•    Welcome to ROMS Athletics!

     News:. Updated June 30, 2017

    • Congratulations ROMS on another great year of athletics, representing our school around Greater Victoria and making the Royal Oak community proud!!!! See you in September!!
    • 2017/2018 information will be posted for Fall sports in early September.
    • Now is a great time for parents to get their Criminal Record Checks done for the 2017/2018 school year. All parent drivers and supervisors for sports teams must have on done. Please contact our main school office for details.

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    Parents! Please check that your Criminal Record Checks are updated for next year's sports seasons if you plan on helping drive for a team or field trip. Please see the Royal Oak office for forms and details!

    • Please refer to the Lower Island Middle School Sports (LIMSSA) website for details and schedules concerning all school sports in Greater Victoria.

                              http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca/

    • Parent and other volunteers: Please ensure you have your Criminal Record Check up to date. SD63 requires that all volunteers who will be coaching/driving students, must have a CRC completed every two years. Drivers of students who are not their own, must also have a CRC that is up to date. Thanks for your help!

    Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

    Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from games/jamborees. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed and up to date criminal record check, as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. Drivers who already have a CRC on file with the school and who can drive additional players are needed and appreciated. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in driving our team. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated driver.


    Designated Team Drivers must have:

    1. Criminal Record Check  (CRC) –  Only complete if you do not already have one done for SD63 within the last two years (check with the school office if you are not sure of it has expired or not) - hand original copy into ROMS office when complete.


    2. School Use of Private Vehicle  - Also required by parents who will be driving children who are not their own to games. (Please read requirements on that form).

  • Athletics Overview

    Royal Oak Middle School has a long history of participating in sports and athletics, and we will continue to provide excellent opportunities and engage our students in sports of all kinds. The foundation of our athletic program has always been the combination of committed student athletes, supportive parents, and quality adult coaching. It is our hope that every child will find an activity that they can take part in and excel in their own way to promote sportsmanship and health. 
    Our emphasis is on participation and personal achievement, while building skills and having fun. We recognize the important role sports can play in the lives of young people and we know, from our own participation, the many 'life lessons' that can be realized through sport. Encourage your son or daughter to get involved in one or more of the many sports programs that we will offer throughout the school year. If for some reason you don't see a particular sport offered, and wish to get involved as a coach or manager, please contact your child's Physical Education Teacher or Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca).
    A final reminder - don't forget to return Field Trip Permission Forms and to complete your Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you plan to drive students to sports events. CRC's take approximately 3 weeks to process and are good for two years. Download the CRC form through this website or pick one up at the school. The school will also provide you with a fee waiver letter in addition to your CRC form. The Athletics schedule is frequently updated, and events are listed in our school newsletter.

    If you are interested in coaching/supervising a team, or know of someone who would like to get involved with on of our teams, please email Ian Menzies, Teacher and Athletic Director at ROMS (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca). We have very high student interest in teams here at Royal Oak, and definitely need and appreciate the help!

  • Mt. Bike Club (April-June)

    2017 season: Wednesday afternoons at Heartland bike park April - June with Mr. Kenny and Ms. Mah.

    • Rowing (Sept-Nov)

      ROMS Rowing Fall 2016

      Grade 8 rowing is run by the Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society in association with Claremont Secondary School. The first meeting of the year will be right at the beginning of the year. Please listen carefully to the announcements next week for a time and location. Practices and regattas will be on the weekends and there are only 17-18 spots available for the grade 8 team. First come first serve! Students who complete all required steps and hand in their permission forms, information forms, and receipts first will be recorded and have a higher likelihood they will be accepted into the program. Applicants can begin to hand their required forms in Monday morning Sept 12 to Mr. Large.

      Please see attached information package for further details regarding the 2016 season.

      Please be prepared to have a land practice on days when the weather prevents going on the water. Tighter fitting clothing is recommended when in the boats for there are many parts of the rowing skull that lose clothing could be caught on. Also, students are advised to bring flip flops, running shoes, warm clothing, and a hat.


    • Swim Club (Oct-March)

      ROMS Swim Team

      2016-2017


      In partnership with Pacific Coast Swimming, this is an opportunity for Royal Oak students to further develop their swimming skills. They will also have the chance to represent their school by participating in four PCS F.A.S.T swim meets throughout the season. Swimming is a prominent activity in the Royal Oak area, with an Olympic training facility just down the road from the school. Our hope is that students will be inspired to pursue swimming throughout high school and beyond, while being active, making new friends, and having fun. The season runs from Oct 13th - Feb 25th swim meet.


      Parent Supervisors:

      Before our Royal Oak swimmers jump into the pool, we require parent volunteer participation to help supervise our swimmers at their practices and swim meets. It is SD63’s policy that we have one parent or adult supervisor representing the school at practices and meets. This supervisor has an up to date Criminal Record Check on file with the school. This position is not a coaching role, but to be there as a Royal Oak representative to observe that everything is running smoothly, and to generally assist our swimmers. Volunteers with or without a background in swimming are welcome and encouraged to get involved. Last year we had 5 parent supervisors who rotated through a schedule to meet this requirement, and this year we hope to have the same arrangement. Please contact Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) by Oct 11th if you are able to help this season, and you will be provided with additional details. Your contributions would greatly appreciated by our Royal Oak swimmers.


      Practices and Registration:

      Morning practices will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am to 8:30am at the Commonwealth Pool, and coaching and direction will be provided by Pacific Coast Swimming. All students will be required to register with Pacific Coast Swimming, and also pay a fee of $110 to cover insurance, coaches, a team t-shirt, and facility costs before participating. All swimmers for ROMS are required to pay this fee under Swimming Canada's policy. Their insurance and privacy protection policies require this each season. Students will also be required to complete a SD63 field trip permission form and a ROMS medical and code of conduct package before participating. Students must hand in all school forms, PCS registration forms, and a $110 cheque at the first practice on Oct 13, or they can hand them into Mr. Menzies before this. (Cheques must be made out to SD63).


      Swim Meets This Season:


      F.A.S.T. Meet Dates (All at Saanich Commonwealth Place):

      #1 Sunday Nov 27th 11:00am-2:00pm         #2 Sunday Dec 11th 10:00am-1:00pm

      #3 Sunday Jan 29th 10:00am-1:00pm         #4 Saturday Feb 25th 10:30am-2:00pm


      Transportation:

      Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from practice and swim meets. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to a school related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become eligible to drive for school events/field trips.


      We will begin practices on Thursday Oct 13th and we look forward to a great season ahead. Please visit the ROMS athletics website for updates and schedules.



      • Basketball (Oct-Dec)

        2016 ROMS Basketball

        Competitive Teams: Have 2 practices per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

          Play 7-8 games from late October to early December.

          Play 2-4 playoff games in December.


        Recreational Teams: Have 1 practice per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

           Play 3 jamborees on three dates throughout November.


        *Please consider the weekly schedule below for designated game days this season. Players are expected to be available to play after school on these days*


        Monday

        Tuesday

        Wednesday

        Thursday

        Friday

        Grade 7/8 Boys

        Grade 7/8 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 6/7 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 7/8 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 7/8 Boys Comp

        Grade 6/7 Boys

        Comp and Rec

        No Scheduled Games


        Games: Games begin at 3:45pm sharp and are typically over by 5:30pm. Getting to away games, teams rely on parents to drive their child. Please read transportation details below. Players may need to leave block 4 class 15 minutes early to travel to away games. While we aim to give each player ample playing time in games, playing time for competitive teams may not be equal and will be based on the coach’s discretion.


        Practices: Practices will be set by coaches and can occur before school, at lunchtime, or after school. Player are expected to show up on time and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Once games begin, we will be hosting games quite frequently and this will limit after school practices.


        Team Selection Practices: We encourage all students or varying ability, and who are interested in basketball, to fully participate on the team they end up on. Whether competitive or recreational, basketball offers a fun engaging experience where youth can develop many skills applicable to all sports and social and team settings. We also hope this will be a fun experience. Competitive and recreational team will be selected at designated practices where coaches will assess ability and select a player to an appropriate team. The selection for teams will also consider level of commitment and grade.


        Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

        Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from tournaments. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from the tournaments. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can help drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated team driver.


        Coaches Needed!!!:

        While we have several teacher coaches lined up for competitive teams, we also require parent volunteers to help coach, organize, and supervise our teams. We rely on volunteers to ensure that we can have enough teams to meet student demand to play basketball. There are many students who would like to play, however we can only take a limited number if we do not have enough coaches. Currently we are looking for additional girls and boys  recreational basketball coaches for all grades to allow these teams to happen. Please email Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) by Oct 10th if you are able to help coach a ROMS team.


        Player Responsibility: Players are expected to listen carefully to announcements and attend team meetings. They are also expected to contact the coach ahead of time if they are unable to attend a practice or meeting, or are unsure of a detail. While organization can be a challenge for some middle schoolers, coaches are busy and do not have the time to track down each individual player to notify/remind them of team information. At meetings coaches hand out permission forms and obtain parent contact information to inform them of team details, schedules etc... so it is important that if students want to play that they attend team meetings and listen to announcements.


        We look forward to an exciting season ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please visit the ROMS athletics webpage and the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association websites for additional details. (http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca). The basketball league coaches meeting is on October 11th. Schedules will be posted soon after.




        • Volleyball (Jan-March)


               

          ROMS Volleyball 2017

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          Dear Parents/Guardians,


          We are excited to get the season started, and will be holding team sign up and selection practices soon. Students who sign up for a team are expected to be able to commit to practice and game schedules. ROMS students will likely have the option to join a competitive or recreational team at either the 6/7 or 7/8 level. The hope is that every ROMS student who would like to play will have the opportunity to do so.


          Competitive Teams: Have 2 practices per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

          Play 7-8 games from late January - March.

          Play 2-4 playoff games in March .


          Recreational Teams: Have 1 practice per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

           Play 3 jamborees on three dates throughout Feb & March.


          *Please consider the weekly schedule below for designated game days this season. Players are expected to be available to play after school on these days*


          Monday

          Tuesday

          Wednesday

          Thursday

          Friday

          Grade 7/8 Boys

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 6/7 Girls

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 7/8 Girls

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 6/7 Boys

          Comp and Rec

          No Scheduled Games


          Games: Games begin at 3:30pm sharp and are typically over by 5:30pm. Getting to away games, we rely on parents to drive their own children. Please read transportation details below. Players may need to leave block 4 class 15 minutes early to travel to away games. While we aim to give each player ample playing time in games, playing time for competitive teams may not be equal and will be based on the coach’s discretion.


          Practices: Practices will be set by coaches and can occur before school, at lunchtime, or after school. Player are expected to show up on time and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Once games begin, we will be hosting quite frequently and this will limit after school practices. Therefore, morning practices are more likely to be scheduled.


          Team Selection Practices: We encourage all students of varying ability, and who are interested in volleyball, to fully participate on the team they are selected for. Whether competitive or recreational, volleyball offers a fun engaging experience where youth can develop many skills applicable to all sports, and in social and team settings. Competitive and recreational team will be selected at designated practices where coaches will assess ability and select a player to an appropriate team. The selection for teams will also consider level of commitment, grade, and team composition.


          Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

          Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from away games. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from the away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed and up to date criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can help drive additional players to games, and drive for any other school related field trip throughout the next two years, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated team driver.


          Coaches Needed!!!:

          While we have several teacher coaches lined up for teams, we also require parent volunteers to help coach, organize, and supervise our teams. We rely on volunteers to ensure that we can have enough teams, with reasonable numbers of players on them, to meet student demand to play volleyball. There are many students who would like to play, however we will need to resort to taking all players and very large teams if coaching needs are not met. Coaching experience is not required for volunteers and Mr. Menzies will assist with practice ideas and administrative duties. Currently we are looking for additional girls and boys recreational volleyball coaches/parent supervisors for all grades to allow these teams to happen. Please email Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) by Oct 10th if you are able to help coach a ROMS team. Please see reverse for additional details.


          Player Responsibility: Players are expected to listen carefully to announcements and attend team meetings. They are also expected to contact their coach ahead of time if they are unable to make a practice or meeting, or are unsure of a detail. While organization can be a challenge for some middle schoolers, coaches are busy and do not have the time to frequently track down each individual player to notify/remind them of team information. At meetings coaches hand out permission forms and obtain parent contact information to communicate team details, schedules etc... so it is important that  students who want to play attend team meetings and listen to announcements. Players and their parents are responsible to ensuring Mr. Menzies has an up to date email on file with which parents can be contacted.


          We look forward to an exciting season ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Also, visit the ROMS athletics webpage and the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association website for additional details. The volleyball webpage will be updated with 2017 information soon. (http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca). The basketball league coaches meeting is on October 11th. Schedules will be posted soon after.





          • Rugby (April-May)

            Grade 6/7 Boys Rugby Coach and Manager: I. Reston (ireston@sd63.bc.ca)

            6/7 Boys LIGHT Division:

            Practice Schedule: Monday after school 3:15pm - 4:30pm Please Check the Royal Oak Athletics website frequently and listen to school announcements carefully for updates and changes.


            Game Schedule: Games will be on Tuesdays after school. April 11,18,25, May 2,9.

            There will also be an all day jamboree on Monday May 15th at SMUS.

            Players must be prepared to travel to any middle school in the Greater Victoria area. The most up to date schedule is available along with additional details at lowerislandschoolsports.ca


            Lights


            Tuesday April 11th

            Arbutus and Royal Oak at Central – 2 X 10min period games


            Tuesday April 18th

            Arbutus and SMUS at Royal Oak – 2 X 10min period games


            Tuesday April 25th

            Royal Oak and SMUS at Cedar Hill – 2 X 10min period games


            Tuesday May 2nd

            Arbutus and Royal Oak at Lansdowne – 2 X 10min period games


            Tuesday May 9th

            Lansdowne and SMUS at Royal Oak – 2 X 10min period games



            6/7 Boys HEAVY Division:

            Practice Schedule: Monday after school 3:15pm - 4:30pm Please Check the Royal Oak Athletics website frequently and listen to school announcements carefully for updates and changes.


            Game Schedule: Games will be on Wednesday after school. April 12,19,26, May 3,10.

            There will also be an all day jamboree on Monday May 15th at SMUS

            Players must be prepared to travel to any middle school in the Greater Victoria area. The most up to date schedule will be available along with additional details at lowerislandschoolsports.ca.

            Heavies Schedule:

            Wednesday April 12th

            Bayside at Royal Oak – 3 X 10min period game


            Wednesday April 19th

            Lansdowne and Royal Oak at GNS (Windsor Park) – 2 X 10min period games


            Wednesday April 27th

            Gordon Head and Royal Oak at Shoreline – 2 X 10min period games


            Wednesday May 3rd

            Shoreline and Central at Royal Oak – 2 X 10min period games


            Wednesday May 10th

            Royal Oak and SMUS at Glanford – 2 X 10min period games


            • Games are scheduled to start at 3:40pm and are typically over by 5:30-6:00pm.

            • Players are required to wear athletic shorts, shirt, and appropriate athletic shoes during play.

            • It is recommended that players bring a water bottle to games. Please put your name on your water bottle.

            • All players must have a mouth guard. Plays cannot participate in practices or games without a mouth guard.


            Please see the Royal Oak Athletic webpage, and the Lower Island School Sports (lowerislandschoolsports.ca) for more information.

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            Grade 6/7/8 Girls Rugby Manager: I. Reston (ireston@sd63.bc.ca)

            Practice Schedule: Monday after school 3:15pm - 4:30pm Please Check the Royal Oak Athletics website frequently and listen to school announcements carefully for updates and changes.


            Game Schedule: There is no formal league for the girls but they may have the opportunity to participate in a weekly jamboree style gathering at various schools.

            The schedule will be released soon. Players must be prepared to travel to any middle school in the Greater Victoria area. The schedule will be available it will be posted on the school’s website Rugby page.


            • Players are required to wear athletic shorts, shirt, and appropriate athletic shoes during play.

            • It is recommended that players bring a water bottle to games. Please put your name on your water bottle.

            • All players must have a mouth guard. Players cannot participate in practices or games without a mouth guard.


            Please see the Royal Oak Athletic webpage, and the Lower Island School Sports (lowerislandschoolsports.ca) for more information.

          • Badminton (April-May)

            Badminton and Field Hockey May 8 - 12th

            Time Slot

            Monday 8

            Tuesday 9

            Wednesday 10

            Thursday 11

            Friday 12

            Morning

            8:00am-

            8:50am

            Pro -D Day

            Field Hockey in Gym (7:45)

            High Jump in Gym









            Lunch

            1:16pm - 1:55pm

            Pro -D Day

            Grade 6/7 Intramurals

            Grade 8 Intramurals









            After school

            3:08 - 4:30

            Badminton City Championships

            @ SMUS








                    

            ROMS Badminto

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            Welcome to the 2017 Badminton season! We are excited to get started and will begin practices shortly. Please visit the ROMS Athletics web page to view the badminton schedule (ROMS homepage > click on the eagle head). The Lower Island School Sports Badminton season consists of three league matches vs other schools, a playoff tournament for each grade involving all schools, and a city finals tournament to conclude match play. Please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for league information and updates. Players are encouraged to attend practices and bring their own racquet if they can, however school request will also be available. Please email Mr. Menzies at imenzies@sd63.bc.ca if you have any questions, or if you are able to help supervise/sponsor/coach/ or assist our team in any way this season.


            Practices: Will be before school, and after school, and at lunch recess. Schedule TBA.


            2017 Badminton Schedule:

            • League Match  # 1 Wednesday April 12 vs Journey @ ROMS

            • League Match # 2 Monday April 19th vs Cedar Hill @ ROMS

            • League Match # 3 Wednesday April 26th vs Arbutus @ ROMS

            • League Match #4 date TBA vs Bayside @ ROMS.

            • City Playoffs: Gr. 6 May 1st @ TBD, Gr. 7 May 3 @ TBD, Gr. 8 May 4 @TBD (locations still need to confirmed. Any changes will be announced ASAP for these tournaments)

            • City Championships:  Monday May 8th @ SMUS (tbc)


            League Matches: Due to our numbers of players and limited court space, players will likely only get to play 1 of 3 league matches. This could change depending on the size of our team. Practice attendance will also factor into determining who will be permitted to participate in more than one league match.


            City Tournaments @ SMUS: Our roster for the playoff tournaments is limited to 2 players/teams, from each grade, in each draw/division. Players will need to play and qualify for a spot on the ROMS tournament team in order to play in the City Playoffs and Championships as #’s are capped per team. We will be holding an inner school tournament, to determine who will qualify to represent ROMS at these playoff tournaments, and hopefully in the City Finals as well.


            Divisions Include: Girls Singles, Boys Singles, Girls Doubles, Boys Doubles. Players are only permitted to enter one division.


            City Championships: Players who reach the quarterfinals in the city tournaments, will play in the City Championship tournament on Monday May 8th after school at SMUS (tbc).

            Transportation: Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from away tournaments. However, some students will need assistance getting to away matches. Parent drivers who have a Criminal Record Check on file with the school, and who can help us, are greatly needed and appreciated to get to tournaments. If you can complete a CRC so you can supervise a team, this would be a big help. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in this regard. CRCs are valid for two years and allows for driving/supervising for all school teams and field trips.


            April Calendar

            Monday

            Tuesday

            Wednesday

            Thursday

            Friday

            3


            4

            5

            6

            7

            10



            11

            12 Exhibition Match #1 @ ROMS

            13

            14 Good Friday

            17 Easter Monday


            18

            19 Exhibition Match #2 @ ROMS

            20

            21

            24



            25

            26  Exhibition Match #3 @ ROMS


            27

            28


            May Calendar

            Monday

            Tuesday

            Wednesday

            Thursday

            Friday

            1 Grade 6 Tournament

            2

            3 Grade 7 Tournament

            4 Grade 8 Tournament

            5

            8     City  

               Finals

            9

            10

            11

            12


            Player packages including permission forms will be handed out in early April to participating students.


            • Track & Field (April-May)

              Track and Field May 29 - June 19th

              Time Slot

              Monday 29

              Tuesday 30

              Wednesday 31

              Thursday 1

              Friday 2

              Morning

              8:00am-

              8:50am

               

              T&F General Practice (8:00am)  (Dallimore, Winkler, Peden)

              T&F General Practice (8:00am) (White, Ammaturo, Winkler).

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Lunch

              1:16pm - 1:55pm

              Orientation Meeting - Final Checks

              Grade 6/7 Intramurals

              Grade 8 Intramurals

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              After school

              3:08 - 4:30

               

               

               

              Track Meet # 4 @ UVIC

              Relays & TJ

               

               


               

              ROMS Track and Field 2017


              Welcome to the 2017 Track and Field Season. We are excited to begin practicing soon and anticipate high turnout for practices and meets.

              Practices will be before school, after school, and occasionally at lunch recess. Schedule TBA and posted on the ROMS Athletics webpage and around the school.


              2017 Track Meet Dates: Meets are @ UVIC Centennial Stadium

              Meet # 1 Thursday May 11th

              Meet # 2 Monday May 15th

              Meet # 3 Wednesday May 24th

              Meet # 4 Wednesday May 31st

              City Championships Thursday June 7th (all day event)


              8 students per grade & gender may represent their school on any given day of qualification.
              *There will be 12 students per age group and gender permitted to enter the 100m


              Track Events Include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 2000m, 4x100m, 4x400m,

                   hurdles.

              Field Events Include: Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump


              **Students are required to attend all qualification practices, for the events they intend on participating in. If they do not attend, they will not be considered for that event**


              Please go to lowerislandshoolsports.ca for additional information on track meet format and rules!


              Volunteers Needed:

              With the first track meet just over a month away, we are in need of parent supervisors/coaches to sponsor our team. This year we have many students who are interested in participating. Currently we are looking for additional parent supervisors/coaches to meet the interest in Track and Field at ROMS. With such a variety of events, the greater number of adult volunteers we have to help supervise, coach, coordinate, and organize our athletes, the more effective our T&F program will be and the quality of your your child's experience will be greatly improved. In addition, supervisor schedule flexibility will be increased with greater numbers of adults involved. Lastly, we will need parents to help cover supervision responsibilities at our track meets. Please email Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) if you are able to help supervise/ sponsor/coach our team. We are happy to have parent volunteer supervisors/coaches, regardless of previous Track and Field coaching experience. Our team only requires responsible adults to help supervise and sponsor them. Our coaches would greatly appreciate your help!

              Parent coaches/supervisors who have a Criminal Record Check on file with the school, and who can help us, are greatly needed and appreciated. If you can complete a CRC and participate, this would be a big help. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in this regard. CRCs are valid for two years and allows for driving/supervising for all school teams and trips.


              Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

              Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from meets. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. Drivers who already have a CRC on file with the school and who can drive additional players are needed and appreciated. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in driving our team. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated driver.


              Player packages including permission forms and additional information will be handed out soon. Please consider the track meet schedule and determine if you are able to participate. Students who would like to just come to practices are welcome.

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              LIMSSA Track Meet Information:

              League Meet information - Start @ 4:00pm at Uvic Centennial Stadium - be there by 3:40 latest

              a) Entry limits: There will be 4 league Meets where athletes in grades 6-8 will be able to qualify for an event under competitive conditions. Athletes may compete in as many events as they wish within the possibilities of the schedule. COACHES AND PARENTS TO ASSIST ATHLETES TO MAKE REALISTIC CHOICES FOR EVENT ENTRY FOR SAFETY, AND SO THAT EVENT SCHEDULES ARE NOT HELD UP.

              8 students per age group & gender may represent their school on any given day of qualification.  
              For the 100m event 12 students per age group & gender may represent their school.

              Athletes check in with event officials, wearing their sticker
              Track events: Upon the completion of their event the sticker will be taken off their shirt and placed on the judges result sheets that will be forwarded to the results press box.

              Detailed League Meets Schedule:

              ***No start times are listed beside events as entry numbers are impossible to predict. . Events will be called over the PA- this will give time for the athletes running first, to time their warm ups more accurately. Field event officials may need to prioritize students that need to compete in a running event. Field event officials get clearance from Commissioners to close a qualifying event on a given day.  Track events are run oldest to youngest in order listed below. Runners will be randomly assigned to heats, mixing schools as much as possible. Field events are run youngest to oldest.

              League Meet #1 - Thursday, May 11th

              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:00 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.

              Track Events on May 11th:
              800m (All grades - boys and girls)
              200 m (All grades - boys and girls)
              2000 m (All grades - boys and girls)

              Field Events on May 11th:
              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited. Please check in with the field event official before you go to track events.

              Long jump – girls gr. 6 (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each
              Long jump – girls gr. 7 (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Long jump – girls gr. 8 (pit 3) athletes get 3 attempts each
              High Jump – boys gr. 6 (pit 1) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              High Jump – boys gr. 7/8 (pit 2) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              Discus – boys - 3 attempts
              Shot put ( 4lbs gr. 67/ 6 lbs- gr. 8)- girls (outside stadium near 100 m start) 3 attempts

              League Meet #2 - Monday, May 15th


              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:30 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.


              100 m (All grades - boys and girls)
              4x100m – practice - no timers (self-time) (All grades - boys and girls)


              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited. Please check in with the field event official before you go to track events.


              Triple jump – girls (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Triple jump – boys (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              League Meet #3 - Wednesday, May 24th


              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:30 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.


              Sprint hurdles in lanes 3 – 9 (All grades - boys and girls)
              1200 m – lanes 1-2 (All grades - boys and girls)
              400 m (All grades - boys and girls)

              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited.


              Long jump – boys gr. 6 (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each
              Long jump – boys gr. 7 (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Long jump – boys gr. 8 (pit 3) athletes get 3 attempts each
              High Jump – girls gr 6 (pit 1) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              High Jump – girls gr 7/8 (pit 2) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              Discus- girls – all grades 3 attempts
              Shot put- boys - all grades (gr. 7/8 = 6lbs, gr 6 = 4 lbs- outside stadium near 100 m start)


              League Meet #4 - Wednesday, May 31st

              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:00 finish. Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.

              2000m final**
              check results from May 11 online to determine the top 16 runners for the 2000m. (top 16 plus 2 alternates should attend for boys and girls) If your athlete is NOT going to participate contact the Meet Director.  

              • 4X100 relay qualifying—all schools be prepared to provide workers as zone judges (All grades - boys and girls)

              • other track events as needed to complete

              • 4×400 practice races follow if time permits (self-time) (All grades - boys and girls)

              Qualifying for the Championship from League Meets:

              a)Track Events :In the 80m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, 4×100 , and 1500m 2 flights (A,B) will qualify for the Championship Meet: Top 8 times will be entered into A flight, next 8 times will enter B flight.
              3 alternates will also be named that should consider attending the Championship. 3 alternates will be listed for all running events so that coaches can alert those athletes to the possibility that they may compete if a lane is empty at the Finals. Once an athlete is entered into a heat, they may not run in a different heat.

              b) Qualifiers for the 2000m race on May 24 will be indicated on results that coaches have been sent after May 5, and can also be seen on the website.

              c) 4×400 relay will be held as a timed final at the Championships only. Depending on the number of entries, age groups may be combined. Lanes will be randomly assigned.

              Qualifying cont’d on the next page…

              d) Field Events: Top 12 qualify

              e) School and individual Qualifying limits:
              -Relays – - there is a maximum of 2 teams per school per category (4×400 and 4×100)
              -A maximum 3 athletes per school will be allowed to compete in any (all) individual events
              -individual athletes may qualify in a max of 3 individual events + 2 relays
              ** NOTE: it is poor practice to have students in 3 running events + relay (too physically demanding).
              Many qualifiers have been dropping out (too many events?), so officials will enforce a rule: If an athlete “no shows” at an event for which they have been qualified for and entered into, they are disqualified from all other events.

              If athletes wish to reduce their # of events on race day (sickness or other) they must start the race they are entered in, but they may chose not to finish it. This would not result in disqualification from future events that day.

              Field events: Stickers are given to event official at check in. Note that athletes SHOULD CHECK IN UPON ARRIVAL and will be allowed to leave their field event to compete in a running event, but advance planning from you could help the athlete to finish their field event attempts without interruption for most events.

              ii) Minimum standards: While the league philosophy is to encourage participation, the competition days are not meant to provide athletes with the chance to try events out for the first time. Coaches are not to be giving instructions during the athletes' attempt and should not bring athletes to the competition having had no prior training.

              High Jump: – Minimum start height is: gr 6–100cm, gr 7&8–110cm. Each jumper will be allowed a maximum of 9 attempts- so should judge when to enter the competition and which heights to “pass”. High jump heights will increase by 5 cm increments.  Any athlete leaving high jump for a track event must re-enter the competition at the current height.

              Long Jump: Girls need to be able to jump 3.2 m, Boys is 3.3m.
              Due to the large number of entries, Horizontal (triple and long jump) officials have the right to organize the competitors into groups of 8 so that they take their warm up jump and 3 trials in a timely manner. Only the best attempt only will be measured.

              Shot Put- students should be able to put the shot a minimum distance- as follows
              Gr. 6 girls 4.5m Gr. 7 girls 5.5m Gr. 8 girls 6.5m
              Gr. 6 boys 5.5m Gr. 7 boys 6.5m Gr. 8 boys 7.5m

              Discus
              Shot Put and Discus: Officials have the right to organize the competitors into groups of five so that they take their warm up and 3 trials in a timely manner. Best attempt-or attempts beyond a minimum distance, only to be measured

              Standards for Running events: - to be determined at the discretion of each school

              Practice Relay races for 4×100 and 4×400 will take place at the end of the League Meet #2 depending on the time available. These practice races will not be timed. Qualifying times will be taken on the relay race day May 31st.


            • Field Hockey (April-May)

              ROMS Field Hockey 2017:

              Practices are Tuesday Mornings 7:45 - 8:50 in the gym. Please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for game schedules.

              Please contact Ms. Fuller for details (amfuller@sd63.bc.ca)

              • Soccer (Sept-Oct)

                Soccer practices for all teams start next week!

                *Games are jamboree/tournament format, where 4 teams will attend and play three different matches. Players must be available to play from 3:45pm - 6:00pm. There are only two Jamboree dates scheduled in the LIMSSA Soccer season (TBA).

                Grade 6/7 Boys - Next Practicee Wednesday morning Sept 18th 8:00am-8:50am - Games day is Thursday after school.

                                             Tournament dates: 1). Spet 29th @ Gordon Head Middle School  2). Oct 20th - Location TBD based on Sept 29th results

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                Grade 6/7 GirlsPractices Tuesday morning 8:00am-8:50am - Games day is Tuesday after school.

                                             Tournament dates: 1). TBA 2). TBA

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                Grade 7/8 BOYS - Practices Monday 8:00am - 8:30am - Games day is Monday after school.

                                             Tournament dates: 1).TBA 2). TBA


                Grade 7/8 GIRLS - Practice Tuesday Sept 27th after school - Games day is Wednesday after school.

                Tournaments: 1). Wed Oct 5th @ Royal Oak 2). Wed Oct 19th - Location TBD based on Oct 5th results


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                *Mr. Menzies will be attending the LIMSSA Soccer meeting Thursday (sept. 17) afternoon and will confirm Game Days then. It is very unlikely that game days will change. Parents are also responsible for their child's transportation to jamborees. Designated Team Drivers , drivers who can help drive team members who are not their own child, must have an up to date Criminal Record Check filed at the office and also have filled out a School Use of a Private Vehicle form. Please see Mr. Menzies for direction on this and he will provide you with what you need!

                Information Handouts and Notices:

              • X-Country

                Updated Sept 19, 2016

                Practices:


                We will hold a practice every Tuesday morning. Students should arrive by 8:20am and be ready to run by 8:25 am. Hot chocolate will be provided after practice.

                Practices will be:

                September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25


                Meets:


                Royal Oak will be attending three meets this year. Runners should be picked up from the meets or have rides arranged. Please read the following information and sign the attached consent form.


                Thursday, October 6 @ Beaver Lake/Elk Lake

                Thursday, October 13 @ Lambrick Park

                Thursday, October 27 @ Juan de Fuca


                Grade 6's run 1.5 km at 3:45 pm

                Grade 7's run 1.5 km at 4:00 pm

                Grade 8's run 2 km at 4:15 pm


                Marshals Needed:


                On Oct 6th SD63 is tasked with hosting the event. This entails setting up the course, marshalling, and ensuring the event runs smoothly. While coaches will be there to help direct and organize the event and their teams, we require parents and community members to help marshal the course for organizational and safety reasons. Beaver Lake Park has a somewhat complicated trail network, and for the races to run smoothly we need a number of marshals to direct runners along the route as well as supervise in case a runner is injured. Please contact Mr. Azim or Mrs. Smyth if you are able to help.


                Transportation:


                It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a valid criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. We will hold a meeting the day before meets to help organize rides to the meets.


                Other Information

                • Hot chocolate is provided to students after their morning practices.

                • Juice will be provided at meets, but we ask that each runner try to bring a 1/2 dozen cookies to share after one of the meets. If possible, last name A – H to the first meet, I - O to the second meet, and P- Z to the last meet.

                • Runners should please dress for the weather as there are often significant wait times before and after races.


                Please return the attached consent form as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at jsmyth@sd63.bc.ca or oazim@sd63.bc.ca


                Thank you,


                Mrs. Smyth and Mr. Azim



                • Judo Club

                  Practices are Tuesdays after school 3:15-4:30, and run from Sept - March. Note that there is no practice on the second Tuesday of every month.

                  Coached by Doug Mollard. For additional information please email: dmollard@sd63.bc.ca