Athletics and Extracurriculars
The health and safety of our student athletes is the number one priority. Based on current information about COVID-19, a back-to-school athletic plan is designed to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 for all student athletes, coaches, and staff. The plan will be continuously updated as additional information becomes available.
Athletics will continue to work closely with the Fort Worth ISD administration and the University Interscholastic League (UIL), so timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies. Campuses will implement the following safeguards:
- Parents will provide transportation for their students.
- Limiting personal interaction - social distancing and limited size groups will be used.
- Hygiene – hand washing will be emphasized before, during, and after team activities when practicable.
- Cleaning and sanitation – routine and enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures will be implemented.
- Safe access to facilities – facility entry and exit points will be coordinated to minimize personal interaction and facilitate social distancing.
- Screening Procedures- daily symptom and temperature screening assessment will be required.
- Face masks will be worn in accordance with the governor’s executive order GA-29.
- Safe travel guidelines will be strictly adhered to.
- Decreased number of games.
UIL Eligibility Guidelines
Students participating in remote learning offered by their school district, whether synchronous or asynchronous (as defined by TEA), may participate in UIL activities if they meet all other UIL eligibility requirements. Students must be enrolled in remote learning options through the school the student will represent.
Extracurricular Activity Participation Guidelines
Students, both in virtual and in-person instruction, will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics based on current guidelines and community health conditions.