We continue to gather information and provide clarifications as information is made available to us, and we appreciate your commitment and passion for our students, and your programs, as we recognize this is not ideal or what we are used to. We have the privilege and associated responsibility to be great partners with our community and implement safety protocols that will aid in resuming the in-person programming we all miss, and to keep our students safe.
The Governor’s General Counsel has defined the end of the 2019-2020 school year as June 30, 2020 – the statutorily determined end of the school year. This means that school buildings and associated grounds are closed to students for instructional and extracurricular activities through that date. It is possible that an additional order may extend that time further.
MMSD will implement the following additional provisions in support of Forward Dane and the safe reopening of our schools and community:
1) Virtual spring coaching only can occur through May 30th for spring sports.
2) Virtual summer training activities may begin June 1st related to general strength and fitness training. This means individual training or workouts may be shared or scheduled on a virtual platform for synchronous training- such as stretching, flexibility, and warm-up routines, strength and speed training, conditioning, and mental preparation/sport psychology resources - so long as it follows normal WIAA Coaching Contact rules.
3) MMSD athletic programs will not have in-person programming this includes summer contact, open gyms, camps, clinics or other training opportunities through July 31st.
Our school buildings will be closed through July 31, 2020. This includes all facilities and grounds including athletic fields, outdoor courts, and stadiums with one exception: Daycare, ‘Dane County Forward Dane Plan’.
MSCR has cancelled all summer programming for the summer session. They may launch a few outdoor activities in July/Aug, but no in building programming will be scheduled.
MMSD athletics will not hold any summer contact sessions in person nor encourage students to gather outside of school grounds, to train through July 31st at this time:
The district and your athletic programs will continue to provide resources for virtual platforms and best practices to assist in continuing the quality education-based athletic programs we offer. In addition, these resources will prepare us for a full return to normal operations when deemed safe and when we are able to meet the needs for appropriate cleanliness, hygiene, monitoring, and interaction to safely operate athletic programming.
Thank you for all you do to support our student-athletes. Please remember and know that we see these words ringing truer every day as we work through this situation and see the value of connections made through our programs, “ School isn't just a building, high school sports aren't just a game, match, race, meet, or contest.”
Be well and stay well,
BOYS SWIM & DIVE: The boys team competed at the state championship meet on February 22nd. Isaac Casey placed 1st in the 100 yard freestyle and Charlie Feller placed 1st in the 100 yard breaststroke, both receiving state titles. Overall the team placed 4th. For full results of the state meet click here.
GIRLS HOCKEY: The Co-op Lynx secured a trip to the state tournament with a 3-0 win against Sun Prairie Co-op on February 28. They made it to the state final against Xavier Co-op but lost to 5-3. For full tournament results view here.
BOYS HOCKEY: Lost the regional game 5-1 against Sauk Prairie and ended the season with a 11-11-2 record. David Huie received 1st Team All Conference and Beckett Frey, Ian Hedican, and Alex Duchemin received 2nd Team Conference. To view all awards and nominations click here.
WRESTLING: First season with new head coach, Ron Klein, was a success. The team had two athletes who qualifiedfor sectionals; Burke Gustafson and Andres Villalobos. To view the sectional results click here.
BOYS BASKETBALL: The team played Janesville Craig on Friday, March 6 in the first game of the WIAA playoffs but lost 85-63. They ended the season with 9-14 record. To view results of the game click here.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Played in the 1st round of the playoffs against Racine Park but lost 44-37.
CHEER: The team competed at the state championship in the semi-finals in Watertown to finish the season.
DANCE: Ended their season at the state competition on February 1st. Sylvia Bootz and Nana Osaki also made the D1 All State Team for 2020!
GYMNASTICS: The team competed in Sectionals and one athlete; Sarah Huxtable (beam), qualified for state. At state, she scored an 8.183 on beam, placing 24th in the division! The competition took place on March 6-7 in Wisconsin Rapids. To view all tournament results click here.
WHAT: Regent Sports Kick-Off Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:30pm
LINK: Visit the West Athletics Kick-Off Event Page for link and more information!
All West students who wish to participate in a WIAA sport during the 2020-21 school year must attend with a parent.