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HSD2 Moves Forward with Season C Football Season - 09/17/20

 

 

HSD2 Moves Forward with “Season C” Football Season

COLORADO SPRINGS – Harrison School District Two will move forward with a “Season C” (Feb. 22 – May 8) football season despite Governor Polis’ announcement on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 allowing school football season to begin in October.

The district made this decision based on the safety of the players, the focus on education for players, game quality, and game attendance.

  1. Safety of players
    1. Lack of traditional off season and preseason conditioning workouts, team workouts, strength training and team camps from school closing in spring through the summer.
    2. Illness- fall season will be during the start of flu season.
    3. COVID screening impacts due to flu and how they could negatively impact teams
    4. COVID potential with teams the schools would be playing.
    5. Allows time for students to begin conditioning and strength training that can help prevent injury and/or help with injury recovery.
       
  2. Educationally Based Athletics
    1. First purpose is to get students back in school
    2. Help students navigate a new learning paradigm
    3. Help students develop strategies for academic success in varied learning environments
       
  3. Game Quality
    1. Allow time for coaches to work with players to help them improve football specific skills
    2. Allow time for coaches to work with players to build team and playing strategies of football
    3. Allows time for students to get into the proper condition to play the game to the best of their ability
       
  4. Game Attendance
    1. Spring allows the opportunity for spectator attendance variance to be increased
    2. Schools want parents and family to be allowed at games
    3. Schools want students to be allowed to attend games

Harrison School District Two has always been in support of the CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) recommendation from August 4, 2020 for all sports and believes the plan was for the greater good of all students and schools across the state.

Harrison School District Two will continue to offer cross country, boys golf and softball this fall as allowed by CHSAA. The District is confident they can allow these sports to occur while keeping athletes safe.

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For more information, please contact Dave Hogan at the numbers listed above

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HSD2 Brings Back Community Meals for Children Birth-18 Years of Age - 09/03/20

COLORADO SPRINGS – The USDA signed a waiver to extend the Summer Feeding Program that provides any child age birth to 18 years a grab and go meal. They do not need to live in the Harrison School District or attend D2 schools. This service to the community will occur at 5 schools starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020 through October as a drive-thru event. Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on school days. Children do not have to be in the vehicle with adults, but staff will ask for the child’s name. 

5 Locations:

Centennial Elementary School

Pikes Peak Elementary School

Soaring Eagles Elementary School

Fox Meadow Middle School

Sierra High School

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For more information, please contact Christine O’Brien at the numbers listed above

HSD2 Announces Hybrid Model for Secondary Schools - 08/26/20

COLORADO SPRINGS – Harrison School District Two (D2) announces a change to our secondary (grades 6 -12) In-Person learning option. Harrison School District Two will utilize a hybrid model of in-person learning for secondary students that are choosing to return in-person after the Labor Day holiday. Families still have two options after Labor Day – eLearning or the in-person hybrid model.

“Safety is our priority in Harrison School District Two, and we have been re-evaluating our reopening plan for secondary students in grades 6 - 12. We find there will be a benefit in bringing these students back in smaller groups, as cohorts are difficult to maintain in secondary schools”, said Superintendent Dr. Wendy Birhanzel. This new in-person hybrid model allows D2 to split secondary students into a Tuesday/Wednesday cohort and a Thursday/Friday cohort. All secondary hybrid in-person students will utilize eLearning on Mondays and on the two days that are not their cohort days.

Secondary schools will be in touch with families by Friday, August 28 to assign students to a cohort if they selected in-person learning during orientation. All secondary students began the 2020-2021 school year in a remote fashion on Monday, August 17. Students will transition to the in-person hybrid model or the eLearning model on Tuesday, September 8, and the District will continue to work with El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) to determine how and when to bring back our entire student body safely.

All students will be eligible for free school meals daily between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. regardless of the learning option they select.

Secondary students will still have the option to participate in sports, activities, and clubs as outlined by CHSAA and the student’s school.