July 2020 Athletics/Activities Plan & Physical Exams
Students and Parents,
You are receiving this message because you (or your son or daughter) are listed as a Missouri State High School Activities (MSHSAA) participant at Pacific High School. While the COVID-19 situation remains fluid, we have a plan to return to summer activities on July 6th that was created in collaboration with the Franklin County Department of Health and MSHAA guidelines.
Our schedule of summer events has been adapted and can be viewed at this link. Summer Camp Flyer
We have summarized some key points of our plan below. You will need to be aware of them in order to participate this summer.
1) We are currently planning to offer summer activities as an option for our students. They are not a requirement to be a part of any group or team during the school year and students should not feel pressured to participate in them. Each family should make their own decision regarding whether or not they are comfortable participating.
2) A waiver is attached to this message. It must be signed and physically returned prior to participation on July 6. It may also be scanned and emailed, or faxed to firstname.lastname@example.org, / Fax: 636.271.1420 (ATTN: Lauren Quennoz).
3) Each day, athletes will go through a screening process (face coverings are preferred during the screening) from Mercy personnel. The screening will include a temperature check with a non-contact infrared thermometer and a health questionnaire. After clearing the screening process, they will then be able to remove their face coverings. Our coaching staff will go through the same screening process as our students, daily.
4) Parents dropping students off are asked to wait in their cars until their student has cleared the screening process. Parents remaining on campus during practices are asked to remain in their cars for the entirety of practice and will be provided no access to the building, restrooms, etc.
5) Students and parents are asked to familiarize themselves with the designated parking and screening areas for each team prior to coming to a scheduled practice. These can be found at the link above. Please contact us with questions in advance.
6) Students are asked to bring their own clearly marked water bottles to every practice. Students should not share water bottles at any time.
7) When potential bad weather is in the forecast, our goal will be to cancel events before students come to campus. We may get this wrong and cancel on a day that ends up being beautiful. Please bear with us. Our goal will be to err on the side of caution.
8) Finally, please understand that we are on track to be in Phase II of the Meramec Valley R-III School District’s Re-Entry Plan. You may access the Re-Entry Plan by using the following link: Re-Entry Plan Please consider this when determining whether or not you are comfortable with your student participating in these optional activities.
Please sign the attached waiver and bring a copy to the first day of camp. Parents may get a hard copy of the waiver from the Activities Department on the first day of camp.
Rather than waiting for MSHSAA to make a decision about the school year, we would encourage you to consider taking care of your physical requirements early as you normally would. More people than normal are likely waiting until the last minute this summer, which could cause a backup in appointments with local healthcare providers. If you would like to get your physical done in the Pacific community, see the list of healthcare options that offer sports physicals in our community. PHS will not host a physical day on campus this year.
Healthy Balance Chiropractic - 220 N. 7th Street- Pacific. 636-393-8685
Sports/ School Physicals for $35
CVS - 2120 Osage Street West, Pacific.
**Other medical offices in the Pacific community may offer sports/school physicals.
FALL ACTIVITIES/ATHLETIC REGISTRATION
Students planning to participate in a fall activity must register for the activity by using the following link: Fall Athletic Registration
Any parents needing support with the online registration may contact Lauren Quennoz at email@example.com or call 636-271-1414.
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