What a year we have had! I hope that you all have remained safe during these wild fires and the hazardous air- what a way to end summer 2020. I wanted to apologize for taking so long to reach out to all of you in regard to fall sports. We have been working on an outline and plan for the following months that will be tentatively in place through the spring. Please keep in mind that things change so often, that this plan may very well change in the months to come.
As I’m sure you’ve gathered, fall sports will not be happening this fall. OSAA has a great timeline that we plan to follow for middle school sports. In this timeline “season 1” will begin in October and will be strictly practice times for each season of sports. Season 2 begins in January with regular winter sports, fall sports will be played between winter and spring sports. For a more detailed timeline please reach out to the coach or as always you can reach out to me.
As for k-6 sports please see the following memo. If you would like a credit, refund or to donate your sports fees to Park and Rec, please reach out to me at Meagan.firstname.lastname@example.org or for any and all questions and concerns.
Jefferson Park and Recreation Fall Sports Plan
From: Meagan Semanski; District Director
Subject: Elementary Fall Sports Plan
Due to the current state surrounding COVID-19 below you will find the plan for k-6 fall sports through the Jefferson Park and Recreation District.
As most of you know, we are a part of the Valley League in regard to our sports programs and competitions. After reaching out to several organization heads within the Valley League and in following suit with the OSAA decision made on August 5, 2020, Jefferson Park and Rec will not be offering traditional fall sports this fall. A sports credit, refund or returned check will be given to those who have signed up for the fall season.
Although restrictions and guidelines are ever changing, we have a tentative plan set in place that follows the OSAA timeline (keeping in mind, things will probably continue to change) as well as follows the JMS plan for each season. Because we are part of a larger organization, this plan remains tentative until a final decision is made at the higher level within the Valley League
As of right now, the plan is to offer various sports clinics/ activities beginning in October. These activities will abide by all state and local guidelines. We will offer these as we see interest from the k-6 community. Winter sports will begin in January, fall sports will begin in March and spring sports in May.