Northmen News · Letter for Parents on Reopening


Letter to the PHS and PMS Athletic Families

With the constant changes taking place in our state, I want to reach out and let families know how we are going to address and move forward this summer and into the fall. Every step we take will be with everyone’s health in mind. Some steps may be slower than others and I would like to ask for everyone’s patience and understanding. This is quite a different world we are living in from just 6 months ago and very different from last summer. Things are going to look different and may not be as smooth as previous years. Please bear with us during this ever-changing time. Coaches will be sending out updates and schedules when they have new information to share with their teams.

The process will begin on June 15th. This is the first day we are allowed to have students on campus to begin summer workouts.

• We will do one week of conditioning/agility/injury prevention to get our athletes moving again. Our trainer Lindsey has put together a variety of activities for all programs.
• Students will report to the areas their coaches have set. They will be screened with a few questions and have their temperatures taken. If a temp is over 100.3 that athlete will not be allowed to participate that day. Parents are asked to contact their primary care physician to follow up. Please keep the coaches informed if anything does come up.
• The school district is requiring that athletes have on a face covering when they arrive for their workouts. While conditioning, face coverings will be removed to avoid any health issues. If a student requests to wear one, they may.
• Indoor facilities will begin to reopen on June 22nd. There will be cleaning routines for our custodians and cleaning products available during these workouts. (products for wiping down equipment used, hand sanitizer, etc) Steps will also be taken outside as well.
• If your athlete is not feeling well, please keep them home. Coaches will understand. Workouts are optional at this time.
• The first phase of reopening will need to follow the social distancing guidelines. Please talk to your athlete about how they can help with this. Remind them when entering or leaving a facility, to not congregate or hang out. I know they miss their friends and teammates but the better we keep these guidelines up, the better odds we have at having a “normal” athletic year.

More information from the MHSAA can be found at https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Announcements/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9148/Sports-Re-Opening-Update-Center

Everyone is looking forward to getting back to sports and doing it in a safe manner. Again, this will take time and patience from everyone involved.

Thank you and Go Northmen!