There will be no high school sports scene for the Waterloo Region District School Board this fall.
The board confirms they have cancelled the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association fall sports season.
The WRDSB says it's to align with recent announcements from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA), as well as direction from the Ministry of Education and Public Health to minimize student-to-student, and student-to-teacher contact.
In a statement, the school board acknowledges how disappointing this will be for students and families.
"We recognize the important role that inter-school athletics play in the life of our students' educational and social experience at school," they said, "Our goal is to have students safely participate in sports as soon as we are safely able to do so. The safety, health, and well-being of our students, dedicated staff and volunteers is our top priority."
They go on to say decisions on the return to sports and the winter season will be announced at the direction of both the Ministry of Education and Public Health.