Dear DMS Parents/guardians and students,

Due to the DISD School Closure, Cheerleading/Mascot tryouts for DMS will be held
virtually on May 11th. The candidates will be videoed by a designated DISD staff member while performing the routines that were sent out previously. Each student will have a designated time slot on May 11th. The videos will be sent to a panel of judges for ranking. This year the students will not be able to vote for the cheer/mascot candidates. The percentages will be adjusted as follows: Judges Score 60% Teacher Recommendation 40%.

Because of the closure and all of the uncertainty, we have decided to open up tryouts to all incoming 7th and 8th graders who are interested. Cheer packets are available via email and are due back to Ms. St. Clair by Thursday, May 7th. There will be no deposit required to try out at this time.

The Google Classroom code to see the routines will be made available to anyone
wishing to try out. Tryouts will still include a cheer, chant and dance, all of which are available
through Google Classroom. Mascot tryouts will remain the same and I will still need to approve music on or before May 7th.

Once results are posted, each member of the squad will be required to pay the full
amount of $500 by June 5th so we can order uniforms and have them in by our first game in
September. If a squad member is unable to pay, their spot will be passed down to the next
place in line.

To request packets and the Google Classroom code, please email Lezli St. Clair at
lestclair@dimmittisd.net . Packets can also be submitted via email once completed.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these
unforeseen times, and please know that we are doing our best to make sure each student has a fair opportunity as well as a positive experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email. We are looking forward to a great year with DMS Cheer!

Best wishes,

Lezli St. Clair

Jill Bryant