We appreciate your patience and flexibility as CHSAA and DPS continue to navigate the COVID crisis and the safety of our students and school communities. Decisions continue to be fluid and we will do our best to update the South community as we receive information.
We are currently offering 4 Fall sports which have been approved by CHSAA and DPS (boys golf, boys tennis, softball and cross country). Tryouts for Fall sports ended the week of 8/10 and all Fall teams are limited to 25 participants per State guidelines. CHSAA has released the sports schedule for the entire 2020-2021 school year please access here: https://chsaanow.com/tools/calendars/2020-21/
Some of our athletics programs are offering Return to Play workouts. These have been rolled out in Phases and we are currently offering Phase 5, please review the requirements and communication below (updated 8/28/20):
Dear Student-Athletes and Families,
Based on the updated guidance from Governor Polis and CDPHE, DPS has made a decision to allow in-person, voluntary off-season athletics conditioning for high school students. This is the third step in a multi-step process of returning to competitive play. During this third step, there will be no indoor access and very limited equipment use, as well as strict health checks and sanitation procedures for all participants.
We have made this decision with the continued goal of protecting the safety, health, and wellness of our students, staff and families. We recognize that the Denver community has been greatly impacted by the COVID pandemic, and believe that this is a positive first step in bringing our athletes back together. Session 5 will run September 14, 2020 through Friday October 2, 2020. DPS leaders will then determine how to best continue our athletics programming based on current health and safety guidelines and input from fellow school districts.
Please review the session information sheet through the following link: Click Here for Info Sheet, outlining the details of participant engagement, health checks and sanitation procedures required during this time. Should you choose to participate, your guardian will need to complete the required Student Registration for Session 5, which includes the district waiver by 9:00a on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
*Students that participated/registered for Phase 1/Step 1, Phase 2/Step 2, Session 3, Session 4, must re-register for Session 5.
Additional information regarding student and coach waivers, daily documentation, conditioning schedules, and site drop-off procedures will follow prior to Session 5 Activities beginning on Monday September 14, 2020. If you have any questions, please reach out to your specific Athletic Director or coach.
Please review the COVID-19 resources set forth by CHSAA for additional information: Click Here , review the DPS Decision Tree below, and reach out to the Athletic Department with any questions.