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Spectator Guidelines at North Tama Athletic Events

Winter 2020 School Basketball and Wrestling Guidance

Admission:  

  • Will be taken for North Tama Events at follows:
    • High School Sporting events - $5.00 for Kindergarten through Adults
      • North Tama Athletic/Activity Passes honored – See the Main Office to Purchase
    • Junior High Sporting events – No Admission
      • Please note when attending away games that some schools may charge admission
  • Spectator Limitations:
    • Spectators MUST show specially issued pass to gain admittance to all competitions
      • This pass will be issued by your athletes athletic department and should be used all season long for admittance to competitions
    • Each athlete may have 2 spectators for the game/meet they are participating in
      • IE: JV Wrestler - 2 spectators for the Meet they are participating in
      • IE:  JV Girls BB Player - 2 spectators for the JV Girls Game only
      • IE:  Varsity Wrestler - 2 spectators for the game/meet they are participating in
    • Spectators are asked to leave when their athlete is finished competing for the night
      • IE:  JV Wrestler - participates in Tourney with JV matches taking place before varsity starts OR completing after Round X of Varsity portion - Spectators are expected to leave after their wrestler has completed competition
      • IE:  JV Girls BB Player - their spectators should leave the facility after the JV girls game is complete - EXCEPTION:  said JV player is a utilized sub for the varsity game…..those spectators may remain until the end of the Varsity Girls game
    • Spectators are asked NOT to arrive until the game/meet their athlete is participating in
      • IE:  JV Meet starts at 9:00 - Varsity Meet starts at 12:00 - Varsity spectators should not arrive until approximately  11:45.
      • IE:  Varsity Boys BB Player - their spectators are asked to NOT arrive until approximately 7:30
    • No spectators will be allowed for the following participants:  Coaches, Managers, Pep Band, Dance, Cheer or other essential personnel. 
  • Seating:
    • Spectators are expected to maintain 6 ft. of social distancing at all times from those not in their immediate family group
    • Bleachers in the North Tama Gym will have marked spots indicating where fans may sit
    • No seating in the first TWO (2) rows on both sides
    • Please allow Two (2) rows of social distance space behind player benches
    • Score Table and Tech Team areas will be marked – please allow 6 ft of distancing from their designated area

Concessions:

  • Concessions will be available and will follow safety protocols customary to licensed food service entities.  North Tama Concessions is licensed under the North Tama Lunch program.
  • Social Distancing while waiting to be served is expected

Restrooms:

  • Restrooms are available and will be disinfected according to North Tama Cleaning Guidelines

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Masks are Required for All Events

Spectators are asked to do the following:

  • Accept personal responsibility for following pubic health guidelines
    • Please remember these events are for the students – their health and safety are our priority when making decisions
  • Practice social distancing (limit your group to your immediate household)
  • Be patient and kind
  • Abide by posted signs and all guidance
  • Stay home if you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
  • Stay home if you have any one of the high risk symptoms listed below or two or more of the low risk symptoms listed below:

 

High Risk Symptoms (Have one of these?  Do not attend.)
 

  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell

Low Risk Symptoms (Have two or more? Do not attend.)

 

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Congestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

Printable version of these guidelines (PDF)

North Tama enjoys great success in its athletic programs.  This success is due in part to the excellent support from our students, staff and fans at our athletic events.  We would like to remind everyone about the importance of good sportsmanship and proper behavior at all events…Good Sportsmanship is the expectation and the norm at North Tama.  The North Tama County Community School District has made it a priority to continually improve the sportsmanship demonstrated by our coaches, players and fans.  We trust everyone associated with our athletic programs will assist in this important effort.    

Admission:

  • Varsity events - $5.00 for adults and students K–12
  •  All other Varsity events - $3 for students K-12 and $5 for adults
  •  No admission charge to JV/Fresh-Soph or Junior High games.   

Athletic Tickets:

  • North Tama Student Athletic Ticket (grades K-12) - $50.00
    • Valid for all North Tama Varsity Home Athletic Events
    •         Does Not Include:
    •             State Sponsored Post Season Competition
    •             Plays, Concerts or Swing Show
    • If the ticket is lost there is a $3.50 replacement fee
    • Students NEED TO SHOW THE TICKET to be admitted free of charge.  If they do not have the athletic ticket with them, they  MUST PAY ADMISSION PRICE.
    • There are NO PASS OUTS.  If you leave the event, you will NOT be readmitted.    
  • Adults Athletic Tickets – Non Senior Citizens $100
    • Valid for all North Tama Varsity Home Athletic Events
    •         Does Not Include:
    •             State Sponsored Post Season Competition
    •             Plays, Concerts or Swing Show
    • If the ticket is lost there is a $3.50 replacement fee
    • Adults NEED TO SHOW THE TICKET to be admitted free of charge.  If they do not have the athletic ticket with them, they  MUST PAY ADMISSION PRICE.
    • There are NO PASS OUTS.  If you leave the event, you will NOT be readmitted
  • Senior Citizens (65 yrs and older) Activity Tickets - $50
    • Valid for all North Tama Home Events
    •         Does Not Include:
    •             State Sponsored Post Season Competition
    • If the ticket is lost there is a $3.50 replacement fee
    • Adults NEED TO SHOW THE TICKET to be admitted free of charge.  If they do not have the athletic ticket with them, they  MUST PAY ADMISSION PRICE.
    • There are NO PASS OUTS.  If you leave the event, you will NOT be readmitted

For Varsity volleyball, basketball games and wrestling meets, spectators should enter the school via the front north gym entrance or the south band room door.

For Varsity events, North Tama fans should sit on the east side of the gym.  Elementary students should either sit with their parents or in the northeast corner of the gym.  High School  students should sit in the HAWKS NEST.  Junior High students may sit in the top 2 rows of the HAWKS NEST.  If that area is full, the JH students should sit in the northeast corner.  Visiting fans are asked to sit on the west side of the gym.

For Varsity events, concessions will be available.  High School students may go to the concession stand or rest rooms   at   any   time   during  the game.  They should return to the gym as soon as possible and not loiter in the halls.
    
Elementary and Junior High students may go to the concession stand or rest rooms during half time or between games.  If elementary students are leaving during the game they should be accompanied by an adult.  They should not loiter in the halls.    

Pop and other beverages in plastic bottles with resealable caps are allowed in the gym.

Examples of inappropriate conduct at games include, but are not limited to:  making unnecessary noises;  booing;  negative or derogatory remarks directed at players, spectators, school officials (North Tama or other schools), or game officials;  profanity;  throwing objects;  use of "laser light" pens;  vandalism;  running around; entering the contest area,   and fighting.  Noisemakers, whistles, confetti, etc. are not permitted.) rules state that shirts and shoes will be required attire for all in attendance at any indoor athletic event sponsored by the IHSAA or the IGHSAU. In accordance with these organizations, individuals disrupting school district activities will be asked to stop the disruption and may be asked to leave the school district grounds, temporarily or permanently.
    
IHSAA and IGHSAU rules prohibit the possession or consumption of alcohol at any event sponsored by the IHSAA or the IGHSAU.  North Tama is a tobacco free campus.
    
The IHSAA and the IGHSAU have the following procedure for taunting:   Management  MAY  give spectators one warning for taunting; thereafter, spectators who taunt will be ejected from the game site.
    
The North Tama County Community School Board has adopted Board Policy Code No. 1003.6,  PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES,  pertaining to adult conduct during school sponsored or approved activities.  A complete copy of this policy may be obtained from the Superintendent.  
    
The North Tama School appreciates the tremendous support from our fans.  We hope you have a great time following our athletic teams this school year.    

 

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Please visit our Iowa Star Conference Athletics Schedule page for the athletics schedule.

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