“The physical and psychosocial benefits of education-based activity participation are numerous. Students who participate in school activities learn life skills and lessons in an environment that cannot be duplicated. The academic achievements, social and leadership skills, as well as overall mental health are known to be greatly enhanced in students who participate in a school activity compared to those who do not. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in thousands of Kansas students missing out on these lifeshaping educational experiences over the past several months. The risk of coronavirus transmission will still be present to some degree as school activities begin. Students and their families, along with school personnel must recognize these risks and implement best practices to reasonably mitigate these risks. Participation in school activities is voluntary and every individual will need to evaluate the risk versus the benefits of activity participation. Those immunocompromised students and staff, or those who live with family members with elevated health concerns, should evaluate associated risks of participation and may choose not to participate. The primary means of coronavirus transmission is through respiratory droplets. Risk mitigation strategies should be aimed at reducing the likelihood of a person’s respiratory droplets coming into contact with another person. Every school and every activity are different. Certain mitigation strategies may be feasible in one school or for one activity, but not another.”
The administrative team, coaching staff and CCHD are diligently reviewing guidelines from KSHSAA to determine how we will adapt to this pandemic. At this time, all scheduled summer activities will proceed as scheduled unless explicitly told otherwise by Superintendent Breese, the Athletic Office, or individual coach. As a district, we will have more detailed information regarding the upcoming school year and co-curricular activities in the near future. Stay up to date by visiting www.goconcordiapanthers.com, facebook, and twitter.
We appreciate the community support as we map out ways to keep our community safe while offering premier educational experiences to our students.