2020­-21 Athletics Return to Participation

  • After consulting with the Alexandria Health Department (AHD), ACPS has decided not to participate in the Gunston District scheduled games or any Virginia High School League (VHSL) Championship events this winter. See the Recommendations/Guidance on Sports and Activities (PDF) from Dr. Stephen Haering, AHD Director.

    The winter sports season, which includes the sports of Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Indoor Track, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey and Swim & Dive, will be canceled. ACPS is aware that this decision differs from VHSL Return to Play guidelines, which do not require athletes to compete with face coverings when within six feet of others. However, we believe the need to continue to comply with CDC guidelines for anyone on school property or in our buildings is a priority. We have a shared responsibility to ensure we are limiting the spread of the coronavirus and need to focus our energies and staff time on returning students to the classroom when feasible.


    Season 1 (Winter) December 14February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)- Winter Sports Season Canceled

    • basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim/dive, wrestling, ice hockey, sideline cheer

    Season 2 (Fall) February 15May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)- Decision to be made in January 2021

    • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball

    Season 3 (Spring) April 12June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)-Decision to be made in March 2021

    • baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, rowing, rugby