MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Public Schools René Rovtar sent parents and staff the following information about attending fall sports games:
"Having completed a successful summer conditioning session with our fall athletes, we are now approaching the start of our fall sports season. I continue to be grateful to all of our students, athletes, coaches, and families for their adherence to our COVID-19 safety standards and protocols" she wrote in an email. "Your attention to these practices helps to keep us all safe and well.
"As a big fan of Mustang sports, I am excited to see practices begin and for our games to take place this fall. As you might imagine, our fall 2020 season will be different in many respects. Outdoor events still remain under a limit of 500 persons for outdoor gatherings in accordance with the executive order issued by the Governor. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has indicated that the 500 limit does not include players and coaches."
For Practices and Games for Sports Other than Football
Tickets will not be required for these events. Spectators must adhere to social distancing and must wear face coverings if they are in close proximity with others.
In some cases we will need to limit the number of students who may travel to away games in order to maintain social distancing on buses.
For “Home” Football Games/Scrimmages
The district will provide each player with two tickets. Band members and cheerleaders will also receive two tickets. We also must provide a certain number of tickets for the visiting team as the 500 limit includes all attendees, not only home fans. Both home and away spectators must sit/stand in designated sections.
We understand that this does severely limit the number of parents, family, friends and students that may attend these games. Unfortunately, these are the circumstances that all high schools must comply with.
The Montville Athletic Boosters will be operating a limited concession stand at “the corral.” All items for sale will be prepackaged food and beverages.
For “Away” Football Games/Scrimmages
There will be a limited number of tickets available for away games. Information regarding the purchase of tickets will be provided through the Athletic Director’s Office.
We will be sending our cheerleaders to away contests. Please note, however, the number of cheerleaders attending away contests may be limited by bus availability and/or facility space available at the away contest.
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