Athletics→ COVID-19 - R.A.I.S.E. Reimagined
the 2020–2021 school year, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) athletics
program will be administered virtually and in-person, if state and county
health metrics allow. Program operations will align with the two semesters of
instruction for MCPS and with Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic
Association (MPSSAA) guidelines and operating procedures. The first semester of
MCPS Athletics operations will be virtual, while the second semester will
hopefully allow for in-person engagement. Both semesters will feature sport
seasons that maximize the opportunities for students to participate in the
program, across all interscholastic sports. The second semester will be
administered in alignment with CDC, state and county health guidelines.
The R.A.I.S.E. Reimagined plan provides
MCPS athletics stakeholders with guidance on implementing the virtual athletic
seasons during semester one of the virtual-only
educational model for distance learning. In addition, MCPS Athletics
will align with the non-athletic extracurricular activities to recognize secondary
students for commitment in participation in a wide range of MCPS Athletic and
Virtual Seasons - Athletic Registration - All students participating in the fall, winter, and spring virtual seasons, as part of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process. Registration is done electronically through the school specific athletics registration link posted on the school’s website. Students must have a valid physical on file with the school. Given the unprecedented circumstances, for students who are unable to secure an updated physical, MCPS will extend the expiration date of an existing physical by one calendar year. To the extent a student does not have a physical on file with the school, the student will need to obtain one. Due to the strenuous nature of selected activities, each student is encouraged to consult their physician concerning fitness to participate in the program. During any live engagement, parents/guardians and students must ensure that surroundings are free of obstacles and that an appropriate plan is in place on how to access help in the event of an emergency.
Please Note: Student-athlete participation in the first semester of virtual seasons does not guarantee or impact placement on a team roster during second semester.
High School On-line Registration Links - A link to the online registration form can be found on your home school's website, or by clinking on the link beside your school's name on the attached document.
Middle School On-line Registration Links - A link to the online registration form can be found on your home school's website, or by clinking on the link beside your school's name on the attached document.
Coaches can utilize the following resources regarding best practices for virtual engagement, including the MCPS Web Conferencing Center.
MCPS Data Privacy and Security
Virtual Engagement Best Practices
Zoom Quick Tips
For additional resources and technical assistance, refer to the MCPS Help Desk