SIC OKs plan for athletes to begin conditioning with an eye toward competitions in late June
School districts and private schools in the Southern Idaho Conference (SIC) will follow a common plan to keep coaches, players, and fans safe this summer while restarting sports activities. Each district has the flexibility to impose stricter requirements if needed to ensure the safety of individuals.
The SIC Summer Reintroduction Program 2020 plan was created by activities directors and approved by superintendents in the SIC, which includes Bishop Kelly High School, Boise School District, Caldwell School District, Emmett School District, Kuna School District, Middleton School District, Nampa School District, Vallivue School District, and West Ada School District.
The SIC plan spells out a gradual three-phase restart of activities. If conditions are met, on June 1, student-athletes can participate in individual physical conditioning in school gyms and outdoor spaces following group size and physical distancing rules. Under the plan, youth sports camps and competitions would begin when community health conditions have met the criteria set forth in the phases.
SIC leaders also agreed to limit their student-athletes activities this summer to the SIC and Treasure Valley only. Outside club sports and community groups using SIC gyms and fields would be required to follow the same sanitation, physical distancing, and group size limits.
The SIC plan and its timelines would follow the conditions of Gov. Brad Little’s Rebound Idaho Plan. If the state’s reopening plan changes to protect community health or community health conditions worsen the SIC plan would change also.
Press release was provided by Kuna School District.