The MCPS athletics program has returned to full operations, along with procedures and protocols outlined in the Return to R.A.I.S.E. Plan. The most recent version of the plan, dated June 15, 2022, includes updated guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and aligns with guidelines from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA).
This week's updates include information regarding: the upcoming Spirited Sportsmanship and Spectator Safety Week, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Welcome Statement, the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) Shortage, Transportation, Tickets and Season Passes, Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC), Fall Sports Registration for Middle Schools, National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Book Study on Diversity and Equity Initiatives, and High School and Middle School Sport Schedules. Frequently asked questions regarding the athletic trainer shortage can be found here - English and Spanish.
The COVID-19 Task Force for MCPS Athletics was established in June 2020. In June 2022, the Task Force transitioned to a standing Student-Athlete Medical Advisory Committee (SMAC). The SMAC will serve as the advisory group for all health and safety initiatives for the MCPS interscholastic athletics program. Included in this work will be COVID-19 protocols and procedures. The SMAC reports to Mr. Damon A. Monteleone, Associate Superintendent, and provides recommendations to school system and Montgomery County health officials for review and consideration.