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JH & HS student athletes that will be participating in a sport this fall, don’t forget that you need a sports physical before you can participate.

There was talk about suspending this requirement for the 20-21 school year. Physicals are still required

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Heritage Return to Play

Stage 1

The Restore Illinois Plan placed our region in Phase 3 beginning May 29, 2020. The IHSA approved guidelines on June 5th, 2020, which will now allow member schools to open for voluntary strength and conditioning sessions at this time. While prioritizing the health and safety of all students and staff, Heritage will allow voluntary workouts at the school.

To maintain the highest level of safety possible, Heritage will institute the following IHSA and district requirements:

  • Maintain social distance by being 6 feet apart at all times

  • Masks shall be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained

  • Masks shall be worn by all coaches/supervisors at all times while indoors

  • Groups will be no larger than 10 which includes the coach/supervisor

  • Groups of 10 or less must be pre-determined

  • Once groups are determined, students may not switch from one group to another. Also, students cannot switch groups based upon their sport. Students should use their fall sport group if they are a multi-athlete.

  • Interaction between groups that are on campus at the same time shall be avoided

  • Sessions can only include weightlifting, running, and exercises designed to promote physical fitness

  • Sport specific drills are not permitted and sport-specific equipment may not be used

  • Diligent and effective cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces following the guidance of the CDC

  • Coaches must maintain a daily health screening on each student and coach/supervisor. These screenings will include a temperature check, athletes participating, date and time, and symptoms they may present.

  • Free weight exercises that require a spotter cannot be conducted while honoring social distancing norms. All safety measures in all forms must be strictly enforced in the weight room.

  • All sessions will end 15 minutes before the next session is scheduled to begin to insure proper cleaning and disinfecting is completed. No students will be admitted early to a session.

  • All students must be picked up at their scheduled time

  • Students must have their own water bottles that are clearly marked with their name on it. No sharing of drinks, use of water fountains, or use of water horses will be allowed (touchless water bottle fillers will be allowed)

  • Parents must sign and return a consent form for their student to participate.

Resources:  IHSA Return to Play Stage 1