Dear Parents and Guardians:
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Athletic Department is happy and honored to be able to provide athletic opportunities for our student athletes again this winter. With that being said, we are in a very delicate situation and need the support of all of our families, friends and community members to allow our students athletes the opportunities to compete in athletic events in which they need and deserve.
All Wisconsin Valley schools are in agreement that for risk reduction measures for our student-athletes, coaches, and communities, that the Wisconsin Valley Conference will play a limited schedule in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, Wrestling, and Boys Hockey. We also recognize that if a school wished to compete in an unrecognized conference sport, we will support this school's local decision.
In addition, the Wisconsin Valley Conference/Valley conference supports the fact that education-based athletics is a privilege, not a right, which requires an added level of responsibility for those that administer them and serve as a partner in the education of student-athletes.
Below is the link for spectator limitations and requirements for all WVC events. Included is the masking requirements for all those attending any athletic event at any WRPS athletic facility or property. Spectator limitations will be evaluated periodically and based on the current Covid 19 infection and spreading rates, limitations may be adjusted.
Summary of Guidelines:
Covid Self checks are required for all those attending any athletic event
Masks and social distancing are required for everyone at all events
Restrictions have been placed on the number of spectators at events, which will vary by sport and may vary based on venue-specific limitations and/or other location-specific mandates. (See Spectator Guidelines for specifics)
Parents and/or Guardians:
You are receiving this email to reinforce a few requirements prior to your student-athlete participating each day in athletics at Lincoln High School. Families are required to make sure their student-athletes conduct Covid screening prior to attending practice or events each day.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
Loss of sense of taste or smell
Runny nose or nasal congestion
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
If any Covid symptoms exist, athletes must stay home and they must get tested prior to returning. Additionally, athletes who are under quarantine requirements and are not able to attend school due to being quarantined, whether it is due to one's own symptoms or it is due to an exposure, are also not able to attend practices or events. Please continue to follow protocols and stay safe and healthy, so we can continue to allow our student-athletes to participate in the sports they love.
LHS Athletic Director
UPDATE: 2020-2021 Athletic Registration will open August 10th, 2020
If any parents need assistance or use of a computer please feel free to stop in the athletic office Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, or call Betsy at 715-424-6760 to set up a time.
Passes are available at the Lincoln High School front office. More information at https://www.rapidsathletics.org/page/show/2604851-admissions-and-tickets
***Please bring proof of age and residency to obtain one.
Thank you for visiting Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Athletics online. We are excited to offer this accessible and easy to use resource for our families and community. I encourage you to use this site as your primary information source for all things Rapids Athletics, yet if any questions are unable to be answered online, please feel free to contact us directly.
Go Red Raiders!
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
We are proud to share that for the third consecutive year Lincoln High School Athletics has earned the WIAA Award of Excellence. This award is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our coaching staff and student-athletes. We are one of only 5 schools to have earned the award all three years that it has been awarded.