WOODLAND ATHLETICS PROGRAM GO GRIZ!
Earlier this week, other local school districts met to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and current conditions impacting the 2020-2021 wrestling season. At this meeting they reached a consensus on shifting the start of middle school wrestling season until after January 1st. These other schools comprise most of our wrestling schedule, so we have also decided to postpone the wrestling season until after January 1st. As of now we are going to try and start our middle school wrestling season the week of February 15th.
THe Coeur d’ Alene School District’s reopening plan stipulates the district will follow the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) and district guidelines for each color/level of operation. The IHSAA released guidance in the fall which included different risk levels by sport and detailed guidance for each fall sport. Wrestling is listed as a higher risk sport. Basketball, similar to volleyball, is listed as a moderate risk. At this time, guidance is not available for wrestling, and our local high school programs are considering a later start date.
To protect the welfare of our student athletes and coaches, we need more information regarding the wrestling protocols from the IHSAA. We thank you for your support and look forward to having a wrestling season beginning in February. As we get closer to this date, district athletic directors will meet to discuss how we can safely allow our student athletes to participate in wrestling. If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact Dustin Shafer.
Middle School athletics are offered to all students who meet eligibility requirements and have a desire to participate in the athletics provided for their grade.
Participating in co/extra-curricular activities within the district requires that the student maintain successful performance in academics and citizenship and that the student remains in good standing as defined within the school district co/extra-curricular activity code.