Athletic Update - March 2021
We are excited to have athletic practices for the “Fall season” underway, with competitions beginning over the next couple weeks in the various fall sports. We are grateful to the coaches and athletes who are navigating their sport at a different time of year and with different weather and locational challenges! We are grateful to everyone for your understanding and flexibility as ordinances and requirements continue to change and adjust to due to the pandemic. We will plan to send out a formal update in April when it is time for the “Spring season” to begin.
While we will be including information on sports competitions in our Friday This Week at BI newsletters, athletes and parents can find schedule information for each sport on the My BI Portal and school website beginning March 5, 2021. Please note that there will most likely be schedule changes throughout the season due to ongoing challenges provided by the pandemic. The website schedule will be updated as changes are made, so don’t print a hard copy schedule now with the expectation that it is set in stone! Coaches will keep athletes and families updated through team communications, and the athletic calendar will be maintained and updated daily.
There are state and local regulations that we must follow for the “Fall season” sports in regards to spectators. Due to limitations, both in regards to numbers and safety procedures, please follow the Spectator Guidelines for Indoor and Outdoor Competitions at Bishop Ireton High School:
Outdoor Competition Home Games
For outdoor competition HOME games, each Bishop Ireton athlete is only allowed two parents/guardians as spectators. No siblings, fellow students, friends nor visiting team spectators will be allowed entrance. Only athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and approved home spectators will be allowed entrance. Each student athlete will be given two customized buttons for the parents/guardians to wear prior to the first game. These buttons will serve as the entrance tickets, upon arrival at the game. Parents/guardians will be checked in at Fannon Field prior to the start of the competition. We ask parents/guardians to keep their button on at all times. Masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced throughout the spectator event.
Outdoor portable bathrooms will be available for student and spectator use.
Indoor Competition Home Games
For indoor competition HOME games, the number of spectators will be significantly different from outdoor competitions due to much greater indoor number restrictions. Only the parents of Bishop Ireton athlete seniors may attend. No siblings, fellow students, friends nor visiting team spectators will be allowed entrance to Godley Gym. Only athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and approved spectators will be allowed entrance. Because the approved parents/guardians will be entering the building, they must complete the health screening at the school entrance, and they must wear the customized button that will be given to them prior to the first game. After completing the health screen, they will be checked in at Godley Gym. We ask senior parents/guardians to keep their spectator button on at all times. Masks are required and social distancing in the bleachers will be enforced throughout the spectator event.
The athletic wing bathrooms will be available for student and spectator use, only one person at a time in the bathroom.
We are grateful to our families for your compliance with these spectator rules. It is a privilege to be able to watch our athletes in person, and any issues with these regulations may require us to change to a “no spectator rule.” This is not what we want as we provide our Cardinal athletes with a safe, healthy and competitive experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.