COVID-19 Athletics Update

Spring Sports Update

The CIAC has shared their spring sports plan, which includes advice from the DPH and mitigating strategies for each sport.

Posted on April 6, 2021

Spectators at spring sporting events: Family members of student-athletes may attend all outdoor spring sporting events. Wearing of masks and social distancing are required. Indoor Boys Volleyball will be limited at this time, to two family members per SWHS athlete. We will live-stream all home boys’ volleyball matches.

Athletic Participation Fees: Pay to play fees for spring athletes will be reduced to $75 (from the original $125).  We ask that you please forward payment at this time by using My School Bucks* or by submitting a check to South Windsor High School, 161 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. Checks payable to South Windsor High School and indicate the student-athlete’s full name and sport on the memo line. 
*Note there is a small processing fee when using My School Bucks.*

Athletic Busing: Student-athletes, coaches, and drivers are all required to wear masks on the bus. We will
follow CT state guidelines for capacity on buses, which allows up to two individuals/seat if needed. Parents
have the option of transporting their child to and from athletic events by filling out and submitting our
Alternate Transportation Request Form.

COVID Protocols for Returning to Play (Positive Case)
: Any student-athlete or coach returning from a positive COVID case will need to provide a doctor’s note to the school nurse indicating that they are free of symptoms and allowed to return. The nurse will ensure that the athletic trainer and coach(es) are notified. The athletic trainer will then institute the state protocols for return to play with the student-athlete.
Doctor’s and Athletic Trainer’s Return to Play Forms:

Return to Play after Covid infection - Athletic Trainer Form
Return to Play after Covid infection - Doctor Form

COVID Protocol for Returning to Play (Close Contact
): Any athlete who is deemed a close contact to a positive case will be required to quarantine from school for 10 days AND from athletics for 14 days as mandated by the CIAC. 

Also, all sports teams and individual athletes must have a minimum of ten (10) physical/exertion practice days with their school before the date of the first scheduled competition of the season.