Announcements and Important Events
Dear Wolverine Nation,
The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has released its updated calendar to reflect a postponement, with an adjusted season calendar showing all competitions slated to start in January 2021. Therefore, all Willamette athletic practices and competitions will be postponed. To be clear, this decision is not in response to a positive case of COVID-19 at WHS, but rather as a result of the updated OSAA and state guidance, and in consultation with district leadership and our neighboring districts.
Bethel School District is proud of the health protocols we have implemented and the diligence with which our coaches, student-athletes and families have been following the safety measures. Multiple athletic programs have been engaging in conditioning workouts. WHS athletic programs may continue to provide students opportunities for conditioning, weight training and non-contact drills that abide with all safety criteria as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Governor, and the OSAA.
NOTE: We will continue allowing conditioning, weight training and non-contact drills only for as long as safety conditions and protocols are maintained.
We commit to monitoring the current health conditions in our community, and in late October we will provide an update on a possible return to team activities. This will be a challenging year, and this decision reflects our commitment to the health and academic priorities of our student-athletes.
While there are numerous benefits of athletic participation, we must acknowledge the uncertainties surrounding the health impacts of COVID-19 and continue to be diligent in order to limit the potential exposure to our school communities while practices and competitions are postponed.
Thank you for your understanding and your support of our student-athletes.
Bethel District Athletics and Activities Director
Willamette High School
1801 Echo Hollow Road
Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 689-0731 ext 4003