Sports activities (volleyball and soccer) for girls and boys in grades 6-8 will begin after school on September 5, with volleyball coach Markie Hess and soccer coach Emily Allen (our new social studies teacher). All students planning to participate in sports must fill out a participation form, have a current sports physical on file, (no student will be allowed to practice without a current physical), verify insurance coverage, and pay a fee of $50.00 per sport. Please contact me if this fee presents a hardship for your family. Due to budget shortages, we prefer to work with families on payment plans, rather than giving total fee waivers for athletics. Physicals will be offered at Butte Creek by Dr. Frank Golden and Dr. Denise Chun the morning of Tuesday, August 28 beginning at 9:00am in the middle school wing. The cost is $5 per student, and each physical is good for two years.