Dear SHS Parents, Guardians and Students:
Below is the latest update from the Alaska School Activities Association regarding athletics for the 2020/21 school year.
During their October 13, 2020 meeting the ASAA Board of Directors took the following actions. This communication is intended to clarify to the member school districts the impacts of those actions.
“Motion to cancel all state championship events scheduled to take place prior to January 1, 2021. Regions may continue to host regional championships.”
Football and Football Sideline Cheer:
As a result of this action taken by ASAA, the state football playoffs are cancelled. However, schools may continue to play football games within their ASAA Region. DIII and DII teams may play until October 24, while DI schools may play until October 30, 2020.
Flag Football, Gymnastics, Swim & Dive, 2A/3A/4A Volleyball, Rifle and Bowling
Schools may only play within their geographic or ASAA Regions and must complete any competitions by November 21, 2020.
If the competition can be done in a virtual format, schools may participate with schools outside their geographic or ASAA Region, but may no longer participate after November 21, 2020.
Explanation on Geographic and ASAA Regions Limitations: As many Region 2 schools overlap geographically with Region 3, 4 and 6 schools, they may continue to compete with all competitions being completed by November 21, 2020.
“Motion to postpone all state activities not already started to a season to be determined.”
All remaining ASAA Activities will be rescheduled. This includes the following activities: Hockey, Hockey Sideline Cheer, Nordic Ski, Wrestling, Basketball, Basketball Sideline Cheer, Esport (Spring Season), Track & Field, Soccer, Coed Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Mix-6 Volleyball, DDF, World Language, Student Govt (Spring Conference), All State Art and Solo & Ensemble.
Plan of Action:
ASAA has formed a Calendar Revision Committee made up of one member from each Region. The Committee will meet and present a plan to the ASAA Board of Directors at their upcoming November 9, 2020 meeting. The Board will then review the recommendations. The Board may choose to make further changes to the recommendations, but will attempt to take action in a timely fashion.
Alaska School Activities Association
SHS 2020/21 School Year Activities Update:
Select activities may be offered on a case-by-case basis. We hope to return to our usual Sports & Activities scheduling as Covid-19 restrictions allow. Please contact our Athletics Director, Kevin Schott, if you have any questions.
We are also encouraging interested students to join our new District Esports League program.
|Cross Country Running – cancelled||Yukon Jamboree|
|Volleyball (varsity girls) – cancelled||Extreme Face Off (a talent competition)|
|Wrestling – TBD||Riff @n’ Hook (a musical variety show)|
|Varsity basketball (boys & girls) – TBD||Science fair|
|Junior Varsity basketball (boys & girls) – TBD||Spelling bee|
|D-league (intramural basketball) – TBD||Battle of the Books|
|Junior High basketball -TBD||Christmas pageant|
|Little Hawks elementary basketball – TBD||Galena Readathon|
|Native Youth Olympics – Check Here||Northern Echoes Film Festival|
|Cross country skiing – TBD||Halloween Carnival|
|Swim team – Active||Galena Agriculture Fair|
|Esports – Active||Galena Spring Carnival|