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2020 Assumption Baseball & Softball Practice Guidelines

2020 Assumption Baseball & Softball Practice Guidelines

We have been given permission to begin baseball and softball. We need to follow the guidance that has been provided to us, and pay attention to the details of our day-to-day activities and practice. To promote Safety, we ask that student-athletes, parents, and coaches pay close attention to personal health. If you don’t feel well, don’t attend practices or games. Attendance will be excused if the player or parent texts or emails the coach to inform them that the player doesn’t feel well or a family member is showing symptoms.

Before your first practice.

Make sure all documents are on file with the athletic office.

Physicals are waived until July 25

Head-up Concussion form

Before you arrive at the ballpark, ask yourself these general health questions:

Have you had a fever or taken medicine in the last 24 hours to reduce a fever?

Are you feeling ill?

Have you developed a cough in the last 24 hours?

Have you had any other symptoms of illness?

Stay home if you have any of these symptoms or if you  have a fever

Make sure your hands have been washed before coming to the ballpark.

Take your temperature before arriving at the ballpark.

Bring your own hand sanitizer with you to practice & games.

C. Arrival at the ballpark

Coaches will take attendance for all players attending the practice that day.  All records of attendance will be kept for the entire season.

Whenever possible players and coaches are asked to make an effort to maintain social distance.  While we understand that this may not always be possible, but please be mindful of these recommendations throughout practice and play.  

D. Practice

Drills should be set up by coaches to minimize large groups and provide social distancing.

Players are encouraged to use their own helmets if NOCSAE approved.

All shared gear should be sanitized before it is passed between teammates.

Students are encouraged to keep hand sanitizer with them and use frequently.

Measures are in place for sanitation of school-owned equipment and facilities.   

In an effort to maintain optimal hygiene all participants are asked to refrain from spiting (including sunflower shells).  

Assumption Softball Tryouts – June 1-2

Assumption Softball will hold tryouts for all players in grades 8-12 on June 1 and June 2 at the St. Vincent Athletic Complex. June 1 tryouts will be held 6-9 p.m. June 2 tryouts will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m.

ICR Future Virtual Career & College Fair is This Sunday!

The ICR Future Career and College Fair is this Sunday, May 31 from 1-3 pm. We are encouraging sophomores and juniors to attend, however the event is open to everyone.

With more than 70 exhibitors setting up virtual booths it’s going to be a great opportunity for students to engage in some career and college planning.

Registered students will receive event details, best practices and tips for navigating the virtual site, and a scavenger hunt to encourage visiting different exhibitors. A prize drawing will be held for several VISA gift cards for participating students who complete the event scavenger hunt activity and interact with lots of exhibitors.

The online toolkit of announcement templates and promotional fliers is available to help you spread the word to students and parents. Visit now.

Important Recommendations for Students

  • Career Assessment. Students will be encouraged to complete a career assessment to align with the Career Cluster designations for exhibitors. If students have access to the assessment results taken in school, please remind students how, and encourage them to. access them prior to the fair.
  • Register to Attend. We have an online registration process to gain access to the fair lobby. Please encourage students and parents to register by visiting www.icansucceed.org/icrfuture-student

Expanded Opportunities. With the event going virtual, Western and Central Iowa students and families should be encouraged to participate. With nearly 100 exhibitors registered it will be a day they don’t want to miss!

Stay in Touch Through Social Media

We encourage you to stay in touch with us during this time (and always) through our social media.

Facebook: @AssumptionKnights

Instagram: @assumptionhs

Twitter: @assumptionhs

We also want to hear from you! Students and parents are encouraged to share their photos, videos and prayers for the Assumption family by tagging us or mentioning us in their posts.

Please help keep our community strong by staying in touch and supporting one another during these changing times.

Baseball – Summer 2020

Any student planning on trying out for the 2020 Baseball season must send Coach Thissen an email with the following information. Name/phone number/grade/shirt size for uniform and pants size: S, M, L, XL, or XXL.

Greg Thissen  – thissengreg@gmail.com

Final Exam Schedules – Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES for Thursday 5-21 and Friday 5-22

We are committed to our previously scheduled days and timeframes for this semester’s final exams.  Teachers will communicate in more detail regarding the specific expectations on this for their classes.  All classes will be doing culminating activities in the form of final projects, presentations, or exams.  All teachers will be available in “virtual classrooms” during the scheduled periods and passing times, so students will be easily able to access their instructors for questions and assistance those days. Mrs. Murphy will send out access information for “virtual classrooms” as we get closer to final exam days, so please watch your email.  The schedule will still function with 4 scheduled periods per day as follows:

 Thursday, May 21 (Finals Periods 1-4)

Period 1 8:45-9:45

Period 2 10:00-11:00

Period 3 11:15-12:15

Lunch Break

Period 4 1:00-2:00

Friday, May 22 (Finals Periods 5-8)

Period 5 8:45-9:45

Period 6 10:00-11:00

Period 7 11:15-12:15

Lunch Break

Period 8 1:00-2:00

 

Support Scott County K-12 Catholic Schools – Contact your Representative

Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask that emergency aid to nonpublic schools and families be included in the next Covid-19 Legislation package. Our requests include equitable access to K-12 federal funds for nonpublic schools, direct support to families for tuition assistance and additional tax breaks for K-12 tuition payments.

As always, we encourage you to include your personal story in the message to your legislators, as well.

Our nonpublic schools and the families they serve should be included in the COVID-19 relief legislation. Make your voice heard by contacting your Congressional members today. Thank you for your advocacy!

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/mZ6GAEViN5B8VlUciVyEDg

Iowa College Access Network

Even though our physical offices are not currently open, we are still meeting with students and families virtually to continue our services and mission of helping families throughout the state of Iowa. Families can schedule Zoom virtual appointments here www.icansucceed.org/apt or they call our toll free number 877-272-4692. We’re available Mon – Thurs 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Below is a link to all virtual resources we have available. This includes virtual presentations we have coming up along with pre-recorded presentations. We will also be having daily Facebook Live posts starting at 2:00 PM!

https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/presentations/livestream-events

ICAN Presentations Available to Live Stream

ICAN will be hosting FREE webinars on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1pm. You can stream these events LIVE from any device and ask questions of ICAN student success advisors during the presentations.

Use this time at home to connect with planning resources and create your future plan. Register and you will receive a link to join these free events. You can also chat live with an ICAN advisor Monday through Thursday at 2 pm on Facebook.

Life After High School: A Guide to Career and College Planning
Perfect for sophomores, juniors, and parents

Tuesday, April 28 at 1 pm – Register

There are many post-high school options available to students through education and training programs. This program engages students and parents in a discussion of recent employment trends and industry growth outlook to provide insights into the developing a post-high school plan for both college and career.

This program covers:

Career Exploration & Assessment
Economic Trends & Goal Setting
Academic Preparation & Requirements
Admission Process & Requirements
College/Training Program Selection
Campus Visits
Application Process
Understanding Costs – Cost of Attendance
Scholarships/Job Training Programs
Successful Transitions

How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process
Perfect for juniors and parentsWednesday, April 29 at 1 pm – RegisterThe financial aid process can be daunting. From completing the application to understanding award letters, developing a plan to pay for college is one of the most important steps in the college process. This program covers:Financial Aid Process
FAFSA Application Review
Understanding the Results of the Application
Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
Aid Options
Scholarship Process
Where to Go For Help
Exploring Careers: Finding the Right Fit for Your Future
Perfect for 8th-11th grade students and parentsTuesday, April 21 – RegisterCareer planning is the first step towards finding your future. In this webinar we will discuss how students, beginning as early as middle school, can work to identify their interests and passions and utilize high school experiences to explore potential career opportunities. We’ll also discuss the role career planning should play in selecting post-high school education or training opportunities, including college selection and affordability.
Freshman Transitions: Prepare for High School
Perfect for current 8th grade students and parents
Wednesday, April 22 at 1 pm – RegisterTransitioning from middle school to high school is a big step for families, and the first step for students in creating future opportunities. Freshman year begins the journey of post-high school success. The courses, activities, and decisions made in this first year matter regardless of your plans for after high school.Freshman Transitions is designed as an orientation or welcome to high school and covers important topics including:Career Assessment and Exploration
Course Selection based on Career & College Outlook
Options: Apprenticeship, Military, Training, and Types of College Degrees
Financing Education: Cost of Education & Training Projections and Savings Options
Money Management Basics
A Parent’s Role

Evening Sessions

Freshman Transitions: Prepare for High School
Perfect for current 8th grade students and parents

Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm – Register

Transitioning from middle school to high school is a big step for families, and the first step for students in creating future opportunities. Freshman year begins the journey of post-high school success. The courses, activities, and decisions made in this first year matter regardless of your plans for after high school.

Freshman Transitions is designed as an orientation or welcome to high school and covers important topics including:

Career Assessment and Exploration
Course Selection based on Career & College Outlook
Options: Apprenticeship, Military, Training, and Types of College Degrees
Financing Education: Cost of Education & Training Projections and Savings Options
Money Management Basics
A Parent’s Role

Make the Most of Summer Break
Perfect for 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and parents

Tuesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm – Register

In this webinar we are going to be discussing a wide-variety of helpful tips and ideas students can use to keep them on track for their future! Summer is the perfect time to start working towards future goals for both career and college. We will discuss how to build an activities resume and preparing for the scholarship process, taking part in volunteer opportunities, internships, along with several other helpful tips to ensure the summer months are far from boring!

The ICAN Team