Fall Athletics

Dear St. Rose Athletes and Families,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter in anticipation of the official start of our fall athletics season. Preseason practices will officially resume on Monday, September 14th for all fall sports teams, and competitions will resume on September 28th for Girls Tennis and October 1st for all other sports. 

In preparation for the upcoming season, please review the contents of this letter and share them with your child. Below you will find a summary of the Covid-19 protocols in place, new start dates for each athletic season, information on how you can stay aware of current athletics announcements, and information on our new athletics website and online school store. 

Please be aware of the following Covid-19 protocols mandated by the NJSIAA as a part of their “Return to Play Plan” that are in place at St. Rose in order to protect our student-athletes, coaches, and spectators during the fall season:

  • Temperature Screenings:

    • All students will be temperature screened prior to being allowed to participate in practices/competitions. Opposing teams will be screened prior to their arrival.

    • Student-athletes who are virtually learning must report to the athletic trainer in order to have their temperature screened prior to participating.

  • Locker Rooms:

    • Locker rooms will be available for student-athletes only, they will be open from 2:30pm until all athletes are changed.

    • Locker rooms will be disinfected daily by our maintenance team.

  • Transportation:

    • One-way shuttles to our Athletic Complex will be provided for student-athletes on game/practice dates. Parents must pick up their children at the complex. 

    • Face coverings are required while on the bus and windows will be ajar.

    • Buses will be disinfected daily by our maintenance team.

  • Face Coverings & Social Distancing:

    • Face coverings are required at all times except for when actively participating in practice or playing in a game/match.

    • Student-athletes and coaches must wear face coverings on the sidelines during games/matches.

    • Student-athletes and coaches must maintain social distancing of 6 feet or greater on the sidelines.

  • Spectators:

    • Spectators are welcome at the Athletic Complex. The complex’s capacity is 500. 

    • All spectators must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. 

    • There will be no bleachers available this season. Please bring your own chair.

In addition to the protocols above that we have implemented, this year will also be very different in terms of start/end dates for each athletic season. The dates listed below are subject to change as per the NJSIAA.

  • Season Registration Dates / Start Dates 2020-21

    • Fall Season: September 14, 2020 - November 22, 2020

    • Winter Season

      • PowerSchool Registration Open: October 15, 2020

      • Season: December 3, 2020 - February 17, 2021 

    • Girls Volleyball 

      • PowerSchool Registration Open: January 4, 2020

      • Season: February 16, 2020 - April 24, 2020

    • Spring Season: 

      • PowerSchool Registration Open: March 15, 2021

      • Season: TBA by the NJSIAA

In order to more rapidly share schedule updates and athletics information, we have launched a standalone St. Rose Athletics website. Student-athletes, their parents, and other family members can now subscribe for text message updates that will instantly notify you of schedule changes that affect your child’s team. Please visit our new online home at www.stroseathletics.com!

Also new for this year is a “virtual campus store” to supplement our on-campus store. Through our new store you can order sport-specific customized St. Rose gear that is not available in our on-campus store. Please visit the St. Rose Official Online Store to place your order today and take advantage of our launch discount of 25% off all items when you use discount code GRANDOPENING20.

The St. Rose Athletics Office is committed to making this year a successful one for all of our student-athletes across all seasons. We will do our best to communicate any future changes that may occur to all of our student-athletes and their families as expediently as possible. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Athletics@srhsnj.com.

Go Purple Roses!

Mr. Dennis Carey

Vice Principal of Athletics and Student Affairs