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PCPS Announces New Guidelines for General Athletics, Fine Arts and Activities


The Ponca City Public School District has released new guidelines and information concerning General Athletics, Fine Arts, and Activities along with Football Game Management. The three documents are attached to this release: 


  • Ponca City Athletics, Fine Arts, and Activities Guidelines 
  • General Athletic/Activity Guidelines and Football Management 
  • Map of Sullins Stadium (showing Common Areas, Admission Gate, & Voucher Redemption/Pass Gate)


Ponca City Athletics, Fine Arts, and Activities Guidelines

Dear Student-Athletes, Coaches, Staff, Officials, Administrators, Parents, and Patrons, Welcome to our facilities. As we navigate through these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like you to know that the health and safety of all student-athletes, coaches, staff, officials, administrators, students, parents, and patrons are our top priorities. We strongly recommend our patrons who have pre-existing health conditions to follow Ponca

City Public Schools livestreaming options. In addition, if you have any possible symptoms Covid-19 it is the individual’s responsibility to refrain from attending our events.

The following are our event guidelines:
1. Mask or face coverings are required for all participants, coaches, workers, officials, patrons or anyone entering a Ponca City Public Schools Indoor Facilities. Refusal to wear a mask or face covering will prevent admittance into the facility.
 Indoors: Ponca City Public Schools Safety Protocols for all individuals to wear a face covering.
 Outdoors: Spectators may remove face coverings in locations that have adequate space and that will allow for social distancing.
 Participants, officials and coaches may remove their masks when they reach their respective playing field or court (ex: volleyball: on the court, softball: inside the playing field fence). When in close contact with others, masks will be worn by officials and coaches.
 All non-participants will be required to wear face coverings at all times and maintain social distance when possible.

2. Ponca City Public Schools ticket takers and sellers will be masked and gloved. We encourage all Ponca City students, parents, and patrons to purchase tickets and passes online when available.
3. At this time, we will recommend no pre-game or post-game hand shaking, high-fives, or fist bumps between opposing teams to reduce contact as much as possible. Please refrain from entering student area before, during, or after the game. (Example: Bandstands at FB; Staging Area at Concert Hall)
4. At some of our venues, there will be seating areas marked off as unavailable Due to social distancing protocols seating in some facilities may be limited . Please refrain from sitting in these areas to help us keep our student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans as safe as possible.
5. For participants, officials and coaches, no shared towels, clothing, shoes, or water bottles.

6. For shared equipment such as bats, helmets, catchers gear, music stands, chairs, etc., sanitation should occur in between use when possible.
7. Locker rooms will be accessible to teams but we highly recommend, for both home and visiting teams and officials, to come dressed and ready to participate for the event. Masks will be required in locker rooms, athletic training rooms, and coaches’ offices and any area considered outside of the playing field or court.
8. Only necessary/approved personnel will be allowed in the press box, technology booth, and at scorer’s tables.
9. When trading team benches, such as in between volleyball sets, chairs will be sanitized.
10. When traveling to and from away events in school vehicles, all Ponca City coaches, student-athletes, and participants will be required to wear face coverings.
11. Spectators are required to wear a mask in common areas where social distancing is not possible. (Restrooms, Concession Stands, and Common Areas)

Thank you for your cooperation. If there are questions or concerns before coming to our facilities, please contact our Athletic/Activities Department 580-767-8075.


Ponca City Public Schools General Athletic/Activity Guidelines And Football Game Management

Ponca City Schools has determined the general athletic/activities guidelines. In order for PCPS to continue allowing spectators these basic requirements are to be followed.
 Indoor Events- Face coverings are required at all times and social distance when possible. This is a
district policy. Anyone who does not follow face-covering requirements will be removed from the
 Outdoor Events- spectators may remove face coverings in locations that have adequate space and that will allow for social distancing. In common areas (Concession, Ticket Booth, Restrooms, etc.) spectators are to wear face coverings where social distancing is not possible. Participants, Officials and Coaches may remove face coverings when they reach their respective playing area.
 Reentry- Once an individual has enter a venue; there will be no reentry or refunds.
 Playing Field/Court- Only approved personnel will be allowed on the field or court. This includes
before and after events. No unnecessary social gatherings of any kind.
 Livestreaming- Those with concerns about safety or who choose not to wear a face covering should
follow online for the safety of yourself and others.
 For more information that is specific please see the attached guidelines. Ponca City Wildcat Home Football Game Management Guidelines.
 Capacity will be reduced by 50%.
 Tickets will be sold first to families of players, band members, Hi-Steppers and Cheer. Each member of
the previous stated groups will receive four vouchers. Voucher holders will need to bring their voucher
to the ticket booth on the 7th street side to purchase their tickets.
 Complimentary passes will not be accepted.
 All-Sports passes for students 9th

-12th will be limited to maximum of 300 at a cost of $25.00. The All-Sports passes can be purchased on “My School Bucks.”

 A limited number of extra tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis at the West Gate of Sullins Stadium (5th Street). On the day of the game. All ticket booths will open at 5:30.

“These guidelines have been implemented for the safety of our student-athletes, staff and community as a whole. We have been working with several districts throughout Oklahoma and wanted to be in line with schools of our size. This is to help eliminate confusion for spectators at home and away events. We have invested in hydration products, face coverings and sanitation supplies to provide additional safety protocols. It is imperative that we as a community work together on these guidelines to insure some form of normalcy for our students!”