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Mayo High School Mission

Our mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to be involved members of a global community.


MESSAGE FROM ROBIN/MAYO ATHLETIC OFFICE

Due to Covid19/Corona Virus, I am not currently in the office.  I can be reached by either my email at roerickson@rochester.k12.mn.us or leave a message on my phone at 507-328-5560 and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you and stay safe!


(Update 5/28/2020)

Summer Camp/Strength and Conditioning

Department Updates: 

Summer update for Mayo High School student-athletes:
We hope you are safe and in good health. As we get closer to summer, we are starting to get questions about summer options for our student-athletes.  We have been working hard with coaches to be ready with multiple options so when we get the green light to move forward we will be ready to go.  We will be providing more info as we receive it and things are more finalized.  

Option One - Governor gives approval for participation in June and July with social distancing guidelines.

Option Two - Governor gives approval for participation in July with social distancing guidelines.

MSHSL Changes - 
NO CONTACT PERIOD for coaches - July 3/4/5
Summer coaching wavier period will run from June 15 to August 7


SPRING SPORT FEE REFUNDS - 4/24/20

Hello Everyone,

Now that spring sports have officially been postponed, I will be issuing your refund ASAP.  I am hoping that I will have them all finalized by Tuesday, April 28th.  Once the refund request has been made by me,  you should see the credit on the card/account that you used when you registered in less than a week.

If you have questions/concerns, Please don't hesitate to email me at roerickson@rochester.k12.mn.us

Stay safe!

 



SPRING SPORTS CANCELLED - UPDATE 4/23/20

Spartans,

Today our Governor and the MSHSL made the difficult decision to keep our students, staff, parents and communities safe.  Spring of 2020 has been unprecedented in so many ways and today's MSHSL announcement regarding the cancellation of spring sports is another setback but we know the Mayo HS Class of 2020 has and will weather this latest adversity with strength, perseverance and hope.  I know all spring sport athletes are saddened by this outcome but we all are still a team of Spartans.  Please read through the MSHSL press release and refer to www.mshsl.org for continued up-to-date information.  We also will be making an announcement regarding the refund of activities fees within the next few days.

 

Stay healthy and safe.  Go Mayo!

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MSHSL - 4/23/20

Minnesota State High School League
Cancellation of Remainder of 2019-2020 Activities
April 23, 2020
Consistent with Executive Order 20-41 issued by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on April 23, 2020, to extend the Distance Learning Period through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors has declared that effective immediately:
• Minnesota State High School League spring athletics and fine arts have been cancelled for the remainder of their seasons. This includes all participation in MSHSL events including, but not limited to, practices, tryouts, scrimmages, contests and competitions as well as postseason tournaments.
• With this cancellation, all athletics are out of season. The provisions of Bylaw 208—Non-School Competition and Training are in effect.
At its meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020, the MSHSL Board of Directors will review related rules, policies and bylaws that impact participation based on this cancellation. Additional information and guidance for schools will be provided.
The Minnesota State High School League strongly encourages all students, coaches, advisors, officials and directors to adhere to all aspects of the Stay-At-Home order and participate fully in all recommended safety practices including social distancing, hand washing, covering their coughs and sneezes, and limiting unnecessary contact with others.

 



#BeTheLightMN (4/9/20)

Many school districts across Minnesota and the country are developing creative ways honoring the senior class of 2020. Rochester Public Schools will be joining the “#BeTheLightMN” campaign. Rochester Public Schools is sending well wishes to all of our staff, students and especially our senior class of 2020. To our seniors, you have come so far and accomplished so many great things for our school district and community. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time so please be safe and stay healthy from afar. 

We ask that students, staff and parents do not congregate at the high schools but rather watch from afar while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Each Monday, this light of hope will take place at 8:20 pm (20:20 military time) for 20 minutes.


CORONA VIRUS and ATHLETICS - UPDATE 3/27/20

Coaches and student participation includes but not limited to, competitions, training, practices, scrimmages, contest, open gyms and captains practice.  RPS Staff, Students and RPS coaches and volunteer coaches CANNOT use Rochester Public Schools indoor or outdoor facilities until further notice.  We ask each student-athlete to use all precautionary measures necessary when training as recommended by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  There are to be NO student group practices and workouts are to remain optional.
 
The spring season is still pending for May and June, please continue to watch our website for updates. and continue to STAY SAFE!
 

 



CORONA VIRUS and ATHLETICS - UPDATE 3/25/20

3/25/2020
Mayo Spartans,

As you all may be aware, Governor Walz has enacted distance learning through the end of April.  Students will not return to school until at least May 4, and that is subject to change.  The MSHSL has suspended all activities during the school closure.  This means we will not have any spring activities until at least May 4.  We expect to hear more from the MSHSL over the next few days but for now we are in another holding pattern.  The Big 9 Athletic Directors have been meeting regularly via video conferencing and will be meeting again tomorrow afternoon.  We continue to make plans for a possible abbreviated season and hopefully a post season.  This obviously has become a week by week scenario, and we continue to receive directions from our Governor, MSHSL and district leaders; we will react accordingly.  We encourage you to follow Governor Walz’s directions and be safe!

I know our athletes benefit from being connected to our programs in so many ways, but it is at times like this that we see the overwhelming importance of a solid network of teammates and coaches to support each other.  I will continue to give updates navigating through this unprecedented time. 

Please continue to watch the MSHSL and Mayo Activities website for up-to-date press releases.  

Please stay safe and healthy.  

Take care,

Jeff Whitney
Activities Director



CORONA VIRUS and ATHLETICS

Mayo Spartan Family

As you all are very aware, that due to the ongoing uncertainty of the Corona Virus our Spring athletic season is on a big HOLD at this time.  Please continue to check our website for up-to-date information at www.mayospartans.org

If you want the latest MSHSL info, please click on the MSHSL logo (Located on the left) for their updates, but Parents/guardians and students PLEASE do not email or call the MSHSL staff with questions or concerns.
Please direct your questions to Jeff Whitney at jewhitney@rochester.k12.mn.us 

Activities Directors and Coaches Associations across Minnesota are concerned about their student-athletes and coaches.  By reading false information on social media rather than it coming directly from the MSHSL to member schools will only cause more confusion and frustration.    

I will tell you, as crazy and chaotic as our office is, I am missing it all,  but I really miss my athletes and all of their smiles, questions and of course them just stopping in to check in and to say "hi" 

I promise you, I will keep you updated as best I can in regards to what is happening with our Mayo athletic family.  Please don't hesitate to reach out as I am sure there will be many unanswered questions as we move forward.  

The one thing I can tell you to be prepared for is, if you think that your son or daughter will need a physical for next fall, (if you are unsure, email me and I will look), please keep in the back of your mind that once we get thru this crisis that you will need to get an appointment and get me that physical (emailed/mailed) as soon as you can.  My plan (and hope) is to open up fall registration as we always have on July 1st, but as you know...  it won't let you if the physical isn't on file or has expired.

I will continue to update this site as I get more info and as we move forward so check back frequently.

MOST IMPORTANTLY.... Please, please please keep your families and our athletes safe.  I can't wait to see them all again in our hallways, in our weight room, on our fields/courts and them just being kids again!!!  

You can contact me anytime, my contact info is on this homepage as well.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!!!

Robin


Jeff Whitney

Athletic/Activities Director

Phone: 507-328-5560

Robin Erickson

Athletic/Activities Office Manager

Phone: 507-.328-5560

Daniel Christoffer

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 507-328-5560

Ethan Logsdon

Mayo Clinic Strength Coach

Phone: 507-328-5560

GO SPARTANS


NON ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION LINK

For NON ATHLETIC activities please click on the link to register.

CONCUSSION TESTING

Concussion testing with Dan, our team athletic trainer, will be conducting concussion testing once practices start in August for those that are registering for Football and boys and girls soccer who missed the testing in May.   

Please continue to watch this site for further information or communicate with your coach.  

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to give Robin a call at 507-328-5560 after registration has closed on August 5th.

Thank you.

 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AT ATHLETIC EVENTS

Please click on the above link in regards to guidelines for students attending athletic events.

Thank you.


Dismissal Time

  • Players are dismissed 15 minutes prior to the bus departure time.
  • All players need to have their equipment at school ready to leave for the event. 
  • They will not be excused to run home and get their gear.
  • Middle School Students must be dismissed with a parent note at the Middle School Attendance Office.
  • Students serving a penalty for a violation should not be dismissed from school to attend away events.

Directions for finding physical date on Skyward

Sign on to skyward family access and look under the "Report Card & Portfolio"

You will need to have a copy of your physical in the Activities Office BEFORE you can register online.  The new system will not let you register without this.



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