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Jackson Cross Country 2023: Sign-up TODAY!!!!!
Are you ready to have fun while running?  Jackson cross country is starting soon!  There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 PM in the Jackson library.   If your student is interested in participating, please attend the meeting and email Becky Miller (Forms Coordinator) at ASAP with your child’s name, grade, teacher, and your phone number.  
Cross country practices start Monday, August 21st.  Practices are Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM with Friday practices starting on September 15th. (Those students who are participating in band, we encourage you to attend band practice on Wednesday mornings and run at a different time.)  There are no practices on Sept 4th (Labor Day), Oct 9th (Staff Development Day), and meet days.  There are a few special days at practice…
•     Team Meet on Monday, September 11th (three races by grade level)
•     Jog-A-Thon on Monday, October 16th (A fun event – not a fundraiser)
•     Team Party on Friday, October 20th
We like to build team spirit with optional fun dress up days as well….
•     Crazy Sock Day – Monday, August 28th
•     Crazy Hair Day  – Monday, September 25th
•     Super Hero Day – Monday, October 2nd
Cross country meets start two weeks later this season in order to minimize the chance of postponements due to hot weather or smoky conditions.
The meet schedule is as follows…
•     Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 3:30 at California Montessori Project
•     Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 3:30 at CSD (Jackson is hosting)
•     Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 3:30 at CSD (hosted by Lakeview)
•     Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 3:30 at Buckeye
Finals: Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 3:30 at the Placerville Fairgrounds
        (For those who qualify – top 7 in each grade/gender group)
Before your child can begin participating, we will need the following forms turned in:
•     Jackson Elementary Sports Physical Form
•     Student Alternate Transportation Form
•     Agreement for Sports Participation
•     Agreement for Activity Participation
•     Volunteer Personal Automobile
Please note - Your child CANNOT start practices without a physical form completed! Physical forms can be completed by your child’s pediatrician if a physical has been completed in the past year (or two years for some insurances). If you are unable to get your physical before then, please contact Craig Whichard or Becky Miller. 
Form packets are due by Friday August 18th!!! The forms can be downloaded from the Jackson Elementary School Website at: (under Activities) or you can pick up a packet at the school office.  Forms can be turned into the office, Jennifer, Becky, or Craig.
T-shirt ordering will be completed online again this year.  The online store closes on August 20th . Please go to to order t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts.  There are only 13 hats left!  Students are welcome to wear past Jackson Cross Country t-shirts as well. 
We are in need of parent volunteers throughout our season.  We will be hosting a meet this season on 9/27 at the EDH CSD and will need as many parent volunteers as possible to make it a success.  For other meets, we will need snacks and meet parents.  Duties will include arriving at the meet location early to secure our team a place to gather, keeping the runners together, gathering participants for the next race per grade level, and assisting with sign-outs and clean up. 
Please take a look at the following sign-up genius events to see how you can help:
Looking forward to a fun season!  Go Jaguars!!!!!
Craig Whichard                                                    Jennifer Slade                             
Jackson Cross Country Coach                             Assistant Coach
Becky Miller                                                          
XC Forms Coordinator
Wes Hodson
Assistant Coach