Dear AM Families,
On September 9, a memo was released from NYSPHSAA regarding the status of the ‘high risk sports” of Football, Volleyball and Cheerleading. NY State has made the decision to postpone these sports from the current fall season and move them into a “FALL SPORTS SEASON TWO” season that begins on March 1, 2021. At this time, per Section One directives, these sports are also restricted from voluntary off-season workouts until further guidance is received from the New York State Department of Health. Furthermore, this decision has also pushed back the start date of Spring Sports from March 15 to April 19, 2021.
I understand this news will be a shock to many, but it is encouraging to know that there will be sport seasons for ALL our student athletes in this COVID19 world we are trying to navigate through each day. While athletics will look different this year, our Athletic Department is committed to executing a thorough plan to ensure the health, safety and competitive well-being of our student athletes and coaching staff. A Return to Athletics document is currently being prepared and will be released to families next week to review. We will then host a webinar to educate our athletes and families on these new set of safety protocols to ensure we safely return to Fall Sports starting on September 29.
In my message to the students this week, it is how we are all in this together. If we all buy in and if we all look out for one another we can make the very best of out of a difficult situation. Adversity, if used the right way, can become fuel for an incredible journey and future. I am confident in our student’s ability to rise to the occasion for each other. They will be better because of it.
I want to thank you for your patience and continued support of Albertus Magnus Athletics.
Albertus Magnus High School