Greetings ELH Community,
Here is a quick update on athletics for this 2020-21 school year:
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued guidance of when competition is allowable based on the “Tier” system for each sport. You can view the official release here: cifstate.org/covid-19/CIF_CV-19_Guidelines.pdf
As of January 13th, the CIF has placed water polo (boys and girls) in Season 2 and switched Swim & Dive into Season 1. Given that both Swim and Cross Country are allowable in the “Purple Tier”, the CIF San Diego Section has decided to tentatively start their season on February 1. Please note that schools and district are allowed to “opt out”. If the “Stay at Home” order continues to be in place, that date could get pushed back or cancelled. You can read the official statement from the San Diego CIF here: www.cifsds.org/uploads/2/3/3/6/23368454/memo_-_san_diego_section_update_-_january_13_2021.pdf
The Sweetwater District will be having a Board Meeting next week to determine our participation in both sports. I will send out another email letting you know what the district decided and when we will doing athletic clearances (if applicable). In the meantime, if you plan on participating in Cross Country or Swim, please go to registermyathlete.com and register for cross country or swim (only). If you registered earlier in the year, your registration is incomplete as there is an additional COVID waiver that will need to be printed and signed (by hand). Please note that we will need an updated physical as they are only good for 365 days and need to be valid through the duration of the season. Also, please contact your coach so you can get on their information distribution list. This is a fluid situation that can change quickly.
Cross Country: David Koopman (David.Koopman@sweetwaterschools.org
Swim & Dive: Steve Wiggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lastly, on campus workouts are still permissible only for Season 1 sports as we have done prior to Winter Break. I do not have a date of when Season 2 sports will be able to begin workouts at this time. The official District update from January 15th from the district can be accessed here: drive.google.com/file/d/1VAT9GMhrLFmynqyG0Hh2kTSs3phhdWL5/view
URGENT: ATHLETICS CLEARANCE CROSS COUNTRY and SWIM/DIVE
EASTLAKE HIGH ATHLETICS
Sports Clearance Instructions For Students ASB Phone # – (619)397-3850
Students CANNOT participate until they have been completely cleared.
Swim/Dive/Cross Country Clearance
THIS CLEARANCE IS FOR SWIM/DIVE AND CROSS COUNTRY ONLY, THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEASON BUT IS PREPARATION TO START THE PROCESS
Date: Friday, January 22 and M – F January 25th – 29th
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Eastlake High School parking lot under the solar panels next to the tennis courts. This will be a drive through process, please stay in your car and wear a mask.
What do I bring?
- SIGNED COVID Waiver
- Physical papers completed properly with all signatures.
- SIGNED three page Athletic Profile/Parental Consents.
How do I get cleared to participate?
Click on link:
Information on the Community Service hours during COVID please read the letter here
NEW GRADE GUIDELINES
Please read the following statement regarding CIF athletics as of December 17, 2020
As of 12/01/20, the CIF is pausing the start of Season 1 sports and have moved Boys Volleyball to season 2. Please click on the memos below for more specifics.
The start of season 1 will be looked at in January 2021. HERE is the memo from Dr. Aguirre.
HERE for a memo From Dr. Moore
Fall/Winter Sports – Season 1 – Start date is TBD
Sideline Cheer, Field Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Girls, Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Boys Water Polo, Girls XC, Boys XC, Roller Hockey
Spring Sports – Season 2 – Start date is TBD
Baseball, Softball, Girls Golf, Boys Golf, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, BLAX, GLAX, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Boys Wrestling, Girls Wrestling, Swim & Dive, Track, Comp Cheer.
- All conditioning will pause from 11/27-12/07(Football has been paused starting 11/20)
All coaches and staff MUST be tested and have a negative result – Must submit confirmation before 12/07 can resume. A test dated prior to December 1, 2020 will not be accepted. Submit HERE
All student athletes MUST be tested and have a negative result – Must submit confirmation before 12/07 can resume. A test dated prior to December 1, 2020 will not be accepted. Submit HERE
Please click on the following links for the official memo and testing sites.
You’ve been a part of the fabric of our organization for years. Thank you for attending our events, participating in our programs, being a volunteer, sponsoring and giving to our cause. Our mission is the same today as when we started the EastLake Educational Foundation (EEF) 26 years ago, to build a bridge of support for our neighborhood public schools. A thriving community is always anchored by strong schools. So when there is a need, we should be there to rise to the occasions and make an impact for our kids.
The Coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis for all of us, and schools have been one of the hardest hit in our community. Everyone is bending to make education work. However, the needs are still great and now is the time to be a part of the solution. Together, let’s pitch in and raise the money needed to fund the critical supplies and resources that our public schools so urgently need. Supplies like computers, tablets, internet access, WiFi hotspots, and professional development for teachers.
The EastLake Educational Foundation (EEF), a trusted 501(c)(3), is launching the 2020 COME TOGETHER CAMPAIGN & RALLY. The Campaign will run from November 19- December 31. To jump start the campaign we will host a kickoff Rally on November 19 -20, 2020 beginning each day at 10 am. You will hear from our schools, community leaders, and businesses. During the campaign we are asking you to make a donation in any amount. This is a wonderful time to celebrate our community and come together in gratitude and thanksgiving. To Learn More how you can support please click here
Fill out interest list form here for Spring 2021 Season