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Contact Roxanne Jaecks  Roxanne Jaecks (505) 857-9282 ex: 33831 Teacher
Contact Dot Wire  Dot Wire Associate
Required Forms
  1. Parent Letter
  2. Parent/Student Info Form
  3. Transportation (Distributed during Parent Meeting)
Coaching Staff

Head Boys Coach: 

Dot Wire,, or, 463-2791

Head Girls Coach: 

Roxanne Jaecks,

Assistant Boys Coach: 

Brian Kosko,

Assistant Girls Coach

Amanda Sayer,


DRMS Athletic Director:

Stacy Pokorski,



Parent meeting rescheduled for

Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m.

in the school cafeteria.



Please bring a pen and $20 (optional for hoodie). 

Read the information carefully and follow instructions on required paperwork.  


For more information, please contact Coach Dot Wire at or, (505) 463-2791.

Track & Field 2020



Welcome to Diamondback Track 2020!

Desert Ridge Middle School has a very strong middle school track program. 

All 6th-8th grade students are eligible and encouraged to participate.


MANDATORY PAPERWORK: ­ DO NOT STAPLE ANY OF THESE FORMS; PLEASE USE A PAPER CLIP!  Please put forms in order listed with Student/Parent form on top and transportation form is last form (bottom).

  • DRMS Track Student/Parent Information Form.  This will provide us with your contact info, practice conflicts, and volunteer interests.  Fill out and return.
  • Physical, Consent to Treat & Concussion Forms.  Physicals are MANDATORY!  Download the physical forms at the DRMS website (,.  Please use the new physical form!   Physicals must be dated April 1, 2019 or later and be turned in before a student can begin practice – NO EXCEPTIONS.    If a physical was completed for a previous sport during the school year, it will be sufficient for track season as well.  CONSENT TO TREAT IS A NEW FORM THIS YEAR!  It is attached to the end of the physical form.  A concussion form is also attached to the physical and consent to treat forms.  You can find this on the Athletics page of the DRMS website (Go to “Activities”, then “Athletics” and you will find the Physical Packet and Activity Code of Conduct Form (separate link).  Fill out and sign when complete. 
  • Concussion video:  You will need to register/set up an account for this free course.  Watch it with your child, then print out the certificate of completion.
  • Activity Code of Conduct Form. (I only need the last page that needs parent and student signature)
  • Bullying Form. 
  • Transportation Release Form.  This will be handed out at the parent meeting.

Forms cannot be returned individually; only fully complete packets will be accepted. 



This year there are 11 events (100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus).  We will try to allow each student to try any event at least once during the season. 


PARTICIPATION FEES:  No fees will be charged. Hoodies are optional for $20.


PRACTICES:  Practices begin Monday, March 2.  Practices will be held each week Monday through Thursday from 3:25-5:00 p.m.  Each student is allowed one optional “grace day” he/she can miss.  Students must participate at least one hour each practice to count towards attendance.  To participate in a track meet (either on a Monday or Tuesday) the student must be at the last practice before the meet and two other practices the previous week. 


Practices will almost always be held at the DRMS track behind the school.  Athletes may run off-campus occasionally.  In case of inclement weather, we will have practices inside the school gym. 


WHAT TO BRING/WHAT TO WEAR:  All athletes need to bring water to practice and wear appropriate workout attire (shirt, shorts, running shoes with socks, warm up top and warm up bottoms-mandatory attire!) Workout gear must follow DRMS dress-code policy.  Athletes will be allowed to change in the locker rooms; however, this privilege may be taken away if the locker rooms are vandalized or not left in clean condition.  Students need to bring all belongings to the field once changed.  Students who are not appropriately dressed for the weather will be sent home. 


TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:  All athletes will ride APS-provided buses to the meets.  The buses will depart from Desert Ridge at 3:30.  Athletes may leave the meet with a parent/guardian once their events are complete.  Athletes will be permitted to leave the meet under two conditions: 1) a signed transportation liability form is on file AND 2) a parent/guardian has signed out their athlete with an assistant coach.  Athletes will only be released to parents/guardians listed on the transportation liability form.  All other athletes will ride the bus back to Desert Ridge at the end of the track meet.  Athletes will call parents/guardians with an estimated arrival time after boarding the buses.  Any athletes who are not picked up within 15 minutes of the bus arriving back to Desert Ridge will not be eligible to compete at the next week's track meet. 





                        Running Events:                                 Field Events:

                        4:30  1600 M Run*                             4:30-5:30  Long Jump

                        5:00  100 M Dash                                4:30-5:30  High Jump

                        5:25  400 M Dash                                5:15-6:15  Discus

                        5:55  4x100 M Relay                           5:15-6:15  Shot Put

                        6:30  200 M Dash

                        6:55  800 M Run*

                        7:15  4x200 M Relay


                        Heat Order: 6th Girls, 6th Boys, 7th Girls, 7th Boys, 8th Girls, 8th Boys.

                        *One multi-grade heat per gender for the 1600 & 800 meter runs


No event will start after 7:30 pm.  If an event is not started before 7:30, it will not be included in the meet.


CONTACT INFORMATION:  As parents, it is important that you maintain contact with the coaching staff concerning any injuries, illnesses, absences, questions, concerns, etc.   Email correspondence is preferred, but phone calls are also welcome.  If any issues or concerns arise, please communicate with the head coaches first before contacting the athletic director or principal.  Additionally, encourage your athletes to communicate with their coaches regarding these issues as well. 


Head Boys Coach:  Dot Wire,, 463-2791

Head Girls Coach:  Roxanne Jaecks,

Assistant Boys Coach:  Brian Kosko,

Assistant Girls Coach:  Amanda Sayer,

DRMS Athletic Director: Stacy Pokorski,