Athletics

Spectator Code of Conduct

Research demonstrates that a concussion can have a significant impact on a student – cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially. A concussion may be caused by a blow to the head, face or neck that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull. A concussion can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of concussion and knowledge of how to properly manage a diagnosed concussion is critical in a student's recovery and is essential in helping to prevent the student from returning to learning or physical activities too soon, risking further complications.

If an individual suffers a second concussion before he or she is free from symptoms sustained from the first concussion, it may lead to “Second Impact Syndrome.” “Second Impact Syndrome” is a rare condition that causes rapid and severe brain swelling and possibly death.

Please review the parent and student responsibilities described in Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions as well as the supporting documentation provided below.

 

Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions

Concussion Guidelines for the Athlete

Concussion Guidelines for Coaches & Trainers

Concussion Guidelines for Teachers

Concussion Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Concussions

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Schools in the division may operate under the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) for extracurricular activities only in our schools, specifically, concerts, drama performances, and sporting events that occur outside of the regular school day. 

Individual school leaders will determine when and if their schools will implement the REP. Schools choosing not to implement the REP will continue to operate under the 1/3 capacity and physical distancing guidelines, while those choosing to implement the REP will follow the processes outlined below. Please check with your school or the school you plan to visit to understand the requirements for entry into an extracurricular event.  Events will be live-streamed whenever possible.

We continue to request those wishing to attend extracurricular events at any Westwind school self-screen using the Alberta Daily Health Checklist and stay home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. As a reminder, all attendees/spectators must wear masks at all times in schools; however, spectators may temporarily remove masks to eat or drink while seated. 

Schools implementing the REP will require all attendees/spectators 12 years of age and older at indoor extracurricular activities to provide valid photo identification before entry, along with:

 

  • A valid Government of Alberta (GOA) vaccination record with a QR Code demonstrating the attendee is fully vaccinated with two doses of a two-dose series, with the second at least 14 days prior OR
  • Proof of a negative privately-paid test result from a sample that was taken within the last 72 hours. 

 

This requirement applies to all attendees, spectators, coaches, trainers, team managers, and volunteers 12 years of age and older. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students participating/playing in extracurricular activities will NOT need to provide proof of vaccination as a participant; however, if at any point the students become audience members or spectators, they will need to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative test as detailed above.

As a reminder, spectator/attendance compliance with COVID health orders is expected while at Westwind events. Defiance, hostility, confrontation, and/or failure to comply with provincially mandated health measures may result in immediate removal from the event and suspension from all future Westwind events. Please respect our school administration and volunteers and their efforts to provide these opportunities for our students.