2019-2020 DMS Girls Welcome Letter

  • Parents of incoming 7th and 8th-grade Athletes,

    Welcome to Dawson Middle School! In this letter, you will find information regarding forms that are required for DMS Athletics, information regarding DMS Athletics Apparel to be worn daily, and a few other valuable FAQ’s.

    Every CISD student-athlete must have a cleared medical exam prior to try-outs and any participation. You may obtain a physical exam from your doctor but they need to be dated after April 17, 2019, and submitted to DMS before your student may participate in our Athletic Program.
    Also REQUIRED:
    CISD - Athletic Participation Release
    CISD- Athletic Participation Packet

    These forms, along with a physical form, can be found online on our Dawson Website (under the Athletics Tab). Please Note: Physical forms MUST BE DATED AFTER April 17, 2019. I will not accept any physicals before then.They can be turned in to the front office where there is an Athletic DropBox.

    All workout attire for Dawson Girls Athletics needs to be black including sweats, shorts, and shirts. I would recommend 4-5 sets of clothes for every day of the week for the sake of laundry. There will be consequences for not being properly dressed out each day.

    What is the difference between Athletics and PE?
    Athletics is much more demanding. It is focused on building our team sports that will continue on up to the High School. All students enrolled in Athletics are required to compete in at least 1 sport during our Fall Semester to receive their credit for the year. (Volleyball, Basketball, or Cross Country) Track is offered in the Spring season only.

    What sports are cut sports?
    Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Cross Country is the only non-cut sport our Girls program offers.

    Important Dates:

    *Paper work turn-in/Volleyball Check-in Wednesday, August 14th from 4:30-6:30pm (come and go) (This is where any 7th or 8th grader that hasn’t turned in paperwork can do so. If all paperwork is up to date and in our possession, your daughter will receive their locker assignment along with a jersey for our Volleyball tryouts if they are planning on participating in volleyball tryouts.)

    *Volleyball Tryouts: Tuesday, August 20-Thursday, August 22. 

    8th Grade will have tryouts BEFORE school from 7:00-8:15am and during their Athletic period.
    7th Grade will have tryouts during their Athletic period as well as AFTER school from 3:45-5:00pm.
    (Once Tryouts are complete, all Volleyball practices will then be held during the Athletic period and BEFORE
    school from 6:45-8:00am) Cut/Make letters will be sent home on Friday, August 23rd at 3:40pm.

    *Mandatory Athletics Meeting Monday, August 26th @ 5:30pm