This was released by the MHSAA just a bit ago! Dear MHSAA Community, With today’s press conference and public release of the MDHHS epidemic order effective as of Saturday, January 16, the following is information we know at this time. With the Representative Council scheduled to meet tomorrow, Jan. 14, along with dozens of additional questions that have already reached us this afternoon, schools should expect additional information and further communication in the next few days. Here is initial guidance to schools based on today’s announcement and release of the updated MDHHS order: No changes have been made to the three remaining fall sports in the MDHHS pilot rapid testing program; since the updated order goes into effect on Saturday, the two fall non-contact sports of girls swimming & diving and volleyball must continue with testing this week. Winter teams may continue with OUTDOOR conditioning activities through Friday, Jan. 15. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the following changes go into effect for school sports: The non-contact winter sport of swimming and diving- boys in the LP and both boys and girls in the UP- may begin practices on Jan. 16 and compete starting on Jan. 22. The non-contact sports of bowling and gymnastics may begin practice on Jan. 16 and compete starting on Jan. 25. The four winter contact sports as defined by MDHHS include basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling. These four sports may begin indoor practices with no physical contact on Jan. 16. There must be at least 6 feet of distance between each occupied workout station with spaces and activities set up to maintain 6 feet between all persons at all times. Based on the order, the first day of competition would be on Feb. 1 for these 4 sports with new MHSAA tournament dates. We will provide updated MHSAA tournament dates for these four winter sports by the end of this week. The MHSAA will continue to actively advocate for an earlier start to competition and physical contact practices in these sports given the non-school sports activity within our state, and the school and non-school activity in our three bordering states, all include competition now in winter sports, including wrestling. Spring sports and fall sports not involved in the MDHHS pilot testing program may begin indoor 4-player workouts and resume conditioning activities on Jan. 16. Note that all of this out-of-season activity must be NON-PHYSICAL CONTACT work at this time. Masks are required of all participants except when actively participating in swimming & diving and gymnastics. School weight rooms are now open for lifting and conditioning with physical distancing and NO PHYSICAL CONTACT activities and masks being worn at all times. Under this updated order, spectators for winter sports are limited to 100 persons, except for stadiums and arenas, which are capped at 250. Note that bowling center capacity is limited to 25% of total occupancy set by the local fire marshal. The Representative Council will be meeting tomorrow to address new calendar issues and other challenges that today’s MDHHS announcement created. We will communicate with all schools following the meeting with more updated information.
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
As of right now the expected start date for MS/HS Athletics is Saturday, January 16th. I will release a practice/tryout schedule next week. If you have not registered on Final Forms please make sure to register. If you have registered on Final Forms please login and make sure your highlighted in green (which means you have all required information to attend practice). You must complete your Final Forms registration to attend practice (that includes an MHSAA Health Questionnaire if physical was done between 4/15/19 and 4/15/20, or an MHSAA Physical only, if dated after 4/15/20). The high school sports that will be continuing/starting are boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheer. The middle school sports that will be starting are wrestling and girls basketball. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the athletic office or send me an email @ bvaughn@bdalecards.org. The link for Final Forms is: https://bloomingdale-mi.finalforms.com/ The link for physical or health questionnaire is: https://www.bdalecards.com/o/activities/page/documents
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Press Release from the MHSAA 12/18/20: Dear MHSAA Community, With the announcement from the Governor’s office and MDHHS, along with today’s Representative Council meeting, here is the updated MHSAA plan for fall, winter and spring sports. The Governor and MDHHS have a shared priority that high schools need to reopen first, followed by extra-curricular activities. With high schools now reopened, the MDHHS has announced a pilot testing program that will allow the three unfinished fall sport tournaments to resume under these new testing requirements. The updated emergency orders continue the pause on all organized sports except those three fall MHSAA sports identified in the MDHHS pilot testing program. This will allow those schools with teams still playing in MHSAA tournaments (volleyball and football) and individuals in LP girls swimming & diving (Finals qualifiers, only) to resume practice on Monday, Dec. 21. All safety protocols remain in effect. The tournament schedules for these 3 fall sports are as follows: Volleyball- Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Jan. 5; Semifinals and Finals on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 7-9 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Swimming & Diving- Finals on Friday, Jan. 15 (Diving) and Saturday, Jan. 16 (Swimming) at 3 locations. Football- Regional Finals and 8-Player Semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 2; Semifinals at home sites and 8-Player Finals on Saturday, Jan. 9 ; Finals on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16. All details on this pilot testing program will be shared by MDHHS with the MHSAA and those fall sports schools soon. Unless new MDHHS orders are issued, all winter sports practices and competitions may start when the updated emergency orders expire on Jan. 15. Only virtual contact is allowed for all sports in all member school facilities, except those fall sport schools and individuals still in the MHSAA tournament following the pilot testing program, at this time. Schools and coaches should strongly discourage any non-school activity by individuals during this pause to not create more virus spread so that we can return to play. All winter sport tournaments will conclude by the end of March and updated scheduling guidance and winter sport tournament dates will be finalized and shared with member schools next Tuesday, Dec. 22. Note that the one outdoor winter sport, skiing, may begin outdoor practices and competition on Monday, Dec. 21 with no change to the published MHSAA Ski tournament dates. All indoor junior high and middle school sports may also resume when the orders expire on Jan. 15. All safety protocols remain in effect when winter practices and competitions resume. At the current time, the updated MDHHS emergency orders do not allow for any spectators at contests for both fall and winter sports. All spring sports will start on time and no changes will be made to spring sport tournament dates. Additional winter scheduling details and finalized tournament dates will be shared with schools by the end of the day next Tuesday, Dec. 22. Thank you. Mark Uyl MHSAA Executive Director mark@mhsaa.com Phone: 517-332-5046 MHSAA.com
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Parents of remote students. Please complete this short survey if you want door-to-door food delivery of breakfast and lunch for your student(s) starting January 11, 2021. Deadline to sign up is Friday, December 18, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-i7mFYI-RsFsDUUqIzQOluQfTFvgVJvwtfGOl-sVMQg/edit
over 3 years ago, Deb Paquette
The Bloomingdale Track and Field and Cross Country teams were one of twenty-six schools to be awarded the Brooks Booster Club grant! The grant includes $12,400 in Brooks shoes, apparel, and gear, a personalized team tent, as well as $2,000 to help with expenses such as meet entries, transportation costs, etc. Jordan Hamm, Brooks Sports Marketing Specialist states, "At Brooks, we know that running is the most inclusive sport in the world. Our hope for the Brooks Booster Club is to clear the path for participation in running and ensure its accessibility so that young runners can have a lasting and impactful experience with our sport." The Bloomingdale teams and coaches are thankful that Brooks has given us such a generous and program changing grant! Our athletes will benefit from this grant by having the necessary gear to help them be successful. Thank you Brooks!
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
CC SW 10 Champions
Families of remote students. Please complete this survey if you would like door-to-door breakfast and lunch delivery for your students, including students that attend Bloomingdale, but live in another district. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr-lmxX70OiqM-sGf4G_n8J0GFhwqtHd_eZYl-Z1Q2LX3ZMg/viewform
over 3 years ago, Deb Paquette
From the MHSAA: Dear MHSAA Community, Today’s announcement from Governor Whitmer and MDHHS has extended the “pause” on high school in-person instruction and high school and middle school sports through Dec. 20. The MHSAA had provided a detailed plan to both Governor Whitmer and MDHHS that would have completed fall tournaments with no spectators as safely as possible during the month of December along with allowing winter sport practices to resume. While we are disappointed in today’s announcement, we will continue to look forward as we remain committed to play three sports seasons to their conclusion. The MHSAA Representative Council will meet on Wednesday of this week to chart out another plan for finishing Fall and restarting Winter. Updated information will reach you again following Wednesday’s Representative Council meeting.
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Are you interested in helping to form an athletic booster club for Bloomingdale Athletics? If so, fill out the attached interest form and we will be in touch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGUsRNVmDvkVW1lC7ruqwhjk5aTU6wYKUt7zW0noc-ThN--Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
New COVID-19 guidance from the Van Buren / Cass Health Department. When to quarantine https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XEJVBFkxwxERVJXSS8-cTo47bsYreITt/view?usp=sharing Public Health Advisory - COVID Contact Tracing Priority Shift https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WNfhKzsdwyElyoiYjmgs5MLHrzf2TqXZ/view?usp=sharing If you test positive https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IfDMyLhFgvzYQ1wIym43c5Uz3Wqe_IbS/view?usp=sharing
over 3 years ago, BPS
Fall Conference Honors- Congratulations to the following Bloomingdale fall athletes on their post-season honors. Volleyball: Honorable Mention All Conference Allison Starbuck Aquinnah Kelly Soccer: 1st Team All Conference Alex Arias Antonio Garcia 2nd Team All Conference Miguel Lopez Andy Sustaita Honorable Mention All Conference Alexus Castillo Esteban Lule Cross Country 1st Team All Conference (Girls) Kallie Harrison Aimee Sustaita Zee Dickerson 2nd Team All Conference (Girls) Abby Krall Olaisa Moss 1st Team All Conference (Boys) Joe Furlan Jaden Barnes Joe Stocchiero Trace Wixon 2nd Team All Conference (Boys) David Garcia Tyler Osterman Congratulations on all your hard work!
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Congratulations to our October Athletes of the Month, Aimee Sustaita and Jaden Barnes. Jaden finished the conference season as the #2 overall runner in the conference and the #1 freshman in the conference. He finished 5th at the pre-regional meet to help the team win. He was also a regional medalist finishing 13th at the regional championship meet. Aimee was champion of the pre-regional race and in the process ran the 4th fastest time in school history. She was also a regional medalist at the regional championship race finishing 7th overall helping the team win regionals.
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
J Barnes
A Sustaita
Please read the attached press release from the MHSAA. Effective immediately all of our middle school and high school sports are being put on pause. https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Press-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9441/MHSAA-Suspends-Fall-Tournaments-Winter-Sports-Per-MDHHS-Emergency-Order
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
HS Varsity Wrestling starts on 11/16 from 4pm-6pm in the Fieldhouse HS Boys Basketball starts on 11/16 from 6pm-8pm in the HS gym Athletes must bring a water bottle and a mask, along with appropriate clothes. Please make sure to register on Family ID if you plan on attending. Link is below: https://bloomingdale-mi.finalforms.com/
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
This Week in Cardinal Athletics 11/9-11/14 Monday, 11/9 MS Boys Basketball @ Marcellus @ 5pm HS Cheer Practice 1:15pm-3pm in the elementary cafeteria HS Girls Basketball 4:30-7pm in HS Gym Tuesday, 11/10 HS Cheer Practice 1:15pm-3pm in the elementary cafeteria HS Girls Basketball 4:30-7pm in HS Gym Wednesday, 11/11 MS Boys Basketball Home vs Bangor @ 5pm HS Cheer Practice 3:30pm-5:30 pm in the elementary cafeteria HS Girls Basketball 4:30-7pm in HS Gym Thursday, 11/12 HS Girls Basketball 4:30-7pm in HS Gym Friday, 11/13 HS Girls Basketball 4:30-7pm in HS Gym GO CARDINALS!
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Good luck to our CC runners who travel to MIS tomorrow for the state championship. GO CARDINALS!
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Please click the link for updated information from the VanBuren/Cass District Health Department. https://5il.co/mu56
over 3 years ago, BPS
Teachers and Support Staff, check your email for information from Anita regarding Hazard Pay from the Department of Treasury.
over 3 years ago, BPS
High school girls basketball starts on Monday, 11/9. The practice schedule is 11/9-11/13 from 4:30pm-7pm. Remember to register your athlete on Final Forms to be ready for Monday. You can find the link below! https://bloomingdale-mi.finalforms.com/
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
Come out and support our Cardinal Volleyball team tonight as they take on Gobles in District Finals @ 5:30pm. Go to the link below to purchase tickets. https://gofan.co/app/events/144506
over 3 years ago, Brett Vaughn
over 3 years ago, Deb Paquette