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    Steven Anspach Roxanne Schurr Jack Thomas
    Director of Athletics
    Secretary Athletic Trainer
    sanspach@pgsd.org rschurr@pgsd.org jthomas3@pgsd.org
    610-326-6376 610-326-5105 ext 7374 610-326-5105 ext 7405

Fall Season Updates

Weekly Athletic Bulletin - Falcon Happenings

  • Pre-Participation Optional Summer Workout Information 

     

    On Tuesday, July 14th the Health and Safety Plan for Athletics and Marching Band was approved by our School Board. This plan allows for the start of “pre-participation optional summer practice” only.  Please understand that this plan and optional workouts can change at any time. Currently, there has been no formal decision made by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association on Fall sports.

     

    As we are excited to get our student athletes back I want to make it clear that these summer practices are optional.  Together our focus will be on the Health and Safety of all involved and practices will be organized with an abundance of caution.

     

    Our return to play Health and Safety Plan for Athletics and Marching Band is one that relies on everyone involved. Our student athletes, coaches, athletic staff, and parents all must do their part in order for this to work.  Together, if we fail in following the procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Plan for Athletics and Marching Band, pre-participation optional summer activities will be shut down.

     

    Please review the Health and Safety Plan for Athletics and Marching Band by clicking HERE with your child regarding return to play procedures.

     

    Please be reminded of the following procedures that must be followed:

     

    1. All students must go through the following screening procedures in consolation with their parents or guardians prior to arriving at pre-participation optional summer practices.

     

             Screening Includes: In the past 72 hours have you or anyone in your household experienced symptoms of acute respiratory illness such as a fever of             100.4 or higher, fatigue, body aches, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, and chills. 

     

             In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with anyone who tested positive for Covid-19, is in the process of being tested for Covid-19, is                     isolating as a result of a suspected Covid-19 infection, or is experiencing acute symptoms of Covid-19.

     

             In addition, handheld thermometer checks administered by school district staff will also be required prior to practices or competitions. Thermometer readings would occur during our daily check-ins when student athletes arrive on campus. Students and coaches who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home and will not be able to participate.

     

           If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions or you are concerned that you may be ill, you must remain at home.

     

    1. If you have traveled or plan to travel to an area where there are high amounts of Covid-19 cases, it is required that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.  If you travel to the following states, you will need to quarantine for 14 days upon return. Currently, these states include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. 

     

    1. When arriving on the school district campus everyone must wear a mask.  Athletes are not required to wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competitions that prevent the wearing of face coverings, but must wear face coverings when on the sidelines and anytime 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.

     

    1. Students must arrive with an adequate hydration supply. If you drink a lot of water please bring a lot of water.  All students must not congregate in the parking lot.  When students arrive to practice they must immediately head to their practice location.  When practice is over students must leave immediately.

     

    As you can see we all have a responsibility in the Health and Safety Plan for Athletics and Marching Band.  Working together as a strong community will allow our pre-participation voluntary summer activities to start and continue to move forward.

     

    GO GROVE!

     

    Mr. Anspach

    Pottsgrove School District

    Director of Athletics

     

     

Athletic Announcements

  • Parents, Guardians, and Student Athletes, 

     

    I hope you and your family are enjoying the summer.  The athletic department is working diligently in preparations for the 2020 fall sports season.

     

    Normally, at this point of the year we have had our high school fall sports information and registration meetings.  With our school facility currently closed due to Covid-19, we are now having high school fall sports registration completed online. 

     

    Below you will find registration and contact information for the fall sports that are offered at the high school.  Any student entering grades 9 through 12 in the 2020-21 school year who is interested in playing a sport must register by clicking one of the designated sports links.

     

    The Pottsgrove School District follows all guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (P.I.A.A.).   As we continue to navigate the uncertain times in our nation due to Covid-19, we will continue to send out updates as we receive them regarding participation.

     

    As a reminder, the P.I.A.A. is still requiring that all students who intend on playing scholastic sports must have a completed physical form dated after June 1, 2020.  P.I.A.A. Physical forms can be found here P.I.A.A Physical Form.

     

    We are excited for the start of the fall athletic season as we continue to educate our students through scholastic athletics.

     

    If you have any questions regarding high school fall sports registration please email me at Sanspach@pgsd.org

     

     

    Yours in Athletics,

    Steve Anspach

    Athletic Director

    Pottsgrove School District

     

     

    HS Cheerleading

    Head Coach: Alicia Harris   Email: cheer.pghs@gmail.com

    Registration Link: High School Cheerleading Registration

    Remind Information: text @grovecheer to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    Cross Country

    Head Coach: Larry Rechtin Email: lrechtin@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: High School Cross Country Registration

    Remind Information: text @mrmrlre to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    HS Football (Students who will be in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade next year)

    Head Coach: Bill Hawthorne Email: whawthorne@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: High School Football Registration Please enter team code: kk3k9wg

     

    9th Grade Football (Students who will be in 9th grade next year)

    Head Coach: Bill Hawthorne Email: whawthorne@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: 2020 9th Grade Football Player information and Sign-Up Form 

     

    HS Field Hockey

    Head Coach: Jodi Sproule Email: jsproule@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: High School Field Hockey Registration

    Remind Information: text @2020pgfh to 81010 to receive additional information

      

    HS Boys and Girls Golf

    Head Coach: Don Petrella Email: dpetrella@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: High School Golf Registration

    Remind Information: text @pghsgo to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    HS Girls Soccer

    Head Coach: Stephen Mellor Email: smellor@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: Girl's Soccer Information Sign-up Form: NEW PLAYERS ONLY

    Remind Information: text @pggsoccer to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    HS Boys Soccer

    Head Coach: Jay Witkowski Email: jwitkowski@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: Boy's Soccer Information Sign-up Form: NEW PLAYERS ONLY

    Remind Information: text @a4aag7 to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    HS Girls Tennis

    Head Coach: Gus Tellis Email: PCTVGUS@yahoo.com

    Registration Link:  High School Girls Tennis Registration

    Remind Information: text @agk727 to 81010 to receive additional information

     

    HS Girls Volleyball

    Head Coach: Jamie Reinhart Email: jreinhart2@@pgsd.org

    Registration Link: Girls Volleyball Registration

    Remind Information: text @g974dg to 81010 receive additional information

     

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    https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/pottsgrove-booster-club

     

    If you have any questions please email our Booster Club President Mr. Bob Coons at pottsgroveboosters@gmail.com.

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