Remsen, Waterville postpone highschool sports activities – Sports activities – Uticaod
Two faculty districts within the Utica space have determined to not take part in highschool sports activities for no less than the autumn.
Remsen Central College and Waterville Central College every introduced Friday afternoon that they might not have fall sports activities.
Remsen indefinitely postponed its whole 2020-21 sports activities season. In the meantime, Waterville mentioned it should “delay the autumn sports activities and reevaluate by Jan. 1, 2021” in a letter posted on the varsity web site.
The choice across the similar time Part III – the governing physique for interscholastic athletics within the space – introduced Friday that decrease and reasonable threat sports activities can start Monday, Sept. 21.
“Sports activities are postponed till additional discover,” Remsen Superintendent Timothy Jenny emailed the Observer-Dispatch Friday.
Jenny’s preliminary announcement got here through a letter to the media, stating that Remsen is “unable to permit athletics presently.” The locker rooms are even closed.
“We’d like to see our college students taking part in sports activities as quickly as potential simply as we’d like to see 100% of our college students again in class. Nevertheless, given the entire tips and security procedures that Remsen has put in place, we’re unable to permit athletics presently,” Jenny wrote within the letter.
The truth is, the varsity is just not permitting any after-school gatherings of any form, and guests usually are not allowed to enter the buildings.
Within the letter, Jenny acknowledged that COVID-19 social distancing necessities, and student-athletes sporting masks throughout competitors, had been “not sensible” nor “possible.”
“Whereas this resolution is troublesome for everybody, I’m assured that our Remsen neighborhood will perceive that taking part in athletics presently is just not potential with our present security procedures that now we have in place to guard everybody, and that we are going to proceed to assist one another as we work by way of the pandemic,” Jenny wrote.
Waterville’s interim superintendent Kathleen M. Davis mentioned within the letter that the “district faces many challenges with the upcoming funds restrictions” from the state.
“Our present focus stays on profitable implementation of pupil instructional programming. The extra time permits us to additional monitor our transportation runs and capability to move college students for athletics.
Remsen and Waterville be part of one other Part III faculty, Cooperstown, which canceled its fall season Wednesday.
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O-D reporter Ben Birnell contributed to this story.