Announcements and Important Events
Riverside Athletes and Parents,
Thank you for reading through this long message, as it contains some important information regarding preparations for the next school year. Before discussing next year, we want to again thank our Class of 2020! You were an amazing senior class, winning 43 district championships, 22 region championships, and 7 state championships. We were scheduled to be hosting the state championship jubilee this weekend at Riverside, where we probably would have been challenging for a few more titles! Most importantly, you are outstanding people and we’ll certainly miss you!
ATHLETIC PAPERWORK NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR NEXT YEAR:
As in years past, two different forms of paperwork are required for athletics in LCPS. Visit RiversideRams.Net, then go to “Required Forms for Participation.”
- All athletes for next year need to complete the online paperwork. Please complete that now, whether you’re a fall, winter, or spring athlete.
- A new VHSL doctor’s physical is required for next school year. Please schedule your doctor’s appointment now if you haven’t already. Scan and email completed physicals to Matt.Oblas@LCPS.org
Athletes must have both the online paperwork and VHSL physical submitted prior to participating in any summer, off-season, or in-season practices or conditioning.
VHSL ATHLETICS/RETURN TO SPORTS:
First announced by the VHSL yesterday, the VHSL is allowing high school athletics to return after school districts submit plans to the Virginia Department of Education with health strategies. The VDOE will approve the plan, and then LCPS will implement strategies. We anticipate it may take a week or two before we have information about a formal plan. For now, we’re certainly hopeful that we can resume summer optional practices and we can begin fall sports on August 3. We will communicate immediately when we have significant updates. That communication will take place through RiversideRams.Net email alerts, twitter, and facebook.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WAYS TO RECEIVE UPDATES:
Sign up to receive “Email Alerts” on RiversideRams.Net. Follow on twitter @RVHSRamsSport. Follow us on Facebook at Riverside Rams Athletics. We’ll continue to send updates through those platforms throughout the summer.
The athletic website contains information about the required forms for participation. Also online under “Parents,” then “Files” are links to other athletic related information—season start dates, rising freshmen parent meeting slide show, etc.
RIVERSIDE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB:
The athletic booster club is seeking a membership chairperson for the 2020-21 school year. If interested, contact president Patricia Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RISING FRESHMEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS/PARENTS:
Rising freshmen interested in playing football this fall should contact Coach Longerbeam at email@example.com to provide your contact info. He’ll be setting up a zoom meeting in the very near future to provide information about freshmen football. He can also be contacted at 843-467-4620 to provide your contact information.