RPS Athletic & Activity Guidelines

August 24, 2020

For all extracurricular activities during the 2020-2021 school year, Ralston Public Schools will follow guidance from the Nebraska Schools Activity Association, Nebraska Department of Education, and local public health officials.

The goal is to keep the athletes, students, and community healthy and safe while still maintaining a high school sports season.

Ralston Public Schools has put together an Athletic and Activity Protocol document to provide information to staff, students, parents and community. Certain sections are highlighted below. To view the entire document, please click on the link at the bottom of this message.


  • Each RPS student athlete in football, volleyball, and softball will be given a game voucher allowing for four (4) immediate family members to purchase tickets. All four people need to be present when the tickets are purchased. The vouchers are numbered and the number will be crossed off when tickets associated with the particular voucher are purchased.

  • Families will use the game voucher for each home game in the sport in which their student participates. RPS does not host cross country or golf matches. For tennis, RPS is asking only four family members attend and fans need to social distance around the courts.

  • For visiting fans, RPS will use the game roster sent by the opposing team for attendance. Visiting fans will state which player they are related too and will then be allowed to purchase up to four tickets. All fans associated with one specific player should be present when tickets are purchased as that player’s name will be crossed off and no other purchases would be allowed under that player’s name. We ask only immediate family members attend events.

  • Student sections are not permissible.

  • Media may attend games.

  • Social distancing is expected at all times at all venues.

  • Family units will sit six-feet apart from non-family members.

  • Both indoor and outdoor venues will be marked, indicating which rows of seating are open, and which are prohibited.


  • Masks are expected of any spectator attending activities at inside venues. For outside venues, masks are expected if social distancing is not possible.

  • All attendees and parents are asked to screen themselves and their children at home prior to attending an event for fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

  • If symptomatic, do not report to school/practice/event and consult a medical professional

  • For students: Temperature checks will be performed by coach/sponsor before students leave for away games. Students with a temperature above 100.4˚ will not be allowed to participate and should not be allowed to travel to the away site.

  • Players are not expected to wear masks during actual physical competition.

  • Players will be encouraged to wear masks while sitting on benches, standing or sitting on the sidelines or in dugouts. Coaches of indoor activities are encouraged to wear masks at all times.


• Concessions will be offered as conditions permit. Changes to our community’s health status may affect the offering of concessions.

Hand Sanitizer & Washing

• Players and staff will wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival, during and throughout the contests as is practical.