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What about summer conditioning for middle & high school sports?

Bulloch County Schools continues to work diligently to proactively address the present and future needs of the families we serve. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of how the school district will provide academic and extracurricular services to families now and in the future. School administrators ask for your continued patience as they gradually begin to deploy and communicate changes to school operations in stages and in coordination with state leaders. 

The week of June 1, Bulloch County Schools' middle schools and high schools sent student athletes and parents information about how some Fall 2020 sports teams could resume their traditional summer conditioning with specific safety measures. Summer conditioning took place through the month of June.

The Georgia High School Athletic Association, with approval from the state, issued safety guidelines for a modified return to summer athletic conditioning for its member middle schools and high schools. While the GHSA has provided this guidance, it is the responsibility of each school system to formulate its own infectious disease plan. For this reason, it is not beneficial to compare the procedures of different school districts.

Please monitor communications from your student athlete’s school and team coaches. School administrators and coaches ask that you strictly adhere to the guidance they provide so that we can all work together to ensure the safest environments possible for coaches, athletes, and volunteers. Your cooperation and support is appreciated. Please expect that some guidelines may have to be modified over time if issues arise. If you have any concerns, please direct them to your child’s coach or your school’s athletic director for immediate assistance.

Summer athletic conditioning is for officially enrolled students. If your child will be a new student in our school district, he or she may seek information about team tryouts and begin athletic conditioning once he/she is officially enrolled in a school and you have completed all of the school’s necessary participation forms and current athletic physicals.

 

Updated guidance from the Georgia High School Association (Revised July 1, 2020)

These stipulations are in place as of July 6, 2020

  • The Georgia High School Association and the Sports Medicine Advisory Council appreciates their member schools' efforts to implement a Coronavirus Guidance Plan.
  • The Georgia High School Association has elected to implement the following:
    • Inter-squad competitions (Seven-on-Seven; Three-on-Three )are allowed but competition between schools is illegal;
    • Groups of 50 are allowed to re-group if it can be done safely; 
    • Cheerleading, Softball and Volleyball tryouts are allowed;
    • Masks and face coverings are recommended; and
    • Each student should have their own personal water bottle. Water bottles may be re-filled during workouts. There is to be no use of water fountains or water cows.
  • Recommendations and restrictions are fluid and subject to change.  Safety must be our top priority.
  • Thanks you for your cooperation to keep student athletes and coaches safe.

July 3 Update -  Bulloch County Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson notified all middle and high school principals that the district's athletic conditioning, practice, and play could proceed with compliance to current Georgia High School Athletic Association guidelines.