To protect the health and safety of students and staff, and to endeavor to offer all middle school sports during the 2020-21 school year, middle school athletic activities will be suspended until no sooner than the start of the second semester in January 2021.
We will monitor local health trends and follow guidance from state and federal health officials in determining if and how we may resume play next semester.
Unlike high school athletics, which are governed to an extent by the N.C. High School Athletic Association, local school districts have the autonomy to make decisions relative to the sports seasons for middle school athletics.
We will plan for all middle school athletics teams to have condensed seasons that will allow for all sports (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to be played from January to May 2021.
This plan takes into consideration the unprecedented conditions under which school will resume. Delaying athletic activity will allow schools to start the school year focused on establishing health and safety protocols, school schedules and routines, academic plans, and transportation procedures.