Attendance Policy


Attendance is extremely important in Rowing.  To be our best, every athlete needs to attend every practice and regatta.  You will improve your technique, fitness and racing.  This in turn will make our whole team faster!


General: The coaches expect you to be at each practice, but we also understand that things do come up.  Please e-mail your Head Coach by 4 PM on Saturday prior to each week and let us know if you cannot make a particular practice and your reason.

Regattas: Attendance at regattas is mandatory.

SAT/ACT Dates: Sometimes an SAT/ACT test date will conflict with our regattas.  Please check our Race Calendar so that you can schedule your tests for non-regatta dates.  We also have the SAT/ACT test dates on our Team Calendar that work best with our schedule.  The best way to manage Rowing and SAT/ACT tests is to prepare during the summer and take the tests in the fall.

The 2023-2024 SAT Test Dates that do not conflict with our regattas are Aug 26, Dec 2, May 4, June 1 & Aug 24

The 2023-2024 ACT Test Dates that do not conflict with our regattas are Sept 9, Dec 9, Feb 10 & July 13 

Vacations & Days Off: We have days off.  Please check our Team Calendar for those dates.  Please schedule appointments, college visits and vacations during days off from school, days off from practice or in the summer.

Illness: If you become ill, please text your coach as soon as you know you cannot make practice.  Rest up and take care of yourself!

Day of Cancellation/No Show: These types of absences are frowned upon as every practice is planned beforehand assuming you will be there.  It is very disruptive to everyone if you do not show up.  Your boat is counting on you.  Please be considerate.  A Day of Cancellation requires a call from the athete to her coach.

STA Days Off & Early Dismissals:  Our practices occur at their stated time even when STA has no school or has an early dismissal.

“I want to hire employees who don’t show up.”

Said no boss ever