2011 Summer Newsletter letter-sized by stariya


									                         Oakton HS Activities Office Summer Newsletter updated 8/4/11
                                                From Director of Student Activities Pat Full
Another school year is right around the corner and many of our teams are busy training this summer for another successful
year. It is critical that you have a completed Physical (dated after May 1, 2011) on file in the Activities Office. You must also
have turned in an Emergency Care Form. A very important date to mark on your calendars is Tuesday, August 2, 5:00-
6:00 when we will verify that all fall athletes have correctly completed physical forms on file and emergency care
information to the coaches. This will take place in the cafeteria. At this time, individual fall coaches will distribute
any additional information on tryout and practice schedules.
                                                  FALL SPORTS TRYOUTS
Tryouts will begin on Tues., Aug. 2 for golf, Mon., Aug. 8 for Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Cheerleading and
Tues., Aug 9 for Field Hockey. (Dance Team tryouts were in the Spring.) All athletes must have an emergency care form
AND a doctor’s physical dated after May 1, 2011. The physical must be recorded on the official Virginia High School League
Physical Form. All forms are available in the Activities Office and the athletic website, www.oaktonathletics.org. Physicals
should be mailed to the Activities Office by July 28 . MAKE A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS BEFORE MAILING IT IN.
(OHS Activities, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181) If you mail in the emergency care form with the physical, write the
sport(s) in the upper right hand corner so we can give it to the coaches. Athletes will not be permitted to try out without
these forms. REMINDER TO ALL ATHLETES: you may not participate in preseason conditioning or tryouts without a VHSL 4 page
physical form on file in the Activities office AND an FCPS Emergency Care Information form turned into your coach. If you had your
physical done at an FCPS school this May, June or August, it will already be on file in the Activities office.
This year every athlete and one parent of every athlete must take a short on-line test about concussions. The link to take this
is http://www.fcps.edu/supt/activities/atp/concussioneducationfirst.htm
Once there, you will find a link for parents to take it and a link for the athlete to take it. Once the parent has completed the
slide show, it will issue a certificate. We suggest you print off a copy for your records. Your completion will go into a
database that the Athletic Trainer will have access to. After the athlete has completed the slide show, there is no certificate
to print. His/her completion will also go into that database. The Activities Office and the Athletic Trainer will use that
database to confirm that the concussion test has successfully been completed by both the parent and the athlete.
You will still need to turn in a VHSL physical form (if you took it at one of the FCPS schools this spring, we have a copy on
file) and an Emergency Care Information form (both are found here under Files and Links).
 Tryout updates will be put on oaktonathletics.org in early August. Reminder: Mandatory drop-in “registration” for
all fall athletes (except golf) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5:00-6:00 in the cafeteria.
Physicals will be held at OHS on Aug. 4 for $50. Go to
http://www.fcps.edu/supt/activities/atp/prefirstpageppeoverview.htm to register.

Cheerleading: Summer conditioning will be held Mon. and Wed., 4:30-5:30 beginning June 20. Fall 2011 Cheerleading
application packets are available in the Activities Office in the Cheer Mailbox or on the website. Tryouts will be 8/8 and 8/9,
4:00-7:00 and 8/10, 1:00-6:00. There is a mandatory parent/athlete meeting on 8/8 7:00-8:00 pm. Practice will start on 8/11.
Camp dates are available in the application packet. To be added to the cheer email list, please contact Coach Kim Brooks:
oaktoncheer@gmail.com Go to www.eteamz.com/oaktoncheer for updates and forms.
Cross Country: Practice for all returning runners begins Aug.3 at 8:00 a.m. All others have tryouts 8/8-12 at 8am. See CC
page at www.oaktonathletics.org for locations. A time trial must be completed to try out. Coach Byers: alisa.byers@fcps.edu
Field Hockey: Summer Conditioning info is on the website. Tryouts begin 8/9 for all squads 8-10:30am and 6-7:30 pm Tues-
Thurs. All sessions are mandatory. First practice is Fri., 8/12 8-10:30am. Bring a stick, mouth guard, shin guards, and
water. Visit the field hockey pages at www.oaktonathletics.org for updates. Coach Kate Ruch: kgruch1@fcps.edu
Golf: Tryouts are Aug. 2,3 at International CC. Players need to be at the patio by the putting green by 2:15. Check the golf
page at www.oaktonathletics.org for additional information. Coach Jack Masich: john.masich@fcps.edu
Football: JV/Varsity conditioning: M-Th 7:45am-10:30am starting June 27. Freshman conditioning: Tues. and Thurs. 10:30-
noon starting June 28. See Team Files on the football pages at www.oaktonathletics.org for more info.
Aug. 4,5: Top 22 testing and equipment issue 3:00-6:00 (make-up testing on 8/8 after practice.)
August 8: All teams: Practice starts at 6:00 a.m. Details are available from the coaches at conditioning sessions.
Varsity: Coach Rowley jason.rowley@fcps.edu
JV: Coach Glufling, john.glufling@fcps.edu
Frosh: John Masters, john.masters@fcps.edu
Girls Volleyball: Girls Volleyball: Tryouts begin 8/8.
For conditioning/tryout updates, see Team Files on volleyball pages at: www.oaktonathletics.org.
Coach Steve Drumm, sdrumm@aol.com
                                       Student Schedules and Freshmen Orientation
FRESHMAN/NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION will be held on Thurs., Sept. 1, from 1:00-3:00. (A letter with orientation details will be
going out this summer to all freshmen and new students.) The guidance counselors will have a copy of their schedules when they arrive
and they will be able to walk through their burgundy and gold day classes at that time. You should bring the 5-form bundle of mandatory
forms with you to orientation. The forms will be available in early August at www.fcps.edu/OaktonHS/StudentPacket.
On Thurs., Sept. 1 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m., class schedules for all other students will be available in the cafeteria. This will be in conjunction
with a Cougar Kick-Off where clubs and sports will have tables set up in the gravel lot. There will also be other fun activities followed by the
freshman and JV football scrimmages. Students must bring in the 5-form bundle of mandatory forms in order to pick up their
schedule. Those forms and the Student Packet will be available on-line in early August at www.fcps.edu/OaktonHS/StudentPacket.

                                       FALL ATHLETE PARENTS MEETING- 8/23
The fall sports parents meeting will be held Tues., Aug. 23 at 7:00 in the auditorium. Booster Club information and spirit
items will be available in the gym lobby at 6:00. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00. At least one parent or guardian of
every fall athlete must attend this meeting even if you have previously attended parent meetings.

                                         OAKTON BOOSTERS NEEDS YOU NOW!
The OHS Athletic Booster Club supports Oakton Athletics and it needs your membership and support. The Athletic Dept. has
only 3 sources of income: gate receipts, fund-raisers, and Booster Club donations. The Booster Club donations are a critical
and essential component and are generated through membership and concession sales. For Oakton Athletics to continue its
era of excellence, the Booster Club MUST HAVE your support in these areas. Please join the Boosters ASAP and volunteer
to help with your time and talent. You won’t regret it and you will receive immense satisfaction from knowing you played a
part in Oakton Athletic success. Booster Club applications and information about volunteer opportunities are available in the
Activities Office and under “Files” on the Boosters page at www.oaktonathletics.org. There are also various new
sponsorships this year that include membership. We implore you to get involved NOW! You may start by contacting
Deirdre Canales at 703-476-2878 to inquire about membership and to volunteer to help her sell memberships and/or pass
out Booster passes on several dates in August including the Parent Meeting on 8/23 and the first two home events for F/JV
Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey and varsity Football. You may also email President Charles Durant at cwdurant@cox.net
or call him at 703-855-2385 if you want to volunteer with any aspect of Boosters (there is an URGENT and COMPELLING
present need for volunteers to run the Concessions program).
                                       Booster Sponsorships and Golf Tournament
Please join us for our 16th Annual Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club, Tuesday, Oct.
11. Your registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a catered lunch from BAJA FRESH, dinner, fabulous door prizes, a silent
auction and even a chance to win a brand new car from FARRISH Automobiles. Sponsorships without golf are also
available. Flyers and registration forms are available at www.oaktonathletics.org under “Files/Links”. Get the very best rate
by taking advantage of our EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION. Early bird registration is open now! Rates will go up after
September 1st.          You may also contact Pat Full, pat.full@fcps.edu or 703-319-2763 or Donna Brogan,
donna.brogan@verizon.net for more information.
                                              Winter Guard at Oakton High School
It may be summer, but it is not too early to think about getting involved in a winter activity. To learn more, visit
www.oaktonbands.com<http://www.oaktonbands.com/ and click on “Color Guard”. Coach Ms. Hovanec:
                                                     IMPORTANT DATES
Come out and support fall athletes who have games early this year. Fall schedules are available at www.oaktonathletics.org.
8/2       Drop-In Reg. for Fall Athletes, 5:00-6:00
8/4       Physicals at OHS 5:30 pm – see website for info
8/17      Fall team pictures
8/23      Fall Athletes Parents Meeting 7:00 AUD
9/1       Frosh Orientation 1:00-3:00
9/1       Schedule Pick-Up/Cougar Kick-Off 3:00-8:00
9/2       Outback Bowl vs. Madison at Oakton 7:30
9/6       School Begins
9/13,21   Back To School Nights (9/10 13th ;11/12 21st)
9/30      Homecoming Game vs. Lee
10/01     Homecoming Dance
10/10     Columbus Day Holiday
10/11     Booster Golf Tournament
10/15     Oakton Band Classic
11/4      Football/Dance/Cheer/Band/CC Senior Night
Pat Full, Dir./Student Activities            703-319-2763
Krista Jay, Asst. Director                   703-319-2762
Grif Barhight, Asst. Director                703-319-2872
Lou Nugent, Activities Admin. Asst.          703-319-2760
Athletic Trainer/Paul Rupp                   703-319-2833
Activities Office Fax                        703-319-2761
Attendance Office                            703-319-2780
Main Office                                  703-319-2700

                                             Activities Hotline        703-749-8039
Athletics Website:          www.oaktonathletics.org

Cougar Store: go to Athletics website and click on Boosters or email Cougarstore2@gmail.com

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