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COVID-19 Re-Entry Guidelines and Requirements For Student-Athletes
Beginning Monday July 6th Shelbyville Middle/High School student-athletes are invited
back on campus to participate in voluntary workouts. We are excited to welcome our
Golden Bears back and the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches are
our number one priority. As we work to create a new normal below are some
requirements student-athletes and coaches must follow to begin participation on
Monday July 6th.
1. ALL athletes participating in summer workouts must be signed up on Final Forms
BEFORE July 6th. If you are a RETURNING athlete your login from 2019-2020
will work for 2020-2021, we will need you to sign up for the sport(s) you will be
participating in for the 2020-2021 school year and update your forms. If you are
a NEW athlete please sign up on Final Forms using this link
ALL forms (parent and athlete) on Final Forms must be signed before
participation on July 6th.
2. If you DID NOT have an IHSAA physical on file at SHS/SMS for the 2019-2020
school year, you will need to get one prior to July 6th. You may access the
3. If you DID have an IHSAA physical form on file at SHS/SMS for the 2019-2020
school year and answer “NO” to all questions on the IHSAA History and Consent
Form, that physical will be good for the 2020-2021 school year. ALL athletes
must have an updated IHSAA History and Consent form filled out and signed to
use their 2019-2020 physical for 2020-2021. You can either print and upload
your filled out form to Final Forms OR bring it with you on July 6th. If we do not
have the IHSAA History and Consent form on file you will not be able to
participate in summer workouts. The IHSAA History and Consent form can be
found here
*** If you answer “YES” to any of the questions on the IHSAA History and Consent
Form you must provide a NEW physical signed by a physician or nurse practitioner for
4. It is recommended that student-athletes pre-screen each day PRIOR to being on
campus. If you feel ill, have a fever, have a cough, have been exposed to
someone with COVID-19 please STAY HOME for the safety of everyone.
5. Social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) will be required, attendance at all practices
will be required and student-athletes will be assigned to small groups during
Phase I (July 6-19).
6. Weight room capacity will be limited to 50% and weight equipment will be wiped
down before and after each use.
7. We value the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches and ALL
student-athletes and coaches are required to wear a mask when entering the
school. Once in the weight room/gym/pool/wrestling room masks can be
removed IF social distancing can take place. Outside practices will not require
8. Student-athletes must provide their own water bottles with their names clearly
visible. There will be NO sharing of water bottles. There will be water coolers
available to refill water bottles. No water fountains will be available.
9. During Phase I (July 6-19) Student-athletes will need to come dressed to
workout, there will be no locker room access.
10. Access to facilities is limited to essential personnel and student athletes only.
If an athlete has been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or they
themselves test positive, please contact the Athletic Office as soon as possible.
Thank you for taking the time to review these guidelines. It is our priority to keep
our student-athletes, coaches and trainers safe. However we know no matter how
many precautions we take there is an inherent risk of picking up the virus. We are
trying to minimize that risk for everyone. Your help and support is greatly appreciated
and we look forward to Monday July 6th! Please contact Athletic Director Jenny
DeMuth Hensley should you have any questions. Stay
positive, stay flexible and stay safe! GO GOLDEN BEARS!