A Message to ALL from Coach Smiley (PLEASE READ)

17 Apr by Zach Birdwell

UIL has cancelled all remaining Spring Activities and State Championships.

There are no words to describe how sorry we are for all of our athletes, but especially our Seniors.  We appreciate your commitment to our programs more than you know. But most importantly we appreciate the way you represented our school and community. You wont be forgotten. We will continue sending out workouts daily. As we get more direction from the UIL we will make you aware. 
-Coach Smiley

Here is the official message from UIL:

Athletic Directors and Coaches,

We wanted to make you aware of the following email sent to superintendents as a result of Governor Abbott’s recent order of closing schools for the remainder of the school year.  The decision has been made to cancel the remaining activities for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please note below that remote instruction remains in place, but in person practices and rehearsals remain suspended until further notice.  We are actively working to communicate next course of action and adjust coaching restrictions as necessary.  
As stated in the email, this is an extremely difficult decision and we appreciate the leadership of our athletic directors and coaches in this challenging time.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please call or email athletics@uiltexas.org .
Stay safe,
Susan Elza, Ed.D. 
UIL Director of Athletics 

Thank you for continuing to show tremendous leadership in this very challenging time. Your communities, and our state as a whole, are better because of your efforts and dedication to students.
With the recent order by Governor Abbott closing schools for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, all remaining UIL activities for the 2019-2020 school year are now cancelled. We understand the value of UIL activities to students and to your communities. However, UIL always keeps the health and safety of students as the top priority. We believe this very difficult decision is the best decision to support the health of our state.
Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place.
We will work closely with schools to determine the best course of action moving forward, including relaxing coaching restrictions in some ways to allow students to prepare for the coming school year. All of those decisions will be communicated out to schools once we have them finalized. 
The times in which we find ourselves remain uncertain. UIL will continue to work closely with schools and state and local authorities as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your patience during this time.
We wish all of you the very best in the coming days and months. Please stay safe and know that we are here to help in any way we can.

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