Announcements and Important Events
This email serves to provide some important information about attendance at athletic events this upcoming spring season, purchasing tickets, health screening, and mitigation strategies.
LCPS has secured Ticket Spicket, a contactless ticket vendor for all athletic events. The ticket purchasing experience should make the purchaser feel comfortable; the process is more efficient, contactless, and secure. Cash will not be accepted at the gate at any LCPS school; all tickets must be purchased through Ticket Spicket. Ticket Spicket has an app available for free download (search Ticket Spicket) to your smartphone devices, or you can access it through your web browser at https://ticketspicket.com. Tickets can be purchased through the app or online. Click “Buy Tickets” and search “Riverside High School Leesburg, VA.”
Tickets will be made available for purchase three days prior to the event. No codes will be needed, as we expect attendance not to exceed the governor’s current limit.
If the game is canceled, refunds will be issued through Ticket Spicket. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If a ticket is purchased, but the purchaser does not attend the game, refunds are not issued. If a game is rescheduled, tickets will automatically be redeemable for the rescheduled date.
AT THE TICKET GATE:
Follow signage, as some schools may be using different ticket entrance for home and away fans. The purchaser should have the ticket showing on their phone. Do not “tear” your ticket on your phone until you arrive at the gate and the ticket manager instructs you to do so. The online health questionnaire that was required during fall and winter sports is now not required.
HEALTH MITIGATION STRATEGIES:
Follow facility signage for locations to sit. Most schools will have bleachers marked signifying where each person needs to sit. Those locations are distanced from one another. Family members in the same household can sit at the same bleacher location.
All spectators, coaches, athletes, and school officials need to wear masks at all times throughout the athletic contest.
All spectators are to remain socially distanced at all times (in the bleachers, walking throughout the venue, in the restroom, etc).
A number of LCPS schools are not fielding all varsity or JV teams, so we suspect a number of spring schedules will be changing in the next week. Continue to check RiversideRams.Net, Parents, Files, Spring Schedules and team website schedules for changes, particularly over the next week.
All contests in LCPS stadiums and main gymnasiums will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network. In the same manner as fall and winter sports, subscriptions can be purchased at http://www.NFHSNetwork.com. Please see the following announcement regarding the NFHS Network.
Riverside High School is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network to broadcast our Rams athletic events LIVE. That means that if you or family members can’t make it to the game, the live action can be watched from anywhere on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV.
LCPS has been working for the last year on the partnership with the NFHS Network to broadcast live all LCPS athletic contests. This process started well before the current COVID pandemic, but obviously the NFHS Network now provides a platform for LCPS families to watch any sporting event in the county during the current pandemic and spectator restrictions. Even after COVID, the NFHS Network will be a great way to watch games when you cannot attend or for out of town family and friends to watch games. Anyone with a subscription can watch any of our athletic contests.
By subscribing to the NFHS Network you get full access to all content on the network for our school and any other broadcast nationwide! Subscribing is easy:
1.Go to NFHSnetwork.com
2.Enter “Riverside High School – Leesburg, VA” in search box
3.Click “Follow” so you can stay up to date on all upcoming Rams broadcasted events
4.Click “Subscribe” for all subscription options for our school
This subscription is made with the NFHS Network, not LCPS. The subscription can be monthly or annual. Note that the subscription allows viewing for any game on the NFHS Network in the country, as well as all main gyms, stadiums, baseball fields, and softball fields within LCPS.
Thank you for your continued support of Riverside athletics. We look forward to bringing you top notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
A few COVID FAQ’s:
-What happens if an athlete or coach tests positive? Answer: The athlete or coach isolates for 10 days.
-What happens to the rest of the team after a coach or athlete test positive? Answer: The team is temporarily “Paused” for contact tracing to occur. Contact tracing will determine if anyone was within 10’ for 15 minutes cumulative of the positive person anytime beginning 48 hours prior to the positive person’s symptoms. Those people will be “close contacts” and will quarantine for 14 days. Contact tracing does also determine what happens outside of practice or game time, to include car pooling to and from practice. Additionally, any “direct contact,” individuals making direct physical contact with the positive person, will have to quarantine for 14 days.
-What happens if an athlete was identified as a close contact, but they have already been vaccinated? Answer: The student athlete needs to provide vaccination documentation to LCPS. Provided the student athlete is asymptomatic, they will not have to quarantine.
-What happens if the athlete or coach came in contact with a positive person outside of athletic or school activities? Answer: That person should stay away from team activity until their contact tracing is complete. If the athlete or coach is deemed a close contact, they will quarantine for 14 days.
-Who communicates to the family regarding contact tracing? Answer: LCPS has assigned a LCPS Athletic Trainer to serve as the point person for all COVID related issues. Mr. Jordan Nougaret, Mr. Gary Lewis, or Matt Oblas, Athletic Director, will most likely be the ones communicating with families and/or athletes.
-Lessons learned from fall and winter sports: any athlete has any symptom (even mild), or believes that may have come in contact with a positive person should stay away from team activity until a more thorough determination can be made. This will save the entire team having to quarantine and shut down for 14 days. As with all LCPS schools, we have had almost every team have to “pause” at some point this year. I suspect most spring teams will have a pause at some point, too. We then obviously hope that contact tracing is able to remove the “pause” and allow us to re-start without shutting down the entire team for 14 days.