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Sigourney Baseball-Softball Guidelines

The following guidelines are what will be in place at the Baseball and Softball field. We ask that you follow these in order to maintain the safety of not only our student-athletes but our other fans and visiting teams and their fans.

FANS
We first ask you as fans to make sure you are staying in your own family pods and not mingle with other groups without social distancing.

SOFTBALL
Dugouts- With the guidance handed down from the State we are able to use dugouts during games but not practices.

We will be blocking off the South entrance to the Softball field and putting barricades up to help expand our home and visiting dugouts.
Behind Home Plate will be CLOSED in order to make this happen
We will also be CLOSING down the left and field lines to a certain point. FANS will NOT be allowed in these areas in order to protect our student athletes. ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
FANS will need to enter through the Northwest Gate that goes into the Outfield.

Bleachers- The Bleachers will be OFF limits since they will be in the Dugout Area.

Concession Stand- There will be NO Concession stand per State Guidelines. You will be able to bring in your own drinks and food. (REMINDER NO ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS) We ask that you pick up your areas.

Bathrooms- The bathrooms will be open. We ask that you keep the bathrooms as clean as possible after you leave.

Parents- Please make sure your athletes bring their drinks with them. They should also keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in their bags. We will be putting sanitizer and wipes in the dugouts as well. If they wish to wear a mask in the dugout or at any point and time that is up to the student-athlete and parents.

Bring your lawn chairs to sit in out in the outfield or as I have seen in the past sit in the back of your vehicles.
Tents - Those can be set up as well to provide shade but also mark where your group is sitting.
Players can bring a cooler to keep drinks in for themselves.

Buses - We will be going with one seat - one student. They may wear a mask. Parents will be allowed to take students home after games.

As stated in the Softball Section, we are implementing these guidelines in order to protect the student-athletes, coaches and fans. We appreciate the chance to play Baseball and Softball and don’t want to ruin our chances of finishing the season.

BASEBALL FIELD

Dugouts
We will be closing down the area behind home plate and the dugouts. This will allow both teams to have expand their dugouts with personnel outside the dugout. We will have a blockade up at the north end of the existing concession stand and light pole. As well as by the Scoreboard and fence. You will be allowed anywhere in between for seating.
-Authorized personnel will be the only ones allowed in this area ( Players, Coaches, Umpires and scoreboard/pitch count personnel.

Fans
We ask that you stay in your family pods and practice social distancing as much as possible.

Bring your lawn chairs to sit in out in the outfield
You may also bring tents for shade but these will also help mark your family pod.
The only vehicles that will be allowed onto the practice field will be those with handicap parking tags. This will allow for more seating in the outfield area.
Please make sure you are social distancing

Concessions Stand - There will be NO concessions stand per STATE guidelines. You will be able to bring in your own food and drink. We only ask that you pick up your own areas in order to keep the grounds clean. (REMINDER NO ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS)

Parents
Please make sure your student-athlete has plenty of water in their bag or cooler.
We will try to have a case of water in a cooler. We can’t provide a water cooler of any kind.
Please make sure they have snacks in their bags. We will be staying in the dugout areas before and during the game.
If your student-athlete wants to wear a mask at any point and time that will be their decision.
You will not be allowed in the marked out Dugout area unless there is an emergency.

Bathrooms
The JH bathroom doors will be open along with the bathrooms inside. Fans are encouraged to make sure things are cleaned as much as possible when you leave.

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Hey Coach, I have plenty of extra coolers looking for a home. I also would like to donate a couple cases of water. Is that permissible with the guidelines?

Communication – 5/29/2020

Families,

It has been a while since I sent out an update to our community. First of all, I would like to thank all of our families for overcoming challenges during these last nine weeks. We never thought this would last this long when we announced we would have to close school on March 15th.

With the school year “officially” over we are looking how we can prepare for the upcoming school year. The Department of Education will require us to submit a plan by July 1st on how we can deliver instruction remotely if we would have to teach students online. We are preparing three plans to be prepared for the fall.

Online – We will look how we can deliver instruction online if we were not allowed to attend in person. Our staff are looking at ways to improve our delivery, instruction and participation rate. This would be required by our students to “attend” class and we would take “attendance”. The parent survey that was sent out will be helpful on improving our online delivery model. There are a lot of challenges we need to overcome, but we can get this done.

Hybrid – We will develop a plan in case we have part of our student body learning from home and part attending school on site. This would be in case someone would have health issue that would make them high risk for the Coronavirus and could not attend school.

On-site - This plan would involve additional protective measures and follow social distancing recommendations. Examples of this could be staggered passing time, reduce the numbers of students in the lunchroom at one time.

Summer Activities - The Department of Education recently provided guidance on if districts could have summer activities. They are only allowing HS softball and baseball to take place and all other activities are not allowed in June. A couple of the activities we could not have were weight room use and school sponsored youth activities on school grounds. It is a disappointment, but the DE wants to take it slow and not open everything up all at once. Softball and baseball will be allowed to start practice on June 1st and games will begin on June 15th. We also have to follow guidance from the Athlete Association and we will not allowing spectators to sit in the bleachers and we are not allowed to have a concession stand. We will release more details about the new procedures we must follow at our ball games.

Summer feeding program will go till June 30th. A big THANK YOU to the Ministerial Association who volunteered to deliver meals for the month of June.

I ask our families to continue to be patient during this time and I understand there are frustrations and people want to get back to normal. We must continue to take it slow and follow the guidance from the Governor, Department of Education and Public Health. Continue to keep our community in your thoughts and prayers. If you have questions, please give me a call or text to my cell at 641-224-2524.

Thank you
Dave Harper
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Softball and Baseball Practices will begin June 1st with games to follow on June 15th. Please make sure you have communicated with your coaches to get practice times.

These are the current schedules as of May 28th, 2020. They are subject to change.

Softball Schedule - 2020
June 15th - vs HLV 6pm
June 16th - vs Pleasantville 6 pm
June 17th - @ Lynnville Sully 6 pm
June 18th - TBD
June 19th vs BGM 6pm
June 22nd vs Iowa Valley 6 pm
June 23rd - TBD
June 24th - vs Keota 6 pm
June 25th @ Montezuma 6 pm
June 26th @ Tri- County 6 pm
June 29th vs Belle Plaine 6 pm
June 30th vs Melcher-Dallas 6pm
July 1 @ English Valleys 5 pm
July 2nd - TBD
July 3rd - @ New London 5:30 pm JV/V
July 6th vs Colfax-Mingo 6 pm
July 7th @ Pekin 5:30 pm JV/V
July 8th vs North Mahaska 6 pm
July 9th - TBD
July 10th- @ E-B-F 5:30 pm JV/V
July 13th - 1st Round Playoffs

Baseball Schedule
June 15th - vs HLV 6pm
June 16th - vs Pleasantville 6pm
June 17th - @ Lynnville Sully 6 pm
June 18th - TBD
June 19th vs BGM 6pm
June 22nd vs Iowa Valley 6 pm
June 23rd - TBD
June 24th - vs Keota 6 pm
June 25th @ Montezuma 6 pm
June 26th @ Tri- County 6 pm
June 29th vs Belle Plaine 6 pm
June 30th @ Melcher-Dallas 5pm
July 1 @ English Valleys 5 pm
July 2nd - TBD
July 3rd - @ New London 5:30 pm JV/V
July 6th @ Colfax-Mingo 6 pm
July 7th vs Highland 6 pm
July 8th vs North Mahaska 6 pm
July 9th -Play In round Districts
July 11th- 1st Round Districts

We will be sharing more information soon for parents and fans attending games. Also guidelines that will be in place.

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