In recognition of the importance and necessity to provide opportunities for students to engage in athletics and sports activities, the district and VSSAA is tentatively looking at moving to a RETURN TO SPORT-STAGE 2 pending final approval from VSB. At this time, all VSSAA sports are limited to STAGE 2 Return to Sport status. Permitted activities would include in-school activities only (sport-specific training, in-school competition); activities that involve engaging other schools are not permitted as part of Stage 2. All participants will be required to follow the district health and safety protocols.
A link to an online sign-up will be communicated to JO students in the coming days. Students NOT interested in participating do NOT need to complete the sign up. Students who are interested in participating are asked to use the link in order to sign up for the sport of your choice and will have until October 7 to submit their response.
Sports that will be offered will be determined based on the student sign up and the availability of staff volunteering as coaches (at this point with Stage 2 our valued Community Coaches unfortunately cannot be involved).
Any questions can be directed to any member of the school’s Athletic Board (contacts can be found at https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/jo-athletics/athletic-board/) or the Athletic Director Mr. P.Lee (email@example.com)
JO Athletics celebrates all our students involved in high school sports this year – all our athletes, managers, student officials, student coaches – with also special recognition to those who would normally be involved in spring sports of the extraordinary times we find ourselves in and not being able to have a spring sports season. As this unforgettable school year wraps up, JOA honours our annual award winners, with the physical awards to be handed out to recipients at a future date. Also, huge thank you’s to all the volunteer coaches, sponsors, officials, as well as supporters and staff!
(music: “Praise You” by FATBOY SLIM)
ATTENTION: BC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HAS SUSPENDED ALL K-12 SCHOOLS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; BCSS has also suspended the Spring Sports Season (all practices, games, training) indefinitely.
Practice safe measures and look for district and ministry updates …