2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR: PEP SQUAD
- ASB fees and participation fees are not being collected at this time, but we will be collecting for the gear that needs to be ordered.
- Registration is open.
- Parent meeting is on September 16th at 7pm.
- Student info meeting will be on the 10th at 3:15pm. They need to email me for the zoom link for the meetings.
The Knights Pep Squad is a performance group dedicated to school spirit and team building. The Sideline team is a no cut club and learns a variety of different dance styles where we integrate cheers, stunts, tumbling, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and traditional cheer/pom moves. We perform at home basketball games and at pep assemblies. Participation fee and ASB membership required (on hold for now). To be on the Competition team you must be an active member of the Sideline team. There will be a virtual tryout for Competition team that is tentatively scheduled for October 16th. Parent meeting is September 17th at 7pm that is highly recommended for all parents, but is required for any parent of an athlete that is trying out for Competition. Email email@example.com for link to the zoom meeting. Practice will be virtual until we are cleared for in person practices.
REGISTRATION: All students will need to register on FinalForms. Be sure you have a sports physical turned into the main office. You must have a sports physical in order to play or try out. Sports physicals are good for two years from the date of the exam.
Hello, prospective Knight Pep Squad members and parents! We are looking forward to an amazing upcoming season! We will have both a sideline team for basketball and a competition team this year. Both teams are no cut. Here are important dates. Please remember the competition dates are tentative. We will have confirmation of the dates in early October.
Costs and Tentative dates for 2020-2021
Financial Requirements: (If financial assistance needed, please let us know) Sideline/Competition
● See cost breakdown sheet
● Participants will be required to purchase the following items: Shoes – solid white athletic shoes (NO KEDS, Converse, Bobs) There also is the option to purchase through Varsity, our uniform provider
● Solid black crop leggings (girls Only)
● White no show socks
● White/black/royal blue sports bra (girls only)
● $18 fee for Warm up pants (ordered by team)-boys only
September 10th - Student information meetings after school via zoom.
September 17th 6pm- Parent information meeting via zoom. Mandatory for Competition Team participation.
September 8th- Competition tryout practices start
September 14th- First day of sideline practice.
October 16th- Tryouts for Competition team TBD- Uniform fittings (will need parent help) (Tentative)TBD- 4 hour practice for competition team for Choreography (mandatory)
Jan/Feb TBD - (Optional) Portland Trailblazer’s overnight trip for both teams March (TBD)-All State Competition (open for all members to try for a spot to go)
Possible competition dates - (We will go to 3 not including Nationals)
TBD-Spirit of Northshore (Bothell)
TBD- Harbor Cheer Invitational (Gig Harbor)
TBD - Wintercheer Invitational ( Sammamish)
TBD - Junior State Competition (TBD)
TBD- Junior Nationals??? (Anaheim)
Canyon Park Middle School
Coaches: Dee Allaway- firstname.lastname@example.org
“The common denominator for success is work.” - John D. Rockefeller
2020-2021 Pep Squad Packet
Canyon Park Middle School
These guidelines are provided to inform students and parents of the expectations of participating in the cheerleading/dance program at CPMS. Members on the pep squad teams must be in agreement with these guidelines and must adhere to them during their tenure on the squad. Team members may not participate in the first official practice until sports physical (delivered to office) and this form is signed and returned to the coaching staff. Registration is through Final Forms.
The philosophy of the Pep Squad program at CPMS has three major goals: to be a support group for all athletic teams, to encourage school spirit, to strive to be a successful competitive program; and to help our athletes develop qualities that will enable them to achieve success in all future endeavors.
Standards for Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders by title are role-models. Remember that there are people watching everything you say and do. Because of this, CPMS cheerleaders are expected to set high standards for their school and to set a good example for their fellow students.
To achieve these ends, the members will:
▪ Sign and abide by the provisions of this contract and the Northshore Athletic Code.
▪ Maintain academic and attendance requirements required by the guidelines for school athletes.
▪ Attend all scheduled practices/games/performances, unless previously excused.
▪ Set an example of good behavior at all times (whether in uniform or not) in class, games, on social media, and at all school functions (this includes adhering to the school dress code).
▪ Cooperate with each other and follow the instruction of the pep squad coaches.
*Any violation of the rules outlined in this contract will result in one or more of the following consequences administered at the discretion of the coaches and/or school administration: verbal warning, parent conference, temporary suspension from game(s), or permanent removal from the team.
Points to Remember
▪ In this program we have 2 teams, a sideline team and a competition team. Keep in mind that by nature, the time commitment and demands for the competition team are much greater.
▪ All athletes are required to uphold their commitment to the team.
▪ All fees must be paid by September 22, 2020. Items need to be ordered on this date to arrive in time for performances. No refunds are available after this date.
▪ Everyone must have a solid working knowledge of all cheers, chants, stunts, and routines.
▪ While we recognize doctor and dental appointments are necessary, every attempt should be made to schedule these appointments around practices and games.
▪ During game suspensions, the squad member will sit in uniform with the coach/advisor.
▪ Classroom and social behavior should be exemplary at all times.
▪ If any disciplinary action set forth by administration such as In School Suspension/Out of School Suspension the following punishment will be rendered:
1. ISS-Suspension from practice/game the day of ISS. This will be considered an unexcused absence.
2. OSS-may result in immediate dismissal or long-term suspension from the team.
▪ Each squad member will treat coaches, game officials, and other athletics staff with respect at all times. This attitude should also extend to members of this and other cheerleading squads.
▪ Coaches’ discretion will be final regarding inappropriate behavior or attitude.
▪ Student-athletes must be in attendance at school for at least half a day to be eligible to participate in practice or performances for that day. You must be eligible both by grades and attendance to participate. Unexcused absences from school will be considered an unexcused absence from practice as well.
▪ Athletes must be at the practice the day prior to any performance or they will be unable to perform in that performance unless it has been pre-arranged with the coach. This is due to safety and the need to adjust routines for full participation.
▪ If you are at school, you are expected to be at practice that day. We will, to the best of our ability, put together a schedule to assist each member in arranging their schedules. However, these times can be subject to change. As quickly as possible, all changes will be communicated and it’s the responsibility of the cheerleader to adjust plans accordingly.
▪ It is the responsibility of the Pep Squad Member’s Parent to notify the coaches by phone, or email, of any potential tardy or absence. Unless there is an emergency, a 24 hour notification must be provided to allow the coaches to prepare a revised practice schedule.
▪ Conflicts with other extracurricular activities must be discussed with coaches prior to the start of the season.
▪ Members must arrive at events/practices on time (3:15pm), dressed, and ready to warm-up. Unless it’s an emergency or the coach is contacted, the entire team will run an additional lap for late members due to the concern that no member will be allowed to run alone. .
▪ September 14th will begin the official start of the Sideline season. Practice for sideline will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays.
▪ September 18th will begin the official start of Competition tryout practices. Tryouts will be virtual and are tentatively scheduled for October 16th.Competition
team practices on Fridays. There will also be 2 mandatory Saturday practices TBD on competition dates.
▪ Competition team
1. An athlete may only miss a total of 2 competition practices before they may be removed from their position on the team. Athletes are expected to be at sideline practices regularly. Excessive absences or tardies will be grounds for removal from their position.
2. There will be 2- 4 hour Saturday practices that are mandatory for choreography and final routine cleanup. Dates TBD
3. Competitions are on weekends (usually on a Saturday). These can be full day events.
4. Parents are expected to provide transportation to and from competitions.
5. We are planning for 3 competitions this season.
6. We are also looking at competing at a National Competition either in February or March in California.
▪ Coaches will consider the following acceptable reasons for missed practices, games, and appearances:
1. Injury – The member must still attend practice/games (unless physically unable) but will not participate until medical clearance has been provided. Doctor’s notes must be specific in nature of injury and restrictions.
2. Illness – A member may only miss practice with a phone call or email from the parent verifying an illness (mild cramps, headaches, etc. are not considered acceptable illnesses).
3. Family Emergencies/Funerals.
4. Class requirement that cannot be fulfilled at another time.
▪ Failure to contact a coach about missing practice for any reason will result in an unexcused absence.
▪ The coach has the discretion to remove the athlete from the team for excessive tardiness and poor attendance.
▪ Each child should always remember to bring an ample supply of water with them to every practice regardless of what the practice schedule may be.
▪ Practice attire includes athletic shoes (NO Keds, Converse, or Toms), shorts or leggings, t-shirt/tank top, hair in a secure ponytail. This must be taken care of before practice time.
▪ Bring all medical needs (inhalers, insulin pumps, epi pins, etc.) to all practices and games.
▪ If the athlete isn’t in proper practice attire they will not be allowed to practice (counts as unexcused absence).
▪ ALL jewelry must be removed prior to practice/games. No exceptions! (WIAA rule)
▪ Remember, practices are closed to family and friends, unless arranged ahead of time.
▪ If being picked up from practice by someone else, PLEASE be on time.
▪ Athletes must be picked up within 5 minutes of practice ending time. If consistent tardiness is a problem it could result in dismissal from the team.
▪ Activity buses are available on practice days. No transportation will be provided on game days; it is the parents responsibility to arrange pick-up.
▪ Cell phones should be turned off prior to practice. Phones may not be checked during water breaks; unless permission is given.
▪ Arrive early. Due to safety reasons, you will be benched for a portion of the game if you are excessively late, regardless of the reason.
▪ Members may not leave the game early without prior approval.
▪ Missing games is unacceptable (unless prearranged).
▪ You are responsible for the upkeep of your uniform. Uniforms shall be returned to the coach at the end of the season. Make sure you do not dry clean these uniforms. They should be washed in cold water and only hung to dry.
▪ Athletes are to remain in the cheering area during the game.
▪ Athletes may not socialize with players, crowd members, or parents during the game.
▪ Athletes will only perform stunts that have been perfected and approved by the coach.
▪ Stunting/Tumbling must only take place in the presence of a qualified supervisor.
▪ NFHS Spirit Rules will be enforced at all times (see http://www.nfhs.org).
▪ Athletes will be responsible for the items in which they keep (competition jackets, shoes, bows, briefs).
▪ Spirit wear will be available for purchase (optional).
▪ Fundraising may take place.
▪ Any donations made by parents for food supplies/water/etc. during games/events are welcome.
All Canyon Park Pep Squad rules will be interpreted and carried out by the CPMS Pep Squad coaches, under the guidance of the CPMS Administration.
The team rules will remain the same throughout the entire year and will be applied equitably to each squad member.
No exceptions will be provided to any team member.
The 2020-2021 CPMS Pep Squad rules and regulations have been reviewed and approved by the CPMS Administration.
***Please download pdf in the link at top to print and sign forms***
2020-21 Remote Learning Costs
(Additional costs may be added when we return to in person school)
New Member Sideline Only Costs Total=$23
· Dance shorts $11
· Bow $12
Returning member Sideline Only Costs Total= $12
· Bow $12
· (no need for new shorts unless needed)
New member Competition & Sideline Costs Total= $142
· Dance Shorts $11
· Sideline bow And Competition bow $29
· Long Sleeve Crop $25
· Competition jacket $77
Returning Member Competition & Sideline Costs Total=$29
· Sideline bow and Competition bow $29
· (no need to repurchase shorts, crop, or jacket unless lost or size change)
Potential Optional Expenses:
· Portland Trailblazers Overnight Fieldtrip (cost last year was $150)
· Spirit wear cost varies ($12-$50)
· STUNT Group competition varies ($7-$35)
· All State Individual Competition -$25
· All State Stunt Group Competition - $140 (divided by 4 members)
· Replacement Shorts $11
· Replacement long sleeve crop $25
· Replacement jacket $77
Coaches: Dee Allaway- email@example.com