Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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Fall Sports 2020 protocols


Updated: Aug. 18, 2020

Overall expectations:

  • Practices and contests are permitted.
  • Participation is strictly voluntary.

Self screening

  • Students and coaches must complete a self-screening prior to coming onto school sites or participating in athletics.
    • Do you have a fever higher than 100 F or have you had to use fever-reducing medications in the last 24 hours to control a fever higher than 100 F?
    • Do you have unresolved or new onset of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    • Do you have new onset of sustained persistent nonproductive cough (a dry cough 
      lasting longer than 24 hours)?
    • Do you have a new onset of loss of taste or smell?
    • Do you have two or more of the following prolonged symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours and unexplained symptoms?
      • Sore throat
      • Sustained (longer than 2 hours) chills or repeated shaking with chills
      • Headache
      • Muscle pain
      • Congestion and/or runny nose
      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Hand washing

  • Participants and coaches/sponsors should wash hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be readily available for use.

Physical distancing

  • Number of students in a locker room should be determined by the ability to physically distance in the space. Students will have a maximum of five minutes to change and exit  the locker room. Fall coaches and sponsors are required to supervise the locker room and facilitate transition of groups through the locker room. Students should enter and exit through separate entrances and exits.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. This 
    means activities and training must be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet of appropriate physical distance as much as  possible.
  • Team groupings should be kept consistent throughout the season as much as possible.

Face coverings

  • Coaches and sponsors are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Athletes are required to wear face coverings during practice and competition. 
  • See specific sport/activity instructions below.

Cleaning and sanitation

  • Individuals should have their own water bottles and should not share bottles or towels.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring that cleaning/sanitizing of equipment is completed daily and whenever possible within training sessions. Athletes will be asked to assist with cleaning duties.
  • Shared equipment should be disinfected whenever possible and at the conclusion of 
    practices and contests.
  • Students should be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning to home daily.  
  • Personal clothing items or undergarments will not be stored at school. 
  • Teams will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and 
    competitions.

Transportation

  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to school for practices
  • Students must travel with the team to out of district contests.
  • Students and staff will be required to wear masks and be assigned seats with seating to be one student per seat. 
  • Students will apply hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus. 
  • The buses/vans will be filled from back to front and students will exit from the front to back.

GISH Events

  • No in-person awards ceremonies at contests.
  • No tailgating on school grounds. Tailgate at home with family and watch live streaming.
  • No social activity or congregating at the conclusion of events and practices.
  • No shared food, beverages or buffets among team members. 
  • All spectators, media and event personnel will wear masks and maintain an appropriate 
    physical distance at both indoors and outside venues.Workers work their assigned post.
  • Free bottle of water for Football Events included in ticket price.
  • No concession stands supported by GIPS. No food allowed in the stands.
  • Restrooms will be designated for use.

Band

  • No marching band performances during football games.
  • Modified, rotating pep band for football only. Band members will rotate through so all have a chance to participate.

Cheer and dance

  • Cheerleaders and Islandaires Dance Team will be on hand for home football games.

Fans

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved (players, band, cheerleaders, dance team, athletic trainers, etc.) will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Children must remain with family.
  • All family members ages 2 and older must wear a mask.
  • To keep community, students and staff safe, there will be no visiting team spectators.

Sport-specific details

Football

Participant mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times.
  • Gaiter on while on sidelines
  • Gaiter off during warm-up and play on the field.
  • Gaiter on while receiving coaching instructions.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • Assigned seats for all families. 
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • All tickets $8 and will include a bottle of water.

Event Details

  • Schools will schedule three levels, Varsity, JV and Reserve/Freshman.
  • Schools can individually determine how they split up their sophomores between the JV and Reserve/Freshman level.
  • Teams will come to contest dressed.
  • Where available, halftime locker room use will be allowed with physical distancing and masks. 
  • Teams may meet outside if it allows for increased physical distancing.
  • During pregame conferences the coach, captain and officials must maintain 6 feet 
    physical distance and wear a mask.    
  • Sideline should be restricted to essential personnel only. This includes players, coaches, team athletic trainers, team managers, game officials and media. Face coverings required by all personnel and by players when not competing in the game.
  • The Operations Booth is limited to scoreboard operator, clock operator and, if using, the play clock operator, announcer and their spotter. Mask required and physical distancing should be maintained.
  • Media will be allowed to broadcast based on availability of space. Every effort will be made to try to accommodate requests.
  • Teams will be allowed one film person in the press box video area. They will be required to have a face covering and physically distance in the space.

Volleyball

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times
  • Players on bench will be socially distanced to allow players to take a gaiter break and then wear gaiter while on the sidelines.
  • Gaiter on while observing social distancing during any coaching instruction.
  • One or two two-minute gaiter breaks during practice while observing social distancing at the coaches discretion.
  • Players will have gaiter on while on the court and ball is in play.
  • No team huddles on the court.

Fan Protocols 

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • South stands will be used, with areas designated on alternating rows for families to sit together in groups of four.
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • No support groups: Pep band, cheerleaders, dance team.
  • No concessions

Event Details

  • Host schools will provide a cart of balls for the visiting team for warm-up and will sanitize after use for the next game or practice. A visiting team may bring their own balls and cart if they prefer. 
  • Visiting teams will be required to provide their own water bottles.
  • Teams will occupy the same bench throughout their respective matches.
  • Warm ups are required to be 16 minutes, or a minimum of 11 in tournaments. Host schools have the ability to determine warm-up format. (Example: 8 min/8 min to limit contact and shared court time).
  • During pregame conferences the coach, captain and officials must maintain 6 feet 
    physical distance and wear a mask.
  • The score table should be limited to only required event personnel who should maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings.
  • Tournaments will be limited to a maximum of 8 teams to increase ability for physical distancing and preventing congregating. Structure tournament format to minimize interaction between groups, that limits the number of people in the facility allowing for increased physical distancing. Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing.

Softball

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Masks are mandatory while in the dugout for all players, coaches, athletic trainers, etc. at all times.
  • On the field, when a person is on base, ALL infielders will have a gaiter/mask on. While no one is on base they can have their mask/gaiter around their neck.
  • Outfielders do not have to keep mask on, but gaiters will be around their neck to be available when entering the dugout.
  • Pitcher does not have to wear mask. This position is exerting a tremendous amount of energy every play and has more than 10 feet social distance at all times. A gaiter must be worn around neck to put on entering the dugout.
  • Catcher must wear gaiter, but between batters they can take a few seconds to pull it down for a moment.
  • Batters must wear mask at all times.
  • While observing social distancing (20-30 ft.) during conditioning, no mask is required. The key is observing social distancing and being responsible.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and spread out at least 6 feet apart.
  • Bleacher seating is not allowed.

Event Details

  • Assign use of fields at complex to increase space between contests when possible. 
  • Pregame conference limited to one coach from each team and the umpire maintaining 6 feet physical distancing and wearing a mask.
  • Players and coaches must physically distance as much as possible in the dugouts and masks should be worn.
  • Batting helmets, gloves and other support articles should only be worn by one individual OR cleaned between each use.
  • Coaches should maintain a 6 feet distance between all players and umpires when 
    coaching on the field and wearing a mask.
  • Tournaments are limited to a maximum of 12 teams to increase ability for physical distancing and preventing congregating. Structure tournament format to minimize interaction between groups, that limits the number of people in the facility allows for increased physical distancing. Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing, maintaining 6 feet of distance whenever possible and wearing face coverings.

Cross Country

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times.
  • No gaiter while running. 
  • Staggered starts to improve social distancing while on the workout. No gathering at stop signs/lights, social distancing of 10-15 ft. between runners.
  • Gaiter on while stretching.
  • When runners return from their run they can get a drink and masks on for post stretching and coach instruction.

Fans Protocols

  • To keep community, students, and staff safe no home or visiting spectators at the home meet.

Event details

  • Teams will be limited to 48 girls and 48 boys to participate. Non-Varsity competitions will have limited entries.
  • Coaches, support personnel and athletes will wear masks.
  • If coaches would like to offer the opportunity to participate beyond the 48 athletes, additional practice groups may be created to conduct workouts at the coaches discretion at an alternative time. Opportunities for competition will be limited, if at all.
  • Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing.
  • Starting boxes should be spaced appropriately to allow for physical distancing between teams. If possible, have an empty starting box between each team.
  • Teams should not report to the starting area until called by the starter.
  • Limit the number of teams involved in each race. Maximum number of teams participating in a single race will be 10. (70 runners)  If more than 10 teams are participating, meets will be run in heats.
  • Expand the finish chute to reduce crowding - allow space to recover, but encourage to keep moving after finish to exit chute and return directly to team camp.
  • All non-competing team members should be encouraged to stay away from the finish line.

Tennis 

Participant Mask Protocols

  • No masks while on the court. There is ample space for separation between players. 
  • Masks will be worn when the coach is giving instruction.
  • Social distancing will be followed and courts will be used every other one, so an unused court will separate each team.
  • Masks will be worn to and from practice and at all times when not in play.

Fans Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • To keep community, students, and staff safe no visiting spectators will be allowed.
  • Spectators must wear a mask and are encouraged to bring their own chairs and spread out at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Bleacher seating not allowed. 
  • Spectators must wear a mask.

Event Details

  • Players should use their own equipment.
  • Players should use racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to their opponent. 
  • Use new balls for each match as much as possible.
  • Between sets, physical distance of 6 feet should be maintained and players use the same bench during the match breaks.
  • Home team or designated player should be the only player to change the score for the duration of the match.
  • Leave the court as soon as possible upon completion of the match.
  • Have designated team areas for players to physical distance from other teams when waiting for matches and wearing face coverings.

Girls Golf

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Masks will be worn whenever players, coaches and officials cannot maintain 6 feet of distance, when in the clubhouse, and upon reviewing their scores with scoring officials.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets.
  • Spectators must stay in rented golf cart with masks on at all times.
  • No visiting team fans.

Event Details

  • No sharing of equipment (clubs, towels, balls, tees, gloves etc)
  • Players must physically distance on putting green and driving range with masks on.
  • Players should be quick and efficient with their practice to ensure all players have time and access. May consider having a rotation to limit numbers at these locations at the same time.
  • Shotgun starts will be used if at all possible. If have to use tee times, the players should not arrive at the tee box sooner than 5 minutes before their assigned tee time.
  • Do not remove the flagstick. Courses have implemented measures to prevent touching.
  • Use digital scoring and sharing the available link to follow and get scoring updates.  No scoreboard area to prevent congregating.
  • Upon completion of rounds players will enter the designated scoring area to review and verify their scores verbally with the scoring official.
  • A scorecard will be deemed returned when the players verbally verify their hole-by-hole scores with their marker and turn it in to their coach.
  • Coaches will bring scorecards to the tournament director for official scoring.
  • Gathering in the clubhouse should be limited as much as possible, primarily for restroom use.
  • If bad weather occurs it is recommended that teams return to their vehicles rather than the clubhouse to prevent congregating.
  • No award ceremony.

ISLANDER Band

Participant Mask Protocols

  • All spectators wear masks
  • Students wear face covering when not playing their instrument.
  • If an instrument can be played with a face covering, the student will wear the face covering.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Follow music parameters:
  • Students will sit 6 feet apart so there can be 8 to 10 students in a row. The capacity should accommodate up to 162-170 students.
  • Drum Majors and frontline can be on the turf in front of the stands.
  • Seats will be marked so students know where to sit in the stands.
  • Equipment trucks must be unloaded and loaded by students only. If a parent drives the truck, they can drive in, remain in the truck while it is unloaded and then drive the truck out and park in the parking lot. No parent volunteers on the field.
  • GIPS will not have band indoors.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and competitions.

Cheerleaders

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Participants are required to wear face coverings, including any time when leading cheers or dancing.
  • Participants must be 10 feet away from spectators.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Cheerleaders may perform at outdoor contests.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. This means as much as possible training sessions and routines should be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet physical distance from one another and 10 feet from spectators.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings

Islandaire Dance Team

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Dance teams perform at home varsity football contests.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. 
  • This means that as much as possible training sessions and routines should be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet physical distance from one another as much as possible.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and competitions.

 

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Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

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Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Fall Sports 2020 protocols


Updated: Aug. 18, 2020

Overall expectations:

  • Practices and contests are permitted.
  • Participation is strictly voluntary.

Self screening

  • Students and coaches must complete a self-screening prior to coming onto school sites or participating in athletics.
    • Do you have a fever higher than 100 F or have you had to use fever-reducing medications in the last 24 hours to control a fever higher than 100 F?
    • Do you have unresolved or new onset of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    • Do you have new onset of sustained persistent nonproductive cough (a dry cough 
      lasting longer than 24 hours)?
    • Do you have a new onset of loss of taste or smell?
    • Do you have two or more of the following prolonged symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours and unexplained symptoms?
      • Sore throat
      • Sustained (longer than 2 hours) chills or repeated shaking with chills
      • Headache
      • Muscle pain
      • Congestion and/or runny nose
      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Hand washing

  • Participants and coaches/sponsors should wash hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be readily available for use.

Physical distancing

  • Number of students in a locker room should be determined by the ability to physically distance in the space. Students will have a maximum of five minutes to change and exit  the locker room. Fall coaches and sponsors are required to supervise the locker room and facilitate transition of groups through the locker room. Students should enter and exit through separate entrances and exits.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. This 
    means activities and training must be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet of appropriate physical distance as much as  possible.
  • Team groupings should be kept consistent throughout the season as much as possible.

Face coverings

  • Coaches and sponsors are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Athletes are required to wear face coverings during practice and competition. 
  • See specific sport/activity instructions below.

Cleaning and sanitation

  • Individuals should have their own water bottles and should not share bottles or towels.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring that cleaning/sanitizing of equipment is completed daily and whenever possible within training sessions. Athletes will be asked to assist with cleaning duties.
  • Shared equipment should be disinfected whenever possible and at the conclusion of 
    practices and contests.
  • Students should be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning to home daily.  
  • Personal clothing items or undergarments will not be stored at school. 
  • Teams will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and 
    competitions.

Transportation

  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to school for practices
  • Students must travel with the team to out of district contests.
  • Students and staff will be required to wear masks and be assigned seats with seating to be one student per seat. 
  • Students will apply hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus. 
  • The buses/vans will be filled from back to front and students will exit from the front to back.

GISH Events

  • No in-person awards ceremonies at contests.
  • No tailgating on school grounds. Tailgate at home with family and watch live streaming.
  • No social activity or congregating at the conclusion of events and practices.
  • No shared food, beverages or buffets among team members. 
  • All spectators, media and event personnel will wear masks and maintain an appropriate 
    physical distance at both indoors and outside venues.Workers work their assigned post.
  • Free bottle of water for Football Events included in ticket price.
  • No concession stands supported by GIPS. No food allowed in the stands.
  • Restrooms will be designated for use.

Band

  • No marching band performances during football games.
  • Modified, rotating pep band for football only. Band members will rotate through so all have a chance to participate.

Cheer and dance

  • Cheerleaders and Islandaires Dance Team will be on hand for home football games.

Fans

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved (players, band, cheerleaders, dance team, athletic trainers, etc.) will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Children must remain with family.
  • All family members ages 2 and older must wear a mask.
  • To keep community, students and staff safe, there will be no visiting team spectators.

Sport-specific details

Football

Participant mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times.
  • Gaiter on while on sidelines
  • Gaiter off during warm-up and play on the field.
  • Gaiter on while receiving coaching instructions.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • Assigned seats for all families. 
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • All tickets $8 and will include a bottle of water.

Event Details

  • Schools will schedule three levels, Varsity, JV and Reserve/Freshman.
  • Schools can individually determine how they split up their sophomores between the JV and Reserve/Freshman level.
  • Teams will come to contest dressed.
  • Where available, halftime locker room use will be allowed with physical distancing and masks. 
  • Teams may meet outside if it allows for increased physical distancing.
  • During pregame conferences the coach, captain and officials must maintain 6 feet 
    physical distance and wear a mask.    
  • Sideline should be restricted to essential personnel only. This includes players, coaches, team athletic trainers, team managers, game officials and media. Face coverings required by all personnel and by players when not competing in the game.
  • The Operations Booth is limited to scoreboard operator, clock operator and, if using, the play clock operator, announcer and their spotter. Mask required and physical distancing should be maintained.
  • Media will be allowed to broadcast based on availability of space. Every effort will be made to try to accommodate requests.
  • Teams will be allowed one film person in the press box video area. They will be required to have a face covering and physically distance in the space.

Volleyball

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times
  • Players on bench will be socially distanced to allow players to take a gaiter break and then wear gaiter while on the sidelines.
  • Gaiter on while observing social distancing during any coaching instruction.
  • One or two two-minute gaiter breaks during practice while observing social distancing at the coaches discretion.
  • Players will have gaiter on while on the court and ball is in play.
  • No team huddles on the court.

Fan Protocols 

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • South stands will be used, with areas designated on alternating rows for families to sit together in groups of four.
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • No support groups: Pep band, cheerleaders, dance team.
  • No concessions

Event Details

  • Host schools will provide a cart of balls for the visiting team for warm-up and will sanitize after use for the next game or practice. A visiting team may bring their own balls and cart if they prefer. 
  • Visiting teams will be required to provide their own water bottles.
  • Teams will occupy the same bench throughout their respective matches.
  • Warm ups are required to be 16 minutes, or a minimum of 11 in tournaments. Host schools have the ability to determine warm-up format. (Example: 8 min/8 min to limit contact and shared court time).
  • During pregame conferences the coach, captain and officials must maintain 6 feet 
    physical distance and wear a mask.
  • The score table should be limited to only required event personnel who should maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings.
  • Tournaments will be limited to a maximum of 8 teams to increase ability for physical distancing and preventing congregating. Structure tournament format to minimize interaction between groups, that limits the number of people in the facility allowing for increased physical distancing. Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing.

Softball

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Masks are mandatory while in the dugout for all players, coaches, athletic trainers, etc. at all times.
  • On the field, when a person is on base, ALL infielders will have a gaiter/mask on. While no one is on base they can have their mask/gaiter around their neck.
  • Outfielders do not have to keep mask on, but gaiters will be around their neck to be available when entering the dugout.
  • Pitcher does not have to wear mask. This position is exerting a tremendous amount of energy every play and has more than 10 feet social distance at all times. A gaiter must be worn around neck to put on entering the dugout.
  • Catcher must wear gaiter, but between batters they can take a few seconds to pull it down for a moment.
  • Batters must wear mask at all times.
  • While observing social distancing (20-30 ft.) during conditioning, no mask is required. The key is observing social distancing and being responsible.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • No visiting team fans.
  • Masks worn at all times.
  • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and spread out at least 6 feet apart.
  • Bleacher seating is not allowed.

Event Details

  • Assign use of fields at complex to increase space between contests when possible. 
  • Pregame conference limited to one coach from each team and the umpire maintaining 6 feet physical distancing and wearing a mask.
  • Players and coaches must physically distance as much as possible in the dugouts and masks should be worn.
  • Batting helmets, gloves and other support articles should only be worn by one individual OR cleaned between each use.
  • Coaches should maintain a 6 feet distance between all players and umpires when 
    coaching on the field and wearing a mask.
  • Tournaments are limited to a maximum of 12 teams to increase ability for physical distancing and preventing congregating. Structure tournament format to minimize interaction between groups, that limits the number of people in the facility allows for increased physical distancing. Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing, maintaining 6 feet of distance whenever possible and wearing face coverings.

Cross Country

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches wear masks at all times.
  • No gaiter while running. 
  • Staggered starts to improve social distancing while on the workout. No gathering at stop signs/lights, social distancing of 10-15 ft. between runners.
  • Gaiter on while stretching.
  • When runners return from their run they can get a drink and masks on for post stretching and coach instruction.

Fans Protocols

  • To keep community, students, and staff safe no home or visiting spectators at the home meet.

Event details

  • Teams will be limited to 48 girls and 48 boys to participate. Non-Varsity competitions will have limited entries.
  • Coaches, support personnel and athletes will wear masks.
  • If coaches would like to offer the opportunity to participate beyond the 48 athletes, additional practice groups may be created to conduct workouts at the coaches discretion at an alternative time. Opportunities for competition will be limited, if at all.
  • Teams should be assigned designated team camp areas where athletes should be when not warming up or competing.
  • Starting boxes should be spaced appropriately to allow for physical distancing between teams. If possible, have an empty starting box between each team.
  • Teams should not report to the starting area until called by the starter.
  • Limit the number of teams involved in each race. Maximum number of teams participating in a single race will be 10. (70 runners)  If more than 10 teams are participating, meets will be run in heats.
  • Expand the finish chute to reduce crowding - allow space to recover, but encourage to keep moving after finish to exit chute and return directly to team camp.
  • All non-competing team members should be encouraged to stay away from the finish line.

Tennis 

Participant Mask Protocols

  • No masks while on the court. There is ample space for separation between players. 
  • Masks will be worn when the coach is giving instruction.
  • Social distancing will be followed and courts will be used every other one, so an unused court will separate each team.
  • Masks will be worn to and from practice and at all times when not in play.

Fans Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • To keep community, students, and staff safe no visiting spectators will be allowed.
  • Spectators must wear a mask and are encouraged to bring their own chairs and spread out at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Bleacher seating not allowed. 
  • Spectators must wear a mask.

Event Details

  • Players should use their own equipment.
  • Players should use racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to their opponent. 
  • Use new balls for each match as much as possible.
  • Between sets, physical distance of 6 feet should be maintained and players use the same bench during the match breaks.
  • Home team or designated player should be the only player to change the score for the duration of the match.
  • Leave the court as soon as possible upon completion of the match.
  • Have designated team areas for players to physical distance from other teams when waiting for matches and wearing face coverings.

Girls Golf

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Masks will be worn whenever players, coaches and officials cannot maintain 6 feet of distance, when in the clubhouse, and upon reviewing their scores with scoring officials.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets.
  • Spectators must stay in rented golf cart with masks on at all times.
  • No visiting team fans.

Event Details

  • No sharing of equipment (clubs, towels, balls, tees, gloves etc)
  • Players must physically distance on putting green and driving range with masks on.
  • Players should be quick and efficient with their practice to ensure all players have time and access. May consider having a rotation to limit numbers at these locations at the same time.
  • Shotgun starts will be used if at all possible. If have to use tee times, the players should not arrive at the tee box sooner than 5 minutes before their assigned tee time.
  • Do not remove the flagstick. Courses have implemented measures to prevent touching.
  • Use digital scoring and sharing the available link to follow and get scoring updates.  No scoreboard area to prevent congregating.
  • Upon completion of rounds players will enter the designated scoring area to review and verify their scores verbally with the scoring official.
  • A scorecard will be deemed returned when the players verbally verify their hole-by-hole scores with their marker and turn it in to their coach.
  • Coaches will bring scorecards to the tournament director for official scoring.
  • Gathering in the clubhouse should be limited as much as possible, primarily for restroom use.
  • If bad weather occurs it is recommended that teams return to their vehicles rather than the clubhouse to prevent congregating.
  • No award ceremony.

ISLANDER Band

Participant Mask Protocols

  • All spectators wear masks
  • Students wear face covering when not playing their instrument.
  • If an instrument can be played with a face covering, the student will wear the face covering.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Follow music parameters:
  • Students will sit 6 feet apart so there can be 8 to 10 students in a row. The capacity should accommodate up to 162-170 students.
  • Drum Majors and frontline can be on the turf in front of the stands.
  • Seats will be marked so students know where to sit in the stands.
  • Equipment trucks must be unloaded and loaded by students only. If a parent drives the truck, they can drive in, remain in the truck while it is unloaded and then drive the truck out and park in the parking lot. No parent volunteers on the field.
  • GIPS will not have band indoors.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and competitions.

Cheerleaders

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Participants are required to wear face coverings, including any time when leading cheers or dancing.
  • Participants must be 10 feet away from spectators.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Cheerleaders may perform at outdoor contests.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. This means as much as possible training sessions and routines should be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet physical distance from one another and 10 feet from spectators.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings

Islandaire Dance Team

Participant Mask Protocols

  • Coaches are required to wear face covering at all times.
  • Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times.

Fan Protocols

  • Families as spectators. Each student involved will be allocated four tickets with assigned seats for events.
  • Fans must wear masks at all times.

Event Details

  • Dance teams perform at home varsity football contests.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring physical distancing as much as possible. 
  • This means that as much as possible training sessions and routines should be designed to limit and minimize student to student contact.
  • Team members should maintain 6 feet physical distance from one another as much as possible.
  • Students will have designated areas for their personal belongings at practice and competitions.

 

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