Fall and Winter Athletic Seasons Postponed For 1st Semester
All 2020 high school fall and winter competition seasons during the first semester have been postponed according to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association(MPSSAA).
The decision comes in light of the recent announcements of local school systems to begin education virtually. It will provides each school system with options for the gradual increase of student engagement for the physical and social-emotional health of students.
It was a joint decision between the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland.
With this announcement, local school systems will be able to use MPSSAA waiver regulations, as approved by the Maryland State Board of Education on June 23, for student engagement during the first semester. The MPSSAA, the MDH and the PSSAM will continue to collaborate on finalizing a hybrid, two-semester plan focused on student engagement options in the first semester and modified competition seasons for all sports during the second semester.
Details of the hybrid two-semester plan will be available in the coming weeks prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.