I wanted you to send you all this quick update regarding the status of high school sports in the state of California. As you are probably aware, Santa Clara County was moved to the “Purple Tier” by state authorities and therefore we are not allowed to begin practice at this time for our Season 1 sports (Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Water Polo and Volleyball).
We do expect the state and county authorities to release new guidelines regarding return to play for HS sports no earlier than the first week of January. As we await the return to competition guidelines, we are preparing to allow student-athletes the opportunity to return to campus for socially distanced outdoor workouts as soon as the first week of January if allowed. Look for additional correspondence from our office in about two weeks regarding potential workouts in January.
Please be certain we will do everything in our power to allow our student-athletes the chance to compete once the governmental authorities give us that opportunity. We wish a Merry Christmas to all of you and please do not hesitate to write to contact me or Eric Scharrenberg any time you have questions or concerns.
VCHS Athletic Director