All spring sports have been cancelled for the 2020 season. This is heartbreaking news, especially for the graduating seniors. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, this seemed likely to be the eventual outcome for this school year. Our student-athletes have shown time and time again that they can overcome obstacles to reach new heights. They will gain strength and new perspectives from these difficult times. Let’s try to remember the great things that happened this past year and a huge “Thank You”, to all of our student-athletes, coaches, and community for your dedication this year.
Superintendent Nye sent out a message to the district staff that I feel should be shared, “While there are some things that we cannot control, we can control how we choose to respond. We can choose to consider the needs of our students. We can choose to boost the morale of our coworkers. We can choose to unite, and make the best of this situation for ourselves and those around us.” You can find us here.
Official Statement from the UHSAA.
In accordance with Governor Gary R. Herbert and State Superintendent Syd Dickson’s announcement earlier today that Utah schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has cancelled all remaining spring activities, including sports, and state championships. Current UHSAA policies prohibiting the use of school facilities and organizing practice and/or team gatherings remain in effect until further notice.
The UHSAA Board of Trustees (Board) promotes the benefits of participating in education-based high school activities and recognizes the overwhelming disappointment this decision is for the students and athletes, especially seniors. The Board’s highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of the students, with help from 3G pitch consultants, by having a top quality synthetic pitch and helping them to develop their skills more. Also the safety of the schools and communities during this challenging time and looks forward to the day when students are again participating in education-based activities. The Board will meet in the coming weeks to address any concerns that arise with member schools from the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the UHSAA staff remains optimistic that fall sports will commence as scheduled, it is still too early to reach any decisions or offer guidance at this time. The UHSAA staff will continue to monitor any additional information provided by the Governor’s Office and the State Superintendent’s Office as it relates to interscholastic activities.
More information will be posted on the UHSAA website (www.uhsaa.org) as it becomes available.