We are excited to announce MMSD’s plan and schedule for a phased return to in-person activities, including athletics, for our secondary students.The district’s plan for return is purposeful and in phases to support community health, student and staff safety. Activities will begin with small group outdoor gatherings of individual sports which do not require sharing equipment and allow for 6 feet of distance between participants at all times.  

With successful mitigation strategies, it is expected these opportunities and activities will expand gradually over time. Initially, students will only be participating in one co-curricular activity at a time to reduce contacts across cohorts and appropriately acclimatize back to physical activity. 

WIAA Covid-19 accommodations allow school activities to occur for sports out of season and will be the mechanism used to begin our phased return and acclimatization. It is our hope to resume WIAA sports for some in the alternate fall seasons beginning March 29th. Training on mitigation measures and safety protocols along with student orientation will occur on a program and school basis specific to activity. Competition status for athletics will be determined by March 26th. Sports scheduling will allow for flexibility and planning with schools using the same mitigation strategies. The potential for end of season WIAA events will be determined on a sport by sport basis at least 30 days prior to the end of the season

With a successful phased return, MMSD’s goal is to resume spring athletics in the Big 8 conference beginning with the complete WIAA season calendar. The focus will be to safely provide the most complete and genuine experience possible for all spring sports, recognizing their inability to participate in the spring of 2020 due to school closings. 

We are excited to be back and look forward to resuming activities for all students safely. We recognize the privilege of education based athletics and our responsibility to support the return to in-person activities for all students. MMSD athletics will adhere to its strict mitigation practices and be flexible to changing conditions to support all students, staff, and the community.
 

Phased in Plan for High School Athletics and Co-curricular

Start dates

Activity

After 4pm activities

Week of 3/15

girls tennis and cross country

Start Individual small group contact

Week of 3/22

track & field, boys Tennis

Start Individual small group contact

Week of 3/29

Spring Break schedule

softball, baseball, soccer

(Likely offsite on turf)

Start small group team activities maintaining 6 ft at all times

Week of 4/5

cross country, girls golf, girls tennis

Potential competitions may begin

Week of 4/12

Co-curricular clubs

Outdoor after school options may begin

Week of 4/19

Start WIAA spring sports

Outdoor only activities

Week of 5/17 thru 6/10

Indoor and protective equipment sports

Contact days and culminating events

Contact days (small group)

Season Dates

Football

5/24-6/11

Virtual

Girls Swim and Dive

5/24-6/11

Virtual

Girls Golf

none/virtual

3/29-5/18

Girls Tennis

3/15-3/26

3/29-4/24

Boys Soccer

3/29-4/9

4/19-5/14

Cross Country

3/15-4/2

4/5- 5/7

Volleyball

5/24-6/11

Virtual

Track & Field

3/22- 4/9

4/19-6/26

Softball

3/29-4/9

4/19 - 6/30

Baseball

3/29-4/9

4/19-7/2

Boys Tennis

3/22-4/2

5/3-6/26

Boys Golf

none/virtual

4/19-6/15

Girls Soccer

3/29-4/16

4/26-6/26

Boys Swim and Dive

5/17-5/23

complete virtual

Gymnastics

5/17-5/23

complete virtual

Wrestling

5/17-5/23

complete virtual

Basketball

5/17-5/23

complete virtual

Hockey

5/17-5/23

complete virtual

Pom/Cheer

5/17-6/11

complete virtual