Important Information for Unaka High School


The basketball game versus University High has been rescheduled for Monday, January 25.  There will be no ballgame Friday, January 8 against UH.


Carter County Schools will have spectators at the high school basketball games from Jan. 1- Jan 19, 2021. The large high school gyms of Hampton and Happy Valley will have a limit of 4 tickets per player to accommodate the TSSAA guidelines of parents/guardians and immediate household members. The small gyms of Unaka and Cloudland will have a limit of 2 tickets per player and are not large enough for additional immediate household members. These are the same limits that were in place at the beginning of basketball season. 

Governor Lee released Executive Order 70 on December 21, 2020 that deals with sporting events. The order can be found below.

The Governor has issued Executive Order No. 70, effective immediately and remaining in effect through January 19, 2021. Because of the significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Tennessee, additional restrictions on who may attend interscholastic athletic practices and contests will be in place.

Unfortunately, large scale attendance by spectators and students must be curtailed. Doing so means that bands, pep bands, cheerleaders, and dance teams may not attend athletic contests while these restrictions remain in place. In accordance with the new Executive Order, the only attendees permitted at practices or games, in addition to the student-athletes on the team are:

  1. Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members;

  2. First Responders;

  3. Coaching and team personnel;

  4. School, game, and facility administrators;

  5. Athletics officials; and

  6. Media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity.

Social distancing between persons from different households is required. While the Executive Order does not mandate the use of masks, the Governor has encouraged masks, and the TSSAA COVID-19 Sports Regulations provision regarding the use of masks remains. Refer to the Tennessee Returns to Play page at TSSAA.org for full information.

These are minimum restrictions. Depending on a particular school, facility, or community circumstances, school officials may require additional limitations on attendance.

 The Governor’s office conferred with TSSAA about these restrictions. TSSAA concurs with the Governor’s office that these restrictions represent the best means for us to continue providing interscholastic athletic participation opportunities to our student-athletes while also doing our part to curb the spread of the virus. We remain hopeful that we will soon begin to see a decline in the instances of infection and that our schools will soon be able to return to the more normal operations of their athletic competition.


Click HERE for a Free Digital Access Card to the Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library.  This will allow you to download free digital content while we are on a Virtual schedule, Hybrid schedule or on an extended break.  This is a great resource currently available to any student.  Please take advantage of this opportunity and explore the books and resources available to download through the READS program.  






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