Welcome to Elementary Athletics!
School City of Mishawaka Elementary schools are great schools. The main purpose of athletics at the elementary level is to help the child develop physically through exercise, teach the fundamentals of the sport, and develop a proper attitude toward team play. From elementary to John Young Middle School to Mishawaka High School, we are one Mishawaka representing our community.
We have received questions about if and how COVID-19 will change this year’s elementary athletic season. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that exercising and participating in activities like sports can be a healthy way to cope with stress and connect with our community. After careful thought and planning, we will resume elementary sports while following CDC considerations to protect players, families, and our community.
We place the highest priority on the safety and health of our students, staff, and visitors. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while providing maximum opportunities for our student-athletes to play.
- Face coverings are required for all indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status.
- If concessions are available, you may remove your mask only while eating or drinking.
- Families are encouraged to sit/stand together and socially distance from other families when possible.
- Student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- If you are not feeling well, we ask that you stay home to minimize any possible transmission of COVID-19.
Participation in sports has known health benefits, including promoting physical fitness and mental wellness. Sports provide social interaction which is necessary in a time of uncertainty for our athletes. In addition, sports can provide an opportunity for young athletes to learn concepts of teamwork, leadership, work ethic and integrity. Following the above guidelines will help ensure our student-athletes are able to continue participating in elementary sports.
Thank you to all of our SCM families for your continued patience and flexibility as we make the best decisions for the health, safety and continued successful experiences of our student-athletes.