Adjustment to Spectator Guidelines for OGJH Students
We have found it necessary to make adjustments to our spectator guidelines for O'Gorman High School activities. A strong majority of junior high parents cannot attend these events because of the limited attendance guidelines, which poses issues of supervision for the junior high students. Furthermore, all of the Sioux Falls metro area high schools currently do not allow middle school/junior high students at games with their limited attendance guidelines. We believe our current guidelines create an unsafe environment for junior high students. Therefore, we will be making the following adjustment to our spectator guidelines: Junior high students will no longer be able to attend any home varsity or sub-varsity events at the high school level for the remainder of the fall semester unless they are one of the four people to receive an entry permit from a participant. If students have an entry permit they must sit with their parents as there will not be a junior high section. For our most updated Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools' Return to Learn Plan, please click here.
Metro Area Middle School/Junior High Spectator Restrictions
As you are aware, spectators will be limited at many events this year including our fall athletic events, which include volleyball, cross country, and football. Each school district has their own policy at how they are enforcing spectator restrictions. Click here to find the restrictions that have been set by the school districts in which OGJH competes with at the junior high level. Note: The Sioux Falls Public Schools has a wristband system (2 per student). These should have been brought home by your child last week if they are in a fall sport.
First Quarter Mid-Terms
We will be sending mid-term reports home with your child on Thursday (September 17). There will be a sticker in your child’s planner that you will be expected to sign to show that you have seen their mid-term report.
We have seen an increasing number of students who are forgetting to bring a mask to school. Please check with them that they have a mask. Additionally, we are looking for donations for disposable masks to provide to students who forget to wear one. Thank you!
Mr. Charron, Principal
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