Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Paul Petersen Fitness Center (PPF)

Building A Stronger Midland Community

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Lennie Miller will be the new PPF coordinator. If you have any questions about anything PPF related, please contact him at lmiller@midland.k12.ia.us

PPF email is: midlandppf@midland.k12.ia.us

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FEES:

New membership fees for a family are $80, which includes first year membership and cost of the electronic FOB.

The cost of a replacement FOB will be $20 each.

The renewal membership fee is $50 per year.

These fees will be effective August 1, 2018 until further notice.

MEMBERSHIP:

To qualify for membership you must fit in one of these categories:

1) Live in the Midland Community School District

2) Pay taxes on property in the Midland School District

3) Be a current employee of the Midland School District

4) Have children attending school in the Midland School District

5) Be an alumni of any of the schools currently comprising the Midland school district

6) Be a member of the Paul Petersen Foundation

Please help keep membership costs low by treating the center with pride.

PLEASE...

- Pick up after yourself, or better yet, leave the facility in better shape than you found it.

- Don't wear street shoes into the facility, especially when it's muddy out.

- Do not put your feet on the walls.

- Do not throw things to hit the ceiling or walls.

- Do not block open any of the doors.

- Do not change the thermostat.

- Put the weights back on their racks where you found them.

- Be sure to shut off all lights when you are the last one to leave (don't forget bathroom lights too).

Your help will keep our membership fees very affordable for all Midland families.

FOB:

The FOB is the electronic key, will be assessed on an annual basis and will be good for one calendar year from issue date. A lost FOB will result in a $20.00 replacement fee.

Renewal fee notices will be sent out.

All students must always be accompanied by an adult PPF member.

All high school graduates and individuals who are over the age of 18 are required to have their own membership including application and FOB.

GUESTS:

PPF members are allowed to bring guests into the fitness center with them. But THE ACTUAL MEMBER MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES. You cannot loan your FOB to a friend or family member to use the center.

Unfortunately the District has noticed on multiple occasions that our students are entering the facility without adult supervision. As much as we like our students taking advantage of the facility, for liability purposes we cannot have students unsupervised in the facility. Please be aware that if a student is found to be in the facility unsupervised, they will be suspended from the facility for a period of four (4) weeks. A second offense would result in privileges revoked for a period of eight (8) weeks. All further offenses would result in loss of privileges for one (1) year. These rules will also apply to parents who give their fob to school age students to use the facility without physically being present to supervise. The fob will be deactivated for these same time frames. We have computer software that tells us whose fob is used and we have video evidence of who enters the facility at what time.

To apply to become a member of the PPF, fill out the last two pages of the application form below and return them to the Midland High School Office along with the $80.00 membership fee. Mr. Miller will have to program a FOB (electronic key) for you which generally takes a couple days. Call the office to see when yours is ready to pick up.

PPF APPLICATION FORM

You will be notified via email or letter when your membership is due each year.

If questions or comments please contact Lennie Miller

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PPF FEES TO INCREASE AUGUST 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

To: Paul Petersen Fitness Center Members

From: Doug Tuetken, Superintendent

Re: Membership Fees, Maintenance and Facility Updates

Please consider this letter as notification of some changes and updates for the Paul Petersen Fitness Center. Due to increased costs associated in maintenance, heating/cooling and upkeep of the equipment, the School District will need to increase the Paul Petersen membership fees in order to maintain a positive balance. For the past two years the district has not been able to break even due to these increased costs.

Beginning August 1, 2018 the initial membership fee will be $80.00 with a yearly renewal fee of $50.00. Replacement fobs will now cost $20.00 each due to increased costs as well.

After a recent meeting with Paul Pete Board of Directors member Gary Leonard, the Board of Directors will soon be updating the facility by updating the walking track and purchasing new aerobic equipment. As a part of this meeting the Board of Directors and the District politely ask that members adhere to a few items while using the facility:

1) Do not open the roll-up door and/or prop open the entrance door. The facility is air conditioned/heated so this obviously increases utility costs.

2) Do not change the thermostat setting (up or down).

3) Do not place your feet on the walls, this has led to some drywall damage.

4) Pick up after yourself, or better yet, leave the facility in better shape than you found it.

Finally, the District has noticed on multiple occasions that our students are entering the facility without adult supervision. As much as we like our students taking advantage of the facility, for liability purposes we cannot have students unsupervised in the facility. Please be aware that if a student is found to be in the facility unsupervised, they will be suspended from the facility for a period of four (4) weeks. A second offense would result in privileges revoked for a period of eight (8) weeks. All further offenses would result in loss of privileges for one (1) year. These rules will also apply to parents who give their fob to school age students to use the facility without physically being present to supervise. The fob will be deactivated for these same time frames. We have computer software that tells us whose fob is used and we have video evidence of who enters the facility at what time.

To have a facility such as this in our community is a huge benefit. We need to make sure we are working together to help maintain and respect such a wonderful center. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 563-488-2292.

"Starting August 1, 2018, all renewal fees, new membership fees, fob replacement fees will be at the new rate."

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FITNESS CENTER HOURS:

The Fitness Center will be open from the hours of 5:00AM - 10:00PM Monday through Friday for use by the school and general public. Weekend/holiday hours will be 5:00AM-8:00PM.

All individuals must be out of the Fitness Center no later than 10:00PM on weekdays and 8:00PM on holidays/weekends. The last individual in the Fitness Center at the end of the hours of operation each day must make sure that the lights in the Fitness Center are turned off and all exterior doors are closed. The school's night maintenance person will check the Fitness Center before leaving at night (11PM) to make sure the lights are out and the Fitness Center is secure.

The school does have priorty to use the center when needed for athletics or academics. Please check the hours they need to use the center below, keeping in mind that schedules do change based on weather or other gym use. Although the center may not be closed entirely to the public, access to machines or space may be very limited. Use your judgement when planning your workouts and please be understanding of our needs for students.

STUDENT USE

No one under 18 or any current student will be allowed to be in the Fitness Center without supervision by a key FOB holding adult/coach/school employee. The school will provide appropriate supervision for any school sponsored uses of the Fitness Center. Parents PLEASE help us with this rule that you agreed to when becoming a member. This is for the safety of the students, and the security of the center. Any student showing up without an adult will be asked to leave. If it happens more than once your electronic FOB can be disabled. The school provides supervised weight lifting time, check with Mr. Miller for more information.

SCHOOL USE

The fitness center was designed so the school has priority use. They use the PPF center for fitness classes and sports practices occassionally. The center is usually open to public use during these times as well, just know that the equipment may be in use. They have the right to close the center for short periods for these purposes if necessary.

HELP

PPF members, PLEASE help us out by putting all weights back where you found them when you're done using them. Our janitor is a cancer survivor and cannot move the bigger weights. They also can create a hazard for others using the center if laying around. The PPF committee and coaches have worked hard to create a nice environment there and there are great places to store all weights, so do your part and burn those extra couple calories to put them back when through.

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A HUGE THANK YOU to the members of the Paul Petersen Foundation for their countless hours of work on this project. Thanks to them our community has a first rate fitness center which is very affordable. Thanks also to all of the community members and businesses who contributed to the many fundraisers held.

Paul Petersen Fitness Center ~ Building A Stronger Midland Community




Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
Elementary Extension 7
Middle/High School Extension 8
Secretary Extension 0


MIDLAND TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS LISTING

Elementary
510 3rd Avenue North
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: PreSchool-5

Middle/High School
106 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2018-19 Master Calendar

2018-19 Elementary School Supply List

2018-19 Middle/High School Supply List

Activity Calendar 2018-2020

2018-19 Lunch Application

2018-19 Lunch Informational Letter

2018-19 TENTATIVE Bus Schedules - if you are not listed and need to be call the school!

School Fees

Midland Guidelines for Volunteers, Chaperones, Drivers - needs filled out by anyone who wants to do one of these things for the school this year.

Midland Building Use Application

MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

2018-19 All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Midland School District is to prepare students to think, lead and serve.

Mission Statement

Helpful Links

Notice - Powerschool upgrades will be installed every 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:45-8:45AM so it will not be accessible during those times.