LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE: February 2, 2021
The KingCo Conference recently appealed to the WIAA regarding the order of athletic seasons, when those seasons will start, and the length of the seasons. The WIAA has approved KingCo’s appeal. With an interest in protecting spring sports due to their lost season last year, KingCo will offer the following seasons:
- March 1 – April 3: Fall Sports – Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Cheer*, Cross Country, Drill/Dance*, Football (Feb 24 start), Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, and Volleyball
- April 5 – May 8: Winter Sports – Boys Basketball, Boys Swim & Dive, Cheer* Girls Basketball, Drill/Dance*, Gymnastics (Mar 29 start), and Wrestling
- May 3 – June 12: Spring Sports – Baseball, Boys Soccer, Fastpitch Softball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, and Track & Field
*Cheer and Drill/Dance are activities that span the Fall & Winter Sports seasons.
The KingCo Athletic Directors, in concert with the KingCo Principals and KingCo Board of Directors, are in the process of developing a plan for schedules and agreed upon health and safety measures to be implemented as conditions and regional metrics allow.
LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE: January 20, 2021
Please see the MESSAGE from the Athletic Department and UPDATE to current conditioning workout offerings
Athletics Update, November 17, 2020
Issaquah School District High School Athletics Update
Athletics Update, November 10, 2020
In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 case rates in our county (176 cases per 100,000 residents as of Monday, November 9), we are pausing our plans to bring in small groups of athletic conditioning pods to our facilities at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changing conditions.
Athletics Update, October 1, 2020
In accordance with the Department of Health
decision-making tree, we are not planning to access optional out of season
athletics at this time. The DOH recommends no extra-curricular activities
until all students have some level of in-person learning and/or the cases fall
to 25 per 100,000 or lower. WIAA has since affirmed their alignment with
this stance. You can read more at https://www.wiaa.com/News.aspx?ID=1730&Mon=9&Yr=2020.
Last week the case numbers in King County were 55 per 100,000 so we are seeing
a trend in the right direction. We will keep you up to date as local
circumstances are continuing to change and as we continue to monitor guidance
from the DOH, the WIAA and other governing authorities.
Athletics Update Fall 2020
Together with our fellow King Co member schools and districts and following the Board’s July 30th decision to start the school year in a fully remote way, we have made the decision to offer athletics beginning in Season 2 and continuing in Season 3 and 4 this year provided that the conditions are safe enough to do so. There will be no athletics offered in Season 1. Instead, Season 1 sports have been moved into other seasons per the current WIAA guidance. The WIAA has made its alternative calendars publicly available and you can read them at wiaa.com. The start date for Season 2 is December 28th. We have yet to determine whether or not we can offer the out of season athletics opportunities that could be allowed beginning September 28th. This decision will largely depend on the input and guidance we receive from our local department of health as well as the infection rates and phasing provided by our Governor. Please stay tuned for more on that. I also want to say thank you to the staff, students and parents who volunteered their time to serve as representatives of their sports on the Athletics and Activities Work Group. I look forward to working with you again as we approach and prepare for Season 2.
Donna Hood, Executive Director of HS Education