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E-mail: jbook@bcps.org
Phone: 443-809-1126

Sports Update 8/26/2020:

2020-2021 Athletics Update

The past few months have brought many challenges for our program, and programs everywhere.  As we move forward with the 2020-2021 school year, we have several major announcements, changes, and updates to communicate to all stakeholders.

We look forward to continuing to offer an exceptional program, that fosters growth for our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom, and as citizens in our community.   Please review the following sections carefully.  As always, if there are questions, concerns, or feedback that you feel you should share, please contact Athletic Director Jim Book at jbook@bcps.org.

Participation Eligibility

Students are, in a wholly inclusive manner, able to participate in the virtual athletic program to start the 2020-2021 school year. Following the completion of the virtual period, and with the start of in-person instruction and in-person athletics, standard eligibility protocols will be followed. That will mean that report cards distributed on February 11, 2021 will impact eligibility. In order 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.

Registration and Physical Exam

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 seasons hosted during Semester One.  That registration will carry-over into Semester Two, where more traditional, in-person seasons, are scheduled to be conducted.  There is a separate registration for each sport and we will work with the following calendar and registration windows:

Fall Sports Schedule

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.

What Does the Season Look Like?

Semester One: Virtual Seasons

Each of the three seasons that will occur during the virtual Semester One, 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.

Semester Two: In-Person Interscholastic Athletics

At this time, the tentative plan is for a resumption of the competitive, in-person seasons, according to the table above.

Participation rosters for these sports will be based upon the lists from Semester One, thus all students who wish to participate in the in-person sport, should plan to and participate in, the virtual season (Semester One, all online).

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

Important Contact Information:

Athletic Director           Jim Book                                        jbook@bcps.org

Badminton                     Brian Sommer                              bsommer@bcps.org

Boys Soccer                    Casey Bivens                      bivens.casey@gmail.com

Girls Soccer                     Andy Prietz                                   aprietz@bcps.org

Football                           Anthony Burgos                          aburgos@bcps.org

Field Hockey                  Jen Reed                                        jreed2@bcps.org

Boys Golf                         Mike Miguel                        tmmiguel63@gmail.com

Girls Golf                         Kayla Scannell                          kscannell@bcps.org

Cheer                            Theresa Vandervall                                                                                                             Theresa.vandervall@underarmour.com

Cross Country                Paul Hannsen                       Paulhannsen@gmail.com

Volleyball                       Denikwa James                           djames@bcps.org

Allied Soccer                     Josh Foor-Hogue                  jfoorhogue@bcps.org 

 

These are the Varsity Head Coaches of each program which will begin on September 8th.  Other coaches will participate in the virtual sessions; however, these coaches will be your point of contact for the ‘fall’ season.  We will distribute an update closer to the next virtual season with details and coach contact information for the ‘winter’ season, followed by the ‘spring’.


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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