General Athletic Information:
With AECSD going to remote instruction due to COVID-19, NYS guidance dictates that we cannot conduct co-curricular activities or athletics. We are scheduled to resume in-person instruction on January 20 and will begin low & moderate risk athletics at that time.
As more information becomes available in the upcoming days and weeks, it will be posted here.
PHYSICALS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:
THE NYS Education Department has announced that student-athletes may participate in the 2020-2021 sports seasons if they have had a health exam in the previous two school years AND provide a current health history completed and signed by a parent/guardian within 30 days of the start of the season.
WINTER 20-21 SPORT SEASON:
1/20 - Low & Moderate Risk Winter Sports: Varsity Boys and Girls Bowling, Varsity Boys Swimming, and Modified Boys & Girls Swimming
TBA (Need Approval from NYS) - High Risk Winter Sports: JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball*, JV/V Competitive Cheerleading*, JV/V Wrestling*, Varsity Ice Hockey*, Boys & Girls Modified Basketball*, and Modified Wrestling*.
FamilyID Registration: Opens on January 4, 2021
FamilyID registration (which includes a student’s health history) must be completed within 30 days of the sport season starting. Therefore, all students that had been registered to start bowling and swimming on 12/14 must be RE-REGISTERED in FamilyID in order to be eligible to start on 1/20.
Athletic Dates (as of now) for the remainder of the 20-21 School Year:
Fall II Sports Season – No Sectionals: March 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Football*, Girls Volleyball*, Competitive Cheerleading*, Girls Swim
Spring Sports Season – Sectionals TBA: April 19, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Season may be adjusted if and when Regent Examinations are scheduled.
B Lacrosse*, G Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, B Tennis, B/G Track and Field, Girls Golf
* Sports listed with an asterisk are defined by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) as "higher risk" sports. Although they are included in the sport seasons listed above, further guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and the Governor's Office is required before a return to play.
The New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department are two of the primary entities providing guidance to schools during the current pandemic. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is required to follow the same NYS issued guidance. NYSPHSAA only has the authority to amend NYSPHSAA rules or regulations. Links that will provide further information are:
Interim Guidance for In-person instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools (8/26)
Sports and Recreation Master Guidance (updated 8/15)
NYSPHSAA Return to Interscholastic Athletics - Winter
(Left) Natalie Calandra-Ryan signed D1 Lacrosse with Youngstown State University
(Right) Abbie Izzo signed D1 Lacrosse with Harvard University