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Waconia Wildcat Winter Activities Update 12/22/20

We are excited to announce that our Wildcats can return to participation in education based activities on Monday, January 4th, 2021! The winter sports season will officially begin for the following MSHSL activities: Alpine Skiing, Boys and Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Hockey, Lakettes Dance Team, Boys Swimming and Wrestling. Activities such as Show Choir, Jazz Band, Knowledge Bowl and Robotics along with WHS club activities may also resume on January 4th, 2021. Our coaches and advisors will be reaching out with program specific information to registered participants, but please take note of the following:

  • Practices can begin on Monday, January 4th, 2021
  • MSHSL competition start dates/schedules are still TBD
  • Online activities registration is open until Monday, Jan 4th at https://1913a.cf.wordwareinc.com/ Students interested in participating this winter season must be registered by Monday, Jan 4th. If you have any trouble creating your account, connecting to your student(s) and/or completing the registration process, please contact Lori Schwirtz at lschwirtz@isd110.org
  • Please see below for:
    • WHS Student Participant Health Screening Checklist
    • Post COVID-19 Graduated Return to Sport Protocol form – Only for students that have tested positive for COVID-19
    • COVID-19 specific information from the MSHSL
    • Athletic and Activities Head Coach/Director/Advisor contact information

WHS Student Participation Health Screening Checklist

Your anticipated support regarding the WHS Student Participant Self Screening Checklist is expected and appreciated.

Member of Team/Program Tests Positive for Covid-19

If a case of COVID-19 is reported we will contact the Minnesota Department of Health. MDH will interview the case or parent/guardian, determine the dates when the case was infectious, identify anyone that may have been exposed, and collect contact information for those individuals. People identified as exposed (close contacts) are those who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the case while the case was infectious. Exposed persons (close contacts) will also need to quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the COVID-19 case. Coaches/Directors/Advisors will keep accurate rosters including who was at practices and games each day so we can do contact tracing quickly and provide necessary communication that could include individual, pod, and/or program quarantine.

The MSHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the MN Department of Health, has established a Post COVID – 19 Graduated Return to Sport Protocol. When a student athlete has been diagnosed with or has tested positive for COVID-19, a medical evaluation by a Qualified Medical Provider (MD/DO/PAC/ARNP) is required prior to returning to physical activity and team training. Click here for the MSHSL Post Covid 19 Return to Sport

Message from the Minnesota State High School League:  COVID-19 NOTICE

In accordance with governmental directives, the MSHSL will offer certain activities subject to compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. The MSHSL has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Even with these measures, the MSHSL cannot guarantee that students or other individuals, participating in organized athletic activities (“Participants”) will not be exposed to COVID-19. Participants and their parents/legal guardians should consider the risks before participating in any MSHSL activities. It is a shared responsibility to protect everyone from COVID-19 and Participants should follow MDH/CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure:

* Stay home as much as possible;

* Stay at least 6 feet from other people if you are in public places;

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick;

* Wash your hands often, with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds

* Always wash your hands after being in a public place;

* Always wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;

* If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol;

* Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Cough or sneeze into

your elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash;

* Wear face coverings/masks that cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against

the sides of your face.

In recognizing the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and positive impact that participation in MSHSL fine arts activities and athletics have on student participants, it is imperative that students and families know and understand the following:

* Participating in MSHSL activities is voluntary;

* While participating in MSHSL activities, all laws as well as MSHSL and school rules,

guidelines, and protocols related to COVID-19 must be followed;

* Participant acknowledges the contagious nature of COVID-19, and the Participant

understands that there is risk of injury and/or illness from participating in MSHSL

activities, including the risk to have direct or indirect contact with individuals who have been exposed to and/or diagnosed with COVID-19.

* Participant agrees that if he/she is exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 during the

period of participation, they will immediately cease participation and follow Minnesota Department of Health protocols for schools and activities and MSHSL guidelines for notification and return to participation.

* Participant has signed a separate Eligibility Statement connected to general participation in MSHSL athletics/activities and agrees that the terms of that statement are wholly incorporated into this document and that the terms of this document are incorporated into the Eligibility Statement.

 

Athletics:  

Boys’ & Girls’ Alpine Ski  – 9th-12th grade only (coop with host school – Mound Westonka)

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball – 9th-12th grade only

Gymnastics  – 7th-12th grade only

Boys’ Hockey– 10th-12th grade only

Girls’ Hockey – 8th-12th grade only

Lakettes Dance Team  – 9th-12th grade only

Boys’ Swimming – 7th-12th grade only

Wrestling – 7th-12th grade only

Activities:

Show Choir  – 9th-12th grade only

Jazz Band  – 9th-12th grade only

Knowledge Bowl  – 9th-12th grade only

Robotics  – 9th-12th grade only