CK McClatchy Return to Athletics Information


SCUSD’s Press Release, 11/20/20

Return Together Update: Sac City Unified to Begin Athletic Conditioning-Full Return to Play Plan Coming Soon

Athletics are important to the physical, mental, and social well-being of our students. We are excited to announce that beginning on December 1, 2020, the district will begin to welcome back high school student athletes to participate in conditioning that is consistent with state and county health requirements. The district will begin athletic conditioning as part of Phase One of the California Interscholastic Federation guidelines. In Phase One, only outdoor physical conditioning and practice activities will be permitted.

To protect the health and safety of students and staff, participants must adhere to the Return to Health requirements, which include:

  • Athletes must wear face coverings consistent with state and local guidelines
  • Physical distancing must be practiced
  • Observing hand hygiene, including washing and sanitizing
  • Screening for symptoms, both at home and upon arrival to conditioning practice

Additionally, the following additional requirements will be observed:

  • Athletes and coaches will participate in cohorts, or groups of no more than 27 (consistent with state and county guidance)
  • Equipment will be designated and used within each cohort
  • All equipment will be disinfected after use by each cohort
  • There should be no shared athletic supplies, such as towels, clothing, shoes, or water bottles, between students
  • Spectators will not be permitted
  • Come dressed for practice, as locker rooms will not be used

As public health conditions may change, our district may be required to cease conditioning activities. Families should be prepared for these possible changes.

As required as part of the Return to Health Plan, the district will provide participants with PPE supplies, such as touchless thermometers, face coverings, gloves, sanitizer, and disinfectants. The facilities will be properly disinfected on a daily basis, and areas marked with signage and other guides to help participants adhere to health and safety protocols.

Over the next few days, look for a full Return to Play Plan which outlines comprehensive requirements for players and coaches participating in athletic conditioning. Also look out for additional information from coaches and principals at your school sites.

At this time, each Sac City Unified comprehensive high school will begin a phased-in approach to bringing athletes back to athletic conditioning. Participants should contact their athletic director or site administrator for information regarding specific sport return dates

Sac City Unified is committed to protecting the health and safety of students and staff who choose to participate in athletic activities.

For information on our Return Together plans, visit

CKM’s Site Level Protocols

All district protocols will be followed, these are more site specific.

All athletes need to enter McClatchy through the student parking lot (south entrance) and after conditioning, exit through the staff parking lot (north entrance).  All the gates leading to Cal MS and 17th street will remain closed and locked during these conditioning sessions.  

There will be no spectators allowed during these outside conditioning sessions.  After each conditioning session athletes should be picked up at the front of the school, unless driving themselves.  

All athletes will have their temperature taken upon arrival.

All athletes need to wear a mask and social distance when on campus.  

All athletes will be placed into cohorts of no more than 25 athletes and 2 coaches. Cohorts will remain the same for the duration of the conditioning sessions.

Athletes are asked to bring their own full water bottle as water fountains will not be available.

Athletes will remain outdoors for all activities during conditioning until the county and district determine it is safe for indoor activities. There will be a restroom for student use, but we recommend students use the restroom at home before arrival.

Freshman who are interested in participating in sports conditioning are encouraged to join. No tryouts will be held to establish official teams until it is determined we can run normal sports seasons. Freshman do however, need to complete the Athletic Clearance process outlined below to participate.

In order for an athlete to participate in outside conditioning they must be cleared by our Athletic Director, Mr. Feickert. Refer to the Athletic Clearance Directions page.