Summit High School
February 1, 2021 update from Bend-La Pine High School Athletics/Activities:
The Oregon School Activities Association continues to update member schools providing direction and clarification for school athletics moving forward in the 2020-21 school year.As we get closer to season 2, we want to provide an update in the development of athletics in our state and district.
Local/Regional Scheduling and Leagues/Special Districts
Back in October the OSAA Executive Board directed schools to prioritize local/regional play when scheduling contests for the 2020-21 school year and schools are not required to participate in assigned leagues/special districts for the 2020-21 school year. While current league/special district alignments may continue to work for some, many schools are forecasting significant travel and transportation issues that will impact current league structures. Schools within the 6A Mountain Valley Conference determined long ago, that our schedules for continued league play in 2020-21 will prove problematic in most sports and we will focus the bulk of our schedules within our region. In attempting to coordinate an effort to schedule across classifications within Central Oregon many schools in lower classifications chose to stay within their leagues which had a ripple effect on our schools in various sports. As we continue to reach out and schedule seasons 3 & 4, our hope is continued conversation with our regions schools to cross classifications close to home giving our schools a bit more variety in our schedules.
Per the OHA’s Statewide Reopening Guidance – K-12 School Sports, Limited Return to Play, full-contact sports continue to be prohibited at this time. Full-contact sports include wrestling, basketball, football, dance/drill (contact) and cheerleading (contact). Bend-La Pine Schools will continue to commit to training and conditioning in these sports during open periods but competitions or contact between participants of any kind remains prohibited. These restrictions cannot be waived by the OSAA Executive Board, staff, or Bend-La Pine Schools. OSAA staff is in regular communication with the Governor’s Office and OHA regarding the timeline for possible reconsideration of these policies but thus far we have received no indication of any pending reconsideration. We continue to remain optimistic to changes occurring for football prior to season 2. If changes do not occur football season will go away from tradition and take a different form in high schools around our state. We look for an update February 8th from OSAA.
Comprehensive Distance/Hybrid Learning and Indoor Competitions
K-12 School Sports remains tied to Deschutes county risk level and the indoor/outdoor recreational sports guidance. We are no longer tied to school learning models. As our school’s transition to in-person hybrid learning we will have many hurdles to jump between the classroom and athletics. Some sports will most definitely be allowable under current classifications and guidance while others will prove more difficult in traditional form. The restrictions certain sports face are not recommendations and cannot be waived by the OSAA Executive Board, staff, or Bend-La Pine Schools.
Season 2 Decisions
As the state continues to look to re-examine school opening metrics and school districts make decisions regarding timelines for returning to in-person instruction, the OSAA Executive Board continues to meet regularly discussing upcoming seasons. If possible, the Board plans to make decisions regarding Season 2 prohibited activities February 8th. Decisions regarding Season 3 and 4 will be made as those seasons become closer to commencing. Bend-La Pine Schools remain committed to planning for upcoming seasons:
Fall sports (OSAA season 2) will begin February 22nd (Football will begin February 8th)
Must be cleared by February 17th, 3:00pm (Football must be cleared by February 3rd, 3:00pm)
Spring sports (OSAA season 3) will begin April 5th
Must be cleared by March 31st, 3:00pm
Winter sports (OSAA season 4) will begin May 10th
Must be cleared by May 5th, 3:00pm
If and when the OSAA Executive Board makes decisions that could alter our direction for these upcoming seasons, communication will be made from our athletic departments to you.
Academics and Eligibility
Athletes will continue to be bound by individual academic eligibility rules this school year. As we approach upcoming competition seasons below are a few reminders:
1.An eligible student must be enrolled full time and making satisfactory progress toward graduation.
a.Full time status = enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes, attending regularly, and passing 5 courses equaling 2.5 credits in previous semester.
b.Satisfactory progress = a student making satisfactory progress towards graduation requirements by earning the minimum quantity of credits prior to the start of the specified school year (10th, 11th, or 12th grade benchmarks).
As families register for sports, part of our clearing for competition process checks on these minimum requirements. These requirements cross all forms of instruction be it within CDL, Bend-La Pine online, or associate member school. The only exception to this is home schooled student eligibility requirements. There are many other eligibility requirements and if you have questions about specifics concerning your individual eligibility please do not hesitate to contact your athletic director as each situation can be unique.
Pay to Play:
Bend-La Pine Schools have suspended all pay to play fees for athletics and activities at both the middle and high school levels for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. We will not be charging fees. These fees will be reinstated fall of 2021.
Spectators at events:
Bend-La Pine will move forward in Season 2 with no spectators allowed at middle or high school events. This will be continually re-evaluated as we progress through our seasons and improvement is made with case counts and a successful return to in person instruction. The next evaluation of this will be mid-March.
Recommendations for Non-Essential Travel:
Oregon continues to be under a non-mandatory travel recommendation. The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in many states and countries. Persons arriving in Oregon from other states, or residents of Oregon returning from other states or countries, could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. In addition, travel itself can be a risk for exposure to COVID-19, particularly travel through shared conveyance such as air, bus or rail travel. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of virus transmission and bringing the virus back to Oregon.
To the extent possible persons arriving in Oregon from other states or countries for non-essential travel, including returning Oregon residents, and athletes traveling out of state to or from recreational sport activities, should but are not required to:
While a 14-day quarantine is the safest option to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others, those who have traveled to Oregon or back home to Oregon may consider ending quarantine early if they have not had any symptoms
Residents of Oregon should, but are not required to:
We continue to move the needle in the right direction with in-person instruction and educational based athletics beginning, help us continue this trend.
We hope this update provides a bit more information and clarity as seasons quickly approach. There are still many hurdles for upcoming seasons and we will do our best to keep everyone up to date with the pertinent information. Thank you for sharing your athlete with us and if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact your school’s athletic director.
Bend-La Pine Schools Athletic Director
Email is the best form of communication, the athletics office is not open at this time.
Questions please contact the athletics office email: [email protected]
Students will find a connection to athletic activities in which they can participate and find enjoyment during their high school careers. We encourage parents to actively support their children in both their academic and athletic pursuits.
Parents of high school students wishing to participate in athletics should register using FamilyID.
FamilyID is a secure, user-friendly online registration platform that streamlines the application process and allows parents to enter information once for multiple family members and athletic teams.
If you registered for a Season 1 sport, you do not need to register again.
No payments required for the 2020-2021 school year for athletics.
|Winter Sports||Coach|| Phone, Email
||541- 382-1257 Email|
|Basketball - Boys||Jon Frazier||541-610-4626, Email|
|Basketball - Girls||Lynnette Landis|
|Wrestling||Tom Nelson||541-355-4115, Email|
|Spring Sports||Coach||Phone, Email, Schedule|
|Baseball||Richie Sexson||360-713-7399, Email
|Golf - Boys||Andy Heinly||541-550-9902, Email|
|Golf - Girls||Nate Kitt|
|Softball||Brady Bedsworth||541-390-3851, Email|
|Boys Tennis||Paxton Deuel||541-460-0456, Email|
|Tennis - Girls||Quinn McAndrews||[email protected]|
|Track||Dave Turnbull||541-355-4114, Email|
|Fall Sports||Coach||Phone, Email, Schedule|
|Cross Country||Kari Strang||541-788-6412, Email|
|| 503-550-4190, Email
|Soccer - Boys||Ron Kidder||541-280-7862, Email|
|Soccer - Girls||Jamie Brock||541-355-4111, Email|
|Volleyball||Jill Waskom||541-788-2827, Email
If you are looking for information on a club sport such as Water Polo, please click here: Clubs
Students who participate in extracurricular sports must complete a physical exam in grades 9, and 11 or if this is their first time participating with a Bend-La Pine Schools team. All physicals need to be completed prior to the sports season and not before May 1 of the summer before the current academic year.
Please be sure to print out the OSAA School Sports Pre-Participation Examination form:
Take it to your child's sports physical appointment. When you have completed the sports physical, please turn it in to the school.
As an advocate for your children, we hope that parents of athletes and non-athletes alike will also consider an annual Wellness Check – a complete medical examination and screen for common health issues – annually.
Wellness Check visits are vital to your child’s healthy growth and development. Physicians suggest adolescents should have regular wellness visits to make sure they are developing at the expected pace and continue to remain healthy.
During these visits, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your child’s growth, development, behavior and other health issues with the goal of preventing illness and promoting the best possible health for your student.
We encourage you to consider discussing the possibility of adding a Wellness Check to your next sports physical, with your physician.
Note: If you choose a Wellness Check in place of a physical, you must complete the physical form with your physician to be eligible for OSAA athletics. The form is available in your school’s athletics office and in the link above.
Any student who participates in school-sponsored athletics or activities must agree to abide by the School District Board Policies, Administrative Rules, Code Of Conduct, building rules and team participation/training regulations. All students who participate in athletics and extracurricular activities are expected to be positive role models for other students and members of the community at all times. This signed contract shall be in effect at all times during the contract period. “At all times" means 24 hours a day, every day of the week whether at school or away from school. The contract will be in effect from the beginning of the OSAA calendar (see OSAA website for each years start date) and conclude with the last day of high school.
Summit High School is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and abides by all of its rules and policies.
Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We do our best to keep our athletic events as scheduled however due to unforeseen circumstances, we may need to cancel, postpone or move an event. To stay up to date on athletic events please go to the OSAA website, click on schools, then members schools to select Summit High School. Your coaching staff will communicate to you as soon as possible.