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Official statement from the North Shore Conference:
Updated: July 24, 2020

From the WIAA Board of Control on July 23, 2020
“In a 8-3 decision, the Board approved conducting the fall sports season with a delayed start. The sports of girls golf, girls tennis, girls swimming and diving, and boys and girls cross country will be permitted to begin practice with prescribed acclimatization protocol Monday, Aug. 17. The earliest practice date for the sports of football, boys soccer, and boys and girls volleyball is Monday, Sept. 7.”

The North Shore Conference as a singular entity will follow these suggested dates with the understanding that each individual school will have local control over their actual start dates. As this will be a sports season of perpetual change, it is imperative that all schools support the decisions that fellow conference schools make.

FAQs

1.  What does this mean for conference schedules?
Conference schedules will be adjusted as needed by the Conference Commissioner utilizing input from the ADs. The schedules will continue to be adjusted as needed.

2.  What about team/individual conference champions?
Before the start date of each sport, the ADs will determine how conference champions will be determined. This will be most important for football if the WIAA develops a model for football playoffs this year that requires each conference to determine a conference champion.

3.  What about WIAA tournaments?
From the WIAA Board of Control  on July 23, 2020
“The end of the fall sports seasons remained unchanged, but the Board indicated the season may or may not culminate with a traditional tournament series. The length and beginning of the tournament series will be determined in the coming days.”

4.  What if a team has to stop/postpone competitions due to COVID?
Before the start date of each sport, the ADs will determine how this will be handled in that sport. It is imperative that all schools support the decisions that fellow conference schools make.

5. Will there be guidelines for events to provide a safe environment for all individuals participating?
Before the start date of each sport, the ADs with support of local health officials will determine how safety guidelines for team competition will be conducted in that sport. It would be expected these guidelines are consistent from school to school.

6. Will spectators be allowed to attend competitions?
Spectator participation guidelines for each sport will be determined by the conference schools and will be made known prior to the start of competitions in each sport. These guidelines are subject to change throughout the fall season.

 

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The North Shore Conference was created for the 1985-86 school year. It prides itself on being one of Wisconsin's premier high school conferences for athletics, activities and academics. It is comprised of ten high schools located north and northwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with student enrollments ranging from 750 to 1368. Current member schools include six founding members of the North Shore Conference (Cedarburg, Grafton, Homestead, Nicolet, Port Washington, Whitefish Bay) and four former members of the historic Wisconsin Little Ten Conference (Hartford, Slinger, West Bend East, West Bend West). Previous members included Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee Lutheran, Shorewood, Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West.

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