SAINT MICHAELS, AZ (JULY 14, 2020) – St. Michael Indian School announced today the cancellation of its fall sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The school is preparing, though, for a safe return of classes on campus with a start date of Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
“We know that our student athletes and their parents will be disappointed in this decision to cancel fall sports, but our primary focus must be to get our students back safely to learning, which we will do, God willing, on September 1,” explained Dot Teso, president of St. Michael Indian School. “We are now taking prudent steps to achieve our goal of reopening in the early fall. Though—as we see throughout the Navajo Nation and beyond—this pandemic evolves rapidly and could further impact our plans.”
The athletic program led by athletic director Carl Adams will offer nutrition and other fitness tips for all students during these next few months when organized sports are not offered to encourage healthy habits throughout the fall.
St. Michael Indian School participates in NAIC and AIA through a variety of sports and its robotics program. The Cardinal athletic program has won several state and regional championships and other awards throughout the past several years.