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SHSAA COVID Update - Aug 13, 2020

08/14/2020, 10:15am CDT
By Mitch

August 13, 2020

SHSAA School Sport - COVID-19 Update

Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) believes that they provide the administrative format for all high school sport activities on behalf of the Members (boards of education, conseils scolaire, registered independent schools, and independent First Nation schools). With that in mind, the SHSAA Executive Council met August 12, 2020 to review current information related to the Saskatchewan Safe Schools Plan, School Division Re-Opening Plans, the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, current Public Health Orders, Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) sport specific protocols for re-opening sport, and an extensive draft document that is being designed to assist those school divisions and schools that choose to include sport as part of the school reopening process.

It was evident throughout the Executive discussions that the safety of school sport participants is paramount as is the opportunity for school divisions, schools, administration, staff, and students to make a focused transition during the return to school process. The Executive believe that a gradual and methodical approach to re-introducing school sport is warranted to assist the entire process of re-opening schools. A gradual return to school sport will allow teacher coaches and student athletes an opportunity to gain an understanding of, and become comfortable in, the new school environment while looking forward to a re-introduction of school sport. Although there are lessons learned and skills developed by students during competition, the Executive remain focused on the educational foundation of school sport and the need to support everyone involved in returning to schools this fall. As such, the seasons of play for the fall activities have been adjusted to the following:

Activity Season of Play
Golf Sept 8 - Sept 26, 2020
Cross Country Sept 14 - Oct 17, 2020
Soccer Sept 14 - Oct 31, 2020
Football Sept 14 - Nov 14, 2020
Volleyball Sept 14 - Nov 28, 2020


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