Raiders VS Galesburg

Good Evening Parents/Guardians:

Lots of info here, so I will just jump right in:

1. Fan Cloth orders are due 8/31. All order forms and money/checks should be placed in an envelope and brought to school. Please direct your sons to give the money/checks and forms to one of their coaches.

2. The fundraiser for Special Olympics Basketball will conclude THIS FRIDAY, 9/1. Our goal is to raise $2,000. That’s about $20-$25 dollars per player to reach that goal. Have your sons place the cash or check donations into the large envelope they came home with last week. The envelope will have their names on it. They should bring that to their level head coach.

3. Week 2 Opponent, Galesburg HS in Galesburg, IL. This is for the sophomore team and varsity team parents.
Permission Slips: Your son was given an field trip permission slip today. It must be signed by you and him, and then returned to Coach Kichka for the sophomores team and me for the varsity BY THURSDAY.
What to Bring: The kids should have their game gear/equipment, snacks, drinks, and a set of clothes to change into after the game.
Departure from South: Friday is an early dismissal day for the school. School will end at 12:35. Your sons will be excused during 8th period which starts at 12:00. My goal is to load the buses and leave by 12:20.
Transportation: Sophomore Team will be taking GBS mini buses that will be driven by the coaches. Varsity will be taking a coach bus. We should arrive at Galesburg at approximately 3:30 PM.
Departure from Galesburg and Arrival at South: The latest the sophomore team will stay is to halftime of the varsity game. Coach Kichka and I do not want the lower level boys out too late. If they leave at halftime they could arrive at South by 11:30 PM – 12:00 am. Varsity will not arrive back at South until approximately 2AM.
Parent Transportation Form: I have attached a Parent Transportation Form to this email. If any Fr/So parent would like to take their son home after the sophomore game you can but you must fill out the form. The form must be turned into Mr. Carlson (Assistant Principal of Athletics). All varsity players must ride the coach bus home.
Food: The varsity parents have planned a team meal for our arrival at Galesburg. Are there be any freshmen or sophomore parents willing to purchase/organize lunch for the sophomore team and coaches to eat on their drive to Galesburg? We are looking to feed 35 players and coaches. Something like Jimmy John’s or Jersey Mikes would be appropriate. If any Fr/So parent(s) are willing to do this please let me know. It would be GREATLY appreciated by the players, sophomore coaches, and me. The school will be paying for an after game meal for the players.
Direction to Galesburg HS: https://goo.gl/maps/wJwdHW4yWS22
4. No Practice Saturday or Sunday. However, we will labor on Labor Day. This is a popular weekend to get away, but we will be practicing. Practice for all levels will be at 9:00 AM. If your son does not attend practice it will be considered an unexcused absence unless there is a family emergency or the players is sick. The lower levels will try to keep practice short and sweet.

If I have missed something I will let you know in a day or two. Thanks for taking the time to read the email.

Go Raiders,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School