Welcome to the Miller Place School District
As things evolve with any potential Spring Season modifications or scheduling for the Fall 2020-2021 season, I will update here as Connect-Ed messages are reserved for COVID-19 & Distance Learning information.
Please stay safe and as healthy as possible during these uncertain times.
You may reach out with any questions via our District emails
The Miller Place Athletic Department
Ron Petrie; Director of Athletics firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Hammond; Athletics Secretary email@example.com
Hannah Kuemmel; Athletic Trainer firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Sports Physicals Expiration “expiration” notifications through Family ID, and what are families to do under the current situation?
ANSWER: Notifications of expiration are an automated reminder set-up for students/families. We understand that physicals are likely not able to be scheduled through “well visits” to family physicians at this time. Additionally the MPSD has not been permitted to organize physicals through our District Medical Officers. This is being addressed at the state level through NYSPHSAA Task Force and is considering the extension of current physicals for one year. Should this be approved it will be communicated to all.
The below statement is found on the NYSPHAA FAQ for COVID-19 concerns:
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) has released a position statement on preparticipation physical exams recommending a one-year extension on all physical exams. The NYSPHSAA Safety Committee will review this recommendation from the NFHS SMAC. The requirement for annual physical exams is a regulation of the New York State Education Department (NYSED); any revisions to this requirement would be made by NYSED. NYSPHSAA Executive Director, Dr. Robert Zayas, will also seek guidance from NYSED on this regulation.
2. What is the current status for Fall Sports, as well as sports in general regarding their start for the 2020-2021 School Year?
ANSWER: Much of this is dependent on NYS Government (Governor Cuomo) and our local Suffolk County Government allowing for schools to reopen. At this point The Athletic Department is scheduling Fall teams as normal. We are preparing schedules, special events, transportation, officials, etc., as normal. Start dates for Fall Sports remain in effect as follows:
- August 24th - start date for ALL Fall Varsity & JV Sports
- September 8th - start date for ALL Fall Middle School Sports
Should this change per the recommendations of the NYSPHAA COVID-19 Task Force or through NYS/Local government mandates, those will be communicated. There will be no speculation on other scenarios to athletics at this time.
3. Will there be MPAA Summer Sports Camps, or other Camps hosted on MPSD grounds this summer?
ANSWER: This is a goal of the MPSD and MP Athletic Department, to provide our community children the multitude of opportunities for participation and instruction. The scheduling of such is 100% determined by NYS and local government. We have plans in place should such opportunities be allowed.
4. Will my son or daughter be able to use District Facilities to train/work-out this summer in any capacity?
ANSWER: At this point all District Facilities remain closed from public use per NYS and local government. Should such restrictions be removed, options will be allowed with consideration given to the safety of all involved.
Please use the following link for additional information from NYSPHAA regarding issues associated to COVID-19 and Athletics.
The NYSPHAA TASK FORCE will update recommendations are formulated. They are expected to meet later this month (May) to begin formulating options for 2020-2021 sports participation based on the possible educational scenarios.
ALL LONG-ISLAND RECOGNITION - Winter Sports!!!
Henry Shemet (Boys Swiming)
Leif Dalberg (Boys Fencing)
for earning Newsday "All-Long Island" 1st Team honors from Newsday
Tryout/1st Practice Dates for all 2020-2021 Seasons
All HS Sports (including football) - (8/24/20)
MS Fall Sports - (9/9/20)
MS "Early Winter" Sports - (11/4/20)
HS Winter Sports - (11/9/20)
MS "Late Winter" Sports - (1/19/21)
HS Spring Sports - (3/15/21)
MS Spring Sports - (3/29/21)
Other information you will find includes links to Section XI for complete sports schedules...under the SPORTS SCHEDULES tab
Visit the Athletic Trainer page for the latest research and information.
Should you have specific questions please contact the athletic office during the hours of 7:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Phone: (631) 474-2723 ext. 307