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I am sure if you are like me you have a million questions after today's announcement from Governor Northam. In addition, below is a press release from the VHSL regarding Spring Sports. This is devastating for all of our students, us as coaches and educators, and parents but we must keep in mind this decision was done for the health of all of us. Regardless, we are all dealing with a wide range of emotions right now and they are all valid. Please be an ear for your athletes who are hurting right now. I know my nephew is reeling from having his college tennis season canceled and my niece who is a senior at Broad Run is dealing with the cancellation of the remainder of the year. Sometimes all you can do is listen and let them voice their emotions.
I hope to have more information from the division and VHSL to share with you in the coming days regarding athletic fees, senior night recognitions, uniform collection, out of season practices etc. Right now, please hold tight and I appreciate your patience.
Thank you and take care,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2020
VHSL will meet with VHSL Crisis Management Team to discuss future of spring sports and academic activities
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Due to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declaring all schools in the Commonwealth closed for the remainder of year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak all VHSL spring sports and activities are cancelled. The VHSL will hold a conference call Tuesday morning with its VHSL Management Crisis team to discuss all options relating to spring sports and academic activities following the current academic year and into the summer. The VHSL will announce a decision on Tuesday following the meeting.
“We need to support our Governor and State Superintendent. These actions were taken to protect Virginians, keep them safe and healthy and to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.
“Our Crisis Management team is made up excellent school representatives and has been vital in all deliberations regarding COVID-19. In every situation, every decision we make has been, and will be, in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and families.”