High school spring activities, cancelled

Jackson Mcmurrey
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will not be able to return to in-person schooling by May 4, which was the deadline for deciding whether or not spring sports ran by the Montana High School Association would continue. The MHSA Executive Board stated in their last press release prior to this that if students could not continue in-person learning by this date, then spring activities would be cancelled indefinitely, thus leaving high schoolers without a 2020 spring season. Many factors went into the decision, but the board explains how it would be difficult to conduct any meaningful activities both while trying to practice social distancing, as well as make up for lost time. Mark Beckman, MHSA executive director, says “The Class of 2020 will not be forgotten.” They are looking forward to resuming the 2020-2021 school year with things back to normal, and are staying focused now on the contingencies of the fall season of this year.

“Good afternoon,

As you are aware, the Governor has issued a reopening plan for the state which included allowing local school districts to determine allowing in-person instruction on May 7th.

Because of the previous MHSA Board action, resumption of spring activities depended on our student’s ability to return to in-person instruction without restrictions by May 4th and if in-person instruction didn’t resume by that time without restrictions,


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