WESTBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ATHLETICS UPDATE: Friday, January 8, 2021
WESTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL:
Happy New Year! Looking to better and greater things ahead!
Winter Sports Registration:
Winter Sports registration via Power School for boys basketball, girls basketball, boys and girls indoor track & field and winter cheerleading HARD DEADLINE is Monday, January 18th (after the last CIAC update from 1/14). Register now to stay connected with the team, coaches and other out of season activities via emails, Google Classroom Team page, surveys etc. registrations will no longer be accepted after Monday, January 18th.
WHS Basketball Survey: Student-athletes & parent/guardians -
Please submit the 2021 WHS Basketball Survey sent to all registered players, former players and their parents/guardians and posted on the Team Google Classroom page to provided planning feedback to the coaches and athletic department. The due date to reply is 3:00 pm on Monday, January 11th.
CIAC Winter Sports Update:
The CIAC Board of Control met on January 7th. The press release/update stated:
Posted on January 7, 2021
CHESHIRE, Conn – The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to discuss recent communications with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, appraise the current level of in-person learning around the state, and review the COVID mitigating strategies contained in the CIAC Winter Sports Plan.
With approval by the board this morning, the initial COVID mitigating strategies for winter sports will be shared with our member schools in the coming days.
Another CIAC Board of Control meeting is scheduled for next week at which time the board anticipates reviewing updated guidance from the Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office.
What does this mean and what do we currently know after this statement?
- Currently the winter sports start date remains Tuesday, January 19th but could be subject to change.
- CIAC meets with DPH on Monday, January 11th and will review with them for approval/feedback the CIAC Board of Control approved individual sport mitigating strategies as well review Covid cases and the winter sports start date.
- The governors mandate of mask wearing while competing still stands.
- Sports mitigating strategies including spectator info has yet to be shared with schools for districts to review and make decisions on.
- The CIAC Board of Control is scheduled to meet again on Thursday, January 14th in hopes of finalizing a winter sports plan including start dates and mitigation strategies.
- Until we receive all the information on the CIAC winter sports season we have left registration open until Monday, January 18th. Upon receipt of updated information from the CIAC January 14th meeting, we will provide all the necessary information provided about the season.
Winter Out of Season Sports Programming continues! Join in!
Our coaching staff and department are planning for the start of winter sports on Tuesday, January 19th as currently designated by the CIAC. There are many things you can do to stay fit and prepare to be ready for the start of your season! Prepare now!
- Register now for your sport so you can be included on your Teams Google Classroom page for updates, meetings, information and more from your coaching staff. Stay connected with your team and coaches and build upon your culture now!
- Upon registration for your sport on Power School you will be invited to virtual voluntary conditioning for your team via the TeamBuildr app. Upon your invitation you are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to stay connected with your team, keep yourself active and prepared for a season via this program and the conditioning program outlined by our athletic trainer Caty Halpin! Join in with over already 30 student-athletes on board now working hard to get better each day!
- Check-in daily on your Google Classroom Team Page for athletics, coach and athletic trainer updates. Stay connected, stay engaged, BE ACTIVE!
Westbrook Moves! Join in with Athletic Trainer Caty Halpin to start 2021 off right!!!! Let’s go Knights! See flyer above on webpage and sign up! WELCOME all WHS students, families, faculty & staff from Westbrook Athletics! It is a New Year!
To submit your daily activity: Post in the classroom, email Caty at firstname.lastname@example.org or use #WestbrookMoves and tag @WPSKnights on Instagram.
Question of the week:
Can Westbrook HS live-stream home basketball games?
- Yes we can and will upon the start of a season. The WHS gym is equipped with the mounted HUDL focus camera providing the ability to video our games but also stream them live.
Please continue to stay safe, stay healthy and practice all Covid 19 and Social Distancing protocols!