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PANTHER Athletics & Activities


Dear Parent/Guardian and Student Athlete:

Here at M-CHS, we are excited that you have chosen to be a student/athlete.   We strive to ensure that you and your family have a positive experience during your participation.  M-CHS has the expectation that your experience will help you grow as an athlete and a person.   M-CHS believes by being a member of a team, regardless of time spent in actual competition, a person can learn many valuable life skills.  Citizenship, sportsmanship, appreciating good play by an opponent, working together to meet team goals, responsibility and a commitment to team and school, loyalty, placing team above self, learning to accept instruction and criticism, respect for others, winning and losing with dignity, self-control and being responsible for one’s own actions are all skills that are fostered by participating on an interscholastic sports team.

Our athletic programs are highly competitive.  Due to large schools and limited opportunities, we are not able to place every child who wishes to participate on a team.  While this is not our desire, it is the reality.  If a coach is going to have to cut a player from the roster, it is expected that an established evaluation system is used to formulate teams.

A main goal of a competitive athletic program is to put the most talented members of the team in competition to win contests.  Starting positions and playing time are not guaranteed to players making a team.  Each member of a team is very valuable to the team’s overall progress.  Each member of the team has a duty and responsibility to put forth their best effort and encourage their teammates to also do their best.   

Thank you again for your participation and willingness to grow. 


Mr. Eric Chandler, Principal
Mrs. Emily Moreland, Vice Principal
Mr. Dave Robinson, Activities Director/Vice Principal
                     418 South Sligo Street   Cortez, CO  81321
                     970-565-3722 ext. 2122 or 2124
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CHSAA Participation Moratorium is currently in place from October 18th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021      

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“Seeking Excellence in Academics, Activities, and Athletics”


In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.

To fulfill this mission the Colorado High School Activities Association will:

  • Act as an integral component of the educational process.
  • Administrate, interpret, and seek compliance with the CHSAA By-laws as needed to promote fair play within Colorado activities and athletics.
  • Provide diverse and equitable opportunities for participation that encourages all qualified students to take part in the activity/athletic experience.
  • Provide an environment that enhances personal development through sporting behavior, character education, teamwork, leadership and citizenship while increasing values that partner the educational standards of the State of Colorado.
  • Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Colorado athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through our academic and activity awards programs.


  • Participation is a Privilege
  • Athletics and Activities Program are Education-based
  • Participation in Athletics and Activities Teach Life Skills
  • Appropriate Perspective is Taught Through Participation
  • Fun is Primary Reason for a Student’s Participation
  • Participation Supports the Academic Mission of the school
  • Participation Supports the Development of Positive Character

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CONTINUED CLARIFICATION on the moratorium time for CHSAA.

Dave Robinson, M-CHS Activities/Athletics Director

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From: Rhonda Blanford-Green <>
Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 10:31 AM
Subject: Spring Moratorium and coach contact
To: All,

The number one reminder, per the moratorium is that we respond and support the decisions of our educational leaders responsibly in regards to COVID-19.  The directive to your coaches to support and uphold the suspension comes from you. We want to provide answers to the most asked questions by the membership. At the end of the day, we won’t be able to answer all the questions created to circumvent the rule but I trust that you will make those decisions, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a duck :0

Coaches can contact student-participants by email, phone and social media regarding voluntary self- workouts, updates, etc. Please reference Q and A 8 under exception 3 of bylaw 2310.5.

No physical contact, open-gyms, weight-lifting, off-site workouts with school coaches including volunteers, no-in season coach supervision of athletes on school grounds,

HS/Club coaches can only have contact with those players in the club setting if those players were already established on their club teams prior to the moratorium. AD’s will need to be the gatekeepers.  

Bylaw 2310.5 Sunday contact is applicable as are all eligibility rules.

No Esports pilot gaming will be conducted during the moratorium even from home sites as representatives of a school team.

Bethany and Jenn have already communicated the no contact for Unified Bowling and Boy’s volleyball

I trust that your leadership and messaging will assist you in these uncertain times in our sports and activity world. We may have an early release at the CHSAA office today so email is preferable for administrators…

Appreciate the overwhelming membership support over the last week and especially today. I have never been so proud to work with or for a Board, Staff, and organization of educational leaders that have come together,  made some difficult decisions in the best interest of our kids and school communities..  

With Sincere gratitude,

Rhonda Blanford-Green, Commissioner-CHSAA

David Robinson, M.A. Activity Director



From: David Robinson <>
Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Commissioner’s Missive:

I would just like to “ Thank” the Board of Directors, membership, and the amazing CHSAA staff for your support and guidance. The collaborative decision making has been in the best interest of our students and school communities and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

All spring sports and activities including practices will be suspended until April 6th to address concerns surrounding the on-going decisions with COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 spring sports season, speech tournament, student leadership Advisor U, are suspended through April 6th. All music festivals are cancelled through April 6th . Additionally, an outreach with the Colorado Athletic Director’s Association will be conducted remotely from the CHSAA office. The date will be communicated after the 6th.

The decision is effective as of Friday, March 13, 2020. The decision to continue competitions today as some tournaments are currently being contested will be a local decision, supported by our office. No spring sports, activities, competition or practices can be held until at least April 6th. The situation will be monitored and evaluated with key decision-makers from around the state to determine when, or if, to resume the spring season.

On Wednesday morning, I convened a digital conference with more than 50 administrators representing diverse levels of educational leadership to collaboratively create a plan. That group arrived at a consensus to support the decision made by the CHSAA office.

Further information about the spring sports season will be communicated via CHSAANow, when available.

Sincerely,    Rhonda Blanford-Green, Commissioner-CHSAA


David Robinson, M.A. Activity Director
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418 South Sligo Street 
Cortez,  CO  81321 
(970) 565-3722