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Sports Update: 9/11/20
Update from the Athletic Department: 9/11/20
As you are aware Section 9 released information yesterday that fall sports will now be moved to play in March 2021, and winter sports will begin their season as of November 30, 2020. Family ID registration will open on October 30, 2020, for winter sports only. Off-season practices will not be permitted on or off campus until after October 13, 2020, depending on if the students are in session in their school building at that time. More information will be made available as we progress toward the season and if there are other changes with the New York State Athletic Association and/or the Governors office. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the athletic office at (845)691-1032.
The Section IX Athletic Council approved a resolution establishing an opening start date for athletics for all schools in its section. Winter athletics will now begin on November 30, 2020. The Fall season will be moved to March and run through April. The Spring season will run from May through June. Exact start dates are yet to be determined. On September 21, 2020, off-season workouts may begin with the approval of each local school district. These workouts must follow the off-season workout rules established by NYSPHSAA, as well as the guidelines established by the Governor and the State Department of Health.
This resolution was presented to the Athletic Council by the Section IX COVID-19 Task Force and was based on two determining factors: the safety of the students and the fact that so many of our Section IX school districts are currently conducting all classes via remote learning. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Section IX in conjunction with school district leaders, they will monitor developments and make changes as needed.