All athletes and parents will be required to complete the parent athlete policy meeting virtually this year. To access the video and pledge form please join the JRHS Athletic Policies Google Classroom with code 45plvoy. A parent and student athlete will need to complete the Edpuzzle Athletic Policies video assignment. After watching the video, parents and students will have access to the pledge form which will need to be submitted before participating in athletics.

If you do not have access to the internet or a computer, please reach out to your school’s Athletic Director to set up a time to come in and have access to complete the video and pledge. 

This is open to anyone that is interested in playing any sports this year. You will have until
December 18th,2020 (Winter)
February 18th, 2021 (Fall)
April 15th, 2021(Spring


The VHSL and Governor Northam have worked together diligently to come up with a safe way to bring sports back. As of today, winter sports are cleared to kick off competition in December as planned. Please see the detailed release below. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – On Thursday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the fourth amended Executive Order 67 which includes changes to Section 12 related to recreational sports.  These changes allow the VHSL Championship + 1 schedule to begin playing in December as scheduled.  The VHSL has released its  “Guidelines for Return to Participation” for school divisions. This document will provide guidance for our schools to ensure a safe reopening of sports and activities. 


“This amendment by the Governor clears the way for all of our sports to play,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “We appreciate the time, effort, and input staff received while preparing this document. Adherence to these guidelines will offer a safe reopening for our students, coaches, staff, officials, and communities once we start playing in December. Additionally, we appreciate the close collaboration and guidance from the Governor’s office, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).”


The amended Executive Order did not change the number of attendees permitted at a sporting event, which cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load or 250 persons. For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 250 person per field. 


The modifications outlined in “Guidelines for Return to Participation” are meant to decrease potential exposure to respiratory droplets by encouraging social distancing, limiting participation in administrative tasks to essential personnel and allowing for appropriate protective equipment. Recommendations include cleaning and disinfecting; mask protocols; transportation; and how to run activities safely for individual sports and activities.


Teams conducting out-of-season workouts will continue to abide by Phase 3 Guidelines as established by the VHSL and the Virginia Department of Health, regardless of established adjustments allowed for in-season teams to conduct regular season and postseason events.


In preparing this document, VHSL staff received input from VHSL and NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committees (SMAC), the NCAA, the Virginia Department of Health, USA Football, USA Field Hockey, US Lacrosse, USA Wrestling, the National Wrestling Coaches Association, VHSL school administrators, and VHSL coaches advisory committees.


Link to VHSL Guidelines for Return to Participation

For sports schedules and updates please go to:


2019 Cheer Open Gyms:
After school til 5:30pm
To attend, you need a valid current VHSL physical on file with JRHS.
Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Open gyms are optional but recommended. Dates marked with a * are required (for tryout material).
April: 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25 and 30*
May: 1*, 2, 3, 6 and 7*
*Mandatory pre tryout parent/athlete meeting on Thursday, May 2 at 6pm.
*Tryout day is May 8. Individuals will be assigned a tryout time between 4 and 7pm. Results will be shared that night.
Spring athletes will need to speak to Coach Emma to arrange for tryout material. If anyone has a conflict with the parent meeting, please address that by 4/25.
Contact Coach Emma Watling for questions (

James River Hall of Fame Class of 2019

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