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    RHS Athletic Update
    Posted on 02/08/2021
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    Hello RHS Athletes and Families of Athletes:

    I am excited to let you know that SPS and the metro league are planning on high school athletics beginning on February 22nd. Please understand that this is a fluid situation and could change depending on the COVID numbers in our region increasing. Despite a strong desire to help our students reengage in school activities, the decision to return to athletics for SPS is complicated, as you can likely imagine.  We all need to understand that our upcoming athletic season will not look like any sports season we have ever seen before. We all need to remain patient and flexible with each other, as we move forward with athletics. Please understand our first goal as an athletic department is to ensure the safety of our players, parents, coaches and community. I completely understand the importance of athletics and the fantastic impact playing sports can have on our student athletes during this difficult time. I know that our community is eager to return to play. However, we need to all understand that anyone’s decision to participate or not participate as an athlete or coach is their decision alone and it depends on how comfortable they are feeling during this COVID world pandemic. We all must be accepting of players and coaches decision to return or not return and we all have a responsibility to be as accommodating and supportive as possible during this very difficult time.

    Each player and coach will have their temperature taken and symptoms checked before every practice and game. All players and coaches will be required to wear a mask during all practices and game competitions. Locker rooms will not be accessible and athletes will need to come suited up in their athletic gear and bring their own water bottle to every practice and game. We are working diligently as a league to provide security and transportation for our student athletes but again this is a fluid situation and there are a ton of moving parts and factors that go into these types of decisions. Unfortunately if and when we do return to competition,  there will be no fans allowed at games at this time. We are hopeful as a league that if our regional numbers continue to decrease, that we will be able to create a plan where we could have some fans in the stands at some point. This was not an easy decision, but will help to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and parents. I have attached an updated memo from the SPS athletic department along with some frequently asked questions to help provide our community more understanding and clarification on what the upcoming sports seasons are going to look like.  Please be on the lookout for specific tryout and practice information from your coaches over the next week. We will also make sure that the same information is posted on our school website.  Thank you all for being patient and understanding during this difficult time and let’s all do our part to help our student athletes return to play. I appreciate our Roosevelt community and I am extremely excited to see our student athletes competing once again. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Coach Sherlock