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Letter from the Superintendent

September 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Athletic events and extracurricular activities are an important part of school life. Spectators who attend these events come to support our student-athletes and enjoy the wonderful community atmosphere.

In the last few years, however, we have seen more middle school and elementary school students left unsupervised by their parents/guardians at high school athletic events. This has particularly become a problem at home varsity football and soccer games where youngsters can be found horseplaying, wrestling, and engaging in other recreational activities on nearby athletic fields or taking off to other areas on school grounds.

It has become increasingly difficult for our staff members to safely supervise unattended youngsters. Our staff also works extremely hard to maintain these fields for our student-athletes. To that end, every effort will be made to keep students off district playing fields and watching the athletic contests.

Effective immediately, the Schalmont Central School District is beginning a new initiative at home evening varsity soccer and football games. Please take note of the following:

  •  All students attending Schalmont Middle School or Jefferson Elementary School may only be admitted to athletic contests with a supervising adult. An adult may be a parent, coach, grandparent or guardian.
  •  Young children who arrive to an athletic contest without an adult will not be allowed to enter.
  •  Horseplay, wrestling, football, soccer, tag, and other recreational activities are not allowed on the playing fields.
  •  Any Schalmont student not abiding by these rules will no longer be allowed to attend the athletic contests in the future

We believe this is an important step in ensuring the safety of our younger students, and making the fan experience a pleasant one for all.

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any comments or questions about this new initiative, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Dr. Carol Pallas, Superintendent