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May 2020

COVID-19 Policies for SHHS Athletics

Submitted by curtis.burton on Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:49
Lee Gillie

COVID-19 Policies for SHHS Athletics 

Parents Policies

Utah is in “ Yellow Status,” meaning low risk. Our school will follow the direction from the state (, the UHSAA, the CDC, and the NFHS on returning safely to activity. 


We want to make you aware of the policies that are being implemented at SHHS in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These policies will be currently updated and changed as the guidelines from the state, national and district level changes or as we see fit to benefit the student athletes at our school. We anticipate that new policies will be released before fall sports are started.

As a parent, you have the right to limit the activity of your athlete due to your comfort level. This includes but is not limited to: safe modifications of activities, limitation of contact activities, limitation of all activities on campus, limitations of competitions on or off campus. No penalties will be given to athletes and/or parents who are uncomfortable with participation.

If your athlete has any signs and/or symptoms associated with COVID-19 or any other communicable disease, please keep them home. If they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have come into contact with anyone at the school please notify us immediately. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 a health check from their physician with a cardiac evaluation is required.

Pre-participation physicals will still be required and follow the same protocols as in years past. The policy is as follows:  Pre-participation physical exam date should be performed on or after April 15th to be valid for the following school YEAR through July 15th of that year.

Prior to each team activity such as lifting, drill work, or team practice, a symptom checklist will be completed for each athlete. Team equipment/ facility sanitation will occur during and after each use of shared equipment. This includes the wiping down of the weight room equipment after each athlete uses it. This also includes the cleaning of equipment such as a football after that group is done using it for that activity. Equipment that is personal such as shoulder pads and helmets will be sanitized before being sent home with the athlete. No locker rooms will be available for athletes to store equipment. Hand sanitizer will be available with each coach and will be encouraged to be used often when shared equipment is present. 

Athletes are required to bring their own water bottle and not share it with anyone. If possible we are asking athletes to bring their own hand sanitizer to carry around with them when possible. 

Athletes hygiene will be of the utmost importance. As a parent you can help to facilitate good practices at home that carry over to being in our facilities. We ask that you teach your children how to wash their hands correctly for 20 seconds and do so often. Encourage the use of hand sanitizers when hand washing is not available. We will require athletes to shower daily and suggest it happens as soon as they go home from their activity at the school. We also will require that their clothing/towels etc. used at the school be washed before it is worn again at the school. This includes practice jerseys, game jerseys, or other clothing worn for work outs. We understand that this can be time consuming, but it will help us follow the best practices to keep our athletes and student body safe as well as faculty and staff.

If there is an activity you would like to come and watch such as a scrimmage, we ask that you observe physical distancing and sit at least 6 feet away from other family groups.

If there are any protocol questions or other questions related to COVID-19 please feel free to reach out to your coach or the administration at SHHS. 

We look forward to seeing the return of our athletes and do not take lightly our duty to protect them. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. 


The Salem Hills High Administration, Athletic Director, and Athletic Trainer

Bart Peery

Brett White

Curtis Burton

Lee Gillie

Amy Bartholomew


Mr. Peery's Tribute to Valedictorians and Spirit, Heart, Honor, and Success Winners

Submitted by curtis.burton on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:27
Curtis Burton
Samuel Devenport SHHS 2020 Valedictorian
Bryn Riley SHHS 2020 Valedictorian
Larson Brown SHHS 2020 Spirit Award Recipient
Isaac Barnum SHHS 2020 Heart Award Recipient
Derek Burton SHHS 2020 Honor Award Recipient
Sydney Ward SHHS 2020 Success Award Recipient
Ivan Clarke SHHS 2020 Faculty/Staff Award Recipient
Jennie Ward SHHS 2020 Community Member Award Recipient

Mr. Peery recently paid tribute and gave heartfelt recognition to our school's valedictorians and Spirit, Heart, Honor, and Success winners at our SHHS Awards Assembly (May 14, virtual). However, the videos did not load in their entirety, so to see the video tributes, click on the links below:

Is your family in need of food?

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:34

Tabitha’s Way is committed to helping all of our neighbors have access to enough food, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabitha’s Way is here to help.

If your family is in need of food, visit Tabitha’s at 
45 East 100 North, Spanish Fork, UT 84660. 
For faster service pre-register at is external)

Drive-Thru Emergency Food Distribution
Tuesday - Friday
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Please bring picture ID
Make sure your trunk is cleared
Please remain in your vehicle
If you are sick, please STAY HOME, and have 
someone pick up on your behalf.


Senior Spotlights on Social Media!

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 16:27

Dear SHHS Parents of Seniors,

We are running low on spotlights! It's not too late to send them in. 

Please send a shout-out and a photo to honor them during this next week or two. 

Please email this to during the next few days. 


SHHS Admin

Goooo Skyhawks!


PTSA Graduation Leis for Sale

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:15

SHHS PTSA Graduation Leis are available to order now! With graduation being so different this year, it's especially important to show your grads you care. Order online here and you can pick up either at the high school when you pick up graduation packets (info coming from high school about that later) or from Jennie Shellabarger Ward or Cynthia Riley.

Marching Band Information!

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:11


Dear Skyhawk Parents and Students!

We are happy to announce our annual Skyhawk Marching Band Step-Off Meeting! This will be your opportunity to hear about the upcoming competitive marching band season, as well as register to become part of the award-winning Skyhawk Marching Band!

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, we will be holding this year’s meeting via Zoom! Information that will be covered at this meeting will include:

  • Introductions of new and returning staff, including our new Director of Bands, Mr. Ryan Adair!

  • Revealing the theme of the 2020-2021 Skyhawk Field Show!

  • Schedule and Calendar Items for the season

  • Season Fees and Fee Schedule

  • Season Commitments and Expectations

  • Registration Instructions (Open through May 12th)

  • Question and Answer

The Skyhawk Marching Band Step-Off Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7th at 11:30am. To attend, simply click the link below and input the meeting password when prompted:

Meeting ID: 414 359 9623

Password: 4EYxGH

We look forward to having you join us! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Mr. Adair at

See you soon, Skyhawks!

Mr. Ryan Adair, Director

Mr. Daniel Stolworthy, Assistant Director

Gina Moreno, Percussion Caption Advisor

Kali Kake, Colorguard Caption Advisor


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