Please read this the following procedures completely if your child is planning to participate in SHMS basketball this winter.
It is most important to stress the importance of remaining healthy and stemming the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands and face, and by following all the guidelines established by the CIAC, the school, and the team. This season depends on student-athletes remaining healthy and that requires diligence at all times.
Unless supervised by their coach and following all Covid prevention protocols, student-athletes will not be allowed in the school building outside of the team’s normal practice time or scheduled athletic competition.
Winter student-athletes should own multiple reusable face masks and treat them as part of their practice gear/uniform in regards to proper cleaning.
“In alignment with DPH requirements (1-8-21) for low to moderate risk indoor sports, ‘All participants, coaches, and officials will utilize a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth, and that is worn directly on the face, at all times including during active play. The latest guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that youth athletes wear cloth face coverings when they are on the sidelines, in the locker room, and traveling as well as during group training and active competition (except in pools or while using certain gymnastics apparatus).’”
Fans/spectators will not be allowed in at any winter athletic contest, home or away.
All staff and student-athletes are required to self-screen DAILY for any observable illness, including cough or respiratory distress, and to confirm temperature below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Student-athletes should never attend practice or competition if they are not feeling well.
All students must bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be shared.
Locker rooms will be closed until further notice. Student-athletes should come to practice and competition with their practice gear/uniform already on them.
Please see the attached Waiver for Participation. All waivers should be returned to school no later than Wednesday, January 27, 2021.