The attached press release was issued by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The impact of this decision on ACPS extracurricular activities will be forthcoming in the near future.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland (PSSAM) has decided to postpone the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season during the first semester. This decision comes in light of the recent announcements of local school systems to begin education virtually and provides each school system with options for the gradual increase of student engagement for the physical and social-emotional health of students.
With this announcement, local school systems will be able to use MPSSAA waiver regulations as approved by the Maryland State Board of Education on June 23, 2020 for student engagement during the first semester. The MPSSAA, the MDH, and the PSSAM will continue to collaborate on finalizing a hybrid two-semester plan focused on student engagement options in the first semester and modified competition seasons for all sports during the second semester. Details of the hybrid two-semester plan will be available in the coming weeks prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The health and safety of student participants, coaches, and officials is a primary concern for the return of interscholastic athletics and activities. The MPSSAA, the PSSAM, and the Maryland State Department of Education collectively share a commitment for the return of these highly beneficial educational programs when it is deemed safe for all school communities.
As per Governor Hogan's guidance issued on 7/16/20:If a student-athlete travels out of state for vacation, camps, etc., ACPS is advising the student to continue with his/her conditioning program at home for the designated 14-day period when they return. This guidance also applies to coaches.
Allegany County Public Schools are now part of WestMac - Western Maryland Athletic Conference. The schools in this conference include Fort Hill, Allegany, Mountain Ridge, Southern and Northern.Assistant Supervisor of Athletics: Tracey LeonardPhone: 301-759-2404
There are 12 varsity interscholastic sports offered in Allegany County.
FALL WINTER SPRING Cross Country Basketball Baseball Football Bowling Outdoor Track Golf Wrestling Softball Soccer Tennis VolleyballUnified Sports are now part of Allegany County. We offer Unified Tennis, Unified Track, and Bocce as part of the ACPS Corollary Athletics programming.