The first semester of athletics will be virtual and feature three sport seasons: Fall, Winter and Spring. During the first semester, athletes will have the opportunity to virtually participate in lessons for college and career readiness, academic achievement, recruitment preparation, physical activities, social, emotional and mental well-being and sport specific information.
Interscholastic athletics will start at the lowest risk level for participation. In December, a determination will be made on how PGCPS will continue delivering instruction for the second semester. Once that decision has been made, direction will be provided regarding face-to-face participation in sports.
A committee consisting of the several stakeholders including the Coordinating Supervisor of Athletics, Supervisor of Athletics and Athletic Directors met twice a week from July 1 to August 14 to discuss and implement the virtual athletics plan for the first semester.
Three seasons will occur during the first semester with each season lasting five weeks. A complete virtual schedule will be posted on the athletics website and communicated to the athletes by their ADs and coaches for each season (Fall Sports - September 9th, Winter Sports
PGCPS’ Office of Interscholastic Athletics will follow the MPSSAA Roadmap Two-Semester Plan pending the reopening of schools beginning semester two. Additional guidance on the timeframe, scheduling, and second semester sport seasons will be available after continued assessment of Local School System educational plans, further consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, and review of all considerations and accommodations for the competition season.
A committee consisting of the several stakeholders including the Coordinating Supervisor of Athletics, Supervisor of Athletics and Athletic Directors, Administrative Staff and Athletic Trainer will provide a more outlined and detailed Return-to-Play format for all schools in PGCPS by November 5, 2020, pending the decision of reopening school for second semester. The committee will meet September 21, 2020 through November 1, 2020 to plan and implement a safe return of athletic practices and competitions. The committee will develop specifics for the following topics: