Panthers News · Return To Play Guidelines


Parents and Student-Athletes,

The Athletic Department is pleased to welcome KHS student-athletes safely back to campus on Monday, July 6th, during phase 1 of the DOE Return to Play Guidelines.  We will be welcoming back KIS student-athletes in phase 2, which begins on July 20th.

While we will be welcoming back our student-athletes with “open arms”, there will be guidelines that must be followed and precautions that our coaches will be taking in order to ensure the safety of your student-athlete.

The four phase return to play outlined in the attached document at the end of this article, has been aligned with the DOE guidelines and approved by the local health department.  Please read the document carefully, so all steps are followed.  Some key points of this document include:

  1. Prior to workouts in phase 1 and 2, each student-athlete upon entering our facilities will be temperature checked and asked several core questions.  If a student-athlete has a temperature of 100 or above, or answers “yes” to any of the core questions, they will be sent home and not allowed to be at workouts that day.
  2. Our coaches will provide hand sanitizer and be properly sanitizing all equipment before and after every workout.
  3. During phase 1, there will be no contact between student-athletes or coaches.
  4. During phase 1, a student-athlete is limited to 15 hours on campus.  We have designed our schedules so that a student-athlete may attend all three sports, if they choose to do so.  Those schedules can be found on EventLink under that specific sports practice. (Example: if it is a football workout, it will be listed under Varsity Football Practice in EventLink)
  5. Due to the fluidity of the process, we are building our schedules in two week increments.  Once week one is over, week three will be published on EventLink, and so on.
  6. While masks are not required, they are HIGHLY encouraged when not in an activity or they can be worn.
  7. For the first three phases, essential personnel ONLY will be allowed at workouts.  Essential personnel includes coaches, student-athletes, managers, and administration.  Parents and siblings are NOT allowed.

We do understand that these extra steps can cause some challenges to our coaches, parents, and student-athletes, but we believe these are the proper steps to keeping everyone safe.

Please read the document below carefully to ensure proper care is given, and we are as safe as we can be. A copy of this handout will also be sent home with every student-athlete for their parents/guardians to read.

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Thank you for your help in bringing our student-athletes safely back to campus!

Go Panthers!