In accordance with Pennsylvania's COVID-19 regulations and guidance, the Upper Perkiomen School District Board of Directors has approved an Athletic Health and Safety Plan for Fall High School Voluntary Workouts to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 while starting to resume participation in sports. This plan outlines the steps that will be taken by school district coaches and staff members when limited summer voluntary workouts start on or after July 1st. The plan also helps educate students, parents and coaches about the risks of COVID-19, the symptoms to be aware of, and the steps that need to be taken if there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 with one of our student-athletes or staff members. ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER WHO HAS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, OR HAS BEEN RECENTLY EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID-19, IS NOT PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SUMMER TRAININGS OR ACTIVITIES AND MUST STAY HOME!
The return to play Health and Safety Plan requires all student-athletes participating in a high school fall sport for the 2020-2021 school year, and their parent or guardian, to read and familiarize themselves with the plan and then sign an Acknowledgement Form. The Acknowledgement Form outlines the expectations for all student-athletes, parents/guardians and coaches, including the screening process that all coaches and student-athletes must complete prior to participating in any voluntary summer workout.
All student-athletes, parents/guardians, and coaches should click on the Health and Safety Plan below and read it in its entirety. After reading the Health and Safety Plan, click on the Acknowledgment Form to participate in summer voluntary workouts and complete the form. The Acknowledgment Form requires that both the student-athletes and the parent/guardian electronically sign the form. Student-athletes will not be permitted to start any summer workouts until their Acknowledgement Form is on file with the Upper Perkiomen School District.
Please note that under both the Yellow and Green COVID-19 phases, activities are restricted to the participants, coaches, staff members and officials. Spectators are not currently permitted. Parents/guardians are asked to stay in their vehicles when dropping their child off at summer voluntary workouts and maintain social distancing. Likewise, student-athletes should maintain social distancing while waiting for their ride home. All student-athletes must bring their own filled water bottle and may not share water or any other personal items with any other student-athletes.
Any student-athlete, coach or staff member that has traveled to a state designated by the PA Department of Health as a COVID-19 "hot spot" is recommended to quarantine themselves for 14 days prior to returning to voluntary workouts.
Any questions about the Athletics Health and Safety Plan or the Acknowledgement Form should be directed to the Director of Athletics, Mr. Robert Kurzweg III at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Head Athletic Trainer Ms. Jayde Kauffman at email@example.com.
Please CLICK HERE for the Athletic Health and Safety Plan.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the Acknowledgement Form.
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