Extracurricular Activities Policies - Spring 2021

In an effort to improve the student experience during the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, Bishop Gorman has made the decision to permit extracurricular activities to commence during the spring semester. Simultaneously, extra care must be taken to ensure that students, teachers, coaches, and moderators are following best practices for mitigating the virus. 
Please click below to expand each section detailing the procedure: 

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Check-In

    All students participating in extracurricular activities on a given day must check-in for a temperature screening. This applies to both students who are learning on campus and those who are learning online. The standard time for the extracurricular temperature screening will be between 2:00-2:30pm and will be in two locations:
    • Activities/Athletics Foyer entrance
    • Lobby to ATC
    For any team or organization that has a delayed start to an activity (later than 2:30pm), all screening will take place at the ATC.
    In addition, all students who are participating in extracurricular activities will be given a ticket for admission to their club, sport, practice, rehearsal, etc. Students must present this ticket to their teacher, coach, moderator, etc. in order to be able to participate that day. No ticket - no participation!
  • Arrival

    Please be aware of the following procedures:
    • Online students - any online student who is coming to campus to participate in an extracurricular activity should plan to arrive no earlier than 2:00pm. This will allow time for the main traffic of the school to exit the campus. Online students should arrive in the standard drop off lanes. Students who are driving themselves should park in the south parking lot (senior lot).
    • On campus students - on campus students will be permitted to remain on campus between 1:30-2:00pm to wait for their activity to begin or to take advantage of seeing their classroom teachers for extra help. In order to practice COVID-19 mitigation strategies, students should report to a “waiting location,” so that they can maintain 6 feet of distance among students. Approved waiting locations are:
      • Old Commons
      • New Commons
      • Ryan Hall A
      • Ryan Hall B
      • Theater
    At 2:00pm, students should leave the waiting locations to go to the screening locations to obtain their ticket for the day.
  • Clubs and Organizations

    Students reporting for a club or organization meeting will be assigned to classroom space in which mitigation plans are followed. Seats will be at least 6 feet apart from each other, and no classroom will have more than 50% of the fire code occupancy. Clubs and organizations must use seating charts for the purposes of contact tracing, and an attendance log must be submitted immediately upon conclusion of the meeting. Seating charts and attendance logs will be submitted to Jimmy Gleich via email before leaving campus.
  • Performing Arts

    Students reporting for one of the performing arts (music, theater) will report to their assigned meeting location in which mitigation strategies are employed. This may include outside locations, weather permitting. Thespians, vocalists, and instrumentalists will follow the policies as outlined in the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Masks and social distancing will be required. Performing arts organizations should use seating charts where practical, and an attendance log must be submitted immediately upon conclusion of the meeting.
  • Athletic Teams

    Students reporting for an athletic practice, conditioning session, or weight training session will report to the assigned location. This may include outside locations, weather permitting. All coaches and athletes will follow all mitigation measures as outlined by the NFHS and the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA). Only sports that are classified as moderate or low risk may engage in practices or competitions. High risk sports may engage in non-contact workout activities. While athletes will not have seating charts, coaches must keep the students in small groups/pods as much as possible to minimize potential quarantine risk. An attendance log must be submitted immediately upon the conclusion of the practice or training session.
ATHLETICS/EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
    Bishop Gorman athletic practices, competition and extracurricular activities will follow the standards and requirements of the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association.  Directives from the Governor, the CDC, and the Diocese of Las Vegas will help guide us through proper and appropriate Covid-19 protocols.  

    The Winter Sports season, which was set to begin on January 2, 2021, has been cancelled by the Clark County School District.  The fall and spring seasons are still scheduled to begin in 2021.  

    CURRENT DATES FOR 2020-2021 OFFICIAL SPORTS SEASONS
    Winter Season:
              CANCELLED

    Fall Season Sports:
    • Practice begins Saturday, February 20, 2021 (all sports except Football)
    • Practice begins Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • First contest may be held Thursday, March 4, 2021
    • Last contest Saturday, April 10, 2021
    Spring Season Sports:
    • Practice begins Saturday, April 3, 2021
    • First contest may be held Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • Last contest Saturday, May 22, 2021

    2020-2021 Sports Physical Information

    All students new to Bishop Gorman must complete a Sports Physical Packet with a current physical exam dated on/or after May 1, 2020.  This includes all freshman and transfer students. 
     
    Returning students who successfully completed Register My Athlete in the 2019-2020 school year are NOT required to obtain a new physical for the 2020-2021 school year.  Although a new physical exam is not required, returning students MUST complete the rest of the 2020-2021 Sports Packet and upload it to Register My Athlete before participation.
     
    Parents:  If you are having trouble uploading your student’s completed Sports Physical Packet, the CamScanner App is a free tool to help scan the Packet into a PDF and upload it easily into Register My Athlete.   The App is free on the App-Store or Google Play.

    Download and complete the 2020-2021 Sports Physical Packet. See link at the right ---->

    If you have any questions about Register My Athlete: Please call: Domingo Rivera at 702-476-4020 or email at Drivera@bishopgorman.org

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    Phone: 702-732-1945
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