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Reopening Our Schools & Important Updates

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Fort Plain schools reopened on Monday, Sept. 14 under the hybrid instruction model. View our Back-to-School Information Guides: Harry Hoag Elementary SchoolJr./Sr. High School

Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Physical Education and Performing Arts

Social distancing guidelines include a 12-foot requirement for activities requiring voice projection (singing), playing wind instruments and aerobic activities resulting in heavy breathing.

The plan for physical education and performing arts is currently being developed to meet the needs of our school community and New York State Department of Health/New York State Education Department guidelines. 

Interscholastic sports are currently on a delayed start. NYSPHSAA delayed the start date to Sept. 21.  Additionally, regional and state competitions are canceled. If the fall season is canceled, NYSPHSAA plans to provide three seasons of competition with abbreviated schedules. 

Extra-curricular activities will be examined to determine whether they can be conducted virtually.

Following an announcement from the governor’s office about the reopening of schools, additional decisions will be made about extracurricular clubs, activities and after school programs.

Updates and additions – Athletics 2021

The district works with the county and state Departments of Health and NYSPHSAA to determine whether extra-curricular athletic activities and interscholastic sports are safe to resume. Athletic staff, district leadership and the Board of Education work together to make such decisions and communicate with the Fort Plain Schools community, with the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Resources & Information – Athletics

NYSPHSAA: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

NYSPHSAA Return to Interscholastic Athletics, January 2021

WAC Winter High Risk Sports Statement

WAC Winter COVID Guidelines