Middle School Athletic Update

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
Given the current MHSAA guidelines, high school teams are tentatively allowed to begin practices on Saturday, January 16. 
 
Currently, elementary basketball and middle school winter 1 and 2 sports have been canceled for this season.
We apologize for not being able to offer our annual middle school programming this year due to the current set of circumstances involving the pandemic and the complexity of our middle school sports.
 
Several of our middle school teams are combined from more than one school to practice and compete.  Maintaining COVID-19 compliance in this environment is challenging and we want to limit interactions between school populations.
 
This will be an abbreviated winter sports season.  The Governor's new orders extend from Jan 16-31.  This extended order has impacted program and logistic planning for middle school sports and elementary basketball.
 
We will postpone middle school sports until the spring season and have canceled elementary basketball.  We are exploring the opportunity to consider intramural sports whereby each school could develop activities within their own building with their already pre-screened student population for afterschool activities.
 
Please look for sports schedules at:

  • @grpsmsathletics on Facebook


We want to provide a quality athletic experience for all students under the current circumstances.

All information is subject to change based on additional information, requirements and/or restrictions that may come from the Governor’s office, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Kent County Health Department, and the MHSAA.  We will continue to share information as we receive it.
 
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Sincerely,
 
GRPS Athletics
Kurt D. Johnson, Executive Director                            
(616) 819-2010  
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Brodie Larson, District Middle School Athletics            
(616) 819-3243             
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Marcus Harris, Ottawa Hills Athletics                           
(616) 819-2879             
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Justin Walker, Union HS Athletics                                
(616) 819-7688             
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