I wanted to provide an update to my communication from 9/10/20 regarding the status of high school Girls Swimming and modified fall sports for the 2020-21 school year.
I regret to inform you that on Wednesday, September 23rd, the Executive Committee of Section One, Inc., of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the decision to postpone high school Girls Swimming to Fall Season II, beginning on March 1, 2021. Driving the decision to move the Girls Swimming & Diving season to Fall Season II was the uncertainty surrounding the availability of pool facilities throughout the region.
In addition, the Section One Executive Committee accepted and approved the Athletic Council’s recommendation to cancel the Fall Season I modified sports season. This impacts the modified sports of soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country for our school district.
On a positive note, it was an absolute pleasure to see students back in school this week, and we are very much looking forward to starting our high school Fall Sports Season I next week!
To read the official press release from last evening, please click here.
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