HEALTH AND SAFETY INFO - MUST READ!
CURRENT UPDATE: Aloha HS (and the Beaverton School District) are not currently allowed to run on campus workouts and conditioning. When this changes by State and District Mandate, all below health and safety information will apply until further notice.
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Due to recent Health and Safety updates, before participating in Sports with Aloha High School an additional waiver must be completed, and signed. Further information will be available on how to complete that waiver, when plans for on-site workouts/practice are finalized.
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Summer 2020 Covid-19 Beaverton School District Athletics: Opening to Wellness
July 20, 2020- Parent / Guardian Information
The Beaverton School District is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, family, and staff.
As we continue to move forward in these unknown times we find it crucial that we begin to provide opportunities of normalcy for everyone in our community, all while focusing on the health and safety of everyone involved. It is our belief that athletics and activities are a vital part of what our district represents and with that we strive to safely provide ways to meet the needs of our students' mental and physical well-being. In order to safely do this, we need to take a systematic, phased approach.
All students, family members, and staff will be required to adhere to the guidelines and follow the rules set forth by the district within each phase. These guidelines and phases are fluid and will always follow and abide by both the government restrictions and guidelines as well as our own governing body the OSAA.
These phases are fluid as both the federal and state governments have stated that varied levels of mitigation restrictions may be imposed to slow the transmission of the virus.
The information within this document is not intended to overrule state guidelines and regulations that are in place or may come about in the weeks ahead. These policies and phases may change. If changes are made, students, families, and staff will be notified.
While these opportunities are being offered for individuals they are by no means mandatory. Students should only attend future clinics, camps, and practices when they and their families feel comfortable doing so.
The governing body of athletics and activities in the state of Oregon is the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). They have recently put out the following statement. (note: Ultimately, the Beaverton School District will make all final decisions following the guidelines of the Governor and OSAA about returning to play and the protocols we must have in place for our school district.)
OSAA Foundational Statement: The OSAA believes it is essential to the physical and mental well-being of students to return to physical activity and athletic competition. The OSAA recognizes that all Oregon students may be unable to return to – and sustain – athletic activity at the same time across the state. There will also likely be variation in what sports and activities are allowed over the next 9 to 12 months. While recognizing that county-by-county reopening may lead to inequities, the OSAA advocates for returning students to school-based athletics and activities and allowing youth sports organizations to operate in any and all situations where it can be done safely. Prior to allowing use of facilities, schools should review facility use agreements, especially in the areas of sanitation requirements and liability.
OSAA Points of Emphasis: Limited testing availability, lack of resources for contact tracing, and expanding knowledge of COVID-19 transmission could all result in significant changes to this guidance. The OSAA will disseminate more information as it becomes available.
Administrators and coaches must emphasize the need for all coaches and participants who have signs or symptoms of illness to stay home when ill to decrease risk of viral transmission. “Vulnerable individuals” are defined by OHA as people age 65 years and older and others with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Current pre-season conditioning and acclimatization models assume that athletes have deconditioned during the stay at home orders. The current pandemic may result in students being deconditioned for several months. The intensity and duration of training should be moderated upon return. The NFHS is currently involved with several organizations in developing consensus guidelines for the resumption of workouts and practices. These guidelines will be reviewed by the OSAA after they are finalized.
Due to the near certainty of recurrent outbreaks in the coming months, schools and youth sports organizations must be prepared for periodic school closures and the possibility of some teams having to isolate for two or more weeks while in-season. Development of policies is recommended regarding practice and/or competition during temporary school closures, the cancellation of contests during the regular season, and parameters for the cancellation or premature ending to post-season events/competitions.
Phases and ACTION items (below) are in accordance with guidelines published by the State of Oregon and the OSAA are subject to change. Please note that counties must meet “gating” criteria to establish Phase One and that further criteria must be met to advance from one phase to the next (21-day period currently). These criteria will be determined by the Governor’s Task Force and should be strictly followed..... from these criteria the OSAA will give guidance to all of its member schools on how to proceed in each phase.
Return to Play Protocol
The Beaverton School District will defer communicable disease management to local healthcare professionals and official state contact tracers. Should there be a conflict or disagreement the decision to return an athlete to play will be made by the school’s team physician. In the event of a symptomatic individual identified through screening or other means, the notification process will be guided by the Oregon Health Authority.
In the event an individual shows signs (temperature) or symptoms during screening they will not be allowed to participate and will be isolated from others until being picked up by a parent or guardian. Screeners will contact parents and give them the mandatory COVID-19 physician referral and clearance form to fill out and return (Appendix D). No athlete will be able to enter the facility nor return to play without the mandatory COVID-19 physician referral and clearance form.
An individual with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection will not be allowed to enter the facility nor return to play without the mandatory COVID-19 physician referral and clearance form.
Individuals with *close contact of an individual suspected or with a confirmed COVID-19 infection should self-isolate, contact their physician, & will not be allowed to enter the facility nor return to play without the mandatory COVID-19 physician referral and clearance form.
*Close contact is defined as: caring for, living in the same household with, or being in close proximity for a longer period of time with an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19-19 infection or coming into direct contact with secretions (coughed on, sneezed on, sharing utensils/drink container).
BSD personnel will make contact with team physician and depending on the quality of the infection receive appropriate guidance for managing/notifying pods.
-Follow all state, local, and school district health protocols including physical distancing guidelines (before, during, and after each session.) Complete online registration including physical and participation form. These must be approved.
-Enter/Exit the facilities at the assigned points and times.
-Participate in mandatory pre-screening procedures prior to entering the facility and check-out procedures.
-Athletic office has approved the students BSD Participation form and State of Oregon Physical …. those not approved will not be allowed participate.
-Monitor self for signs (temperature) and symptoms regularly when at home.
-Wash/Sanitize hands thoroughly before and after practices at designated stations.
-Students are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer, mask, and adequate water for workout session. Refilling water bottles on site will not be available and bottles must be clearly labeled with name/ easily identifiable.
-Students are encouraged to wear masks prior to, when not actively participating (between sets, on bench, team meetings, etc.) and directly after practice. No one is allowed to share equipment, clothing, pennies, food, water, or bags.
-Students must leave the field at the completion of their session and should do so by maintaining 6’ from each other. Students must remain with one pod for a week and potentially can change the following week. They can’t change pods for separate trainings.
-Maintain good physical hygiene by bathing/showering and washing your clothes after each session.
-Ensure your child knows the guidelines and requirements prior to attending a session.
-Make sure you register your student with the athletic office using the online registration module or by submitting paper work to the athletic office. Monitor your student for signs (temperature) and symptoms daily, including 30 minutes prior to their session.
-Only arrive 5-10 minutes early for your session. This will reduce unnecessary contact between groups during transitions.
-Stay in the car during pick up and drop off. Facilities are closed to non-participants, no in person viewing will be allowed in order to minimize potential contact with others.
-Encourage your student has sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol content), and a mask. Ensure all clothing, equipment, shoes, balls, bags, etc. are sanitized before each session. Notify the school and coach immediately if your student becomes ill.
-Follow all state, local and district health protocols, including physical distancing guidelines.
-Monitor self for signs (temperature) and symptoms regularly when at home.
-Assist with and ensure that players participate in pre-screening and check-out procedures prior to entering facility.
-Coaches will plan sessions accordingly to ensure physical distancing requirements are met.
-Coaches will ensure that athletes remain in their assigned pods of no more than 10 students for the entirety of each week.
-Coaches will be required to wash/sanitize all equipment in-between sessions/use and ensure that equipment is not shared during individual sessions.
-Coaches should be the only people allowed to handle team equipment (cones, disks, clocks, etc.).
-Coaches will ensure that all individual equipment is spaced out appropriately.
-Coaches will be required to wear a mask at all times.
BSD - Site must:
-Continue to monitor the guidance of government agencies, local health authorities, and the OSAA and update our students and families of any changes. Divide spaces on BSD properties into zones to ensure social/physical distancing requirements.
-Designate entry and exit points for students and coaches at all locations.
-Stagger sessions to ensure both proper cleaning of an area prior to new groups arriving as well as reducing additional contact between groups during transitions with appropriate traffic flow patterns.
-Designate staff to operate entry including, but not limited to check-in, temperature checks, health checks, athletic clearance, attendance, and physical distance monitoring.
-Hand washing/sanitizing stations at all locations.
-Gloves and masks made available for our coaching athletic staff.