’t wait until the last moment to get those scheduled.  Physicals can be done at any time now and they are good for 3 years.  Normally physicals are required for grades 7 and 10 unless someone goes out for a sport for the first time after 7th grade.  Our local clinic usually offers discounted physicals for sports so be on the lookout for that.  The Minnesota State High School League has very strict rules regarding this so no physical, no practice at all!!

 

  1. I have listed the starting dates for practice below.  It is important to make your vacation plans in advance so that your child isn’t missing practices at the beginning of their seasons.  The Minnesota State High School League requires that a student have a certain number of practices in before they are allowed to compete.  It’s also difficult to make up what has been missed at those practices so please be aware of these dates:
  1.  Football starts on Monday, August 8th
  2. Cross Country starts on Monday, August 15th
  3. Volleyball starts on Monday, August 15th

 

Schedules for Fall seasons will be available at the PAC meeting in August. Varsity schedules are listed online now but lower levels will be available later on.  The PAC meeting will also cover rules and policies regarding activities.  Coaches will then meet with the players/parents for each specific activity. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling the school or emailing me.  I will have limited hours in the building this Summer but will monitor calls and emails and get back to you as soon as I am able.  I hope you have a great Summer and I can’t wait to see you in the Fall.  GO KNIGHTS!!

 

 

Laurie Hendrickson

School Phone: (507) 346-7276 ext. 5290

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