A-M Winter Sports/Activities Guidelines
Winter Sports/Activities Frequently Asked Questions
What are A-M’s safety guidelines for winter sports and activities?
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How did you come up with these guidelines?
Our administration partnered with area physicians as well as a parent advisory group to develop our home activity guidelines. Our goal is to develop guidelines that will maintain a safe environment, while still allowing parents and fans to enjoy our home competitions. We are emphasizing two safety measures: wear a mask, socially distance as much as possible. These are two simple strategies that we believe will offer the most safety and protection for our participants and fans.
- Mask Wearing: Anyone in our facilities not exerting force during competition (i.e. everyone except the participants in competition) must wear a cloth or surgical mask that covers the nose and mouth.
- Social Distancing: Please sit with your family units. We will offer seating that will allow family units to distance themselves from each other.
Will these guidelines change?
The social distancing and mask guidelines will remain in place throughout the winter sports season. However, capacity guidelines could change according to Directed Health Measures. Our current maximum capacity for indoor events is capped at 25 percent. If a change to the Directed Health Measure occurs, we will post updated guidelines on the A-M website, and district social media.
What does immediate family mean?
Immediate family members are allowed to attend home events for high school activities. Immediate family encompasses family members who live with the student athlete. If a student athlete has two residences (step family, shared custody), immediate family members from both houses are permitted to attend home events. There are no exceptions to this rule.
I am unable to physically attend games. Will I still be able to watch them?
We will post all home activities that occur in the main gym on our Striv channel (https://striv.tv/channel/anselmo-merna/). Unfortunately, we will not be able to stream any competitions from our Activities Building. Many of our conference schools and other opponents will stream competitions as well. We will text a link for these, and post on our district Facebook page.
When we have away competitions, how will I know the guidelines for that specific school?
We will post each school’s guidelines as soon as we receive them. You can find all of these on our school website in the “Athletics” tab located on the side menu. Click on the “COVID 19 Guidelines” selection. Each Friday, we will also post an Activities Bulletin for the coming week on the district Facebook page, as well as our website. This will include guidelines for any schools we are visiting for the upcoming week.
What if my son/daughter attends an away competition where no visiting fans are permitted, and he/she gets injured? How will our school handle this?
If a student gets injured, and no parent is at the event, a school personnel member will contact the student’s parent. This will be a member of our coaching staff, or an administrator. The injured student will be assessed by the athletic trainer or EMT on duty. When school personnel contact the parent, we will provide details from the assessment. The school employee will present the options available, and ask for the parent’s decision for care. Depending on the severity and nature of the injury, a student might need immediate medical attention. If this is the case, the representative from the school will inform the parent, and transport the student to the nearest medical facility. The parent will be given the staff member’s direct contact number, and exact location of medical facility where student will be transported. If a school employee is unable to make contact with the parent, we are required to act in loco parentis. Simply put, this means that school officials would make a medical decision that is in the best interest of the student, if a parent can’t be reached. All coaches and administrators have a directory of parent and emergency contact numbers, as logged in PowerSchool.
As parents, we used to be able to provide snacks/meals for our athletes before they had a game. Can we still do this?
Yes! You will need to set up specific times and dates with Mr. Goodman. We have a few rules we ask parent support groups to adhere to:
- If you are passing out any food or snacks, it needs to be done when school is not in session.
- Only minimum number of parents needed to deliver or serve the food need to be in attendance.
- Preferably, serve “grab and go” food choices.
- All adults must be masked and wear gloves (if serving food).
What are the guidelines for music concerts?
We will wait closer to performance dates to announce our guest guidelines for these events. The current performance dates for music concerts are 12-10-20 (JH/HS) and 12-17-20 (elementary). We want to make sure we have the most current information and DHM’s before determining guest guidelines for these concerts.