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Office of Athletics

Pearl River School District
275 East Central Avenue
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 620-3943
(845) 620-3868 (fax)

Artie McCormack,  Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics
(845) 620-3925
mccormacka@pearlriver.org

Chris Rudloff,
(845) 620-3944  
rudloffc@pearlriver.org

Frank Amadio
,
Athletic Trainer 
(845) 620-3828
amadiof@pearlriver.org

 

Fall 2  Modified Sports and Clinics Update

Dear Pearl River Student Athletes and Families,

I am pleased to inform you that yesterday the Section One Executive Committee approved the Higher Risk Sports of modified football and modified volleyball for the Fall 2 season.  A resolution will be presented to the Pearl River Board of Education meeting next Tuesday night that would allow these sports to proceed. If the resolution is approved, the modified football and volleyball season will commence on Monday, March 15th, and conclude on Friday, April 23rd.  

In addition to these sports, the athletic department will offer clinics in the sports of basketball, and track and field. These clinics would also commence on Monday, March 15th and conclude on Friday, April 23rd.  

Family ID is now open for registration for the Fall 2 Modified Sports of Football and Volleyball (to begin March 15th pending the BOE resolution adoption)  as well as the clinics for basketball and track and field. If your son or daughter is planning to participate in the high-risk sports of football or volleyball, parents and athletes must sign off on the Consent Waiver and Code of Conduct after reading the information provided by the Rockland County Department of Health. 

Here is the link to the Family ID Registration:  Modified Fall 2 Sports and Clinics

The consent waiver and Code of Conduct packet will be emailed to you upon registration for a high-risk sport. Those forms must be signed and returned to the coach prior to or on the first day of practice on March 15th.

More information will be provided next week in regards to times and locations for any modified sports practices or clinics that begin on March 15th.

Modified Spring Sports

With the announcement that Section One has approved the Fall 2 modified sports, I am very optimistic that the modified spring sports season will be approved as well. If approved, modified spring sports will begin on April 26th and conclude sometime in June. 

Sincerely,

Artie McCormack
Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education

Information Regarding High School Fall 2 Sports and Update on Modified Sports and Clinics

I am pleased to inform you that the Pearl River Board of Education passed a resolution approving the high-risk sports of Varsity and JV Football and Varsity and JV Volleyball. These sports, along with Varsity Girls Swimming and Varsity and JV Girls Cheerleading, will begin on March 8th and end on April 25th. This is the Fall 2 season for Section One.

The spring season will begin on April 19th and run until the middle of June. The end date for the spring season has not yet been determined.

Family ID is now open for registration for the Fall 2 High School sports listed above. If your son or daughter is planning to participate in the high-risk sports of football or volleyball, parents and athletes must sign off on the Consent Waiver and Code of Conduct after reading the information provided by the Rockland County Department of Health. 

Here is the link to the Family ID Registration: High School Fall 2 Family ID Registration
The consent waiver and Code of Conduct packet will be emailed to you upon registration for a high-risk sport. Those forms must be signed and returned to the coach prior to or on the first day of practice on March 8th.

Modified Sports

With the announcement that Section One has canceled the Winter high-risk sports, and while we continue to wait to see if the same will be true for modified football and volleyball, Pearl River is looking to do clinics for 7th and 8th graders starting on March 15th and running until either April 16th or April 23rd. These clinics would be offered in the sports of basketball and track and field, with the possibility of having clinics for football and volleyball if Section One cancels those for the Fall 2 season. If Section One gives approval for modified football and volleyball contests to take place, we will communicate next steps for those sports. 

More information, along with clinic registration, will be sent out next week. 

Artie McCormack
Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education

Pearl River Athletic Youtube Channel

For all home varsity contests held on the turf field this fall season, please visit the Pearl River Athletics Youtube channel for livestreaming of contests.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Q9LT2pM-LzEzV1GJwzkEA

Daily Student- Athlete COVID 19 Screening Form for Winter Track and Bowling ONLY

Please fill out this form daily for all student- athletes that are either in school or coming to school for after school practices. If your child is in school, this form must be completed in addition to the school day screening form. Please do not fill this out until the day of the practice. Any form completed earlier than the day of practice will be invalid and the athlete will not be permitted to practice that day.

Here is the link to the screening form that will be active after 6am each day:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci-Y2fsMFryoetgP-JdArAYthIqjqNr83h4VLGe7pGJI4TLA/viewform

Tandem Online Calendar

Click the following link to view Pearl River School District Athletic events schedule online: Tandem for Pearl River School District

You can also sign-up for a free user account to follow your son or daughter's athletic schedule and receive daily updates. 
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Special Athletic Events and Announcements

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    The Pearl River Athletics Department will follow the recommended practices and the road map that was released for reopening and interscholastic sports by NYSPHSAA:  Reopening for Interscholastic Sports by NYSPHSAA

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High School Winter High Risk Sports Registration Information- Jan 27, 2021

High School Winter High-Risk Sports Registration

Dear Pearl River High School Student Athletes and Families,

As we mentioned earlier this week, we are still awaiting more information concerning the resumption of interscholastic sports, in particular, the winter season high-risk sports: basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and winter cheerleading. We have received the Return to Play guidelines document from NYSPHSAA. We are still waiting for approval of winter high-risk sports from the local Department of Health, as well as the release of timeline, calendar, and schedules from Section One, for any sports approved by the local Department of Health.

In preparation of any announcement regarding the start of high-risk sports, we are opening up the Family ID registration for those high-risk sports at the high school level. 

Please understand that this is in anticipation of any announcements. There has been no approval given from the local Department of Health, but we feel we should be prepared in case we hear some announcement this week.

As soon as we know more information about when and what high-risk sports can begin, we will be sure to send out another school messenger.

Below is the link to the Family ID registration for those high-risk winter sports for high school athletes:

Winter High-Risk Sports Family ID Registration for High School Athletes


Artie McCormack
Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education

Family ID is now open for registration for low and medium risk varsity winter sports ( Winter Track and Bowling)

Family ID registration now open for Varsity Winter Track and Bowling

Happy New Year!

When we return to hybrid instruction on Monday January 11th, Section One will begin practices for the low and moderate risk sports of Boys and Girls Varsity Winter Track as well as Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling. 

Here is the link to the Family ID site for registration. 

Family ID Registration for Varsity Winter Track and Bowling

All athletes must be cleared by the nurse on Family ID in order to begin practice on the 11th.

As of now, NYSPHSAA has still not given approval  to begin practices for the high risk sports of basketball, ice hockey, winter cheer, or wrestling. When we have more information about these sports, we will communicate what the next steps will be.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. McCormack in the athletic office at mccormacka@pearlriver.org.