Announcements and Important Events
June 15, 2020
Dear Pioneer Parents and Student-Athletes:
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has created guidelines that will allow for a slow and deliberate return to athletic activity (see attached). We will be following that guidance as we return to athletic activity at Pioneer High School. All activity will be outdoors (no access to indoor facilities) and will require physical distancing guidelines to be followed.
There are no mandatory training sessions until the MHSAA official start of the season (August 10 for football and August 12 for all other fall sports). These off-season workouts are 100% voluntary. Most importantly, any student with preexisting health conditions should not be participating at this stage of the reopening process.
Our coaches will receive training regarding the MHSAA guidelines prior to returning to coaching. Our athletic trainers will be on-campus from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Monday-Friday) and will be available to provide additional support to students and coaches as needed.
We need your help to monitor your student’s health. If your student is showing symptoms of COVID-19, he/she should seek medical attention and cannot attend athletic activities until symptom-free.
The MHSAA requires daily monitoring of the following symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
In addition, a student cannot attend athletic activities if he/she has close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Students will be screened for symptoms daily, by coaches. When dropping off your student for athletic activity, do not leave until your child clears the prescreening process. A face covering is mandatory during the prescreening process. We will not be taking temperatures of student-athletes during the prescreening because temperatures can fluctuate due to recent physical activity and/or the external temperature.
Coaches will communicate the emergency plan for inclement weather with parents and students. We encourage parents to watch weather reports and make yourself available for pick-up when inclement weather is predicted.
Students reminders …
- MANDATORY … Wear a face covering to and from activity and during any non-cardiovascular activity
- Bring at least one water bottle (enough for day’s activity). Put your name on bottle.
- Wash hands before activity
- Use the restroom before leaving the house. Restroom access will be limited. Face covering must be worn in the restroom.
- No locker room access.
- Avoid touching face
- No physical contact with others
- Do not share any personal items with others
- Shower immediately upon returning home and wash workout clothing
- Clean personal equipment daily
We are excited to begin to welcome our students back to campus. If you have any questions, please reach out via email: .
Eve Claar, CAA
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal