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Baltimore County Public Schools releases fall re-engagement plan for high school athletics

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 17:19:18-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Public Schools has announced its fall re-engagement plan for high school athletics.

According to the plan, student-athletes will return to their school campuses to participate in voluntary conditioning and skill development sessions.

Small group sessions of 20 students of fewer will happen as follows:

  • Winter sports-Nov. 16 – Dec. 4
  • Fall sports-Dec. 7 – Dec. 30
  • Spring sports-Jan. 4 – Jan. 22

The school district said the dates are subject to change and activities can be canceled at any time.

On Monday, the Maryland State Board of Education voted to approve the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association proposal to accelerate competitive athletics starting Dec. 7.

County schools will begin competitive sports for:

Winter season

  • First practice – Dec. 7
  • First play date – Jan. 4
  • Last play date – Feb. 13

Fall season

  • First practice – Feb. 13
  • First play date – Mar. 5
  • Last play date – Apr. 17

Spring season

  • First practice – Apr. 17
  • First play date – May 7
  • Last play date – Jun. 19

Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams said in a statement:

“We appreciate the important and unique role that athletics play in connecting students to their schools, promoting physical and mental health, developing students’ collaborative and leadership skills, and more. We have worked closely with our athletics and health services staff and with the Baltimore County Department of Health in developing this opportunity to bring student-athletes back to school campuses for conditioning and skill development activities.”