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Contact Coach Book, Athletic Director
E-mail: jbook@bcps.org
Phone: 443-809-1126

FHS Athletics Update 12/03/2020:

Please see the press release below about the postponement of in-person athletics conditioning. Due to this postponement, we are cancelling Winter Workouts. 

FOR RELEASE: Nov. 11, 2020                     CONTACT: Dept. of Communications/Community Outreach,

                                                                                                          443.809.5908

                  BCPS press releases are available online

Start of BCPS voluntary in-person athletics conditioning postponed due to current COVID-19 metrics

                            

Towson, MD – The start of Baltimore County Public Schools’ in-person voluntary conditioning and skill development sessions for student-athletes has been postponed indefinitely. The sessions for BCPS middle and high school students were scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 16.

 

In accordance with guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health, BCPS staff will proceed with the conditioning and skill development sessions two weeks after Baltimore County reaches established parameters. Those parameters stipulate that the county positivity rate is 5 percent or lower and the number of cases per 100,000 residents is below 15. As of Nov. 9, the Baltimore County daily positivity rate (seven-day average) is 4.84 percent and the number of cases per 100,000 residents (seven-day average) is 22.77.

 

“We look forward to having our student-athletes back on their school campuses,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “We know that athletics offer unique opportunities for students to connect to their schools, strengthen physical and mental health, and develop collaborative and leadership skills. We are implementing this delay because we continue to prioritize the health and safety of students and staff.”


As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, BCPS is monitoring health metrics daily in coordination with the Baltimore County Department of Health. Updates on metrics will be provided every Friday.

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This update covers the following topics in the following order:

1. Registration & Physical Exam (required for all Athletic programs)

2. Virtual Athletic Program (wholly inclusive)

3. Work-outs

4. “Competitive,” In-Person Athletics (eligibility rules apply)

1. Registration and Physical Exam

All students participating in athletics need to register and complete a physical exam, regardless of whether they are participating virtually or in-person. All registration of BCPS interscholastic athletics is hosted by Form Releaf. 

The specific page for Franklin High School registrations can be found here:

https://app.formreleaf.com/organizations/franklin-high-school

Students WILL need to be registered in order to participate in the virtual, conditioning and competitive seasons.  There is a separate registration for each sport, and we will work with the following calendar and registration windows:

Season

Participation Dates

Online Registration Window

Winter Workouts
CANCELLED

November 18 – December 4

NOW – November 15

Winter “Competitive” Season

December 7 – February 13

NOW – December 31

Fall Workouts
CANCELLED

December 7 – December 30

NOW – December 2

Spring “Virtual” Season

December 14 – January 29

November 23 – December14

Spring Workouts

January 4 – January 22

December 9 -- December 30

Fall “Competitive” Season

February 13 – April 17

January 4 -- February 10

Spring “Competitive” Season

April 17 – June 19

March 5 – April 14


































The Physical Exam forms which are still required, are now slightly different.  The new form includes an addition COVID-19 page, which
must be completed for all physical exams dated after July 8th, 2020.

The updated form can be found by clicking on the following link:

https://www.mpssaa.org/assets/1/6/Physical_Evaluation_Form.pdf  

As always, a completed physical exam that is on file, is good for one calendar year.  There is not a need to complete the new COVID-19 portion for that reason alone, if you have a valid physical on file prior to the date above.  However, all forms submitted after 7/8/20 should include that final page in addition to the rest of the form.

2. Virtual Athletic Program

Students are, in a wholly inclusive manner, able to participate in the virtual athletic program for the 2020-2021 school year. 

What Does the Spring Virtual Season Look Like?

The Spring Virtual Season (December 14-January 29) will be conducted utilizing Schoology and various integrated platforms, such as Google Meets.  Coaches will have the opportunity to meet prospective student-athletes, build relationships, support classroom achievement, structure mentor groups, all while conducting/structuring conditioning and skill-development activities.

Coaches will meet with their team groups for a total of between 3-4 hours each week, while working on the aforementioned items and more. Meeting times will vary slightly for extracurricular offerings, but will occur after the scheduled school day, in any combination of days between Monday-Friday, per the direction of each Head Coach. That meeting schedule will be published and available on the school website under ‘Athletics’ and available via Schoology.

Students will be added to their chosen sport of registration, ONLY by the Athletic Director, upon eligibility clearance.  If a student is not added to a sport/program, they/their parent/guardian should contact Mr. Book to inquire as to what is missing/needs to be completed.

3. Work-Outs

Franklin will be following the guidelines set out in the BCPS Athletics Re-engagement Program Plan for workouts.  After student registration, coaches will send specific details to student athletes who have registered for conditioning.

4. “Competitive” Season (In-Person, Eligibility Protocols Apply)

Participation Eligibility

With the start of in-person athletics, standard eligibility protocols will be followed. That will mean that report cards distributed on November 30, 2021 will impact eligibility. For students to be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics, the quarter grades that are received prior to the start of that season must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.0 (unweighted) and no more than one ‘E’. A student who does not meet either of those standards, or both, shall be ineligible until the next sport season, given that there is an opportunity with another quarter grade to re-establish eligibility.

More details about scope and sequence of seasons, schedules, equipment distribution, etc. will follow.

Please contact Jim Book, Athletic Director, at jbook@bcps.org  with any questions. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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