Update for 2020/2021 Season

Hi everyone!
I have been seeing your text messages and your emails, so I wanted to fill you in on what we know so far regarding the season.

2020/2021 Season

The CISL is currently trying to figure out how best to safely have the season this year. The board is discussing with Southington issues related how our season is impacted by Covid- primarily the lodge and possibly the number or racers on each team. As of now, CISL has not made any decisions but as soon as I hear, I will let everyone know.

CAPTAINS

Captains will not be named until we have confirmation on the number of racers the league is allowing per team this year.

INFORMATION MEETING

We are hoping to have all of these and more questions answered by the time we hold our informational meeting. Right now we would like to plan for the first week of November to hold our meeting, however that could change based upon any changes to the athletic calendars.

REGISTRATION

Most importantly, PLEASE REGISTER on the Staples Athletic Website. We will be using the number of racers interested to help guide us in our decisions for the season.

Stay safe and wear a mask!

Becca and Tom

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End of season meeting… and stuff

Hi everyone!

First of all Tom and I hope you and yours are all safe and are practicing social distancing.  There will be a coaches meeting next week so I am hoping to have some information regarding end of the year events.

In the meantime, we are going to have a team meeting on Google Meets next Tuesday at 3 pm.  The link will be shared with you through the Facebook page and you will have to utilize your Westport accounts in order to access it.  We will discuss captains for next season, any information from the coaches meeting and most importantly the collection of our GS Suits.

Mark your calendars for Friday May 22nd as we will be collecting the GS suits at Staples from 1-3.  I will share with you the “how” and we can also tie up any loose ends from the season.

Hoping you all are well and are sporting some awesome face masks,

Becca and Tom

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Ski Suits- yep we know you have them

SO, since we were not able to collect your suits before we decided to hunker down in our homes for an extended period of time, we now have to figure out HOW we will be collecting them. That info will be coming as soon as we know what the recommendation will be. In the meantime, Mrs. Skutnik will be issuing accountabilities just so we have a count of how many suits are out. DON”T WORRY, you will still have access to Powerschool and your grades.

Additionally, I am planning on setting up a Google Meet for the team at some point next week so we can discuss captains and get voting on next year’s leaders.

Stay tuned for more info to come,
Becca and Tom

 

PS- Maybe you can show some of your “team spirit” by letting us know what a ski suit is useful for during a pandemic??? Just an idea…. but of course make sure it is school appropriate. 

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Banquet Date Moved to 5/28

We hope this finds everyone healthy and well. Navigating life inside is not easy for a group of outdoor skiers 😉 We wanted to update you with another date change for the banquet. We will now be celebrating the team on May 28th.

Stay Safe!

 

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Banquet Postponed to 4/23/20

The ski team banquet has been postponed until 4/23/20. Stay safe and we’ll celebrate the season in April. 

 

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And the time has come…

to turn in your suits for the season.  We will be collecting suits on Thursday March 12th at 2:30.  Afterward, any racer who would like to be considered will be asked to speak to the team as to why they would like to be considered for captain for the 2020-2021 season.  If you are considering being a captain, please email Becca with 3-5 sentences explaining why you would be a good choice, emails are due by Friday March 6th. 

You have and one AMAZING season, and Tom and I could not be more proud of each of you! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet,

Becca & Tom

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STATES & BANQUET!

The team was all smiles last night as they concluded the 2020 season with some hardware! The girls placed third for the Class L league season standings and the boys team placed first for their season results! For only the second time in the league’s history did a team share the top place honor with 2 other teams. Staples Boys were in a three-way tie for first with Fairfield Prep & Newtown/Pomperaug. Congratulations to all! We look forward to celebrating everyone’s success at the banquet!

*If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP to banquet, please do so TODAY. We need to know which athletes will be there and guests. Kindly put the names of those attending in the details of your Venmo payment or in the comment area of the evite.

**Thanks to all who supplied snacks for yesterday’s race. They were enjoyed by all (even a few other teams 🙂 )

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Roster for States

Roster for States on MONDAY

If you are not able to race for some reason and have been named below, please contact me as soon as possible! Looking forward to a great day on Monday! Remember the WHOLE team has a 12:30 Early Dismissal.

~Becca

Boys ( running order)

Staples – Boys

Bib Racer
3 Edan Leshem
18 Charlie Steele
33 Charlie Howard
48 Ben Howard
63 Callum Wisher
78 Peter Londoner
93 William Heisler
108 Charles Hulina
123 Emerson Anvari
138 Graham Reichhelm

Girls (running order)

Staples – Girls

Bib Racer
304 Hayley Buckman
318 Emma Nahon
332 Isabelle Gerrard
346 Sophie Mulhern
360 Katherine Smith
374 Isabelle Nahon
388 Maddy Tansley
402 Teagan Church
416 Emmy Bassler
430 Ali Chodash

 

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States & Banquet: Please RSVP

HAPPY FRIDAY! The temps are dropping and we’re just a few days away from Monday’s  STATES RACE!

  1. If you volunteered to donate a snack item for States, thank you! Please bring directly to mountain if you plan to come and cheer, or drop by the Howard Home (199 Bayberry Lane) Sunday afternoon or Monday before noon. Sign Up Link
  2. We need to get our #s in for the banquet. If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP, please do so today! When you reply please let us know the names of those attending, or you can add that info to your VENMO payment (details below). We need to hear from everyone, even if you can’t attend, we need to know if your athlete will be there. THANK YOU!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Staples Ski Team Banquet

Date:  Thursday March 26th

Time:  6:30pm

Location:  The Patterson Club 

Cost:  $50 per person (No charge for Ski Team competitors/coaches)

Please RSVP specifying who is attending from each family and if you would like a vegetarian meal or have any other dietary requirements.

Preferred payment is by Venmo to Mandy Germishuys-

@Mandy-Germishuys.

If you do not have a Venmo account, please send a check to Mandy @ 5 Merritt Lane, Westport, CT 06880.

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States Race now MONDAY 3/2

Update: This was just posted on the CISL Website.

2020 STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Monday, March 2, 2020 – 3:30 PM Start Time – Cook out for racers/coaches starts at 1:00 PM

If you are not going to be able to attend, please let Becca know by the end of the day today via email.  She needs to send in the head count for the cook out.

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