May 28, 2020
To: Parents of and Students Participating in Conditioning Activities
From: Curt Miller, Coordinator of Athletics
Re: Return to limited and voluntary extracurricular activities
Henry County Schools (HCS) has been monitoring guidelines from Governor Brian Kemp, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). After carefully processing all of the information provided by these entities, we have designated June 15, 2020 as our date to allow faculty led, voluntary conditioning activities at our high schools. This will be limited to student athletes who participate in traditional summer conditioning, band members, and ROTC programs, and GHSA specified team try outs.
The guidelines allow for groups of twenty (20) to be involved in conditioning activities at a time in the same facility. We will follow the guidance and recommendations set by the CDC and GHSA during conditioning as well as for our cleaning procedures. Each school principal and athletic director will receive a packet of information with guidance issued by the entities mentioned above and training will be provided to school based staff.
Water fountains and locker rooms will be off-limits during this time. Any student that participates in conditioning may have their temperature checked, will be asked COVID-19 exposure questions, and will need to bring their own water with them. Students will not be allowed to participate in any training activities unless they have water in hand at the time of check in each day. We recommend they bring one (1) gallon daily.
School staff will communicate with students who may participate in conditioning activities concerning additional details and specific schedules. This will be completely voluntary.
We recognize that the information we receive will evolve and as this occurs we will communicate any changes to you.
Finally, the safety of our students, coaches, staff, and community are of utmost importance. Should you have any questions about your child participating in the conditioning activities please contact the school at 770-954-9515.
Last Modified on June 10, 2020