Knob Noster Activity Reopening Plan

Posted on 06/11/2020
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 Knob Noster Public Schools will re-open athletic facilities for use by activities groups, athletic squads and the public. All published workouts and practices are OPTIONAL. Parents should decide how much of the schedule they will allow their students to participate in during the summer.

All students who attend summer workouts/practices will be required to fill out a signed parent permission form before they will be allowed to participate! This will be required for ALL students, including those who have already turned 18.  This completed form is required before the student can participate.

Proposed Opening – starting Monday, June 22nd

Sports teams and activities groups will be allowed to start summer workouts and practices. While social distancing will be observed as much as possible, parents should understand that student-athletes will be allowed to compete in sports-specific skills, including scrimmaging and normal sports-specific contact. Because of this, we will take the temperatures of all athletes upon arrival and prior to participation. We reserve the right to send students home if their temperature does not fall within the normal range or show any other symptoms.

The following will take place prior to each session:

  • All coaches and students will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout by the school nurse, coaches, or athletic trainer (if available). Screening includes a temperature check and questions regarding symptoms of COVID 19.
  • Responses to screening questions for each person will be recorded and stored so there is a record of everyone present in case a student develops COVID-19.

Disinfecting of inside spaces, including the gyms, weight rooms, and practice areas will be done both regularly and vigorously. For example, we will pay special attention to our weight room facilities. Disinfectant that kills all viruses will be used to wipe off weight benches and bars during workouts.

MSHSAA has suspended all restrictions on practices and dead periods for the summer because of the shorter time frame teams will have to get ready for their fall seasons. Therefore, Knob Noster will not observe its scheduled DEAD PERIOD from June 27 - July 5. However, ALL practices and workouts are OPTIONAL. Families will be able to continue with any family vacations or plans as they arise. We ask that you communicate clearly with your student’s coaches and activity supervisors during this unusual time.

Again, please check for complete sports and activities schedules on the High School website which will continue to be published in the next several days. Please remind your student when attending these optional events that they are to observe social distancing, especially when arriving at the school before workouts begin. In addition, they will need to bring their own personal water bottle and a towel if they need one.  We will continue to use the MSHSAA guidelines for monitoring heat using the Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer to determine when specific areas of the campus can be used.

COVID-19 Permission Form & Waiver - Student Activities