PHS Athletics News

January 22, 2021

Thank you to all the schools and teams that are participating today and tomorrow in the Padilla Wrestling tournament hosted at Parma High School. With the new spectator regulations sent out last night by the SBOE, IHSAA, and Governor Little, we are able to have some spectators in the gym on Saturday, January 23rd only.

In order to stay within the 40% gym capacity regulation, we will not be able to have spectators on Friday, January 22nd. Wrestlers and Coaches only will be admitted into the gym on Friday due to the number of teams and wrestlers participating on the first day.

On Saturday, January 23rd, we will be able to allow 2 spectators only per participating wrestler. If your student-athlete is not wrestling on Saturday, you will not be allowed into the event.

Coaches, we will expect your help to ensure this request is met and extra spectators are not in the gym with us on that day. Thank you for your help in this matter.


Good luck to all teams and wrestlers,

Monique Jensen, Parma High School Principal
Alex Willson, Parma High School AD


January 22, 2021

Dear Parma Panthers and Community,

The Stage 2 state athletic spectator plan has been updated by the State and some new regulations were released late last night.  Please be sure to read this letter as there have been changes in the number of spectators allowed, where spectators will sit in the gym, and regulation on physical distancing. 

Important information from the Stage 2 State document:

Limitations on Gatherings:

  • Student athletes may have up to 4 spectators or we can have 40% of the facility capacity in the gym for an event for both home and away teams.This includes all Freshmen, JV and Varsity teams, Wrestlers, Cheerleaders, and Band.
  • A student body section will be allowed for home events only.Masks will be required.This student body section will count toward the 40% capacity total number.
  • The PHS gym’s 40% capacity equals about 500 people.With participating student-athletes getting approximately 200 tickets, opponents getting approximately120 tickets, we should have about 180 tickets for student body and community members that will be on a first-come first serve basis at the gym entrance.

    Health and Safety Measures:

  • Spectators
    • Masks and facial coverings are REQUIRED for all spectators when not seated and unable to physically distance.For districts and charter school boards that have a mask requirement, this requirement will be in force for spectators.
    • Physical distancing must be practiced in any place in the facility.
    • For purposes of this plan, physical distancing is 6 feet from non-household members.If you cannot physically distance from another non-household unit, masks are mandatory.
  • Direction and flow of spectators
    • There will be separate entrances and exits for both the home and away spectators.Please review the map showing the entrance and exit expectations for both crowds.The doors you enter will be the same doors we ask you to use to exit the gym.
    • Now that we are able to have a band and student section at home events, we will have the home spectators enter through the wrestling room entrance and sit in the south bleachers across from the scorers table and team benches.Visiting spectators will be entering through the main gym entrance and sit in the north side bleachers, behind the scorers table and benches.
    • This change in seating will help eliminate some of the cross over between fans and the athletes entering and exiting their locker rooms and keep our community sitting on the same side as our student section and band.Spectators will be together in some of the common spaces like restrooms, which is when it is required for spectators to wear their masks.
    • Spectators will need to leave the gym immediately following your athlete’s contest for sanitizing purposes.If you have a stamp, you will be allowed to reenter the contest after cleaning is complete.

Consequences of non-compliance:

  • If a high school or district is found to be in non-compliance with this document and the direction set forth by the SBOE, then the following tiered process will be followed.Only a coach, athletic director or administrator for a team competing in the event may file a complaint for non-compliance with the SBOE.
    • First offense: The school receives a written warning from the SBOE.
    • Second offense: The school that is found in non-compliance will forfeit that event.
    • Third and final offense: The school that is found in non-compliance will forfeit all future athletic events for that sport during the winter season.

Parents, thank you for taking time to read the above information.  We appreciate your support as we try to implement these given and expected guidelines from Governor Little, the IHSAA, and SBOE.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact Mr. Willson, PHS Athletic Director.



Mrs. Jensen, PHS Principal
Mr. Willson, PHS AD



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Phone: 208-779-4069 Ext. 1405



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