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Dear Walnut High School Families,


As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and following the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Reopening Protocol of Youth Sports, we are excited to announce that we are in the process of welcoming our athletes back on campus for voluntary athletic workouts and conditioning. Our student-athletes and staff’s safety and well-being remain our top priority as we work together to bring our athletes on campus. As we prepare for this, we want to share a timeline that gives our staff, student-athletes, and parents time to prepare.


Important Dates:  

October 9: Athletic Clearance Packets Due

October 14: Parent Informational Video @ 5:00 pm

October 19: Voluntary Fall Sports Return 

October 26: Voluntary Winter and Spring Sports Return


Athletic Clearance Packets Due: All athletic clearance procedures must be completed and submitted by October 9. Failure to complete will delay your son/daughter's participation in athletics. Please click here to access the Athletic Clearance Procedures. If you have any questions regarding clearances, please contact Athletic Trainer, Faith Villanueva at whsathleticclearance@wvusd.org


Parent Informational Video: Every parent must watch our “Return to Athletics” informational video that will be emailed out on October 14 at 5:00 pm. The video will include all of our safety measures that will be taken, including pre-workout screening, student-athlete arrival procedure, facility usage, athletic training services, student-athlete exposure protocol, as well as post-exposure return to play guidelines. At the end of the webinar, you will be asked to fill out a Google Form, acknowledging that you viewed the webinar. 


Voluntary Fall Sports Workouts: Your child’s coach will send out detailed information regarding practice times, check-in/check-out locations, as well as conditioning cohorts as we begin our voluntary opening starting October 19. Please note that not all fall sports may begin on this date based on the coaching staff and athletes’ availability. 


Voluntary Winter and Spring Sports Workouts: The following week, winter and spring sports will slowly transition back to campus based on information communicated from their coach.  Coaches will communicate practice times, dates, check-in points, as well as conditioning cohorts. Please note that not all winter and spring sports may begin on this date based on the coaching staff and athletes’ availability. 


Coaches will announce tryouts as we move forward with the return to athletics protocol based on recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Health.  We understand that the situation may change during the school year, and we will remain flexible and adjust our plans as necessary. In the meantime, we are excited to welcome back our student-athletes as we work to reacclimate back to physical activity, and hopefully, athletic competition in 2021. 


Thank you for your support of our coaches and students.



Sincerely, 


Ryan Maine

Principal

Walnut High School