Kehillah Athletics 2020-2021 Information
Dear Kehillah Families,
We hope that you are having a wonderful Summer!
This message will be covering the updates from the athletics department, and a few hopeful options that we are exploring for the upcoming school year.
For the ease of reading and understanding this message, I am including a jargon table for newbies and veterans alike. These are the common acronyms that are used in athletics for Kehillah.
|California Interscholastic Federation||CIF||The governing body that oversees California|
|Central Coast Section||CCS||The regional governing body that oversees high schools from King City to South San Francisco|
|Private School Athletic League||PSAL||Kehillah belongs and competes within this league. Teams range from Pescadero/Pacifica, San Francisco to South San Jose|
|Oshman Family Jewish Community Center||OFJCC||Our friendly neighbor across the street. Kehillah uses their soccer field, gym, fitness center, cafe,and outdoor lounge amongst other things.|
Kehillah Athletics for 2020-2021:
This past week the above athletics governing bodies had meetings and announcements about big changes to the upcoming athletics year.
To preface the content, in all past years there have been three athletics seasons (last years Kehillah sports in parenthesis):
- 🍂 Fall: (Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, and Soccer)
- ❄️ Winter: (Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball)
- 🌱 Spring: (Baseball, Tennis, and Track)
The big announcement for the 2020-2021 school year is that there will only be two seasons of athletics.
Essentially they moved back the starting dates and moved the Winter sports into the Spring season.
- Season 1: Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, and Soccer
- Season 2: Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and Track
These are the proposed starting dates for the two seasons in the 2020-2021 school year. Additional details can be found in the attached document here: CIF/CCS Athletics Calendar with relevant dates
|PRACTICE START DATE||GAME START DATE||END OF THE SEASON|
|Season 1||December 14, 2020||December 28, 2020||Mid-March|
|Season 2||March 15, 2021||March 29, 2021||End of May/Early June 2021|
Student Athlete Participation:
The PSAL has requested that each school in the league submit the teams that each school will be participating in this year. They would like this information by Mid-August. It is imperative that we have correct numbers for this form so that we know which teams we will have enough players, and which teams we may need to skip for the 2020-2021 year.
Please take a few minutes to complete this form, and only select the sports that you ARE DEFINITELY planning to participate in.
In the event that Kehillah is able to participate in athletics this Fall there may be opportunities for teams to practice before the official practice start dates.
We are speaking with the OFJCC about opportunities to use the turf field for some after school training and sports practices. There are many moving parts as the OFJCC has their own guidelines for reopening, and is currently using their outdoor space for members on a reservation basis.
We will need a lot of help with driving this year as students will need additional space, and both parents and athletes may not be comfortable riding with non-household members. While we have our school van that can normally hold six athletes, we will probably only be able to safely transport two players with the van.
In order to play sports at Kehillah, it is required by the state of California that all athletes perform, and submit a Health Examination physical that is dated within 12 months of the participation dates.
Please note that all forms need to be signed and returned before they can participate in any activity (practice, match). This is California state law.
***Please note the following:
- • We receive a number of Health Examinations where the physical date is outside of the 12 month window, or will expire during the season.
- • The relevant date is not when the form is signed by the physician, it is the actual date of the most recent physical examination.
- • If a physical expires during the season, the student will need to get an examination, and have the form filled out before they are able to continue participating in the season.
We are looking forward to a great year of athletics! Please reach out to Ryan Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to submit your health forms.