Athletics Still On Pause, Facility Work Goes On
No group practices, but coaches may connect with students remotely
The weather has turned and youth and adults are looking to be active outdoors. Playgrounds remain closed, but tracks, fields and now tennis courts can be used by individuals with physical distancing. 4J school facilities remain off-limits for group activities including use by outside groups (except for specific essential services).
Oregon school athletics and activities were canceled this spring for the rest of the 2019–20 school year. Plans for 2020 fall sports are yet to be determined.
No sports team practices are permitted at this time. However, after school ends, coaches may check in with students and may discuss optional individual workouts and activities, adhering to all current parameters for physical distancing and other considerations that are in effect for Oregon schools and our local community.
In the meantime, while student athletes are not on the fields, planned high-priority improvements are underway for athletic facilities across the district—including turf replacements, gym floor work, and a new North Eugene softball field—among a long list of planned bond improvements for this spring and summer.