Athletics → COVID-19 - Coach and Athletic Departments
MCPS Athletics is committed to promoting the safe return of in-person out-of-season activities, incorporating state and local guidelines and recommendations, as soon as possible. The following information is provided to help guide coaches and athletic department personnel through during the coming school year and sports seasons along with a Frequently Asked Questions document.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) developed the Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan Phase 1 to define the operating procedures for the interscholastic athletics program. These procedures will guide the safe return of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, due to COVID-19. This initial phase will apply to the summer 2020 offseason, which begins May 30, 2020 following the Engagement of Activity (EOA) implementation phase. These procedures align with guidance from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Montgomery County health and safety mandates and recommendations.
All Coaches and Athletic Department Personnel need to be aware of and adhere to the procedures. Please read the entire Return to R.A.I.S.E. Strategic Plan Phase 1 document. These operating procedures provide guidance and interpretations of the MCPS Out-of-Season Participation Standards and Regulations that summarize MPSSAA and MCPS standards and regulations regarding out-of-season activities involving school teams and school coaches. Phase 1 includes information on:
The following updates provide clarity and additional information that coaches and athletic department personnel should know.