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Parent Meeting Update

Because school was canceled again today, I have had several queries about the Parent Meeting  tonight.

Meeting will go ahead as planned on Tuesday October 10 at 6 pm in Room J-109.

I realize that there may be a number of people that are unable to attend this evening because of the situation caused by the fires.  I will also  hold a back-up meeting next week during the break when hopefully the major disruptions will be behind us.   Unfortunately, I have travel plans in the period following the break, so an alternative meeting date has to be during the break.

Alternative meeting will be held on Wednesday October 18 at 6 pm in Room B-3.

If you are unable to attend on either of these occasions please contact me directly.

Parent Meeting

With unfortunately not a lot of participants in the Doodle Poll  the most favored time slot is

Tuesday October 10 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Meeting will be in room J-109 at Nevada Union.

If you cannot make this meeting but are still interested in the Nordic Team please contact Coach Derek McKay directly.

Parent Meeting

We will hold a meeting for parents of all interested athletes during the week of Oct 11-14.  The exact date and time will be the most popular preference in the Doodle Poll.   Please vote by indicating all of the dates and times you are available.   We will do our best to get through the material in an hour but will be available afterwards for any questions that may still remain.

The original notice said that the poll would close at 5 pm Wednesday October 4.   NOTE CHANGE:  Poll will close at 11 pm Tuesday October 3.   It was necessary to move this time so that details of the meeting could be published in the NU Daily Bulletin before the end of the week.

While aimed at parents, all athletes are most welcome to attend and particularly newcomers who want to learn about the sport.

Meetings

Thursday and Friday (9/28, 9/29)
Lunch time meeting in B-3 for all interested in skiing for NU this coming winter.   Please plan to attend one of these times.  Should be very quick.  Also bring anyone you think might be interested.   We need to get a preliminary roster put together soon.  We still need updated data on our sign-up form.  If you are new to the team fill it out completely,  if you are returning fill in any changes.  We need your height this year rather than your armpit measurement!
Club Rush Tuesday Oct 3
Show up to help by talking to potential new team members.   Make sure to drag your friends along!
Parent Meeting
I have created a poll to find the best time to hold a parent meeting.  Please go to Doodle and fill in all the times you could attend.   Poll will close next Tuesday Oct 3 at 11 pm,  so I can make the announcement and get it published.

New Doodle Poll for On-Campus Events

To coordinate the Fall Training sessions scheduled before school a new Doodle Poll has been set up.   The general pattern is that Nordic Track workouts take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays while Beginner Roller Skiing is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   If you plan to attend a session please sign up on Doodle by 10 pm the evening before.  If no one has signed up then there is very likely not going to be a coach!!   When you sign up on Doodle please remember to Save your changes.  It is always a good idea to go back and see if you really did sign up.   In previous years, athletes would swear they had signed up but because they had not saved the changes no one else knew!

All activities require that the athlete be cleared for school sports.  Get your paperwork in to the Student Store.   I generally get an updated list of cleared athletes about once a week, so if it has been less than a week since you got cleared please bring the the pink/purple sheet with you to your first session.  We also need a completed Consent to Treat form for Nordic Skiing.

Sessions start at 7:30 am and are generally done by 8:15 am so you can cool down and get to class.

Murphy’s Law

Most of you already know Murphy’s Law.  If anything can go wrong it will.   Sometimes I feel that this is too optimistic.   I was away all last week and the moment I was 100 miles away both the team web-server and the team mail server lost connection to the Internet.    Despite the best efforts of my neighbor we were unable to get things going till this after noon when I returned.

Sorry for any inconvenience.  I will  work on some more remote access tools so I can fix things without being here.