High School Spectator Information

High School Spectator Information
Posted on 08/27/2020
High School Spectator InformationDear High School Families,

As most of you are aware, this week, the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference voted to proceed with fall sports as planned. As a district, we were thrilled to find out our students are still able to practice and compete. Athletics and activities play a crucial role in our students’ development and prepare them to handle success and adversity as adults.

Students participating in athletics and co-curricular activities have been taking this privilege to heart by closely following COVID-19 safety precautions. All students are cleared to participate daily after a temperature and symptom check. Students, coaches, and sponsors wear masks until practice starts, and some programs wear masks as much as possible during practice. Social distancing is followed, and good hygiene practices are reinforced.

Spectators at games will be limited to mitigate the spread of disease. Spectators at all events must wear face masks, practice social distancing, and sit with who you arrive with. Student sections will be prohibited. Spectators may not gather before or after a game on school property (such as tailgating) and should exit to their car soon after the competition is over. Some areas throughout the bleachers/stands will be off-limits to allow for social distancing. At some events, our concession stands will be open when available with limited item options in a grab and go format.

Every player/cheerleader/dance team member who is participating in the scheduled activity will be given four tickets for home varsity and freshman football, varsity/JV volleyball, and varsity/JV soccer games, and each visiting team participant will be given two tickets. Tickets will be given to the student participant at no charge. Misplaced tickets will not be reprinted or replaced. If possible, some contests will be live-streamed to accommodate those who are unable to attend in person. Spectators who do not have tickets will not be permitted on school property, and this includes standing outside the fence or other areas to view the game. At times, varsity softball may require tickets. Non-ticketed home events include golf, tennis, JV football, freshman volleyball, and freshman soccer. Attendance for cross country and swimming will vary based on the venue/course.

When your student is competing at a venue outside of the Blue Springs School District, please know that spectator attendance may not be permitted. Before away games, school coaches/athletic directors will share the opposing district’s policies regarding fan attendance. For instance, the Jaguar Football team heads to Lee’s Summit North on Friday, and no BSSHS spectators are allowed. A live stream of the event is available.

Our students have been given the privilege of playing during the pandemic. We need your help to make sure that continues by strictly abiding by the guidelines we have set forth. It is highly likely that throughout the season details regarding tickets and attendance will be subject to change. We know this news may be disappointing to many of you, and we thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding.

Sincerely,

Blue Springs School District