The official start of high-risk winter sports is still on hold, in accordance with Albany County Health Department guidelines. However, the City School District of Albany would like to share two forms that parents and guardians will need to submit if the county approves the start of basketball and competitive cheerleading.
Parents and guardians will need to complete the first form to provide their consent. A healthcare provider must complete the second form. Both are required before a student-athlete can begin practicing.
You can download the forms here:
The county has indicated that high schools can begin tryouts and practices for high-risk sports once the following COVID-19 criteria has been met:
- The county’s seven-day rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate is at or below 4%, and
- The region’s hospital capacity is above 15%
Also in accordance with the county’s guidance, the district’s Board of Education must approve participation in each high-risk sport. The board is expected to consider a resolution at its Feb. 11 meeting.
In the meantime, parents and guardians are asked to complete the consent forms above and also register their student-athletes in advance. Please use the following links:
Albany High School student-athletes, parents and guardians who were not able to attend the Athletics Department’s Jan. 31 virtual meeting also can view the slideshow presentation here for more information.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Ashley Chapple at firstname.lastname@example.org.