01/08/2021 Update

1/8/2021 Update

Dear Royal Knights staff, students, parents, and community members,

I hope everyone is doing well during this chaotic time period.

I wanted to quickly take the time to update you all on some of the recent updates to athletics from Governor Inslee, the DOH, and the WIAA.

As of Tuesday, January 5th, we are no longer tied to our county metrics. Instead, our state is now divided into eight geographic regions. Royal is in the North Central region that includes Chelan, Okanogan, Grant, and Douglas counties. Therefore, we are now tied to the same metrics in regards to "return to play" guidelines. It's possible that our region could be playing games while Yakima and Tri-Cities cannot. Or vice versa. 

With that said, there are several schools within our region that have expressed interest in forming somewhat of a league for this year only because we are all in the same area. Nothing is finalized yet. However, discussions and planning have started. 

Furthermore, the WIAA is currently working on creating new return to play guidelines to go along with what has previously been provided by the Governor and DOH. Once more information is provided, I will be sure to inform you all.

Below you will find helpful links to Governor Inslee's new 'Healthy Washington' COVID 19 safety plan and the recent WIAA update.

https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-healthy-washington-roadmap-to-recovery-229b880a6859

https://wiaa.com/News.aspx?ID=1755&Mon=1&Yr=2021

As always, thank you for your patience and grace during this unprecedented time. 

 

Sincerely, 

Gary Winston
Athletic and Activities Director