Palo Alto Athletic Department
Weekly Update: Monday, 3/8 – Saturday, 3/13
As the athletic season approaches it the start of season 2, there have been lots of questions about how athletics will work now and in the future. As changes are so frequent, the Paly Athletic Department decided that a weekly newsletter would be a perfect vehicle to communicate with students, parents, staff and fans. Thank you for joining us on this journey, as we return to school, competition and fun.
Sko Vikes//One Ship
2020-21 Paly Sports Calendar
Season 1: 2/1 – 3/27
Season 2: 3/1 – 4/24*
Season 3: 4/5 – 5/28
To learn more about the season dates, you can visit Paly Sports to learn more.
*Football plays its last game Friday, 4/16.
**Girls Volleyball and Badminton have not resumed practice or competition. A change in start date is pending.
Frequently Asked Questions... ANSWERED!!!
Will fans be allowed at the games?
Will we have transportation?
Where do I make the Participation Donation?
Starting this year, the collection of the participation donation moved from the Paly Sports Boosters to the Paly Athletic Department. All donations can be made at the Paly Web Store using the team donation link. You will need to use a laptop web browser to make the donation. The recommended donation for each student for each sport is $250.
How is the Participation Donation used?
To simplify the process, help programs meet their funding needs, and streamline the buying process, we budgeted the average cost per student at $185 based on historical data. Every dollar raised above that amount will go to the team. For example: if $225 is donated = $185 goes to the department and $40 goes to the team. Thus, each team carries equal responsibility in supporting the athletic department, and they know exactly what their funding looks like one year to the next. Its a Win-Win!
Are there other fundraising opportunities?
Like all fundraisers, participation is optional. If you do not want to share emails or phone numbers, we are more than happy to accept direct support from you or anyone who loves Paly sports. Just donate directly to the Paly Web Store in the same portal used for the participation donation. It is that easy.
If you are curious as to how this work, you can visit – and support – current fundraising campaigns, or you can contact our account representative, Logan Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have raised over $30,000 to date. Sko Vikes!
When does Season 3 start?
Season 3 schedules have not been done, but we will release them as soon as they are available.
Can I get a PE Prep period?
- Have an "A" in PE
- Made an official team roster
- That sport has begun official season