Back to School

IPS Athletics high school programming resumed on Aug. 17. Please check with your respective school/coach/administrator for more details. Elementary and middle school athletics programming will be considered for the winter and spring seasons. 

In addition to having a completed IHSAA physical on file from the 2019–2020 school year, parents of participating high school student-athletes are required to complete the IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire prior to participating in any physical athletics activity for the 2020–2021 school year. Both must be on file before athletes can practice, in alignment with historic practice.

  • If a student does not have a completed physical on file from the 2019–2020 school year, they will need to see a physician and submit a newly completed IHSAA physical.
  • If students answer affirmatively to any of the questionnaires, they must receive a newly completed physical.

Parents of a participant will also need to complete the IU Health HIPAA/IPS Athletics COVID-19 Acknowledgement form. This will allow our athletic trainers to properly treat them for athletic-related issues and also ensure that families are aware of the high-risk conditions associated with severe illness caused by COVID-19.

Spectator limits will initially be set to two family members per participating student athlete, and will be adjusted accordingly as we move forward.

Each form mentioned above should be completed online HERE under the “Electronic   

Documents to be “Submitted by the Parent” section.

For more detail on the IPS Athletics Responsible Return Plan, click HERE.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Cheer, band, dance, etc. can occur in alignment with IPS athletic guidelines. However, appropriate social distancing must occur AND all performances may not have audiences. 

Ensure sufficient safety protocols for all these activities. For example, routines should not include partnering. Practices should occur outside as much as possible. Implement social distancing, use virtual formats when appropriate, and limit the amount of students in a physical space during in-person sessions.

NONCOMPETITIVE SPORTS

All after-school clubs and noncompetitive activities should be converted to online formats/meetings (i.e., student council, chess, art club, etc.).

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips will be canceled until further notice.

ADDITIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES