Dear Cheerleading Parents and Guardians,
Due to our inability to find a cheer sponsor this year, I was looking at having to dissolve the program all together, and immediately. However, we were able to join forces with the HS and make it to where the current cheerleaders would be able to continue this year. The plan called for assuring RFMS Cheerleading would continue at least the next two years, and if we were stuck with no other choice but to dissolve the program, it would not be until the 2019-20 school year.
Fortunately, after continued discussion and efforts to salvage cheer at the middle school, I have been assured we can keep looking for a sponsor each year. So, while the current plan proposed the possibility of this current 7th grade squad being the last group to cheer for RFMS, we have secured the possibility of being able to continue offering cheer as an option for students wishing to participate.
In short, there will be cheer tryouts offered to upcoming 6th graders during the coming spring semester. RFMS will continue to have a 7th and 8th grade squad.
Thank you for your patience in this process. Cheerleading Sponsor is an extremely difficult and time-consuming job, but we will not give up on our search for a sponsor for the 2018-19 school year. I am glad the tradition of having a squad to cheer at Middle School games will continue for all future RFMS students.