Postponement of Galveston ISD eighth and ninth grade football Strength and Conditioning (Updated July 26, 2020)
It has come to our attention that a student-athlete participating in the eighth and ninth grade group of the football Strength and Conditioning recently tested positive for COVID-19. Even though no other athletes have reported a positive test, out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing Strength and Conditioning for our eighth and ninth grade football players effective immediately.
The Galveston Independent School District Strength and Conditioning program is designed in accordance with UIL mandates to keep groups separated and limited in size. This protocol was put in place so that if a student-athlete were to test positive, groups could be isolated without postponing the entire program.
Parents will be notified directly when there is a determined date for the resumption of eighth and ninth grade Strength and Conditioning. Please do not return to campus until notified. Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to make sure that the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches remain our first priority.
The mission of the Athletics department is to provide the tools necessary for student-athletes to achieve academic success, improve leadership capabilities, exhibit good citizenship qualities, and learn the importance of maintaining team-minded concepts.
The Athletics program serves as a functioning part of the school system and offers a myriad of participation opportunities to represent the Galveston Independent School District. Participation in athletics assists in helping students develop positive relationships, increase academic success, and build good citizenship qualities.
Galveston ISD works to ensure that the District is comparable to other districts with the number of teacher/coaches, types of facilities, and programs offered. The goal is to maintain quality programs that preserve high expectations of students and staff.
Sports offered in GISD:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field