As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, districts have delayed the Fall sports start date until Monday, September 21. With NYS approval for the opening of schools in September and with appropriate social distancing, PPE usage, and cleaning and disinfection of equipment, the following will be implemented:
- Cancel NYS Fall Regional and State Championship events
- Waive seven-day practice rule to enable greater opportunities for local participation
- Maintain current practice requirements
- Encourage geographic scheduling for games & contests
- Schools would have the option, if permitted by state officials, to offer off-season conditioning workouts.
If the Fall sports season is interrupted or impacted by COVID-19 crisis (i.e. state official guidance, school closings, cancelation of high-risk sports, etc.) then a condensed seasons plan will be implemented. This plan takes into consideration the competitive and interactive aspects of each sport and would include the following, with the stipulated dates being tentative.
Season 1 (Winter Sports)
- Dates: Jan. 4-Mar 13 (Week 27-36) 10 Weeks (dates tentative)
- Sports: basketball (girls & boys), bowling (girls & boys), gymnastics, ice hockey (girls & boys), indoor track & field (girls & boys), skiing (girls & boys), swimming (boys), *wrestling, *competitive cheer. *
- Because of the high risk nature of wrestling and competitive cheer, sports may have to be moved to Season II or season III.
Season II (Fall Sports)
- Dates: Mar. 1-May 8 (Week 35-44) 10 Weeks (dates tentative)
- Sports: football, cross country (girls & boys), field hockey, soccer (girls & boys), swimming (girls), volleyball (girls & boys), Unified bowling.
- Note: Weather will have an impact upon outdoor sports in some parts of the state in March and potentially early April.
- Girls Tennis moved to Season III.
Season III (Spring Sports)
- Dates: Apr. 5-Jun. 12 (Week 40-49) 10 Weeks (dates tentative)
- Sports: baseball, softball, golf (girls & boys), lacrosse (girls & boys), tennis (girls & boys), outdoor track & field (girls & boys), Unified basketball
Extracurricular activities which are determined to be core to the mission of the District, which can be effectively conducted remotely or in person following DOH protocols, may be offered and encouraged by the District. Such activities may include but are not limited to Student Council, Yearbook, Outdoors Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), for example.