News & Events
As we head into the second half of summer—yes, you read that correctly, the second half of summer already!—I wanted to share some information with you. Please read through the following topics and let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help!
Activities Registration: We use an online registration system for our activities. You will need to create a family account once. After that, you can continue to use that for future students. You can access the Activities Registration site here. If you are a returning user—even if you had a child graduate and you have a new one at MLHS this year—use the login to my account button. If you have never registered a student before, use the create new account button. I have attached a Quick Start Guide to help you.
Once you have logged into the site, you will arrive at your family home page. Once there, you click on Register on the left had side of the page, choosing either a student who is already on the account or registering a new student. Complete/update the seven pages of information and you will be set. You can choose multiple activities by holding down CTRL while you click.
At the end of the registration process, on step 7, you will see two buttons. One says Continue to Pay. The other is Pay Later. If you would like to pay the activity fee by credit card, click the Continue to Pay button. Please note you will be assessed a service fee with the payment. If you wish to pay by check or cash, click the Pay Later button. The activity fee must be paid prior to the student’s participation in the activity. The activity fee for 2020-2021 is $245 for all activities except golf, which is $285 and includes a Junior Membership to Shadowbrooke Golf Course for the 2021 season
Physical Examinations: During the registration process you will be asked about your child’s current physical status and asked to upload a copy of their current physical. You can upload either a photo or a PDF. Physicals are required to participate in all sports; activities such as jazz band, quiz bowl, robotics and drama do not require a physical. Physicals are good for three calendar years. Please note that due to COVID-19 the following is in effect regarding physicals:
· If your physical expires after March 12, 2020, that expiration date has been extended to the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
· Any student who has not previously participated and who does not have a physical on file is required to have a physical and clearance prior to participation.
Should your child need a physical because it expired before March 12, 2020 or because they have not had one before, please try to schedule a sports physical immediately. The form is attached to this email. After completing the form and having it signed by a doctor, you should upload the form to your registration. We need this on file in order for your child to participate.
Twin City Orthopedics is offering free sports physicals the week of August 3-6. You will need to sign up for these in advance. See their website for times and locations and to register.
NCAA Bound Athletes: We are asking all families who have children who could potentially explore playing athletics at the college level to let us know. We want to make sure you get the information about the NCAA Clearinghouse and get registered so as to avoid any eligibility complications. Please send me an email to let me know your child is potentially interested.
Fall Activities: Mayer Lutheran currently offers the following fall activities. For questions specific to each activity, please reach out to the head coach/director. Fall sports are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 17.
· Volleyball Head Coach Joelle Grimsley
· Football Head Coach Dean Aurich
· Girls Soccer Head Coach Keith Traska
· Boys Soccer Head Coach Michael Greene (co-op hosted by Watertown-Mayer)
· Cross Country Head Coach Jake Oie (co-op hosted by Lester Prairie)
· Jazz Band Director Luke Alliger
· Fall Musical Director Alan Holasek
I continually get questions about the likelihood of having a fall sports season, will fall and spring flip, will fans be allowed and a myriad of other questions. At this point, what I can tell you is that the Minnesota State High School League is moving forward with plans to have fall activities beginning August 17. As we near August 1, schools should get more direction from the Minnesota Department of Education, which could help shape fall activities. As we learn more, I will share what we learn. I will continue to prepare for a school year full of activities.
CRUSADER APPAREL: We are currently working on finishing up our apparel stores for our fall activities—volleyball, football and soccer. Once these are ready, I will send out the links to access these stores and purchase your spirit wear. As always, you can order any time on the Crusader Sideline Store. If you order $80 or more in July you can save 20% with the code JULY20.
Thank you for your commitment to this ministry at Mayer Lutheran. We are truly honored to serve your students and families with everything we do here. Despite the uncertainty of this upcoming school year, one thing I know to be true is that our faculty and staff are eager to get back to their ministry with your children. God’s blessings on your weekend.
In His Service,
On Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m., Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, MN will hold its 57th Graduation Commencement Service on the school’s campus in western Carver County. Due to COVID-19 protocols, which have been adopted by the school, it will be held in the school’s field house with a limit of 250 attendees. The fifty-seven graduates from Mayer Lutheran High School and the two graduates from Genesis Virtual Academy, the online school operated by Mayer Lutheran, will receive their diplomas one month and three days later than originally scheduled as the May 24 commencement service was postponed due to restrictions in place at the time by the Executive Order of Governor Walz.
“We are excited to finally hold our commencement exercises safely on campus,” shared Executive Director, Joel Landskroener. “We listened to our families who clearly shared the desire to hold a ‘real’ graduation service on campus, even if the date was pushed into the summer. We are grateful for their patience and graciousness as we worked through all the protocols that are now in place.”
“In order to follow protocols as established by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, we have limited attendance to 250 people including our graduates,” added Principal Kevin Wilaby. “Masks will be required of everyone, the facility.
Will be completely sanitized, social distancing will occur, and very limited person-to-person contact will be in place. We have planned the details for the past month and are confident that this service will safely enable us to honor our graduates and praise God for His goodness to all of us.”
“After looking forward to graduation for several months and not knowing what would happen, it’s super exciting to know that we will be able to celebrate with a real ceremony,” shared Delaney Boehlke, the student government’s president. “I can’t wait to see all my classmates and teachers together one last time, and I feel very grateful that I get to end my four years as a Crusader on a positive note!”
The service will include prayers by Pastor LeRoy LaPlant, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN, and a part-time teacher this past year. Speeches will be delivered by Valedictorian, Taylor Menth of Mayer, Salutatorian, Cody Bonk, of Buffalo, and Bible readers Zachary Froman, of Mayer, and Ashley Schwichtenberg, of Norwood Young America. “It will be a worshipful event, for sure, concluding with the acapella singing of the Common Doxology by all assembled,” added Principal Wilaby.
For more information on Mayer Lutheran High School, contact Executive Director, Joel Landskroener at email@example.com , (952) 657-2251 x1007, or go to mayerlutheran.org, Facebook (Facebook.com/MayerLutheran and Twitter at (MayerLutheran@Twitter.com.
The campus of Mayer Lutheran High School, a regional high school that welcomes all students, is located in historic Mayer at 305 5th Street NE– two miles south of Hwy 7 on MN Hwy 25, MN, forty minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.
Mayer Lutheran High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies, financial aid program or other school-administered programs.
Mayer Lutheran is announcing our new Summer Scholarship! This Scholarship is for 50% off tuition for the 2020 – 2021 School year. We are excited to be opening our doors on August 26 with real teachers, real students, and real school. If you are interested in learning more about our Summer Scholarship please contact Eric Turner at 952.657.2251 x. 1011 for more details or to arrange for a visit.
As we flip the calendar from May to June, I wanted to reach out to provide some information about the availability of our facility and summer protocols for our activities. Please read the following, look at the attached documents, and let me know if you have any questions.
Indoor Facilities—Teams may now use the indoor facilities. The attached protocols must be followed. Masks will be required for both coaches and student-athletes when not engaged in high intensity aerobic activity.
Gym Usage—We are still allowing individuals and family units to use our fieldhouse courts for workouts. Courts 2, 3, and 4 are available during summer office hours (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm). Instead of signing up online, Kris Gustin the date and time you would like to use the facility and he will confirm its availability. Please remember the following protocols for gym usage; failure to abide can result in the revocation of your ability to use the gym:
o Usage is limited to family units.
o Enter through the north/commons/main door.
o Sign in and sign out in the school office.
o Bring your own equipment.
o Masks are encouraged.
o Locker rooms are not available. Please come dressed ready for your activity.
o If you use rest rooms, please use the rest rooms between the commons and the competition gym.
o In order to keep our facility safe and clean, please limit your presence in the building to the court you have reserved.
Weight Room— We are planning to open our weight room. Coaches may take their student-athletes into the weight room with the following additional guidelines:
o No more than ten people can be in the weight room at one time—the coach/coaches count in that ten.
o Masks are required to be worn by everyone in the weight room.
o Equipment should be wiped down prior to the first use of the morning and after each use. This includes bars, weights, dumbbells, benches and machines.
§ We are asking that each student-athlete brings sanitizing wipes for their personal use. We understand that they are in short supply, but please work to get wipes for your son or daughter should they desire to use the weight room.
Summer Protocols—This form is attached. Many of our coaches are eager to begin working with our student-athletes. In order to allow them to do so safely, we have developed the attached protocols for the summer of 2020. These will go into effect on June 1 for all in-person workouts. These protocols do not apply to virtual workouts provided by coaches. Please look these over and reach out to either myself or your head coach if you have questions.
o Students will be required to wear masks and bring their own water bottles. Masks will make them hot and likely increase their intake of water. At this time, we are not allowing the filling of water containers. Please make sure you plan accordingly with your sons and daughters should they plan to participate.
· Health Screening Form—This form is attached. This will need to be completed, signed and submitted to coaches prior to being allowed to participate in group workouts. You will need this form for EACH time you work out in-person with a group, not just once for the summer. This form is NOT needed to use the fieldhouse as an individual or a family unit. This form is also available on the forms page on the Mayer Lutheran website.
We fully expect things to change over the course of the summer. As these protocols change, they will be updated and the changes will be communicated via email.