Updated Fall Sports Spectator Plan

Updated Fall Sports Spectator Plan
Posted on 02/17/2021
Updated Fall Sports Spectator Plan

Port Angeles School District's plan to offer in-person spectators for fall sports events is set forth using guidance under WIAA protocols. Our goal is to surround ourselves with consistent safety standards that have been proven effective for all. The number of spectators per event will depend on how many athletes, coaches, sideline cheer, drill team, musical performers, game administrators, and other team staff on site. The number of spectators will vary depending on the sport.

PASD will offer tickets to home games only. Tickets will be delivered to the student-athlete that is eligible to participate by the head coach during the practice before the scheduled home game. Tickets will be collected at the gate and only valid for that event's date and time. We will not be able to accommodate 'walk-ups' and there will be one point of entry with no re-entries.  The plan is to increase the number of tickets per student-athlete for senior night.

We ask that spectators honor safeguards that include but are not limited to:

  • Following occupancy allowances.
  • Filling out attestation forms – Found here.
  • Temperature Checks: We will write down the data on the attestation form upon entry.
  • 100% mask compliance, even while outside. Nose and face must always be covered.
  • Social Distancing: Areas will be marked for you to sit with your household members.

PASD takes concerns within our league regarding in-person spectators and possible exposure for student-athletes very seriously. We encourage our community and parents to follow all necessary safety protocols listed above. If this goes well, our district's model might lead to other districts allowing spectatorship at their events. If an event is determined to not be safe for student-athletes, there is a potential to revoke in-person spectators.

The number of individuals allowed in a facility for Phase 2 competitions are outlined as follows:

Football has the most athletes, coaches, and support staff and at this time will be the most limited for spectators. Under WIAA guidance, spectators must be 200 people or less. For example, it might take approximately 100 people for PA to run a home football game that includes athletes, coaches, support staff, cheer, band, drill team, etc. If a visiting team has 70 people in attendance, then 30 tickets will be available for our home team's in-person spectators.

Cross-country, girls soccer, and volleyball competitions will allow two (2) family members per student-athlete to enter. 

Swim & dive does not allow any spectators as there is no change to how the Shore Aquatic Center will be operating in Phase 2.  We are hopeful that Phase 3 will offer some more flexibility.

We understand how important it is for families to see their students play and cheer them on, especially our seniors. These protocols are the first step in our journey to bring back full in-person viewing at athletic events. We are excited to announce that live streaming will be available via YouTube and NFHS Pixelot for all home games. Thank you for your patience, hard work, and diligence to get us this far.

Helpful Links:

Schedule of events: https://pahsroughriders.com/events

NFHS Pixelott: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/port-angeles-high-school-port-angeles-wa

PAHS YouTube Live Streaming:  https://pahs.portangelesschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=12025133

For more information:

Carmen Geyer
Communications Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
[email protected]