A Message From Your Athletic Director

August 24, 2021

Blue Jay Athletes, Parents and Fans:

Let me start with an introduction. My name is Garth Cornwell and I am the new Athletic Director at Shepherd High School. This is my 22nd year in education, most of my time has been in the middle school classroom but I have also served as an Elementary School Principal and a Jr/Sr High School Principal. 

The start to this year’s athletic season looks much more “normal” than last year. It is possible that as the year progresses our responsibilities and expectations of athletes, coaches and fans will change. We ask for your patience, grace and assistance as we will do our best to relay information along and to continue giving our student-athletes the opportunities to compete.

At this time there is no limit to the number of spectators at our home contests. Schools we visit may have Covid restrictions in place and we will abide by their expectations. For example, if we travel to a school that requires masks indoors we will ask that you follow the hosts rules and wear a mask while indoors. 

We appreciate your understanding, patience and grace during these times and keep in mind that each school, coach, administrator, athlete and fan only wants the best for our students and athletes. 


Garth Cornwell

Athletic Director

Shepherd Public School