Given recent guidance from the State of Rhode Island, The Department of Education, discussions with the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and preparations at School Districts across the State, Barrington High School will tentatively plan to begin practices for winter sports (basketball, gymnastics, ice hockey, track and field, swimming) on Monday, January 11th.
With the current distance learning plan in place, no one will be present in our buildings until at least January 7th. Given that the Holidays present the possibility of increased COVID cases right after the New Year, and our concerns to protect the health and wellbeing of Students and Staff, planning for a January 11th start date is the best option for our School District.
High School Student Athletes are reminded to register for their intended sport. Some Coaches may have already reached out to prospective athletes in their program. Having all participants registered beforehand gives our staff a chance to communicate about preseason expectations, training and conditioning, and other information prior to when tryouts/practices may begin.
We are very hopeful to begin our sports programs on January 11th, that date is subject to change based on any new information or guidance the State may have within the next several weeks. Athletic competitions with opposing schools have not yet been approved by the State. We will be working on a tentative competition schedule for each program to begin after January 22nd.
We are excited about the plans to start athletic programs for our student athletes soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!
Director of Athletics and Student Activities
Barrington Public Schools