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                                                           Welcome Back Dragons!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                              2020/2021 School Calendar

                                    SOMS Color Coded Calendar 2020-2021

 

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SOMS students, athletes, and families,

In honor of our SOMS football team qualifying for the State Championship game this coming Saturday, November 21, we are inviting each of you to post words of encouragement and support to our athletes on a team Padlet. You can post positive comments, pictures, posters, quotes, or encouragement for our athletes to view before they take on Corbin MS on the gridiron. Since we aren't in school to cheer them on, it'd be a great way to show school spirit and support our Dragons. Also, we are encouraging each student to participate in a SOMS Spirit Day on Friday during virtual school. Wear your SOMS gear, and let's cheer our guys on to victory!

 

Our boys have shown great determination and grit in the face of difficult opposition, and this during a global pandemic. To get to the finals, our SOMS football team defeated a very stout Shelby West 28-6 in the opening qualifying match and we beat a high-flying Lexington Catholic in double overtime with a final score of 38-36. This is only the second time SOMS has ever made it to the state championship finals. Great job!! Let's cheer them on!!!

 

To post something, just follow the link below and click on the icon that looks like this:  

 

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https://padlet.com/christopherrairick/6r8jazf6o8d7kplr

 

Good luck and GO SOUTH!!!

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From the outset of this year, it has been the work of the Oldham County Middle School Athletic Directors to facilitate a safe, equitable, and enjoyable athletic experience for our athletes, coaches, families, and fans.  Though we are greatly encouraged by the success of these efforts from our fall sports programs, we share a collective and growing concern with opening our winter wrestling season.  The continued levels and nature of the COVID-19 virus coupled with the high level and duration of close contact involved in wrestling gives us enough reason to postpone our season until next year.  This announcement effectively cancels all middle school programs for the Oldham County Schools* sanctioned wrestling programs for the 2020-21 season.  We appreciate your understanding and support with this decision.

*However, all Oldham County HS wrestling programs intend to have a season and any MS athlete who was a rostered wrestler for their respective HS last year will be grandfathered and eligible to roster for their HS wrestling team again this year.  No new MS wrestlers will be eligible.

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This message is intended for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy interested in trying out for the boys' basketball team at SOMS this year.  Tryouts this year will be set up a little different than in previous years.  This year all players MUST sign up through this link AND have a current sports physical on file before participating in tryouts.  No exceptions! 

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerXtubbvQKO0X_jxyZXQfAe0nAs_ntELkCsHdQnIcXpsClgg/viewform

Players will be assigned to either tryout 1a or 1b depending on the number of athletes trying out.  The specific tryout time will be communicated to families closer to the tryout dates.  The following first tryout dates have been set:

6th grade:

Tryout 1a- Monday, Nov. 23rd- 7:00-8:00 (30 kids max)         

Tryout 1b- Monday, Nov. 23rd- 8:00-9:00 (30 kids max)                        

7th grade:

Tryout 1a- Tuesday, Nov. 24th- 4:00-5:00 (30 kids max)

Tryout 1b- Tuesday, Nov. 24th- 5:15-6:15 (30 kids max)

8th grade:

Tryout 1- Tuesday, Nov. 24th- 6:30-8:00 (if more than 30 sign-up, a 2nd tryout will be scheduled)

Dates and times may change as we get closer based on the number of students trying out.

Pre-season conditioning and open gym times are TBD.  

Second tryouts will be by invitation only.  Parents may join our Facebook group at "SOMS boys basketball" for updates as well.  More information about how tryouts are organized can be found on our school webpage (link below).  Please contact Coach Bowen at jeffrey.bowen@oldham.kyschools.us if you have any questions.

https://www.oldham.kyschools.us/14/Content2/basketball-boys                                                                      

Sincerely,                                        

Coach Jeff Bowen                                                                                                                                          Basketball clip art 4 | Basketball games, Basketball girls, Basketball 

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Athletic Announcement -

Although this fall sports season will not be quite the same as in the past, we are nevertheless excited to be at a juncture where we feel we can safely operate and manage competitions during a pandemic.  Thank you for your support and cooperation with the protocols and procedures that allow us to continue competition moving forward.  

If you are a parent of an athlete on our volleyball, football, cheer or dance team, your coach will be providing a link for you to order tickets a few days prior to the competition date.  You will not be able to enter a sporting venue unless you have pre-ordered your ticket to allow for a touchless transaction at our gate.  Tickets cost $5/ticket for 10 yrs.+, and you need to bring exact change with you.  At this time, we will only be accommodating 2 tickets/athlete in accordance with our district, campus and OCHD plan.  I will be certain to inform you if this attendance allowance is relaxed.  Thank you for your understanding and let's get ready to cheer our athletes as we embark upon the 2020 fall season for sports here at SOMS.  Go Dragons!       

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Athletic Programs: Purchases and Donations

Parents, volunteers, and coaches:

In an effort to be transparent and clear about the process of purchasing or donating equipment, foods, awards, or any other sport related item (i.e., banners, trophies, etc.), I want to clarify the processes and procedures required by individuals with respect to these purchases.

If the intent of the purchase is for a personal reimbursement (where a coach or parent buys an item/s and then expects reimbursement by SOMS), the only way SOMS can provide a reimbursement to you personally is that you first have a signed and approved Purchase Order (PO) for the item/s that you buy.  POs are available from Tami Day, our school bookkeeper.  Without an approved PO, we will not be able to legally provide you a reimbursement.

If the purchase is requiring funds to be withdrawn from a team or athletic account, then the same procedure as outlined above must be followed.  The coach needs to submit a PO, which must be approved before the order can be made and payment be rendered to the business.

If the purchase is a donation, you do not need to follow the above procedure.  Rather, you can simply purchase the item and give it to the respective team/club along with notifying Tami Day in order for her to provide you with a Donation Acknowledgement Form (if it amounts to greater than $250) and/or a letter of acknowledgement (for your taxes) and our appreciation.

Our hope is that this will clarify processes and diminish any frustration or confusion regarding regulations for which SOMS is required to comply.  Undoubtedly, the partnership we experience from our faithful and supportive coaches, parents and volunteers is superior here at SOMS.  Your commitment to the welfare and success of our students, athletes, programs and staff is unquestionably fantastic.  We look forward to your continued support, and please let me know if you should have any questions.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Rairick, Ed.S

Associate Principal / Athletic Director

South Oldham Middle School

Christopher.rairick@oldham.kyschools.us

 

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https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/

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