Sunday , 29 May 2022

SPERD allowing students to compete at tournaments

St. Paul area students will be allowed to compete in tournaments, as well as extracurricular activities.

Earlier this week, a message was sent to SPERD schools that says effective immediately, schools can participate in league games, tournaments, and any curricular or extracurricular activities, superintendent Glen Brodziak relayed to Lakeland Connect. 

“AHS and government currently allow activities like minor hockey to continue so we are aligning with their decisions at this point. As the mental health of our students contributes to their overall well-being, we are allowing opportunities for our students to remain active,” he said in a written statement. 

There are still no spectators allowed at these games and all school based health measures and protocols, including masking, will remain status quo at this time, the statement continued. 

In a previous update last week, Northern Lights and Lakeland Catholic schools have paused games between their schools.

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