December 9, 2020
On December 8, 2020 the KSHSAA Board of Directors met to consider the recommendation of the Board of Appeals to amend the restricted attendance rule that was previously approved on November 24th. With a vote of 54-24, the following language was adopted:
Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020 through January 28, 2021, interscholastic activities will allow for attendance up to two parents/guardians per participant(s) family as allowed by local board of education or health department restrictions. Participants are currently interpreted as: Players, Coaches, Student Managers, Cheer Squads, Dance Teams, Pep Bands, and Student Journalists.
All other risk mitigation policies put into place by the Board of Directors on November 24th will remain in effect. This includes strict adherence to wearing masks, extended practice moratorium from December 23rd through January 3rd, extended competition moratorium from December 23rd through January 7th, and restrictions on Invitational Tournaments.
The USD 330 Board of Education has already approved that two spectators may be permitted at activities and the Wabaunsee County Health Department has agreed that we may permit spectators following KSHSAA regulations. USD 330 Mission Valley will follow the decision by the KSHSAA Board of Directors from December 8, 2020 regarding attendance at interscholastic activities.
The minutes from the December 8th meeting can be found on the KSHSAA website or by following this link http://www.kshsaa.org/public/pdf/decbod2020minutes.pdf .
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Question---When will USD 330 Mission Valley permit spectators to attend competitions? Answer---Two parents/guardians per participant(s) family may attend events beginning Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Question---Will the district still broadcast events? Answer--Yes, the district will continue to broadcast events as we currently have been.
Question---I plan to be in attendance, will I be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing between other parents and guardians? Answer----Yes, parents/guardians in attendance will be required to wear masks and maintain 6ft social distancing between other families.
Question--I have multiple children who are participants. Does that mean each of my children can have (2) people in attendance? Answer---No, only two parents/guardians per family.
Question---My child is a participant and I am the only parent/guardian who will be in attendance. Can I also bring my child’s sibling? Answer---No, under this KSHSAA decision, those in attendance must be a parent or guardian.
Question---My child is a participant in more than one area. Does this mean that my child can have two parents/guardians for each area they participate in? Answer--No, only two parents/guardians per family.
Question---Myself and my spouse can not make it to our child’s event that they are a participant in, can we send other relatives or friends of the family? Answer---No, under this KSHSAA decision, the two people in attendance must be a parent or guardian of the child.
Question---How will the school know who to allow into the event? Answer---Each student participant will provide the names of two parents/guardians to list on the sheet that will be used by the gate keeping staff.
Question---Will my child have practice between the dates of December 23rd & January 3rd? Answer--No, per KSHSAA the Winter Moratorium has been extended and no practices (required or not required) are permitted to take place. This includes going to a voluntary “open gym”.
Question---When will activities begin in the 2nd Semester? Answer--Practices may resume on Monday, January 4th, 2021 and competitions may resume on January 8th, 2021.
Question---Does this mean on January 29th, 2021 that the two parent/guardian limitations will be lifted? Answer---At this time KSHSAA’s limitations will be lifted unless other actions are taken by KSHSAA. Limitations would still apply that have been instituted by the Board of Education and/or the local county health department.
Thank you for your continued support of USD 330 Mission Valley Schools. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Bill Clark----Superintendent/Director of Special Services