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Student activities pushed back as online learning continues

As CVHS enters the 2020-21 school year online, student activities have been pushed back until further notice.

“We are trying our hardest to make this school year as normal as possible,” said ASB Vice President Lauren Green.

CVHS Leadership plans to wait until school returns on campus before beginning student activities including homecoming and dances. ASB hopes to do as many events as possible when students return, even if they begin during the spring semester.

“I think it’s important for us to stay positive during these difficult times,” said ASB President Alex Ikuma.

In the meantime, student activities will be held virtually. Club day will be virtual this year and will be held on Sept. 16. Each club will have an informational video that will be played during Trojan Time. Further informational meetings will also be held on zoom during Trojan Time in the following weeks.

“As a community, it is more important than ever to stay hopeful,” said ASB Secretary Wandii Muinde.

Meanwhile, CIF has given guidelines for sports this year, postponing the normal fall sports until the winter. Fall and winter sports will begin on Dec. 14, and the spring season begins on March 15. This will affect all sports schedules going forward.

“I’m looking forward to practicing and being with my teammates again, but I’m worried about team bonding and connecting with each other,” said cross country runner Ashling Bolt.

Student athletes across all sports at CVHS hope to play their sports this school year, especially seniors during their last year in high school. But some are concerned about how different practices and competitions will be.

“Be patient and flexible, we are working hard to come up with the best situation for all student athletes,” said Athletic Director Chris Fortenberry.

Fortenberry is very hopeful that he and other athletic directors around the league will be able to find a good way to approach sports this year for all student athletes.