Fall 2020 Activities Updates

Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools are committed to keeping our families, students, and staff informed regarding plans for the 2020-2021 school year. 

On August 4th, 2020 at the MSHSL Board Meeting, the following decisions were made by the Board: 

  • The Fall Sports of Girls Tennis, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Swim & Dive, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer were approved for the fall with the following restrictions:
    • 1st day of allowed practice is Monday, August 17th
    • Reduction of 20% of weeks
      • Boys and Girls Soccer now has 9 weeks of regular season
      • Girls Tennis now has 8 weeks of regular season
      • Cross Country now has 9 weeks of regular season
      • Girls Swimming and Diving now has 11 weeks of regular season
    • Reduction of 30% of contests
      • Boys and Girls Soccer now has 11 matches
      • Girls Tennis now has maximum of 11 matches
      • Cross Country now has maximum of 7 meets
      • Girls Swimming and Diving now has maximum of 11 meets
    • No more than 2 teams per Swim and Dive and/or Tennis contest
    • No more than 3 teams for a Cross Country meet
    • No Scrimmages, Invitationals or Tournaments
    • Competitions to be held locally as defined by individual schools
    • Limit of 2 events per week during the season
    • No decisions at this time on the State Tournament or culminating event
    • Sport Advisory Committees like to implement sport specific protocols/restrictions
  • Football and Volleyball would move to a “fourth season” in the spring.  My understanding is that it would start after the traditional winter season with spring sports being moved back — roughly March 15 – May 15.  Spring sports will be pushed back to an estimated May 15th start date.  
  • Practice Period. The board that approved volleyball and football may conduct practices this fall in some capacity. More information will be coming. Additionally, spring sports that lost their season last spring will be allowed to hold practices this fall 
  • Assumption of Risk. The MSHSL has a notice to participants about the assumption of risk related to Covid-19 and that participation is voluntary.  It will be provided to schools this week.  We will share as soon as we get it. 

The actions taken today by the MSHSL are unprecedented in the history of the League.  We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we continue to work with the MSHSL on how to best provide a meaningful experience in all of our activities sometime during the 2020-21 school year.

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