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Update on Fall Athletics
I hope you and your families are safe and enjoying the summer as best you can.
Just a quick update from the MIAA Board of Directors Meeting (highlights attached) this past Tuesday July 21st regarding Fall Athletics
The board voted in the affirmative on three recommendations from the COVID-19 Task Force:
- The MIAA COVID-19 Task Force recommends compliance with the forthcoming joint guidelines published by DESE and EEA regarding fall season youth and K-12 sports.
- The MIAA COVID-19 Task Force recommends the MIAA Board of Directors adopt Sept. 14, 2020 as the start date for fall sports that are allowed to be played in accordance with the forthcoming DESE and EEA guidelines.
- The MIAA COVID-19 Task Force recommends the MIAA Board of Directors convenes a meeting three (3) business days after the release of the forthcoming guidelines published by DESE and EEA to discuss the fall season and consider additional recommendations from the COVID-19 Task Force.
So in summary we still do not have much information except that if we do have a season it would not begin until September 14th (first day of practices). As for what sports will/will not be allowed, we need to wait and see and then get approval from our school district. The new joint DESE and EEA guidelines are expected to come out in early August as well as our district plan for returning to school soon after.
Also, I would encourage you to make appointments for sports physicals as soon as possible as appointments at doctors offices have been pushed back.
I will keep you all updated as we learn more information and then will be able to start registration on FamilyID. Wishing you all a happy and safe summer!
Dedham Public Schools