New workout gear for 7th and 8th grade girls athletics will be ordered. Once the order has been received, girls will be issued workout gear. Until new gear has arrived, girls are expected to wear their own workout clothes.
Last year the junior high girls' coaches met to discuss the issues with the girls athletic clothes (e.g., parents not wanting them washed at school, parents wanting their daughters to have their own workout gear, girls taking other's clothes, losing gear, etc.). We decided as a team to have the girls purchase their own gear to try to address some of the issues. We went through the proper channels, and it was approved.
It was not our intentions to have the community to believe money was not available or taken from our athletes. Through our research we discovered that in surrounding schools, junior high athletes purchase their own gear to address some of the recurring issues involving athletic gear.
Those who have purchased new gear will be refunded their money. New workout gear will be ordered. Once order has been received, girls will be issued workout gear. Workout gear will be assigned to each girl, along with a clip to secure clothing to be washed daily. Those who choose to take their workout clothes home are welcome to do so; however, they will be held responsible to be dressed out each day in their athletic workout gear. There are running consequences for those not being properly dressed out. Until new gear has arrived, girls are expected to wear their own workout clothes. Shirts must cover their top and shorts must cover their behinds when bent over doing exercises.
Please accept our apologies for any confusion and/or inconvenience this may have caused.