Announcements and Important Events
We continue to miss our athletes and families incredibly, but do hope that you all are healthy and well. A few announcements related to athletics:
1. A very happy Mother's Day to all the Ram moms! Thank you for what you do for your children and families.
2. Athletic Fees--It sounds like many of you have received your $150 spring sports athletic fee reimbursement. If you have not yet, please be on the look out as it should arrive very soon.
3. Some of you may have seen the VHSL announcement on Thursday officially ending the spring sports season. Although that seemed inevitable, we are sorry for that reality. The VHSL posting is included at the bottom of this announcement.
4. Our sports photography's photo labs remained closed. When they re-open, Lifetouch will be mailing team team photos directly to your home (if you ordered pictures).
5. LCPS is putting plans in place to set up curb side drop-offs on high school campuses for spring sports uniforms and equipment. We'll communicate when we learn the exact, time, and process. Please begin to prepare to turn in all your spring sports gear. We'll ask that you have your uniforms washed when you turn them in. It will be very important that we get everyone's uniforms collected at that specific time so we keep our staff safe and healthy through the process.
6. Be on the lookout in the next couple of weeks for our virtual assembly for our 30+ senior athletes playing college sports next year. What an amazingly talented senior class with so many college bound athletes.
7. We miss you all. Stay healthy!
VHSL cancels spring sports season
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The VHSL Executive Committee during its May meeting today voted (31-0-1) to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
“This extremely difficult decision was made knowing the great disappointment our student-athletes, academic activity participants, coaches, administrators, parents, and their communities will experience. We share those same feelings as well,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “We especially grieve with those senior athletes and activity participants who will not have an opportunity to represent their school or wear their school jersey one final time after years of hard work and dedication.
“Any options for the spring sports season would require that COVID-19 no longer be a threat and pose no health risks to our student-athletes or to the public. Sadly, the situation has not changed and has made it impossible to have a spring season without putting people at risk.
“While we recognize the importance sports has on our students and communities, we need to follow all the regulations and recommendations from the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health. And the CDC. Every decision we make, and will make looking forward, will be in the best interest of our student-athletes and the public. Safety will always be our number one priority.”