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Athletic waivers used so students can workout

The North Fond du Lac District began doing this in July to see how things could work amid the virus.
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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 00:02:44-04

FOND DU LAC (NBC 26) — Students at North Fond Du Lac High School are sweating things out.

“We started where we have 24 people at one time; where there’s a group of 12 in the weight room, 12 outside, they rotate,” said Aaron Sadoff, the District Administrator.

The district began using waivers at the beginning of July for any athletic or organized activity on school grounds. The waiver is signed by parents allowing their kids to participate in activities on school grounds, while knowing the risks.

“We wanted our kids to have the opportunity, even if it’s not everybody, but let’s just start to see how things can work and how our kids can understand and handle this new normal with our coaches,” Sadoff said.

Sadoff said the kids are wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, and getting temperatures checks. They also still have the option to virtually workout with their teammates.

“And it might not be everything, but at least it’s something, and it’s done in a safe way and knock on wood to this time we've had no transmission of any disease yet,” he added.

As we get closer to the school year he adds he still doesn't know how sports will look, but again, this way, they're giving kids a safe option for now.

“I don't know exactly when that’ll happen, we'll do the best we can to be safe and flexible.”

North Fond du Lac School finalized their back to school plans Monday night. They’re planning to have as much in-person learning as possible, but will offer 100 percent virtual learning options for families as well. You can read more on our website, just click here.