ATHLETIC PASSES

SFSD Return to Play for Athletics (Updated 12.3.20)

The Sioux Falls School District Activities Department’s top priority is and will be the health and safety of our student participants, staff, and spectators as we work to provide activities for the 2020-2021 school year. District Administrators have worked with city, state, and national officials to develop the following safety guidelines and protocols for each activity. These guidelines and protocols will continually be evaluated to ensure the health and safety of all. If a decision is made to alter, delay, or cancel any of our activities we will issue appropriate communication to all stakeholders and local media. We appreciate your understanding as we diligently work to provide meaningful activity opportunities for our students in the Sioux Falls School District.

SFSD Athletics Mode Of Operation: TIER 3

Practices/Events/Limited Travel/Specified Event Attendance

Limited Travel: Overnight trips prior to the postseason are prohibited.

High School Specified Event Guidelines:

  • No gathering, loitering, socializing will be allowed before, during or after the event.

  • All fans, event staff, coaches, directors, and student participants will vacate the facility immediately upon completion of the event.

    • Example for a scheduled 7:00 PM Basketball Event:

      • Freshman A Team Parents can attend Freshman A game only. Once the event is completed they must leave the facility. They are not allowed to attend Freshman B, Sophomore or Varsity game.

      • Freshman B Team Parents please do not arrive until 5:15 pm. Scheduled tip-off is 5:30 pm for these games. Once the event is completed they must leave the facility. They are not allowed to attend Varsity game.

      • Junior Varsity Team Parents can attend Junior Varsity game only. Once the event is completed they must leave the facility. They are not allowed to attend Sophomore or Varsity game.

      • Sophomore Team Parents please do not arrive until 5:15 pm. Scheduled tip-off is 5:30 pm for these games. Once the event is completed they must leave the facility. They are not allowed to attend Varsity game.

      • Varsity Team Parents please do not arrive until 6:45 pm. Scheduled tip-off is 7:00 pm for these games. Once the event is completed they must leave the facility.

  • Events will be made available in digital format when possible. Spectators will be highly encouraged to watch the live stream for these events when offered.

  • Spectators are coming at their own risk. We ask and encourage all spectators to adhere to and follow the COVID Guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all.

  • Spectators are expected to wear masks at all events.

  • Spectators are asked to follow the markings on the bleachers and sit in designated areas.

The area directly behind the team bench areas will be marked off and will not be accessible.

High School Specified Event Attendance:

Events will be made available in digital format when possible. All Spectators will be highly encouraged to watch the live stream for these events when offered.

Activities: Basketball (Girls and Boys), Gymnastics and Wrestling (Applies to Ticketed Events Only)

Adult Spectators

  • Home Team Spectators (Boys and Girls Basketball ONLY)

      • Limited to 2 passes per rostered participant. Each rostered participant will receive the option to purchase two spectator passes for their household at $20 per pass, $40 for both passes. This spectator pass will allow admittance into all home regular season contests for that specific sport (example pass will only allow bearer admittance into a boys basketball contest and will not allow admittance into girls basketball, wrestling, etc.) in the SFSD. 0 to Kindergarten aged Children, Elementary and Middle School aged students may attend if they are included in the two spectator passes. If these children or students attend, they will need to sit with their parents. No replacement passes will be issued. Pictures of Spectator Pass will not be accepted. Must present the physical pass to gain admittance.

  • Home Team Spectators (Gymnastics and Wrestling ONLY)

      • Limited to 2 entry permits per rostered participant. Each rostered participant will receive 2 home team spectator permits for their household. This home team spectator permit will allow bearer to purchase admission at the ticket gate of a date specific sporting event. (example permit will only allow bearer admittance into a gymnastics contest on December 10, 2020). It will not allow bearer to purchase admittance into any other SFSD events. 0 to Kindergarten aged Children and Elementary or Middle School aged students may attend if they are included in the two entry permits. If these children or students attend, they will need to sit with their parents. No replacement permits will be issued. Home Team spectator permit must be worn at contest. Please note that a true Individual Wrestling Tournament (Non-Dual) may change the amount of spectators permitted.

  • Visiting Team Spectators

      • Limited to 2 entry permits per rostered participant. Each rostered participant will receive 2 visiting team spectator permits for their household. This visiting team spectator permit will allow bearer to purchase admission at the ticket gate of a date specific sporting event. (example certificate will only allow bearer admittance into a gymnastics contest on December 10, 2020). It will not allow bearer to purchase admittance into any other SFSD events. 0 to Kindergarten aged Children and Elementary or Middle School aged students may attend if they are included in the two entry permits. If these children or students attend, they will need to sit with their parents. No replacement permits will be issued. Replacement permit must be worn at contest.

Staff Spectators

  • Staff ID will admit one, the bearer, to all SFSD regular season athletic contests. The Staff ID is non-transferable and valid for the employee only through May of 2021 Sports Season. The Staff ID may only be used once per athletic contest and will not allow admission to O’Gorman home games, and all post season tournaments. This is not a plus one pass, no guest or any other family members will be able to gain or purchase admission at the ticket gate. Pictures of Staff ID’s will not be accepted. Staff must present the physical ID to gain admittance.

Elementary or Middle School Student Spectators

  • Elementary or middle school aged students may only attend if they are included in the two spectator passes and/or permits issued. If these students attend, they will need to sit with their parents.

0 to Kindergarten Aged Children Spectators

  • 0 to Kindergarten aged children may only attend if they are included in the two spectator passes and/or permits issued. If these children attend, they will need to sit with their parents.

High School Student Spectators

  • Home Team Student Spectators

      • All High School Students are welcome to attend. If a High School Student wishes to attend events, they will be required to purchase an activity symbol to be printed on their student ID. The student ID with the printed activity symbol, admits one, the bearer, to all SFSD regular season athletic contests. Student ID’s are non-transferable and valid for the student only through May of 2021 Sports Season. The student ID may only be used once per athletic contest and will not allow admission to O’Gorman home games, and all post season tournaments. This type of pass is secured at the respective high school’s activities office. Pictures of Student ID’s will not be accepted. Student must present the physical ID to gain admittance.

  • Visiting Team Student Spectators

      • All Visiting Team High School Students are welcome to attend. Visiting High School Students with a valid and current year school identification card will be able to purchase admission at the ticket gate to all regular season contests in the SFSD. Pictures of Student ID’s will not be accepted. Student must present the physical ID to gain admittance.

Middle School Specified Event Attendance (Boys and Girls Basketball):

Adult Spectators

  • Home and Visiting Team Spectators

      • Limited to 2 passes per rostered participant. Each rostered participant will receive 2 spectator passes prior to each event for their household. This spectator pass will allow bearer to attend that specific sport event (example pass will only allow bearer admittance into a girls’ basketball contest and will not allow admittance into boys’ basketball game) in the SFSD. No replacement passes will be issued.

Staff Spectators:

  • Staff ID will not work at the Middle School level to gain admittance. Staff member must be included in the two spectator passes.

Elementary, Middle and High School Student Spectators

  • Elementary, Middle and High School aged students may only attend if they are included in the two spectator passes. If these students attend, they will need to sit with their parent.

0 to Kindergarten Aged Children Spectators

  • 0 to Kindergarten aged children may only attend if they are included in the two spectator passes. If these children attend, they will need to sit with their parents.