Updated August 12, 2018
Instructions for Reporting Absences: NOTE: Messages do NOT go to the entire team or the parents, so don’t be afraid to use it.
Method #1: Preferred and easiest Way: Download the Remind App on your cellphone. Reply to any of the Remind cross country messages.
Method #2: For Direct Text Messaging (outside of the App), contact Lauri Cullen at 920 562-7850 to establish an alternate reporting number. Until we fully debug the system, Lauri will make sure the coaches are aware of an anticipated absence.
If you do not receive a reply that we received your text or for other troubleshooting of Remind, please text/call Lauri Cullen (920) 562 7850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a new system for the 2018 season and we are still doing some “debugging.”
It is understood athletes will occasionally miss practice due to illness or other conflicts; however unexcused absences are not permitted. Excused absences are accepted (excessive excused absences will be addressed by the coaching staff.)
- The first unexcused absence will result in a warning.
- The second unexcused absence will result in termination from the team. This applies for meets as well as practices.
If you are going to miss practice, it is your responsibility to text prior to the start of practice. Use our text system, Remind, to request excused absences. We have such a large team we ONLY accept absence reporting via Remind text. Even if you tell a Coach you will be missing practice, you must still follow up with a Remind text (example message, “I have a doctor’s appointment”). We will respond that we have received your request.