What happens if my son has to miss a practice? What is the procedure?
Every effort should be made to schedule a doctors or other appointments after school or over the vacation periods. You can also schedule appointments during our mud-week, the week after the last games of the season, on a Wednesday or Friday. These weeks, the students are dismissed at 1:15 on Wednesday and 2:15 on Friday.
My daughter has an injury and cannot participate in sports. I am hoping to get an appointment for her to see the doctor as soon as possible. What is the best plan in this case?
Certainly, if your child has an injury and cannot participate, it makes sense to get an appointment with a doctor, if necessary. If the only appointment time you can schedule is in the afternoon, then it is not a problem for them to miss sports. Please notify the advisor and the athletic director as soon as you know that they will be missing a practice or a game. The athletic director will contact the coach to let them know not to expect the student in practice.
My son is injured, or is not feeling well, and cannot participate in practice or a game. What time should I pick him up from school?
Regardless of how long the student is unable to participate, it is important that the parent notify the athletic director and advisor. The athletic director, parents, and advisor, will come up with a plan that makes sense for the student and the situation. In most cases the student will be expected to attend practice to watch and support his or her team. In other cases, we will work out a plan for the student to receive rehabilitation from one of our athletic trainers during the athletic period. If the student has a difficult time moving around, they may go to the library or meet a teacher for extra help. Short term or long term, the parent must communicate with the athletic director and advisor if any of these scenarios should arise.
How are the teams selected in sports where there are two teams? What is the difference between blue and orange teams?
In the fall season, we make every effort to divide the teams (blue and orange) by grade level to help build grade cohesion. The blue teams are usually made up of 7th and 8th graders and orange teams are made up of 6th graders. However, when numbers dictate a need for two equal teams, which cannot be determined by grade alone, then the 7th grade class is divided by ability. Coaches will evaluate and make a decision in the first week of the season, as to which 7th graders should be placed on the blue and orange teams. We will always do what we feel is in the best interest of the student, placing the student on the team that he or she best fits as determined by their skill level. 7th graders will have the opportunity to be leaders if placed on the orange team.
We are still having trouble figuring out when games are and where they are played? Where do I best access the most updated information?
The athletics calendar has dates, times and locations of athletic events. When you click on an event in the calendar, you will find the opponent, location of the game, time of the game, depart time, and a return-to-Milton time. If your child has a practice on a “game day,” it will list this as well.
Click here to view a field map of our Milton campus, so when there is a home game, you can look to see which field your child is playing on. This Web site also has directions to all the schools. It might be helpful to print the directions and carry it around in your cars to access when you are driving to an away game. Please keep in mind that some games are not played on the opponent’s campus—some schools use facilities near their campus. Special directions will be posted in the athletic calendar.
It is supposed to snow, and I am not sure if my son will have his basketball game? How do I find out?
On questionable weather days, we will always update the Athletic Hot Line at 617-898-2568.
We watch the weather carefully on these days and use a number of meteorologist sites to help us track weather and make informed decisions. This line will be updated by noontime on the day of the game. All students will have practices if the game is cancelled. All of this information will be on the hotline.