SJS Cross Country

Attention Cross Country Runners,

The first Cross Country practice of the season will be held on Tuesday, September 6th. It will be open to all SJS students in 5th – 8th grade.

In order to participate all three items below must be turned in by the end of the day Tuesday:

  1. The completed 2016-2017 Athletic Health Form, signed by the child’s doctor;
  2. The $35.00 cross country fee required for each participant (make checks out to “Saint James School”); and
  3. The completed 2016 XC Participant Information Form

Completed forms and/or payment can be given to the teacher by the student or dropped off at the main office by the parent/guardian.  (Please only pay the Cross Country fee at this time, even if your child will be doing other sports).

Practices are on most Tuesdays and Thursdays with a few exceptions due to ½ days or scheduled meets.  Check the SJS Cross Country Webpage for a schedule which will be updated as changes occur (please note, you can “subscribe” to the XC schedule and your personal calendar will automatically update).  At the end of the school day, XC students will be dismissed with their class to the gym with the “Walkers,” where they will leave their backpacks, change, and begin practice.  Practices are from 2:15-3:30pm.

Meets that occur during the week are open to all XC runners.  Invitational meets, scheduled on Saturdays, are for middle school students only (6th-8th).  As in the past, students are expected to obtain their own transportation to the meets.  Carpooling between families is highly recommended!  Coach O’Neill will meet everyone at the determined XC meet site.

If anyone is interested in assisting during the season, Mrs. O’Neill would welcome their help.  We anticipate a good turnout and it becomes challenging to keep all the kids together once they begin running. Please contact Coach O’Neill if you can help (

Cross country is a fun and rewarding experience for the kids.  We look forward to the upcoming season!