Covid-19: Co-Curricular & Specialty Programs

Co-Curricular Activities Are Vital to our Kids’ Development

Co-Curriculars at a glance
 
In Clovis Unified School District, we believe our co-curricular programs are essential in developing students in Mind, Body and Spirit, and at every opportunity have sought ways to make these programs available to students. Clovis Unified led the charge in developing Return to Play protocols now in place across our county, and since June 2020 have been able to provide a safe and healthy environment for student athletes to participate in conditioning activities. Modifications (such as those listed below) to how students participate in activates like sports, visual and performing arts, and career technological education, enable students to continue these pursuits.  

  • No Mass Social Gatherings
  • Enhanced Cleaning Protocols of facilities and equipment
  • Required Self-Assessment of COVID-19 symptoms before participating
  • Follow California  Department of Public Health (CDPH), Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH), California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) & other governing body plans and protocols for comprehensive play
  • Sports and level of participation/competition will be based on the protocols established in the CDPH and FCDPH guidelines 

Sports

Time to play! All Clovis Unified sports have been approved for competition by the CDPH, CIF and FCDPH as of March 4, providing teams adhere to strict safety guidelines and requirements. Specific game schedules and details can be found at school and team websites and social media platforms, including livestreaming links of games, if available.

Stipulations for all sports include:
  • Required signed Informed Consent Form
  • Spectators limited to Immediate Household Members and may be capped depending on the facility. Masks and social distancing required.
  • Players to wear masks when not doing heavy exertion.

Please see below for the current status of athletics at the High School, Intermediate, and Elementary levels.
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High School Athletics (click to expand)

Sports seasons are listed below and will be updated as requirements necessitate.

SEASON 1

Sport*StatusCOVID Test Required for Coaches/Players
Cross CountrySeason complete.
Girls Volleyball (outdoor)Indoor season cancelled since only allowed during yellow tier. The FCDPH approved a Senior Night to be played indoors (with students being tested for 2 consecutive days prior to game). Outdoor practices, grass games and court games being played.
Yes (for the Senior Night game)
No (for outdoor)
Game Cheer & Pep (outdoor)
Cheering at football games is allowed. Cheering at indoor and other sports is not allowed.
Yes - Weekly (if doing outdoor stunting)
FootballScrimmages begin March 19. 5-game TRAC schedule begins March 25.
Yes - Weekly
Water PoloCondensed schedule March 8-20.
Yes - Weekly
GymnasticsSeason cancelled due to tier required for indoor sports.


SEASON 2A
First Contest Date: March 8

Sport*COVID Test Required for Coaches/Players
TennisNo
Swim & DiveNo
GolfNo
SoccerNo
WrestlingYes - Daily
BasketballYes - Daily
Boys VolleyballYes - Daily

SEASON 2B
First Contest Date: March 20

Sport*COVID Test Required for Coaches/Players
Track & FieldNo
BaseballNo
SoftballNo
Comp Cheer (indoor)No
BadmintonNo

* Per CDPH, sports were originally put into tiers based on colored county tiers. The seasons, status and stipulations for each sport according to the existing purple tier are listed above and will be updated as other requirements are made by FCDPH and CIF.

Intermediate Athletics (click to expand)

Intermediate School Athletic Directors have developed a compressed schedule that is in line with the FCDPH and CDPH guidelines.  Clovis Unified will hold three seasons with every sport represented.  Priority of facilities will be given to 2020’s spring sports that were not able to have a season.  A testing plan will be followed for each sport according to guidelines if applicable. Specific team schedules and details can be found at each school or team websites or social media platforms. Seasons are:

  • COVID Season 1 (Feb. 8 – March 13): Boys/Girls Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis
  • COVID Season 2 (March 15 – May 1): Baseball, Boys Golf, Softball, Boys/Girls Swim & Dive, Boys Tennis, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Volleyball
  • COVID Season 3 (May 3 – 28): Badminton, Boys/Girls Basketball (outdoor), Gymnastics, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Boys/Girls Water Polo, Wrestling
 
As per the guidelines today, indoor boys volleyball, indoor basketball and wrestling are required to test in order to participate.

Elementary Athletics (click to expand)

Elementary schools are currently offering fun, skills-based, after school activities. All sports are included (with the exception of tackle football and wrestling) as long as an Informed Consent form is completed and submitted to the school site. Schools will not be traveling to compete against one another this school year. Contact your school site for more information.

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

Currently, Colorguard, Choir, Dance, Drama, Orchestra, and Percussion programs are allowed to meet adhering to the following guidelines:

  • May meet outside in groups of up to 50 (including one instructor that stays with that pod) with physical distancing of 6 feet with masks for performers and wind instruments.
  • May meet indoors with physical distancing of:
    • 6 feet for all performers, musicians, and staff for activities that do not generate respiratory droplets (drama, percussion, strings, color guard, dance, etc.).
    • 9 feet for all singers and wind musicians
    • 15 feet for all trombone musicians
  • Masks must be worn by all participants, including modified masks (masks with mouth slits) for all wind and brass instrument players.
  • Bell covers should be placed on all wind and brass instruments.
  • No sharing of any type of musical instruments is allowed. Limit and discourage the sharing of other items especially those that are hard to clean/disinfect.
  • Clean and disinfect all equipment and musical instruments before and after engaging in any activities.
  • All participants should be screened for COVID-19 symptoms including temperature checks prior to entering any rehearsal.
  • All other COVID-19 protocols and procedures remain in full effect.
  • Plans for performances of these disciplines are being researched, and an update will be provided as available. 

Clubs and Activities

All in-person co-curricular activities, assemblies, rallies, field trips, and any school-wide gatherings related to the 2020-21 school year will be suspended until the County Health Officer deems them safe. Virtual assemblies, rallies, field trips and other similar activities may take place. Mass Social gatherings of any kind are not permitted.

Trips and Competitions

Field Trips and Competitions will follow local guidance from the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

Additional Programs and Schools:

CART

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CART began the 2020-21 school year in a full online instructional model, aligned to Clovis Unified (CUSD) and Fresno Unified (FUSD) instructional plans as of July 2020. With CUSD’s announcement to return all secondary students choosing in person instruction the week of February 22nd and FUSD’s announcement to continue to promote a gradual return of students to in-person instruction, CART is in a unique position between the two school districts. CART also needs to make sure we provide an equitable opportunity for all CART students to return to some form of in-person instruction. We have continued to work diligently as a team on site and with both districts to come up with a compromise, which will allow for at least some in-person learning time for all of our students.

CART students will return for in person learning starting March 9 and 10 as follows: 
  • Half of our students will attend on Tuesdays and the other half will attend on Wednesdays. 
  • Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will remain with all virtual instruction until further notice. 
  • Students and families will be notified by February 26 whether they are assigned for in-person learning on Tuesday or Wednesday. Bus schedules will also be available by the end of February.

CART will continue to work with both districts and each school site to accommodate students’ needs with their home school schedules and CART’s plan. Additional details will be communicated as they become available. 

Clovis Adult School

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Clovis Adult School will operate under normal schedule with limited class sizes following the recommendations of the Fresno County Department of Public Health and Clovis Unified School District. Classes will be held following social distancing guidelines and staff and students wearing masks. Clovis Adult will mirror the guidelines established for CUSD K-12 schools and post secondary institutions.

Career Technical Education

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Our goal with Career Technical Education (CTE) is to deliver an enriched educational experience that promotes student interest and academic success, while also developing technical and soft skills training necessary to prepare our students for college and career. In addition to academic learning, students benefit from the practical, hands-on learning experiences they gain from their work based learning opportunities. These experiences range from internships, job shadowing, on-the-job training, and industry-certification opportunities.
 
For the 2020-21 school year, we are committed to students continuing to gain these experiences but understand things may look different from our industry partners providing virtual work experiences, students participating in web conferences to learn about career opportunities or taking online courses to receive industry certification. Many of our programs have returned smaller groups of students to participate in work setting on campus to utilize industry equipment our schools have purchased or participate in work settings in smaller numbers. Our goal is to have small groups of students in-person for every program as soon as possible.

Sierra Outdoor School

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Sierra Outdoor School has developed their guidelines in accordance with Tuolumne County Regulations and Clovis Unified School District.  Updates can be found at sos.cusd.com.

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