Minnetonka Skippers 2021 winter athletics spectatorship update.
Registration for Spring Activities opens Monday, February 22!
Update on High School Winter Activities (1/16/2020)
SPECTATORSHIP ALLOWANCES BY SPORT
- Basketball – Boys and Girls: Varsity, JV, B teams – home or away 2 (two) spectators per player; Freshman teams – home: 2 (two) spectators per player; away: no spectators (Lake Conference)
- Wrestling: 1 (one) spectator per player
- Hockey – Boys & Girls, Varsity and JV: 2 (two) spectators per player
- Competition Dance – Varsity and JV: Typically 2 (two) spectators per player (depending on gym size)
- Boys Swimming and Diving: No spectators
- Gymnastics: No spectators
- Alpine Skiing: No spectators
- Nordic Skiing: Depends on location (consult coach)
Minnetonka and all Lake Conference schools use Vanco, an online ticketing platform. Ticket information to be communicated directly to the participating families from the Activities Director.
- Purchase your ticket online.
- Show your email ticket and QR code on your phone or printed copy.
- Select Non-Conference games may require registering those attending and purchasing ticket at the site with cash.
- Attendance at all games must be cataloged to comply with contract tracing guidelines.
- No tickets are available to the general public.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times.
- All sports venues will be using a "dot" seating system.
- Dots are placed 6 feet apart on bleachers, chairs, etc.
- One dot represents two family units/members.
- You may only sit or stand where dots designate 6 feet of separation.
- In effort to keep communities separate, HOME and VISITOR team seating will be designated with signage. Spectators must sit only in their assigned section.
- Spectators must practice social distancing of 6 feet at all times.
- Spectators must maintain at least 12 feet from the playable surface AND team benches.
- Spectators must leave the event immediately following the event. You may not visit with any participants. Families must leave the building and meet outside.
- No noise makers or signs are allowed.
- Spectators may only leave the bleachers to use the restrooms.
- Doors will be marked with "ENTER" and "EXIT." Please use the appropriate door.
- Spectators may arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the event and must leave immediately following. No pre- or post-game loitering will be allowed inside the building.
- Temperature checks will occur upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available as well.
- All spectators practice self check prior to attending. If you have symptoms or think you have been exposed, please stay home.
LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
All home and away game streaming links will be posted as available to the activities calendar lakeconference.org. Please exercise patience with this evolving medium.
Basketball – Boys and Girls – V/JV/B: NFHS Network (fee); Freshman: Youtube – Skippers Activities Channel (link to come)
Hockey: https://www.mnhockey.tv/minnetonka (fee)
Wrestling: YouTube Skippers Activities Channel - link to come
Competitive Dance: Mostly NFHS network (fee)
Boys Swimming and Diving: Minnetonka Aquatics YouTube channel
Symptoms and Self Check – Before sending students to practice/games, please do a self-check. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and notify the coach immediately. Coaches will let Mr. Schultz know, and he will work with the school nurse to follow up on your symptoms. A reminder of common COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronaviru...
MSHSL COVID-19 Return to Participation Protocol – Families are encouraged to review at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1enVNYNTJpcil2YWhg...
Face Coverings – Face coverings must be worn by all persons at all times. This includes both practices and games, with only a few exceptions. Removing face-coverings during activities that involve a high level of exertion is not permitted. The exceptions to the cloth face-covering rule include:
- Gymnastics and Cheerleading: Student-athletes may temporarily remove their cloth face-covering during activities such as tumbling/stunting/flying or on certain apparatuses to avoid impairing vision, risk of choking or getting caught on the apparatuses. Student-athletes must wear face-coverings for all other practices and routines.
- Swimming and Diving: Student-athletes should not wear a cloth face covering while they are in the water.
- Wrestling: Student-athletes may remove their cloth face-covering when they have wrestling contact with another student-athlete.
For more information on Mask/Face Covering guidance from the Minnesota State High School League, visit https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2021-01/....
General COVID-19 related information and updates can be found at https://www.mshsl.org/mshsl-covid-19-information.
ONLINE ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION AND REFUNDS
Minnetonka High School will continue to offer full refunds if your son/daughter does not make a team. This applies to programs that conduct tryouts. No refunds will be given after one week of student participation. In addition, any cancellation and/or stoppage of play, due to COVID-19, will not be grounds for reimbursement.
Thank you for your continued support, patience and flexibility. Please know we are committed to working to provide our students and entire school district community with the best possible experience under these circumstances. Again, we appreciate your support and look forward to working together to provide all our students with a safe, positive, and educational experience during the 2021 winter season.
MHS Athletics Return to Participation Policy
The MHS Athletics Return to Participation policy contains important information for participants and spectators. Find at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P-TWOh7Smxr3b_wlWoyvm51DQeKLTx__riavEGwOmK4/edit?usp=sharing.
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