Sacramento-area school district superintendents issued the following statement regarding athletics for the fall of 2020.

    All school districts face multiple challenges in planning the 2020-21 school year including how to safely continue with robust athletic and sports programs. Sports play a significant role in the culture and communities of our schools, and the lives of many dedicated student-athletes. In many districts, nearly a third or more of all students at the secondary level are student-athletes.  The six largest districts in Sacramento County - Elk Grove Unified, Folsom/Cordova Unified, Natomas Unified, Sacramento City Unified, San Juan Unified and Twin Rivers Unified -  will come together to share and discuss a safe and thoughtful approach to athletics and competitive sports in the next school year. Our team includes one or more representatives from each district.  The purpose of this team is to primarily:

    • Create an opportunity for district high school athletic representatives to discuss state, county, and sport federation guidance documents
    • Share plans, ideas, concerns, and solutions for 2020-2021 implementation of athletics given the variable, and potentially evolving, conditions each district will be facing in the 2020-21 school year
    • Leverage a larger regional group to seek ideas, innovation and possible solutions to the challenges that come with athletics in a COVID-19 reality
    • Provide transparent and timely communications for each community served. In addition, you can contact your school athletic director for ongoing updates. 

    This team recognizes each district has its own local context, elected Board, and district leadership.  Leadership from each district felt collaboration, communication, sharing, and teamwork - some of the same ideals that make a great high school athletic team - could further benefit all of our communities. The differences in guidance from a variety of organizations have led to confusion and questions.  Our team hopes to provide better clarity, recognizing in these times everyone has to acknowledge certainty is not guaranteed.



    Athletics are an important part of any high school.  We expect to offer the same outstanding programs as in years past.  


    The San Juan Unified School District Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities and services shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

     The Non-Discrimination Compliance Officer:

     Linda C. T. Simlick, General Counsel, 3738 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA  95608, Telephone: (916) 971-7110 E-Mail:

    The Title IX Coordinator:

     Katie Fabel, Legal Analyst, 3738 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA  95608, Telephone: (916) 971-7110, E-Mail:

Last Modified on November 24, 2020