The athletic program seeks to promote an ever-increasing growth of a type of interscholastic athletics which is educational in both objective and method and which can be justified as an integral part of the middle and high school curriculum.
With students coming back to the building for learning, so is athletics! We will begin on February 22nd with our traditional fall sports: girls soccer, volleyball, football, and cheerleading. This year athletics will look a little different as compared to the past.. There will be no interscholastic athletic competition against opposing middle schools this year. Instead, student athletes will have the opportunity to participate in skill development and conditioning. Health and safety will be our top priority as we conduct these athletic skill sessions.
WHEN WILL ATHLETICS START?
Fall sports-football, girl’s soccer, volleyball, cheerleading: February 22-March 19
Spring sports-girls & boys track and field, boy’s soccer, softball: March 22-April 30
Winter sports-girl’s & boy’s basketball, cheerleading: May 3-May 21
*There will be no skill sessions on asynchronous remote learning days.
Skill sessions will occur Monday-Friday, begin right after school and end at 4:00pm. Virtual academy students will need to arrive to the front of the school at 2:30pm and must wait in their cars until they pass their health screening.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
6th, 7th, and 8th graders will have the opportunity to participate in these skill sessions, with priority going to 7th and 8th graders. There will be a limit on the number of students who can attend these sessions due to social distancing and safety guidelines. All students will be assigned weeks to participate and will only be allowed to come during their assigned week.
Plan B student athletes (non-virtual academy students) will have the opportunity to attend these sessions only while they are in school for in person instruction. These Plan B students must also be present in school during their in-person week in order to attend. A Plan B student will not be admitted inside to attend the skill session if they stayed home during instruction. Locker rooms will not be available, so Plan B students should come to school dressed for their after school activity and have a water bottle with their name on it. You may want to bring an extra mask those days as well if you want a fresh mask prior to starting physical activity.
Virtual academy student athletes will be assigned a week to come and will have to go through a health screening process prior to being allowed in the building and/or athletic fields. Health screenings will take place at the front entrance of the school at 2:30pm.. Students must wait in their cars at the front of the school until they pass their health screening. Please turn off your heat while waiting in your cars so we can obtain an accurate temperature. Virtual academy students should come dressed for activity, have a mask, and have a water bottle with their name on it.
HOW CAN YOU ATTEND?
You will need to complete the Middle School Athletic Participation Forms found under the Athletics tab on our school website. You will also need to complete a Covid-19 Pre-Participation Health Questionnaire in order to participate.
- Pre-Participation Athletic Paperwork
All student athletes will need to have a valid physical (doctor exam form) and current athletic participation forms on file with Mrs. Faucette in order to participate. This paperwork must be completed prior to your first day of practice. The pre-participation athletic paperwork can be scanned an emailed to Mrs. Faucette at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in the office at Carnage Middle school. This pre-participation athletic paperwork will only need to be submitted one time this year, even if you participate in multiple sport seasons. Once Mrs. Faucette has received and reviewed your paperwork submission, she will reach out to you letting you know your status and days of participation.
- Covid-19 Pre-Participation Health Questionnaire
The COVID-19 Pre-Participation Health Questionnaire must be printed and signed by the student athlete and parent/guardian. This form must be turned in to Mrs. Faucette on the first day of their skill session.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs.Faucette at email@example.com
Middle School Athletic Guidance
GUIDANCE | Last updated 1/8/2021
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for middle schools that will be hosting after school athletic activities including workouts and intramural activities. All athletic personnel are required to review and follow all guidelines in the COVID 19 Athletics Guidance document in addition to information provided here.
●Season 1- January 25-February 19.
○Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball and Cheerleading
●Season 2- February 22-March 26
○Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer, Football and Cheerleading
●Season 3- April 7-May 14
○Softball, Boys’ Track and Field, Girls’ Track and Field, Boys’ Soccer
■Schools with pre-existing school sponsored baseball teams may plan for on campus
activities only during season 3 if approved by the principal.
●Limited to students who are in attendance for face to face learning on the day of the activity and
assigned students from the Virtual Academy, as determined by the school.
●Must have an up to date athletic physical that was signed by a physician on or after March 1, 2019. ●Must complete the Pre-Participation Health Questionnaire.
●Must be screened by school staff before the school day. VA students would be screened by school
staff upon entering campus for the activity each day.
●Number of participants is to be determined by school staff based on available space to keep
students appropriately distanced.
●Academic eligibility verification is not required.
●Open to all 7th and 8th grade students. After assessing interest and determining available space,
schools have the discretion to include interested 6th grade students if space is available.Make sure you have all the required paperwork and physical completed. You will not be allowed to tryout without all the forms completed. So get that done now. The required Athletic Forms can be found under the ATHLETICS tab on the Carnage Website.On the day of tryouts, besides your paperwork, make sure you have athletic wear and sneakers to change into and bring a full water bottle.Athletic Eligibility Requirements 2019-2020: NCDPI has made updates to the requirements for athletic eligibility for middle school students. Please see the attached Eligibility Requirements with updated eligibility information for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note the change in requirement for all rising 7th graders. All rising 7th graders must now meet all eligibility requirements. Prior to this change rising 7th graders did not have to meet eligibility requirements for the first semester of 7th grade. In addition, the course requirement has been updated and simplified. Students must now meet the requirement of earning passing grades in three core courses during the previous semester.