RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: The activity Sponsor/Staff will implement mitigation measures as may be recommended or required by local, state and federal authorities. These measures may include mask wearing, social distancing measures and various hygienic practices. Despite such precautions, the risks associated with transmission of COVID-19 remain present. The nature of many activities makes it difficult to observe all of the recommended precautions at all times; for example, individuals will not always be six feet apart and infrequent and incidental moments of closer proximity and contact are likely to occur, and surfaces may not always be free of viruses and other infectants, etc.  As a result of participation in activities and proximity to other participants, your child may be exposed to the risk of infection of communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

At this time, masks are not required during any St. James Academy summer camps. For indoor camps, JCDHE recommends wearing masks. Should a camp participant at any indoor OR outdoor camp test positive for Covid-19 during the week of camp, those campers not wearing masks while attending may be asked to quarantine by JCDHE and would likely not be allowed to attend the rest of camp. 

POSSIBILITY OF CAMP CLOSURE: Be aware that this activity is subject to the regulations and various health and operational orders of the Federal, State and local  government agencies, and further understand that changes to the current operational status of the activity location could occur which would necessitate the cancellation of some or all activities. Be aware that depending on the conditions and timing of any necessary cancellation, you may forfeit some of the camp fees paid. 

  • Expectations of Parents: 

    • We expect that you will monitor your child’s health each day prior to and during the week of camp. 

    • We expect that if your child has… 

      • a fever above 100

      • dry cough

      • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

      • sore throat

      • recent travel to COVID-19 hotspots

      • OR close contact with someone with  COVID-19…

        …that you will keep your child home AND communicate with St. James personnel regarding these symptoms.


Completion of the KSHSAA Physical Form along with the KSHAA Recommended Concussion and Head Injury Information Release Form is required of all students participating in ALL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES (including cheer and dance). These forms must be completed after May 1 to be effective for the following school year. The form must be signed by a physician and the Parental Permission portion must be completed and signed by a parent and student.

Download 2021-22 Physical/Concussion Form

Completed forms may be emailed to Anna Bomhoff at abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org, mailed to the school or dropped off in the front office.


Weather-related schedule changes will be made on the day of the event. All decisions will be posted as soon as made final.

All activity and practice routines will be reduced in length and scope.  Practice time will include, but not be limited to, more frequent water breaks, limited padding in the case of football, the use of shade and conditioning drills for the heat conditions.  All St. James Academy coaches are required by KSHSAA to complete a heat illness prevention and hydration education program.  The Athletic Director reserves the right to adjust practices and games as needed.


Activity and Athletics Grade Checks

Grade checks for all students in activities and athletics will begin after the 3rd full week of each semester. First-semester grade checks will begin the week of September 10 and second-semester grade checks the week of January 28. Grade checks for these students will be run every Monday morning. Any student having a grade under 72%, will be required to meet with their teacher(s) at least one (1) time before/after school or during Thunder Block the following week. Information regarding Thunder Block may be found under Academics. Athletes should still attend practice during the week, provided they have met with their teacher(s) at least once. Students will be required to meet with their teacher at least once (1) a week until their grade is above passing during the weekly grade check. Students with a failing grade for four (4) consecutive weeks in the same class will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular competitions, games or performances until the grade is passing (67% or higher). Students, coaches, and parents will be notified when a student reaches three (3) consecutive weeks for the same class. Special situations involving eligibility will be reviewed by the assistant principal and the athletic & activities director and their decision will be final. The purpose of this eligibility policy is not to punish students, but rather to help them maintain a proper balance between academics and athletics and activities.

Co-Curricular Activities

Students who are enrolled in a semester or year-long band, choir, orchestra, debate, or forensics class are participants in a co-curricular activity. By enrolling in one of these classes, the student is making a commitment to honor all required performances and rehearsals during and outside of school hours. Should a required, curricular event, rehearsal or performance occur during the school day, the student is obligated to attend the event. Discipline issues will be discussed on an individual basis with the administration and director. Solo and Ensemble performances (when not required for class) are subject to the eligibility requirements under “Activity and Athletics Grade Checks.”


The following guidelines have been established as the approved representation of St. James Academy Athletics. The Thunder graphic identity is a key component of the overall brand identity of St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kansas.

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