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 STATEMENT AND LETTER TO PARENTS & STUDENT ATHLETES

M-CHS Press release Spectators at SEASON c events (mARCH 25, 2021)

We are excited to announce for M-CHS the new variances that were announced on 3/24/21. 
  • As long as our county remains in the Blue or Green category on the COVID Dial, all our outdoor seated events will no longer have spectator limits by number or spacing. 
  • For our INDOOR SEATED EVENTS we will be limited to 225 spectators with 6ft spectator/group spacing.   
  • The continued variances that have not changed will be masks must be worn at all times at all events (indoor or outdoor), as this is a continuation agreement between CHSAA and CDPHE.  
Come on out and support these players and coaches! 
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David Robinson, M.A. Activity Director
MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ HIGH SCHOOL 'HOME OF THE PANTHERS'

M-CHS Statement on Spectators at RE-1 Sports & Activities for Season C (March 12, 2021)

The district continues to follow the board-approved COVID response plan, which is aligned to state and local guidance and the state color-coded COVID dial.   The district’s plan, discussed with the school board allows the district to continue to have both indoor and outdoor events open to after school hours sporting events, performing arts performances, and other student performances to family spectators and audience members.  Since Montezuma County COVID dial has moved to blue, the district will be allowing family members and limited community members to watch sporting events and student performances beginning March 15, 2021.  The primary goal of the district remains the health and safety of our students and their in-person learning.  Providing an opportunity for safe participation in sports and activities by following CHSAA and CDPHE guidelines while allowing spectators remains a privilege and not a right. The plan and expectations for allowing spectators is outlined below:

NUMBER OF SPECTATORS ALLOWED for RE-1 INDOOR SPORTING EVENTS AND STUDENT PERFORMANCES: The state guidance for indoor settings at “Blue” status allows up to 225 individuals in the gym or auditorium, “Yellow” status allows up to 150 individuals, “Orange” status allows up to 50 individuals,  including other teams waiting to play and other essential personnel (other than athletes and coaches).    The district will be allowing a limited number of spectators when possible:

  • Home team spectators – tickets will be provided to allow 4 guaranteed tickets per M-CHS athlete per home game
  • Visiting team spectators – tickets will be provided to allow 2 guaranteed tickets per player for parents of visiting players.  
  • Student performances – tickets will be provided to allow 4 audience members per student performer.  Note, additional guidelines for choir and band performances may limit the number of students able to perform at one time.
  • General Public - After guaranteed tickets are distributed, remaining tickets will be available for the general public on a first come first serve basis until the capacity of spectators has been reached.
NUMBER OF SPECTATORS ALLOWED for RE-1 OUTDOOR SPORTING EVENTS AND STUDENT PERFORMANCES:  The state guidance for outdoor “Blue” status allows up to 250 individuals for an outside venue, “Yellow” status allows up to 175 individuals, “Orange” status allows up to 75 individuals,  including other teams waiting to play and other essential personnel (other than athletes and coaches).    The district will be allowing a limited number of spectators when possible:
  • Home team spectators – tickets will be provided to allow 4 guaranteed tickets per M-CHS athlete per home game
  • Visiting team spectators – tickets will be provided to allow 2 guaranteed tickets per player for parents of visiting players.  
  • Student performances – tickets will be provided to allow 4 audience members per student performer.  Note, additional guidelines for choir and band performances may limit the number of students able to perform at one time.
  • General Public - After guaranteed tickets are distributed, remaining tickets will be available for the general public on a first come first serve basis until the capacity of spectators has been reached.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECTATORS TO ATTEND EVENTS:
  • GUARANTEED TICKETS – attendees will need to present a valid ticket with their name and contact number on the back.
  • MASK WEARING – per CHSAA & CDPHE guidelines, all attendees must wear masks at all times for both indoor and outdoor events. Failure to properly wear a mask will result in possible ejection from the event and a forfeiting for future events this year.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – all attendees must honor social distancing in seating areas and in interactions with others in common areas.  Failure to follow social distancing will result in  possible ejection from the event and a forfeiting for future events this year.
  • CONTACT TRACING – attendees at indoor events will be considered close contacts for the purposes of contact tracing in case a participant or attendee tests positive for COVID.  Attendees are expected to notify the district if they test positive within 48 hours of attending an event and to quarantine if notified by the district.

Our primary goal remains to allow our students to compete and perform; the guidelines above are intended to follow state guidance and promote minimum disruption to the students’ games, performances, and in-person learning.  Please direct any questions to Eric Chandler or Dave Robinson.

Sincerely,       
Mr. Eric Chandler, Principal
Mrs. Emily Moreland, Vice Principal
Mr. Dave Robinson, Activities Director/Vice Principal
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418 South Sligo Street 
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(970) 565-3722

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