Clearance for Season One Opens September 11, 2020
The OSAA has released a new calendar for athletics and activities for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to this change, student athletes will have the opportunity to participate in virtual workouts and team building activities for OSAA Season 1, beginning after October 1.
If your student would like to participate, please go to this page and fill out the Google Form to register for one or more teams.
Here is what you will need to clear:
You will need to be enrolled at Gresham High School or live within the GHS boundaries (all OSAA rules regarding enrollment and residence still apply).
You will need to fill out the Google Form registration document.
You will need to have a valid sports physical on file with the Athletics Office. Sports physicals are valid for two years. Most students submit new sports physicals entering their freshman and junior years. The required OSAA Physical Form to take to your doctor or clinic is available here. If you are unsure if there is a valid physical on file, or need to submit one, please email Tahana Young at email@example.com.
There is no user fee to participate in OSAA Season 1.
If you have other questions, please contact athletics secretary Tahana Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics and Activities Update (9/1/20)
Athletics and Activities Update
It’s been a big summer in the athletics and activities department. Not only have we been adjusting to a pretty fluid situation around the pandemic and what we will be allowed to offer, but we also have two new directors. Brian Davis has been hired as Activities Director and Ty Gonrowski is our new Athletic Director. Both of our new directors are excited to find opportunities for our students to get involved with athletics and activities during this very different school year.
Ty is entering his 13th year at Gresham High School and has been Activities Director for the last six. Prior to that he taught English and journalism, and has coached football, cross country, girls basketball and softball for the Gophers. Before coaching at Gresham, Ty spent a number of seasons in the PIL coaching football and baseball at Cleveland, and football and girls basketball at Franklin.
Brian has spent the last 25-years in education and athletics, teaching AP Psychology, Sociology, Honors World History, AVID and Options programs, and has extensive OSAA experience coaching multiple sports: volleyball, football, track & field, and girls basketball. He also coaches youth baseball and basketball. In addition, Brian is a staff developer with an emphasis in "Cultural Responsiveness" and takes pride in connecting with and inspiring others to become their best selves.
Briefly, here is what we know about what athletics will look like at the start of the school year (as of August 28). Our governing body, the OSAA, has adopted a new calendar for athletics for this coming year. This means that from the start of school in September through late December, there will be no games as we normally know them. However, the Gresham-Barlow School District is working on a plan to allow coaches to develop virtual workouts. This is in line with what nearly all of the Mt. Hood Conference is doing as well as many other schools at the 6A level. More information is to come on this but for a student to participate in these, they will need to be cleared through the athletics and activities office. We will have this system available to families to sign students up as soon as possible.
Clearance will look similar to years past where the student and their family will still have to sign a waiver, provide a physical and do some other paperwork. We are, for now however, holding off on charging a participation fee until what our actual competition seasons look like comes into focus.
We will provide you with an update to this plan as they become available. As usual, please feel free to contact any of us in the office with any questions.