The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has been working on a comprehensive plan to safely open high school campuses for co-curricular activities. The plan has been designed by following guidance from the Governor's Office, Oregon Health Aughority (OHA) and Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) in addition to safety protocols and procedures from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
All of these agencies, in addition to our school district leaders and staff, believe that co-curricular activities are a critical part of a high school education and over well-being for our students.
Elements of the High School Co-Curricular Return-to-Campus Plan
The WLWV school district has prepared a comprehensive plan that follows OHA and ODE guidelines in terms of location safety, limited cohort size, use of face masks, social distancing, and reduced time for each activity.
OSAA has restructured the school year athletics and activities calendar into four (4) Seasons. Season One restricts students to only training, conditioning and limited play. Season One begins at the start of the school year and ends in December. Seasons Two, Three and Four have been reserved for the possibility of full athletic and activities play and competition.
Season One allows for all co-curricular programs to begin with limited, stable cohort groups meeting outdoors for workouts, rehearsals, and practices. The programs involved are primarily OSAA sanctioned activities and athletics such as Choir, Band, Speech & Debate, and seasonal sports programs including Lacrosse.
All Season One activities are optional for students and staff. Students will not be given extra consideration, promotion or penalized based on involvement in Season One activities.
WLWV school district has also waived student activities fees for Season 1. Subsequent seasons will have fees associated with them.
Safety Protocols for Season One Activities
The protocols and procedures have been collaboratively established through the work of district and high school leaders in addition to the WLWV District Leadership Safety Team. Our staff is committed to each student’s safety, health, and welfare. By taking care of our students, we are also taking care of our community.
These are some key health and safety protocols that will be in place:
- Outdoor Location Only (For now)
- Proper Social Distancing and Face Masks requirements.
- Stable Cohorts of 10 students; No more than 80 students at WHS and 50 students at Inza Wood MS or Meridian Creek MS at any one time.
- Contact Tracing: Students and Staff must sign in and check out daily (QR code system).
- Students will be allowed up to 90 minutes on campus, this includes a 15-minute check in, 60 minute workout, and 15 minute check out routine.
- Students use of facilities and restrooms will follow safety guidelines for restricted use by multiple users and frequent sanitization.
- Students will bring their own equipment including water bottles.
- To maintain the integrity of stable cohorts, students will be restricted from interacting before and after activity sessions.
- Due to COVID-19, we must limit the number of people on campuses. Parents/Guardians and visitors/spectators are not allowed on campus for the workouts. Please remain in your cars for drop off and pickup.
District leaders and staff will be monitoring safety protocols closely. Any presumptive or positive case of COVID-19 will be reported to our local health authority and may result immediately in either suspension or closure of the activity.
Students who wish to participate will register for Season 1 workouts on Familiy ID. (see link below)
More Information Coming Soon
Further details will be shared as we head towards the September 28 start date. Please note, not all programs plan to start right away. Directors, Advisors, and Coaches will provide specific information to students and families, including the organization of cohorts.
For students who are interested in multiple programs, our staff will work through those situations. To begin, we are allowing students to participate in one activity a day and not double up. We view this as a time to get students connected with peers and staff, and strengthen their experiences and relationships here at school.
We hope students see Season One as an opportunity to look into and try different activities and get involved in workouts that will be beneficial in many ways.
Please contact Dennis Burke if there are further questions. BurkeD@wlwv.k12.or.us or 503-673-7630.
ALL students must go through this procedure in order to be allowed to participate in any Season 1 gatherings, workouts and practices which begin September 28th. You need to register on line. Go to www.familyid.com.
*If you participated in a 2019-2020 sport you simply need to log into your FamilyID account and choose your sport. If you cannot recall your password, contact FamilyID. Please do not open a new account. Contact information for FamilyID is posted on their website.
*If you are new to WHS Athletics, simply create a FamilyID account and then complete all forms.
Please contact the head coach/director for any program specific information. Emails can be found on our Team Directory page https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/16135.
Make sure your physical will still be current by looking at the web list below. Physicals must be conducted by your physician prior to clearance, or before you can participate in any manner. Only the OSAA Sports Physical Form is accepted. The form can be downloaded using the links below. Physicals are good for 2 years from the date of the exam and can be uploaded directly to your Family ID on-line registration, or emailed to the Athletic Secretary, BJ Cerny. CernyB@wlwv.k12.or.us
Check here to see if your physical is current.
Physical form - English
Physical form - Spanish
Physical form - other languages / under "Forms" tab
ALL STUDENTS who may compete in athletics/activities after Season 1 must be enrolled in and passing 3 classes - even as a senior.