The Weekly Row, Vol. 2, Issue 3: Week of August 24, 2020

Registration closes Saturday

We need to have all rowers signed up by Saturday so we can get them rostered and ready for the season. If your student is trying the two weeks free, they still need to be registered, but you can click here for instructions on how to do that.

We’ve lifted the form requirement restriction from TeamSnap to make it easier to get enrolled. Now, you can move through the process and pay the $35 registration fee and set up installments or pay for the year. If you don’t have all your forms, please email them to the club address at hhsrowingclub@gmail.com no later than Sunday night.

Click here to register.

For scholarship info, click here. We love to give out scholarships! Just keep in mind that we have a limited number to give out, and they are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis according to when we receive all completed paperwork. All paperwork must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 1 to be considered.

**If your rower isn’t signed up with all forms by the time practice begins on Monday, they won’t be able to participate unless they’re part of the Two Weeks Free program. Thank you for your understanding!

Notary at the boathouse Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

When you registered, you may not have had your physical or medical release form ready to load into TeamSnap. The medical waiver is super important for liability reasons, and it must be notarized. In years past, we’ve had to chase this form down well into the season, which sort of defeats the purpose of requiring it! So this year, all rowers must submit a signed and notarized to the club (email to hhsrowingclub@gmail.com) before Monday morning.

Lucky for us, Carla Gormon has graciously arranged for a friend who’s a notary to be at Julian B. Lane Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in case any of you need that service. All we’re asking is that you sign up so we know how many people to expect. Now there are no excuses for having it turned in on time!

Sign up for the notary here.

Practice time survey

With more than half of returning rowers planning to continue e-learning for the fall semester, our coaches decided to extend practice time from the usual 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Some of you are coming from more than half an hour away now that everyone is not commuting to practice after school from the central location of the high school. With that in mind, and to give everyone their money’s worth, the time was extended—at least as long as the daylight hours allow.

Several parents have expressed a preference to revert to 6 p.m. as our ending time, so we’ve created a survey to collect your thoughts. It’s super quick, so we’d appreciate if you could fill it out by Saturday afternoon. That way if the coaches need to make adjustments to next week’s schedule they’ll have lots of input to inform their decision-making.

Click here to take the survey.

Remember to keep social distancing!

Rowers, you are doing a great job of wearing your mask, bringing your own water, and persevering even in heat indexes of 107! With e-learning making everyone antsy, it’s easy to forget to keep 6 feet between you and your teammates except when you’re on the water. Stay vigilant on this so we keep our good standing with those in charge of the boathouse at the city level.

Scenes from the first day of practice

Thank you to Tellie for taking some really great pictures on our official first day of fall practice!