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DEAR GRANBY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES,

AFTER WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY CHALLENGING PERIOD OF TIME SINCE WE LEFT SCHOOL LAST MARCH, WE ARE NOW READY TO RETURN TO BOTH THE CLASSROOM AND INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS. WHILE WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT ALL PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR ARE FLUID AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, I WANTED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME IMPORTANT AND TIMELY INFORMATION AS WE START FALL SPORTS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH.

  • UNDERSTAND THAT THIS YEAR WILL LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT THAN PAST HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC SEASONS. OUR PRIMARY FOCUS IS ON HEALTH & SAFETY WHILE ACCLIMATING OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES BACK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE SPORTS.
  • THE CIAC HAS INSTITUTED A THOROUGH CONDITIONING/RECONDITIONING COMPONENT TO THE FALL 2020 SEASON. THIS YEAR THE CIAC OUTLINED A FOUR WEEK PROGRESSIVE PRE-SEASON PRACTICE PLAN FOR EACH SPORT. MANY SPORTS WILL START WITH ONLY 60 MINUTES OF EXERTION ACTIVITIES DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SEASON AND THIS WILL INCREASE OVER TIME.
  • WITH A FOCUS ON CONDITIONING, ALL STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO BRING SNEAKERS TO THE FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICES/TRYOUTS.
  • STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK TO AND FROM PRACTICE. MASKS CAN BE REMOVED DURING OUTDOOR EXERTION ACTIVITY ONCE THEY ARE IN THEIR COHORTS. AT THE CURRENT TIME STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN VOLLEYBALL WILL WEAR MASKS WHEN IN THE GYMNASIUM.
  • STUDENTS SHOULD COME TO PRACTICES/TRYOUTS DRESSED READY TO PARTICIPATE. LOCKER ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO STORE THEIR EQUIPMENT. WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION, STUDENTS WHO ARE “REMOTE LEARNING” SHOULD PLAN ON DRESSING FOR PRACTICE AT HOME. STUDENTS NEEDING TO CHANGE AT SCHOOL SHOULD PRACTICE ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.
  • STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLES/JUGS, FILLED, TO PRACTICE/TRYOUTS. WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO RUN OUT AND NEED TO FILL THEIR INDIVIDUAL BOTTLE/JUG. THERE IS A NEW WATER FILLING STATION LOCATED BY THE SNACK SHACK. THERE WILL BE NO SHARING OF WATER BOTTLES. IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED TO BRING A PERSONAL TOWEL, HAND SANITIZER, AND A SPARE MASK.
  • FINALLY, THE CIAC HAS MANDATED THAT ALL SCHOOLS REQUIRE STUDENTS TO COMPLETE A PERSONAL SCREENING OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING EACH DAY. ANY STUDENT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED THESE SYMPTOMS, TRAVELED TO A STATE ON THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT’S TRAVEL BAN, OR HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITHIN THE PAST 72 HOURS WITH A PERSON WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 MUST STAY HOME. THIS SCREEN WILL BE DONE IN PERSON ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH, HOWEVER AS WE MOVE INTO NEXT WEEK STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE SCREEN ON-LINE. A LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE AND ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS. A COPY OF THE QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED CAN BE FOUND HERE - HTTPS://DOCS.GOOGLE.COM/DOCUMENT/D/1V8F2I_9Y-SF5QYJQX6MIMQDVWN_G_DJP_KC4M9SOKGS/EDIT?USP=SHARING

I UNDERSTAND A LOT OF RESTRICTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE BY THE CIAC AND THE GRANBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THEY EXIST, HOWEVER, IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE AND MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS. THE FULL CIAC FALL 2020 PLAN CAN BE FOUND AT THE LINK: HTTP://CIACSPORTS.COM/SITE/. I AM CONFIDENT THAT IF ALL OF OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS WE CAN ENJOY THIS MODIFIED SEASON AND CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE SCHOOL WITH CLASS & PRIDE.

I WILL COMMUNICATE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS AS I RECEIVE IT. IN THE MEANTIME LET’S HAVE A GREAT FIRST DAY OF FALL SPORTS AND A GREAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 1ST. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

BRIAN MALTESE

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

GRANBY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

GMHS Athletic Department

Athletic Director – Mr. Brian Maltese

malteseb@granbyschools.org

Phone: 860-844-3020

Fax: 860-844-3026

Administrative Secretary – Mrs. Michelle DeGagne

degagnem@granbyschools.org

Phone: 860-844-3020

Fax: 860-844-3026

Athletic Trainer – Rebecca MacEwen

rebecca.macewen@hhchealth.org