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Winter Sports Update

By Jim Harris, 11/18/20, 11:30AM EST


Winter Sports Update


After consulting with the Alexandria Health Department (AHD), ACPS has decided not to participate in the Gunston District scheduled games or any Virginia High School League (VHSL) Championship events this winter. See the Recommendations/Guidance on Sports and Activities (PDF) from Dr. Stephen Haering, AHD Director.

The winter sports season, which includes the sports of Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Indoor Track, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey and Swim & Dive, will be canceled. ACPS is aware that this decision differs from VHSL Return to Play guidelines, which do not require athletes to compete with face coverings when within six feet of others. However, we believe the need to continue to comply with CDC guidelines for anyone on school property or in our buildings is a priority. We have a shared responsibility to ensure we are limiting the spread of the coronavirus and need to focus our energies and staff time on returning students to the classroom when feasible.