Mustangs News · Letter About Summer Workouts

Dear Parents and Student-Athletes:
The SMUHSD recognizes that athletics is an integral part of the high school experience. Proper
training and conditioning is essential to provide a safe environment. The SMUHSD Athletic
Department has developed outdoor facility use recommendations using the San Mateo County
Phase 2 guidelines that allow student athletes to condition and develop skills while practicing
social distancing. This is completely optional and is not a requirement for trying out for
the high school team.
All students must be cleared with a current clearance packet and physical. Coaches will be
using the facilities while supervising their athletes during their designated time they will reserve.
Each session will have 15 minutes of transition time to ensure no overlapping of groups. Each
school will designate drop off and pick up locations that are appropriate to each site’s layout.
● Any person with possible COVID-19 symptoms should not be allowed to take part in
workouts and should contact his or her primary care provider or health-care
professional for medical advice.
● Vulnerable individuals or those with health conditions or other risk factors should not
oversee or participate in any workouts. Higher Risk individuals include those 65 years
and older, serious heart, liver, kidney, or lung condition,diabetic or immunocompromised.
● All coaches and students will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a
workout. Screening includes a temperature check. Responses to screening questions for
each person should be recorded and stored so that there is a record of everyone
present in case a student develops COVID-19.
● As the temperature outside continues to warm up you may experience false-positive
temperature readings when you arrive for check-in. Here are a few strategies to help you
and us get an accurate reading of your temperature.
1. If you participate in strenuous exercise getting to campus if walking or biking
allow yourself 10-15 mins of “cool down” time before conditioning begins
2. If you wait for a long period of time in direct sunlight/heat prior to conditioning
Consider standing in the shade or wearing a hat
3. If you are not hydrated or dehydrated
Bring cool water to drink before during and after conditioning
Limitations on Gatherings:
● Workouts will be conducted in “cohorts”. The cohorts are groups of students that are
always grouped together for a minimum of a 3 week period. This limits wider exposure
if someone develops an infection.
● A maximum of 12 athletes and one coach make up a cohort.
● Each cohort of students does not rotate among the other units for the 3-week duration
of the program.
● Cohorts must maintain at least 6 feet apart from any other cohort.
● Appropriate social distancing will need to be maintained on sidelines and benches
during workouts
● Face coverings must be worn by students when they arrive and during some activity.
Exceptions to face coverings are swimming, distance running or other high intensity
aerobic activity.
● Hand sanitizer will be available to individuals.
● Bathrooms will not be accessible during the Summer training.
● Students are encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothes immediately
upon returning to home.
● All students shall bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be
shared. Hydration stations should not be utilized.
Student Health
● During training and conditioning if a student athlete or someone in their
immediate household tests positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to and
is being tested for COVID-19 please do not come to training and reach out to
your coach and our student health coordinator
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support of athletics. Please see the following
FAQs for more information.
The SMUHSD Athletic Departments
Sports & Medical Clearance FAQ’s
When will sports begin?
Return to Sports will be determined by local and state public health department guidelines as
well as our local educational governing boards. Summer sports conditioning will begin under
strict guidelines and will begin on or after June 8, 2020. Please check your high school athletics
web page for more information.
When are physicals due?
Physicals are required annually and are valid for 12 months.
I cannot get an appointment with my doctor for a physical?
During the global pandemic, many non-urgent routine healthcare visits have shifted to virtual or
online visits. If you are unable to secure a virtual or in person visit with your primary care
provider, you can try urgent care or CVS Minute Clinic – book online appointment here . Many
urgent care and clinics have modified in person visits so call in advance or look online to book
an appointment.
What is my student ID?
Students get their student ID information in the mail. If you cannot find it, you can email the
Health Aide or Athletic Director for more information. Student ID#s are only required for athletes
who have not previously registered with SportsNet.
Are hard copies accepted?
All physicals should be uploaded into SportsNet.
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