Fall Sports Information

Updated 9/6/20

Contact Days Information

Ruvna Daily Health Screener - Fall Sports & Contact Days
Each morning, including Saturday, parents/guardians will receive an email and cellular text message at 5:20 a.m. with a unique link to answer a few brief health screener questions for your student(s). The parent/guardian of any student participating in contact days must fill out this screener prior to their student arriving to practice and/or competition. The Athletic Department will no longer require or provide an additional health screening form.

If the parent answers "no" to all the screener questions, they will receive a QR code that they can text or email to their child.  The QR code is unique for that student for that date. They will also see a note that reads: "You are cleared to participate in extracurriculars today."  

Students participating in outdoor practices/competitions/contact days will need to present their QR code for scanning to their respective coach prior to participating in activities.  Students participating in indoor practices/competitions/contact days will present their QR code for scanning to New Trier security at one of our designated entrances (Winnetka - N16, E26, Northfield - D5, D building vestibule, B building vestibule).  Students arriving to campus without a QR code will not be permitted to participate unless a parent is contacted and completes the RUVNA health screener form.  Students are not allowed to complete the RUVNA health screener.   

If the student has any symptoms on the list or has answered yes to any of the questions, the screen will display these instructions:, "One of your symptom(s) or responses has been identified by the Cook County Department of Health as potentially related to Covid-19.  If you are a student-athlete please contact Dale Grooms at 847-784-2297."  

Contact Day Information  

  • Contact days will be offered September 8th thru October 31st. (no sessions will be held on 9/7, 9/28 and 10/12)

  • Sports offering contact days will be scheduled 2x per week. A complete schedule for contact days can be found by clicking HERE .

  • Illinois Department of Public Health risk classifications (high, medium, low) define what drills and activities each sport can perform during contact days. CLICK HERE for details. Field hockey is not included on the list but is considered a medium risk sport.

  • All students must register for contact days via rSchool .  Please visit the Athletic Department Registration site and click on the Fall 2020 contact day registration button that applies to your sport. 

  • Parental consent is required for sports considered medium risk (field hockey, soccer, volleyball, fencing, basketball, water polo, 7 on n7 football) to offer intrasquad games during contact days.  The waiver will be included in your registration process.

  • Students must have a valid physical on file to participate. 

  • Contact days are not mandatory , but rather an opportunity to engage students in activity. 

  • Participation in contact days will not be used to select team rosters for winter, spring, and summer seasons.

  • Fall sport athletes should not miss practice to attend a contact day for another sport.

  • Students who have selected the 100% remote option for the first quarter are still eligible to participate.

  • Students participating in indoor activities will be required to wear a mask at all times.

  • Students participating in outdoor activities will be required to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.  

  • Students participating in medium-risk sports (basketball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, fencing, 7 on 7 football, water polo) will be required to wear a mask when engaged in intra-squad scrimmages.

  • Coaches are required to wear a mask at all times.

  • Groups of 50 or less are permitted indoors within the same facility.

  • Multiple groups of 50 or less separated by 30 feet or more are allowed outdoors within the same facility.

  • No locker rooms will be available for use.

  • Athletes are not permitted to share equipment.

Thanks in advance for your support, and please feel free to contact me with any questions, 

Augie Fontanetta
Athletic Director
fontanea@nths.net

Fall Sports Information
It has been great to see students back on campus and engaged in activity.  In the next few days, we will begin competing against other schools in the Central Suburban League as well as teams within our designated COVID-19 region.  Please click HERE to refer to updated guidelines and procedures pertaining to fall sports.