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Sequoia District high schools will not take part in CCS playoffs; SCVAL commissioner responds

Original post made on May 4, 2021

The Sequoia Union High School District has made the decision to not take part in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The decision applies to all sports at Menlo-Atherton, Woodside, Sequoia and Carlmont high schools.

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Posted by Soccer mom
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm

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While I understand we went into the sports seasons believing there would be no playoffs, the reasons for not allowing the kids to keep playing now that playoffs are approved are maddening. From Kryger: ". . . there's just a lot going on." For who? You? Do you have a vacation planned? And even better, from the Mercury News article published April 30 about the SCVAL decision: "The decision came down to three primary factors, Metheany said: conflicts between SCVAL and CCS schedules in some sports, potential Title IX issues and the fact that the latest of sports in CCS won't finish until mid-June when many administrators have scheduled vacation." (Note: the article did not address the "potential Title IX issues.") The administrators are allowing themselves to travel but not allowing high school kids -- with lower transmission rates -- to play sports?

Wow. After the isolating year-plus these students have had, it is mind-boggling that school personnel continue to make hypocritical decisions like this and for those reasons stated. Throughout the pandemic, California school personnel have denied the science in front of them, taken stances that literally defy science, and demanded more than any other essential worker. All of these actions prolonged student isolation and denied students opportunities they could have had if they lived in other states. California's educators and school leaders have shown themselves to be poor examples of teachers and leaders of our children, placing their interests above the well-being of our children (I guess it's not that mind-boggling after all).

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