Saint Joseph High School is committed to transforming students in heart and mind to serve God, the Church, and the world. We believe in educating students in mind, body, and spirit, and we see athletics and co-curricular clubs as an integral part of each student’s high school experience. It is with this in mind that we are happy to inform you we will begin holding athletic workouts on July 6, 2020.
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all student-athletes, managers, coaches, trainers, and staff. There will be many new health and safety procedures in place for all workouts, practices, and eventually competitions. In developing our procedures we used guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), and the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). We have also consulted with our team physician, trainer, nurse, other high school athletic departments, and the Catholic Schools Office at the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. We created a set of procedures and will provide training for all coaches and players with the expectation that all will follow the procedures.
Of course, there is no way to completely eliminate the risks inherent to playing sports, including the risk of exposure to COVID-19. While our procedures will be thorough and implemented consistently, it is ultimately the decision of parents and students whether or not to participate. To help you make that decision, we have outlined our basic procedures and expectations in the letter linked below:
Please be especially attentive to the directions for documents required to participate in athletics in Final Forms before July 6. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Deb Brown, Athletic Director, at (574) 233-3167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these challenging times, and we look forward to seeing our student athletes in action soon!
God Bless and Go Indians!