I emailed a roster of athletes that I sent to the high school athletic directors today. I requested an early release of 2:45pm today for anyone who would like to use it and whose name is on the list. I asked the athletic directors to forward this list onto the attendance clerks at the schools listed. Note that the list is only going to the high school athletic directors. They are the ones who approve the early release and send them along to the attendance clerks at all the feeder schools.
I will announce a deadline for stating race day intentions.
I will send this list to the athletic directors the day before a race.
Parents, you should also send a note requesting an early release as well, especially those of you with middle school students. From my experience, each school has a slightly different way of handling early releases. Some require a note from a parent and some will honor an request from the high school athletic director.
Middle school parents may need to call school to let the appropriate person know that you will be picking up your child early for today's race. Sorry, I forgot to tell you to this before. Also, students should anticipate when they are missing school for the day or a class period and speak with teachers well in advance about the work that will be missed.
High school athletes may not need to use the early release today. It is there if they really need it. Depends on how long their commute is to Hyland from school. Inspection opens at 4:15. Race starts at 5PM. Awards to follow the race. Plan to stick around for awards.