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December 3, 2020

HEADLINES

RISE Workshop Handout
Handout from the November 18 webinar titled "Understanding our Identities."

OSAA Foundation Participation Grant
Apply for a grant (up to $10,000) to support initiatives in your school!

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

OSAA Corner Store
Need an additional Rules Books? They are available at the OSAA Corner Store. Season 3 order deadline is December 9.

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Three Schools Receive Equity and Diversity Grants
Century, Bonanza and Lakeridge all received $2,000 grants in the month of November. Apply today!

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Barlow choir goes virtual with holiday tradition
Unable to perform their usual holiday tour, Barlow students find a different way to spread cheer.

 

November 19, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Agenda
The agenda for their December 7th meeting is now posted.

AD Workshop Webinar Posted
The webinar and documents from the October AD Workshops are available for download.

NFHS National Awards
The NFHS endorses two awards annually. Please see the NFHS Awards on the link provided for the Spirit of Sport Award and Heart of the Arts Award.

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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Nominate A Team for November Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 11/23 for the November Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the October 2020 winners here.

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November 12, 2020

HEADLINES

Sport/Activity Contingency Groups
Rosters, meeting recaps and supporting materials available. Provide feedback to the director in charge of the activity.

Guest Coach Alumni Reminder
Guest coaches are limited to 3 coaching visits during a single sports season and cannot coach in competitions nor participate in scrimmages or drills during a practice. Alumni must be an approved coach from the beginning of season in order to practice with your team.

Become a Sports Official
Get back in the game and be part of the sport you love; become a sports official!

NCAA Eligibility Center Webinar
November 7 webinar regarding navigation of initial eligibility during COVID-19 has been posted. View under "Beyond High School: College Bound Student Information" at the link provided.

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Nominate A Team for November Les Schwab Team of the Month
One team from each classification will be recognized as the Team of the Month. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 11/23 for the November Les Schwab Team of the Month award. See the October 2020 winners here.

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Cross country: Top runners maintaining their stride
6A powers Jesuit, Franklin among those staying sharp during the shutdown by seeking out time trials, virtual meets, races.

 

October 29, 2020

HEADLINES

Computation of ADM
Enrollment figures with ADM adjustments from the 19-20 year.

Cross Country and Track and Field Fund
Grant opportunity supporting Cross Country and Track and Field through the OSAA Foundation.

New AD Workshops Scheduled
Online New AD Workshops are scheduled for November 17-18 and December 1-2. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the OSAA and receive LTC 502. Register today!

OSAA Essential Webinars
Throughout the summer the OSAA produced a number of webinars covering a variety of topics and relevant information for Athletic Directors. Check them out!

SPOTLIGHT

OnPoint Financial Education Drawing for Schools
OnPoint has worked hard to complement state standards by creating a teacher resource page filled with articles, courses, and activities for teachers and students that align with Oregon's financial literacy standards. To give thanks and appreciation to our local schools and educators, OnPoint Community Credit Union is hosting a drawing for a chance to win money for you ($100) and your school ($500). Please enter by TOMORROW Friday, October 30 at 5:30 pm PDT (official contest rules). Share with your peers and educator network to encourage them to enter! If you have questions about the drawing or the teacher resources, please contact OnPoint.

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Suicide awareness is key pitch for Churchill's Lydon
UO-bound baseball standout Carson Lydon joins forces for a billboard campaign to combat the growing mental health crisis.

 

October 22, 2020

HEADLINES

Register for Administrator Workshop - Next Week
Scheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

SAT/ACT Prep from eKnowledge
Help your students prepare for the SAT/ACT tests with these discounts from eKnowledge.

OSAAtoday Podcast Returns for Second Season
Peter Weber joined new host Chad Doing from 620-AM Rip City Radio to discuss the latest with the Sports and Activities for the school year & addresses different questions and concerns from parents across the state.

Equity and Diversity Newsletter
Monthly newsletters on equity and diversity are being sent the first of every month. Check out the Equity and Diversity section of the OSAA website for archived posts.

SPOTLIGHT

Get 2 FREE Pixellot automated production units
Free Pixellot units are available for schools that do not currently have Pixellot Systems in their main gym and stadium. The school just pays a one-time installation fee.

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Rising from the ashes, Phoenix 'overwhelmed' by support
Buoyed by donations, the school's athletics and activities are re-engaging in the aftermath of a devastating wildfire.

 

October 15, 2020

HEADLINES

OSAA COVID-19 Updates - October 15
Memo to schools regarding Executive Board action and clarifications/reminders on Governor's Office and Oregon Health Authority restrictions.

Delegate Assembly Meeting Summary
Summary from their October 12 meeting is now available. Includes a number of adopted amendments and important feedback on upcoming seasons.

RISE to Win Workshop
RISE a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. RISE will host an interactive 90-minute workshop for athletics directors and other stakeholders on November 18, 2020 at 2pm. Register here.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

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The Les Schwab Team of the Month is back!
Although activities may be limited right now, teams across the state have continued to stay engaged in the classroom and work hard. One team from each classification will be recognized. Each winner of the award will receive a commemorative trophy and $100 will be donated to the team's program, courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Nominate an outstanding team by 10/26 for the October Les Schwab Team of the Month award.

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Lincoln County schools tee up golf community partnership
The district combines with five local courses to offer free golf to all students, giving them a 'mental break from their day.'

 

October 8, 2020

HEADLINES

Racial Equity in School Athletics and Activities Training
20-minute online course aimed at starting the conversation at your school, with your coaches and your students on ways to better the experience for all participants, but especially for our students of color across the state of Oregon.

Administrator Workshops Rescheduled
Rescheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

Updated Testing Memos
Updated memo that details potential conflicts with SAT/ACT, IB, and AP testing dates and culminating week events.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Get 2 FREE Pixellot automated production units
Free Pixellot units are available for schools that do not currently have Pixellot Systems in their main gym and stadium. The school just pays a one-time installation fee.

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For Washington schools, joining OSAA opens new frontier
Two years after Hermiston bolts to the WIAA, six Washington schools cross the Columbia River and join the 1A Big Sky League.

 

October 1, 2020

HEADLINES

Delegate Assembly Agenda and Caucus Items
Agenda for their October 12 meeting is now posted. Please provide feedback to your Delegate Assembly Representative.

Administrator Workshops Rescheduled
Rescheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. Please see the link for times.

NFHS Learn Programs
NFHS Learn has over 50 free courses on its platform. Continue your growth and education on NFHSLearn.com

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Equity and Diversity Fund Established
The OSAA Foundation has established an Equity and Diversity fund to support schools with additional resources. Review application today!

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OSAA Foundation Establishes Emergency Response Fund
Fund is aimed to help high school communities bounce back from disastrous events.

 

September 24, 2020

HEADLINES

Season 1 Plan Books Posted
Plan books for Season 1 activities are now posted. Please visit the specific activity page for more information.

NCAA Eligibility Webinar
"Navigating Initial Eligibility during COVID-19" exclusive for high school administrators. October 1, 11am PST.

OSAA Foundation Emergency Response Fund
The OSAA Foundation has established the Emergency Response Fund to help schools and communities bounce back from disasters in their area. Currently, the OSAA Foundation has provided a GoFundMe donation option for those school communities (i.e. Santiam, Phoenix, McKenzie) affected by the current wildfires.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

OSAA Essential Webinars
Throughout the summer the OSAA produced a number of webinars covering a variety of topics and relevant information for Athletic Directors. Check them out!

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OSAA racial equity training builds on 'heightened awareness'
New online course to create dialogue, help eradicate discrimination at events.

 

September 17, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary
September 14 meeting summary is now available. Key items include adoption of Wrestling, Speech, Band and Choir Special Districts and a number of proposals forwarded to the October Delegate Assembly Meeting.

Updated OSAA FAQ's
Updated FAQ's from questions received from member schools.

Looking for ways to continue to educate your athletes and coaches?
Join us on a Zoom Webinar to explore the many resources available to continue engaging and educating our athletes. You will hear from OSAA staff members K.T. Emerson and Kelly Foster, Oregon Athletic Directors Sandy Luu and Kate Williams, and Spencer Gordon from the Positive Coaching Alliance. The webinar will be Wednesday, September 30 from 2:30-3:30pm. Click the link to register.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

HomeTown Ticketing Provides Safe Ticketing Solutions for Districts and Schools
As we continue to prepare for the revised upcoming seasons, it is apparent that we need to provide more digital solutions to serve our schools, students and fans. As you review your options for ticketing and event management, we would recommend following suit with us by utilizing the services of HomeTown Ticketing, the Official Ticketing Partner of the OSAA. Register for a HomeTown Ticketing Webinar on September 22nd at 1pm PST. Zoom Online Meeting Link.

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What good can come of it!
OSAA Foundation seeks to knock down entry barriers and increase participation.

 

September 10, 2020

HEADLINES

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) FAQ's
OHA has issued Statewide Reopening Guidance FAQ's for K-12 School Sports, Limited Return to Play (updated 9/4/2020).

Air Quality and Heat Index
Reference guidelines for both Air Quality and Heat Index.

Administrative Assistants Workshop - September 24
A workshop for building relationships and to get administrative specialists and secretaries aware of all the things the OSAA can offer towards making their jobs a little bit easier.

OSAA Corner Store
Order additional Fall Rules Books (Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer and Football). Deadline is October 19. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Custom Sportsmanship Flyer
Head to the Sportsmanship Resource page to download a custom sportsmanship flyer for your school!

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They did what?!!! Oregon's astounding prep sports records
Weekly articles about some of the incredible records in the state of Oregon.

 

September 3, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board - September Agenda
The agenda for the September 14 Executive Board Meeting has been posted.

Entering Schedules for Season 1
Schools are welcome to use the OSAA website for scheduling contests in permitted activities. When adding a contest, a "Season 1" button has been added under "Contest Type."

Associate Member School Update
If you have students participating from Associate Members, their school must be listed prior to participation.

Revised 2020-21 Activities Calendar
Reposted in PDF format to print or download.

Endowment Games Suspended for 2020-21
Due to the modifications of seasons, Endowment Games have been suspended for this academic year. Please plan accordingly when scheduling contests.

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Download the OSAA Mobile App!
The OSAA LIVE app is available in the Google Play and App Store.

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August 28, 2020

HEADLINES

School Metric Dashboard by County
The dashboard uses Oregon Health Authority data and is hosted by Willamette ESD.

Spirit Safety Course
A recording of the 2020-21 OSAA Spirit Safety Course is now available. Remember that all cheer and dance coaches must be fully certified, including Spirit Safety, prior to assuming coaching duties.

Sport/Activity Contingency Groups
Rosters, meeting recaps and supporting materials available. Provide feedback to the director in charge of the activity.

OSAA Corner Store
2020-21 Rules Books are now available at the OSAA Corner Store. Contact Kristie Patterson with any questions.

2020 Oregon Coaches Symposium Series Completed - Archived Presentations Available
The annual Coaches Symposium presented by ePledgeDrive featured speakers on leadership, medical issues, equity and diversity, social media, treatment of officials, suicide awareness, character education, parents, student-athlete mental health, and legal issues. Speakers included Pat Casey from Oregon State, Mark and Kym Hilinski from the Tyler Hilinski Foundation, Larry Doty, Tom Johnson, and many more. If you missed or want to re-watch any presentations, click the link above.

SPOTLIGHT

2020 Moda Scholarship Winners
Moda Health congratulates Tana'ya Brown (Toledo) and Mizeal Harris (La Salle Prep) for winning these awards.

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Updated OHA guidance creates more options for Season 1
Unlike in the spring, the state will allow schools with only distance learning to participate in certain sports activities.

 

August 14, 2020

HEADLINES

Executive Board Summary - July Work Session
Includes a number of modifications for 2020-21 and the addition of a score differential policy in team sports.

Fall Administrator Workshop - Postponed
Workshops have been postponed until later this fall. We will send you those dates as soon as we have them.

Home School Testing Reminder
Home school students must have taken the annual test on or before August 15 in order to participate in OSAA activities during the following school year.

Update Staff and Contacts
Please update your coaches staff contact information for the OSAA to communicate throughout the year.

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20% off at all Dick's Sporting Goods (August 21-24)
Take advantage of this 20% off coupon at all Oregon locations.

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Framework in place, coaches, athletes eager to move forward
High school sports community begins to digest the OSAA's plan for 2020-21, which features condensed seasons starting in January.