Jul 1, 2020

PLSD Extracurricular Training Moves Into Phase 3

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Pickerington Community, 

On Thursday, June 18 the Governor changed the guidelines for contact sports. Then on Friday, June 19 OHSAA adjusted their guidelines to reflect the changes the Governor put in place. Pickerington Local Schools has begun the process of incorporating these changes into our return to play under our Phase 3. Our schedule is as follows:  

  • Monday, June 29:  High school fall, winter and spring athletic programs, junior high athletic programs and band will be in phase 2
  • Monday, July 6:  High school fall, winter and spring athletic programs, junior high activities and band will be in phase 3

Pickerington Local School District facilities will open for our students and staff only. Our facilities at the high school and junior highs will remain closed to the public until further notice.

The Athletic Department and Performing Arts Departments of Pickerington Local School District have continued to collaborate in developing a plan as we continue using the guidance of the Governor’s office, Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the National Federation of High School Sports. 

Monday, June 29, marked the fourth week of our return to play plan. While we are all excited to bring our students, coaches and directors back together, we want to do so in the safest manner possible to ensure the well-being of all involved. 

We ask that you carefully read our Phase 3 Return to Play Guidelines that will become effective Monday, July 6. It will take all of us following the guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, families, staff and community.

As parents of our students, you play a major role in our reopening, if not the most important role. Your evaluation of your child’s health every day is critical as our goal continues to maintain the safety of your son/daughter, your family, our students, staff and the entire community. Do not hesitate to reach out to your coaches, athletic director, musical directors or the Director of Student Activities with any questions or concerns you may have. Adherence to the guidelines are mandatory.

For those families that do not have access to the Internet, you can pick up the daily health form (which needs to be filled out daily with your son/daughter’s temperature and health condition(s)) and the waiver from their coach, the athletic trainers or the Athletic Office.

This continues to be a fluid situation. As information and guidelines from the Governor, Ohio Department of Health, the OHSAA and the National Federation of High School Sports change, we will continue to review our situation. The slogan, “We are Pickerington” has never been more appropriate. We will get through this together. 

The Phase 3 Guidelines are listed below. **Please note: red highlighted text denotes changes since Phase 2.**