‘Dawg Pound’ Important Dates & Notes
It seems as though when spring sports season begins, the end of the year starts to creep up on us. With this, important dates and informational notes and reminders are important for our community to take note of so that everyone is on the same page and does not miss out on many important things.
“Dawg Pound Frig Dates”
•Incoming Freshman Football Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in the Performing Arts Wing (PAW) theater at Ramona High School. All parents of current eighth-grade students who wish to play freshman football need attend.
•“Introduction to Ramona High Athletics” Parent Meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the PAW theater at Ramona High School. This is for ALL parents of eighth-grade students who plan to play sports at Ramona High School. We will get you all the information you need to start your Athletic Career with success! (If you attended the football parent meeting on March 27, you need not attend this one.)
•Sport Physical Night: May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Ramona High School. As you may or may not be aware, to play sports at Ramona High School you must have a current physical on file in order to get your “Ticket to Play” and compete. We provide this opportunity so that your son or daughter has a physical that covers them through all of the next sport team seasons. The cost is $25 with checks made out to Ramona High School. The proceeds go to our Sports Medicine Training department so that we can purchase the materials we need to care for your athlete during the season. All of the doctors and therapists donate their time and it is a great way to help each other.
•The annual Powder Puff Football Game between graduating senior ladies and junior ladies will be played on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. More info to come from Ramona High ASB!
“Dawg Pound Frig Notes”
•Reminder about athletic eligibility. CIF and Ramona High School eligibility is an important area for all parents and kids to understand. Student athletes must have earned a GPA of 2.0 or better in combined subjects during the academic grading period. Ramona High checks for grades every six (6) weeks. All students must be enrolled in and passing a minimum of four subjects. With this a student must have completed a minimum of 20 credits in the preceding six-week period.
Should a student earn less than a 2.0, or earn 2 F’s, or be given 2 U’s in citizenship, this student shall be declared ineligible for the next six-week grading period. (Whether the student stays on the team or ‘practices only’ is entirely up to the discretion of the Head Varsity Coach). The Athletic Director will support the coach in the decision he or she makes. Students must learn that academics is FIRST and in order to be called a “Student-Athlete” one must take charge of his or her own progress and be accountable for his or her school performance.
Probation Pass. If you are a freshman, you can use one (1) probation pass for your entire freshman year. If you are a student in grades 10-12, you may only use one (1) probation pass for the entire three (3) year period. What this means is that should you become ineligible, and you have NOT used your pass, then you may use it which allows you to still compete, but if you do not learn from this and it happens again you will be declared ineligible. Once a pass is used, and you become ineligible again at a six-week grade period you will be ineligible with no recourse. One area that will help student-athletes with eligibility is for the parent to check their students’ progress weekly if not daily on POWERSCHOOL. This is the online grading system the school uses that gives parents and students current and up to date progress in their classes.
Students need to go to school each day, be on time to class, and turn in all homework on time. If a student can learn these habits, then they are on their way to success.
•Congratulations to all of the Winter Sport Team athletes for an exciting season. We secured another Wrestling CIF championship by winning the Division 3 title. Girls Water Polo went to the semi-finals of CIF and had a fantastic season. Both Soccer programs had increased success, and our Basketball programs provided many exciting moments in the gym or our community. Come out and support our Spring Sport athletes as they are off to an exciting start. You can get all game, match, or meet times and dates on our website, www.ramonausd.net (click on athletics).
•Business Sponsorship opportunities and Marketing: As you may notice, many Ramona businesses have taken advantage of our Stadium Marketing program at the high school. In our beautiful stadium you can obtain a HUGE 16 x 3 marketing sign for your business for an annual donation of $2,000 (reduced from $2,500). This goes into the athletic department general fund which helps support all of our programs. We pay for the sign with your graphic and use Creswell Marketing for production. You can pay annually one time or make four payments of $500 quarterly. Current Businesses taking advantage of this incredible marketing opportunity are: The Adobe Animal Hospital, Barona Resort, Access One, Town & Country Real Estate & Home Loans, & Riviera Oaks Resort. Contact Damon Baldwin at the athletic department at 760-787-4006 or email at email@example.com if interested.
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