Department Communications

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    November 20, 2020

    Parents/Guardians:

    I hope that this email finds you and your families safe and healthy.  I wanted to update the community on an important decision that was rendered today by Section One Executive Committee.  

    As you may or may not know, November 30th was the intended start date for winter sports to begin.  However, at today's Section One Executive Committee Meeting, it was determined that this date would be postponed until January 4th.  With that decision, here is the status of the winter sports at Fox Lane High School.

    Low Risk Sports- January 4 start date

    • Boys Swim and Dive
    • Skiing
    • Indoor Track and Field
    • Pioneer Team

    High Risk Sports- January 4 start date PENDING GOVERNOR AUTHORIZATION

    • Boys Basketball
    • Girls Basketball
    • Wrestling
    • Ice Hockey

    IMPORTANT SIGN-UP INFORMATION FOR WINTER SPORTS

    Unfortunately, the current registration process we have in place for winter sports sign-ups that were slated to begin on November 30th must stop and the process will start over.  This means that any family that registered on FamilyID for the winter season must re-register when the portal opens again for the January 4th start date.  The reason for this is that all student athlete families must provide a health history update within 30 days of the start of the season.  With the postponement of the season to January 4th, this requires an updated health history form, our FamilyID registration.  A communication will go out to the community when FamilyID opens again.  

    Please understand that this announcement from Section One pertains to the official start date of the winter sports season and practices.  Informal workouts that teams are beginning to prepare for, under the Department of Health guidelines, are still permissible.

    Modified Winter Sports Update

    Along with the decision to postpone winter high school sports to January 4th, the Section One Executive Committee also rendered a decision today to postpone modified winter sports until January 19th.  In regards to modified sports, the offerings that we have in the winter season- boys and girls basketball along with wrestling, are deemed high risk sports and still require Governor's office authorization.

    In closing, these decisions made today were made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our student athletes.  Please be aware that circumstances can change that necessitate the Section One Executive Committee to revisit these dates.

    Thank you for your understanding.  As always, as information is provided to the district, it will be shared with the community.

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday.

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6076

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    November 13, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Student Athletes,

    We will be holding an Athletic Department Community Town Hall Meeting this coming Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to help further clarify information provided in recent announcements regarding upcoming seasons of interscholastic sports. 

    Please submit questions and/or comments in advance of the Town Hall using the Q & A google form provided: https://forms.gle/7rBDYnhu7ea5Ccyo9 We will try our best to address as many as possible in our time together.

     

    Athletic Department Community Town Hall

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 

    4:00pm

    https://zoom.us/j/91676249247

     

    Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics 

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    November 12, 2020

    Dear Bedford Central Community,

    Recent announcements from New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and the Office of the Governor have raised well founded questions regarding our winter interscholastic athletic season.  It is my hope that this communication helps to further clarify some of the information put forward for our community.

    Below is the statement released on Monday, November 9, 2020 from NYSPHSAA’s Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas that directs how we proceed in the coming weeks.

    NYSPHSAA ANNOUCEMENT

    Fox Lane High School offers the following low to moderate risk sports:

    • Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field
    • Boys Swim and Dive
    • Special Olympics Pioneer Team
    • Boys and Girls Ski Team

    Registration is currently open on FamilyID for these select programs. If your child wishes to participate on one of these teams, registration must be completed prior to the November 30th season start date.

    Winter high risk sports continue to be examined and are not permitted to officially begin on November 30th. Those programs on pause offered at Fox Lane include:

    • Boys Basketball
    • Girls Basketball
    • Ice Hockey
    • Wrestling

    Section One and NYS ruling permits registration one month prior to the start of the season. Subsequently changes to the season start date, as with winter high risk sports, changes open registration.  As we wait for a new official start date for high risk winter sports registration for these select sports has been suspended on FamilyID.  When a new date is provided registration will re-open and for those families who have previously registered to date, re-registration will be required to participate this the winter season.

    However, high risk sports are still permitted to hold off-season, voluntary workouts, although they cannot be recognized or be counted towards official practices.  New York State Department of Health (DOH) has provided clear and stringent safety guidelines that need to be followed during these workouts if they are to take place. These guidelines have been shared with our coaching staff and are in full effect as of this week. 

    Lastly, I will be holding an Athletic Town Hall early next week to discuss interscholastic athletics and answer community questions.  Please keep a look out for an announcement from the district shortly.

    We continue to focus on providing our student athletes the best opportunities available. We cannot thank the community enough for the role played in helping to sustain our fall season of athletic programs. Please continue to follow current practices to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for the success of our future seasons.

    We will share new information when it becomes available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me in the athletic office.

    Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914)241-6167

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    November 1, 2020

    All district buildings, playgrounds, and athletic facilities remain CLOSED for usage by the community during school hours and during all school activities until further notice. This includes both weekdays and weekends while the academic school year is underway. Only our students and athletic teams accompanied by board approved faculty and staff are authorized on campus.


    Our fields and facilities remain closed until further notice to all outside groups and organizations. There should be no groups or organizations using our fields and/or facilities without filling out necessary paperwork through our facilities department ALONG WITH district authorization and approval.


    If you have any questions please contact our Facilities Department. We thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation,

    Sincerely,
    Adam Lodewick

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    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane Parents and Guardians,

    I am delighted to once again be in the position to share information pertaining to interscholastic athletics for the upcoming season.  We are having a most successful Fall One season safely offering some of our Varsity and JV athletic programs to our community following CDC, DOH and BCSD guidelines. This ongoing effort is no small feat and I could not be more proud of our student athletes, coaching staff and community. It is our hope and intention to continue this momentum into the winter season.

    The High School sports under consideration at this time are:

    • Varsity Boys Indoor Track
    • Varsity Girls Indoor Track
    • Varsity and JV Boys Basketball
    • Varsity and JV Girls Basketball
    • Varsity Ice Hockey
    • Varsity Boys Swim and Dive
    • Varsity Boys Ski
    • Varsity Girls Ski
    • Pioneer Team
    • Varsity Wrestling

    The Winter Season is slated to begin on November 30, 2020. If your child is interested in participating, you must register online through FamilyID.  Registration opens at midnight one month prior to the start of the season (October 30th) and can be found on the website using the link provided. Changes to the season start date are a very real possibility and subsequently registration may close or be repeated to follow Section One and/or NYS ruling.

    FamilyID FALL SIGN UP

    A concrete decision on modified athletic programs for 7th and 8th graders has yet to be rendered from Section One for the upcoming season.  It is my hope that guidance will come sometime in the next weeks and as soon as it is provided will be shared with the school community. 

    The athletic office continues to receive inquiries regarding the Athletic Placement Process (APP) from our middle school athletes.  This process is intended for the “exceptional” student athlete to be placed in a competitive environment that best meets their needs.  Given our current situation and employing council provided to us from NYS, APP testing will only move forward for those 8th graders who passed the APP and played up last year as 7th graders until further notice. This is the same policy followed in our Fall One season.

    It goes without mention that health and safety is our number one priority and we could be asked to pivot our plans at any time. Please continue to support our athletic programs by social distancing, wearing a mask, taking precautionary stay at home measures when ill and washing your hands. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly in the athletic office. 

    Adam Lodewick

    Bedford CSD

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

     

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    Dear Fox Lane Student Athletes,

    Please see  the 2020 NIAAA/NYSAAA Scholarship Application for senior student athletes. This has been shared with our coaching staff. 

    The deadline to submit the application to Adam Lodewick is November 27, 2020. Susan Reid Dullea and the committee will select a MALE and FEMALE winner who will be honored at a local NYSAAA event. 

    Foxes up!

    Scholarship Essay

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    FALL ATHLETICS SENIOR DAY RECOGNITIONS

    Monday, October 19. 2020 at 4:30pm Varsity Boys Soccer on the turf VS Rye HS

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 4:30pm Varsity Field Hockey on the turf VS Carmel HS

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:30pm Varsity Girls Tennis on the courts VS Horace Greeley HS

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:00pm Varsity Girls Soccer on the turf VS Scarsdale HS

     A big Congratulations and Thank you to all 42 of our senior athletes for the contributions made to their team, the sport and Fox Lane Athletics. You have made a lasting impact and will be missed!

    All events at Fox Lane High School on the turf will be available on Local Live.  https://events.locallive.tv/school/foxlane

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    October 9, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Student-Athletes,

    I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy.  We are in our second week of the “Fall 1” interscholastic athletics season. Our student athletes and coaches have been doing an outstanding job following protocols associated with interscholastic athletics during the pandemic.  The purpose of this letter is to provide the latest updates with the athletic season. 

    Spectators & Home Contests

    • Per Section 1 and NYS Regulations, only 2 spectators per home athlete will be permitted to attend home contests.  Each player will be receiving 2 spectator passes for allocation.  Spectators must have their pass on them to be permitted at home contests
    • Per Section 1 Regulation, Fox Lane spectators are NOT  permitted to attend away contests.  Please take this extremely seriously and do not travel to any games or contests not held on our campus.  If you show up at an away contest, you will be directed back to your car.  We are expecting our opponent communities to abide by the same protocol. This does not prohibit a parent or guardian from arriving at the end of the away competition to drive a student athlete home with a signed permission slip prior to the event.  
    • All spectators are required to wear face coverings and socially distance.  Home spectators MUST remain in the bleachers at all times and sit at the designated markings.  We will not provide bleacher seating at any games on the grass fields.  Spectators are welcome to bring a personal portable/pop-up chair if they do not wish to stand during the contest. Concessions will not be available at this time.

    Live Streaming of Games

    • All home games played on the turf field will be live streamed on Local Live for family members and friends who cannot attend home games. Local Live game schedules and information can be found on the website https://events.locallive.tv/school/foxlane. Some of our away competitors will also have Local Live broadcasting capabilities which will be communicated to families via the coach prior to the event for family and friends to watch.

    Team schedules and SportsYou codes can be found on the left hand side of the athletics webpage.  Athletic Calendar and   Sports You Sign Up

    • Boys XC- RH4FFCZB
    • Girls XC- FKQC5AWM
    • Varsity and JV Field Hockey- LX6P33U5
    • Varsity and JV Boys Soccer- 3UCSB4YH
    • Varsity Girls Soccer-ZMK6TZSD
    • Varsity Girls Tennis- RHURHUZQ
    • JV Girls Soccer- ZMK6TZSD

    Transportation and Travel Rosters

    • As a reminder, teams will be traveling to and from away contests on the team bus. We have a travel party capacity of 23 people per bus including the coaching staff.  The seating arrangement on the bus will follow DOH protocols.  Please see the athletic reopening plan for further details.

    Senior Recognition Days 

    • With the uncertainty of the season’s ability to be played in its entirety due to the COVID-19 climate, we will be hosting Senior Recognition Days as early in each team’s schedule as possible.  We will honor the seniors and their parents before the game.  Each coach will coordinate details with their team and parents.  As mentioned above, the spectator limit is 2 per athlete. 

    Best regards,

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

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    Dear Bedford Central Community

    This is a reminder that all district buildings, playgrounds, and athletic facilities are CLOSED for usage by the community during school hours and during all school activities until further notice. This includes both weekdays and weekends while with the academic school year is underway. Only our students and athletic teams accompanied by board approved faculty and staff are authorized on campus. If you have any questions please contact our Facilities Department. We thank you in advance for your continued support.

     -Administration Team

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    Dear Student Athletes,

    As we prepare to begin fall sports on September 29th with our Varsity and JV teams for Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer and Tennis we ask that you take a moment to fill out a survey regarding transportation. As of today, it is the responsibility of our student athletes for self-transport to and from practices. In an effort to support you and our athletic program please let us know if you will have transportation needs so we can formulate the best possible plan for everyone.

    Estudiantes,
    Nos preparamos para comenzar los deportes de otoño el 29 de septiembre con nuestros equipos Varsity y JV de Cross Country, Field Hockey, Fútbol y Tenis. Les pedimos que se tomen un momento para completar esta encuesta sobre el transporte. A partir de hoy, es responsabilidad de nuestros estudiantes el auto-transporte hacia y desde las prácticas. En un esfuerzo por apoyarlo a usted y a nuestro programa atlético, háganos saber si tendrá necesidades de transporte para que podamos formular el mejor plan posible para todos.

    https://forms.gle/7TudqAeCT6Y3izFE9

    Thank you,

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

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    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Parents and Guardians, 

    I hope this email finds your families safe and healthy and hopefully, the beginning of this school year has been smooth and enjoyable during these challenging times.  I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding regarding return to play for interscholastic athletics and more specifically modified level sports as it pertains to our 7th and 8th grade students.

    As your Athletic Director, I stood before the community last Spring delivering the unfortunate news of the cancellation of our season for all athletes. Today, I find myself once again in a similar situation,  this time it is for our middle school community. With the current circumstances the Section One Executive Committee, the governing body of Section One interscholastic athletics composed of athletic directors, principals and superintendents, voted yesterday to cancel modified athletics for the Fall season. 

    Section One, the Executive Committee, and Athletic Directors are fully aware of the beneficial impacts that being a part of a team and playing a sport provides students.  We understand the great need for a social emotional outlet which athletics provides our youth.  It is ALWAYS a last resort to cancel a season.

    The number one priority remains the ability to safely get our students back out on the fields.  In order to do that, limiting programs during the Fall season presents the best opportunity for that to happen.   It is our hope that future seasons will provide a more traditional modified, JV and varsity sports offering for our athletes.    

    This decision does not come with ease, and I empathize with all of our student athletes as these trying times continue.  I continue to be optimistic we will be in a position to offer an outlet for middle school students in the future. 

    Best,

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914)-241-6167

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    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Please refer to the attached document regarding all interscholastic return to play protocols and guidance pertaining to the Bedford Central School District. This document can be found on the Athletic page of the District Website. Any questions contact the athletic office. 

    BCSD Re-Entry Guide for Athletics

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Educayion and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane High School Community,

    We hope this communication finds everyone healthy and well. Welcome to the 2020/2021 academic school year. We are excited to see everyone virtually this Thursday, September 24th beginning at 6:40pm. Please see the attached letters in both English and Spanish to access Back to School Night information from the Physical Education Department.

    1. Period One: https://meet.google.com/zxg-riqz-wyf?hs=122&authuser=0
    2. Period Two: https://meet.google.com/qia-cnbm-nej?hs=122&authuser=0
    3. Period Three: https://meet.google.com/qip-frbw-jcg?hs=122&authuser=0
    4. Period Four: https://meet.google.com/afu-oqst-ajs?hs=122&authuser=0
    5. Period Five: https://meet.google.com/rfe-uznd-hkm?hs=122&authuser=0
    6. Period Six: https://meet.google.com/ovu-swiw-sgo?hs=122&authuser=0
    7. Period Seven: https://meet.google.com/ekq-phxd-hnf?hs=122&authuser=0
    8. Period Eight: https://meet.google.com/rgk-rsps-ucy?hs=122&authuser=0
    9. Period Nine: https://meet.google.com/aat-qmya-tts?hs=122&authuser=0

     

    Back to School Night Information (English)

    Back to School Night Information (Spanish)

    Thank you,

    The Physical Education Department

    Coach Marinich, Coach Bates, Coach Klausz, Coach Vazzano, Coach Giuliano and Coach Foley

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    Querida Comunidad de la Escuela Secundaria Fox Lane,

    Esperamos que este correo electrónico encuentre a todos sanos y bien.

    Bienvenidos al año escolar académico 2020/2021. Estamos emocionados de ver a todos virtualmente este jueves por la noche a partir de las 6:40 pm.

    Los siguientes enlaces se pueden utilizar para acceder a la reunión de Google de la Noche de regreso a clases de educación física de su hijo. Para unirse a la clase correcta, averigüe cuándo su hijo tiene Educación Física durante el día escolar y haga clic en el enlace del período correspondiente. 

     

    1. Periodo Uno: https://meet.google.com/zxg-riqz-wyf?hs=122&authuser=0
    2. Periodo Dos: https://meet.google.com/qia-cnbm-nej?hs=122&authuser=0
    3. Periodo Tres: https://meet.google.com/qip-frbw-jcg?hs=122&authuser=0
    4. Periodo Cuatro: https://meet.google.com/afu-oqst-ajs?hs=122&authuser=0
    5. Periodo Cinco: https://meet.google.com/rfe-uznd-hkm?hs=122&authuser=0
    6. Periodo Seis: https://meet.google.com/ovu-swiw-sgo?hs=122&authuser=0
    7. Periodo Siete: https://meet.google.com/ekq-phxd-hnf?hs=122&authuser=0
    8. Periodo Ocho: https://meet.google.com/rgk-rsps-ucy?hs=122&authuser=0
    9. Periodo Nueve: https://meet.google.com/aat-qmya-tts?hs=122&authuser=0

    Estas sesiones tendrán una duración de 10 minutos, brindarán a todos una presentación del maestro de educación física de su hijo y destacarán nuestro programa en lo que respecta al comienzo de la escuela este año. Debido a las limitaciones de tiempo del horario de la Noche de Regreso a la Escuela, si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a su hijo y la Educación Física, envíe un correo electrónico al maestro de Educación Física de su hijo.

    El Departamento de Educación Física de Fox Lane High School,

    Entrenador Marinich, Entrenador Bates, Entrenador Klausz, Entrenador Vazzano, Entrenador Giuliano, Entrenador Foley

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    Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome back and I hope the summer was an enjoyable one for your family.  I would like to share some information pertaining to interscholastic athletics for the upcoming fall season.  We are excited to have some of our Varsity and JV athletic programs starting up on Tuesday September 29th.  The High School sports that will be offered at this time are:

    • Varsity Boys Cross Country
    • Varsity Girls Cross Country
    • Varsity and JV Boys Soccer
    • Varsity and JV Girls Soccer
    • Varsity and JV Field Hockey
    • Varsity Girls Tennis

    If your child is interested in participating, you must register online through FamilyID.  Registration will be open until  September 29th  and can be found on the website using the link provided.

    https://www.familyid.com/organizations/fox-lane-high-school-athletics

    As mentioned in previous communications, a decision on modified athletic programs for 7th and 8th graders has yet to be rendered from Section One.  It is my hope that guidance will come sometime next week and as soon as it is provided will be shared with the school community. 

    The athletic office has received numerous inquiries regarding the Athletic Placement Process (APP) from our middle school athletes.  This process is intended for the “exceptional” student athlete to be placed in a competitive environment that best meets their needs.  Given our current situation and employing council provided to us from NYS,  APP testing will only move forward for those 8th graders who passed the APP and played up last year as 7th graders until further notice. 

    I fully understand the desire and the need to have our students back out on the fields playing with their peers and the outlet athletics provides. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me in the athletic office.

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

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    Dear Fox Lane High School Students and Parents,  

    Please see the attached letter from the Physical Education Department for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

    In these unprecedented times, have confidence in the knowledge that our faculty and staff have the best interest of your children in mind. Working together we plan to support social-emotional development through physical education.  As always, reach out and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Together we will have a great year!

    Fox Lane High School Physical Education

     FLHS Physical Education Department

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    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Parents/Guardians:

    I hope that your holiday weekend was a rewarding one.  As a follow up to last week's email in regards to the starting of fall sports, I wanted to provide some important information to the community in regards to this upcoming fall season.

    - The only sports slated to begin on Tuesday, September 29 are Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Soccer, Varsity and JV Field Hockey, Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Girls Tennis.

    - Parents or guardians must sign up their child on the Family ID portal for these sports in order to try out.  The portal is located on the Fox Lane High School website, under the Athletics tab.  The portal will open at 8:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9.

    - At this time, Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Dance and Girls Swim and Dive (all fall sports) have not received full clearance to begin.  New York State is allowing these sports to practice only, as early as September 21.  However, local Sections can always be more restrictive then the state and the Section One Executive Committee only approved the above sports to begin on September 29.  These “high risk” sports will be reviewed over the next few days and a recommendation could be made to begin in later in the Fall or postpone their seasons until after the new year or begin .  

    - At this time, Section One has not approved the start of Modified Sports.  The Section One Modified Committee will be meeting over the next week in order to review the status of various modified programs across the section.  

    Thank you and have a great week!

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Bedford CSD

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

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    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Dear Students,

    Hello! Hope all is well. We here in the Physical Education Department are excited to start the new school year. Please see the attached document and sign up for your respective Google Classroom as soon as possible. 

    We look forward to getting started!

    The Fox Lane High School Physical Education Department.

     FLHS Classroom Codes

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    Thursday September 3, 2020

    Parents/Guardians

    I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy.  As we end our summer and prepare for the upcoming academic school year, I wanted to provide another update in regards to Interscholastic Athletics for 2020-2021.

    This morning Section One (our region for athletics), released an announcement in regards to a start date for the Fall sports.  I have attached the press release for you to review.  In summary, here are some important takeaways from today's announcement:

    - On September 29, 2020 Varsity and JV teams in the sports of Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer and Girls Tennis may commence.

    - Modified Sports are still to be determined.  The Section One Modified Committee is meeting to gather data in regards to its ability to play this year.

    - The high risk Fall sports: Football, Volleyball and Cheerleading are on hold.  Should the state provide an update prior to the September 29 start date, then they may be able to begin then.  Should they remain in the same on hold status, a condensed season later in the school year would then be planned.

    - Girls Swimming has a separate challenge right now with facility usage.  Similar to the high risk sports, if this situation does not change, a condensed season later in the school year would then be planned.

    - Tomorrow the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is slated to provide districts with the guidance to begin sports.  

    As a follow up to this announcement, next steps that are important for families and student-athletes to be aware of :

    - Once the NYSPHSAA provides guidance to school districts on "return to play" protocols, they will be reviewed by the district.

    - When that review is complete, we will open up the Family ID portal to begin registration for Fall 2020 sports.  It is my hope that this registration process will begin by the middle of next week.

    - In regards to the status of winter and spring sports, Section One is still determining what the calendar for the remainder of the year will look like in terms of condensed seasons.  When that information is available, it will be shared with the community.

    This is now a concrete plan for us to commence sports and, obviously, a lot more is to come in the next few days and weeks.  

    Section One Athletic Update

    FOXES UP!!!

    Adam Lodewick

    Bedford CSD

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

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    Monday August 31, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I hope that this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy.  As you may or may not be aware of, Governor Cuomo provided guidance on the start of interscholastic sports last week.  In the guidance, certain sports were allowed to begin on September 21. 

    Since then, concerns have been expressed to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) about starting that date due to the varying teaching models (hybrid or remote).  Also, before we can begin interscholastic athletics, the Section One Executive committee for Athletics must approve the proposal from the state and that has yet to occur as well as they await further information.   

    Throughout this week, meetings will be occurring with the NYSPHSAA. It is my hope that concrete plans will be provided to districts after these meetings.  Until the plan is provided to districts, we cannot move forward with sports commencing and sports registration will remain closed. 

    I will continue to provide you with information as I get it, along with posting to our website. 

    Adam Lodewick

    Bedford CSD

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

     

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    Wednesday August 19, 2020

    Parents and Guardians:

    I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy and that your summer has been a good one for your family.  I wanted to provide an update on Fall Sports for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. 

    At this time, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), our governing body of New York's interscholastic sports, has recommended to begin fall sports on Monday, September 21.  However, as of today, state officials have not provided authorization on interscholastic athletics resuming.  

    With the approval still not in place, the Section One Athletic Council has recommended to delay the process to sign up for fall sports, which we had hoped could begin this August 21st.  Thus, our Family ID portal, on our website will not be open on that day to start.  We will await for further guidance from the state. 

    I am hopeful that over the course of the next week clarity will be provided by state officials.  As new information becomes available, I will provide the necessary communication, and post it to our district website as well.  I truly look forward to the time when our Fox Lane student-athletes are back competing and representing our community.

     

    Foxes Up!!

    Adam Lodewick

    Bedford CSD

    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

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    Monday August 10, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane Student Athletes and Parents,

    Stay connected in the coming weeks as we prepare for the re-entry of school and the opportunity for return to play for interscholastic athletics. We continue to receive guidance from local and state agencies including Section 1 and NYSPHSAA regarding the upcoming season. We remain optimistic for reinstated pre-season workouts with our coaching staff.

    Family ID will open on August 21st and run through September 27th for all Varsity, JV and Modified Fall Sports. A current physical on file is required to be approved for play. Please note all student athletes entering Grade 12 in 2020-2021 must have either 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16 or 1 dose if your child's first dose was given on or after age 16. If you have any questions regarding physicals or this requirement please reach out to the appropriate Health Office.

    High School Health Office (914) 241-6075

    Middle School Health Office (914) 241-6131

    Free school physicals offered to all students with the District Medical Director and Advanced Placement Process (APP) testing dates will be determined in early September. Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have. I sincerely hope you enjoy these last weeks of summer before our Fox Lane Family is together again.

    Best,

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    914-241-6167

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    Tuesday July 21, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane Community,

    Foxes Up!! Fox Lane High School with the help of our 19 Varsity Teams from the Fall and Winter 2019-2020 academic school year has earned the coveted NYSPHSAA School of Distinction Award.

    So very proud of our teachers, coaches and student athletes. This is an outstanding accomplishment that everyone shares a piece of!

    http://nysphsaa.org/News-Media/Headline-News/Article/id/7639

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    914-241-6167

    Alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Monday July 20, 2020

    Dear Fox Lane Community,

    I hope this email finds everyone safe and healthy. We wanted to share some news regarding the start of Fall Athletics. As per NYSPHSAA, Fall Sports start date will be delayed. The orginal start date was set for Aug. 24th, they are now scheduled to begin on Sept. 21st. If the Fall continues to be impacted by Covid-19 and we cannot safely offer interscholastic athletics starting Sept. 21st, the state will move to a new structure where the athletic season begins on January 4th. 

    Family ID sports registration will now open starting Aug. 21st. Any middle school student who was scheduled to take part in the APP (Athletic Placement Process) in August, those dates have been postponed and moved to September , TBD. Modified athletics are also scheduled to begin on Sept. 21st as well.

    As our district remains closed, there should be no organized practices or off season voluntary workouts taking place on district fields or facilities until further notice. 

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me in the athletic office.

     Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    914-241-6167

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thursday July 16, 2020

    Please see the attached link for the most recent annoucement from NYSPHSAA regarding Fall 2020 High School Sports. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions and concerns, we are in this together.

    For the latest annoucements follow us on Twitter@foxlanefanzone

    Foxes up!

    NYSPHSAA Fall 2020 Sports Announcement

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    914-241-6167

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday June 19, 2020

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the Senior Athletic Banquet Town Hall. Please see the press release and link below for all our athletic award and scholarship winners from the graudating Class of 2020. We wish you nothing but success and know that each of you are always welcome whenever you have the opportunity to return home to Fox Lane High School. Congratulations!

    Sports Banquet Press Release

    https://live.myvrspot.com/iframe?v=YjQ1MDU1OWFhNTdiODZlOWY2NTI1MGNmZjcwNWE5ZjY

     

    Best, 

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday June 12, 2020

    Dear Senior Student Athletes, Parents and Community Members,

    It has been my honor to be a part of the final season for the student athletes of Fox Lane's Class of 2020.

    Please join me and our varsity coaches, from all seasons, as we acknowledge the athletic milestones and accomplishments of this years graduating class during Bedford Central School District's Senior Week.

    Help us to celebrate all 144 of our amazing senior athletes during a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday June 18th and 6:00pm.

    Town Hall Program 

    https://zoom.us/j/95666967452?pwd=cGlNK2xuanlFLytDY3M5VmJNaThkQT09

    Best, 

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday June 6, 2020

    Good Afternoon Fox Lane Community,

    I hope this finds everyone safe, healthy and in good spirits. As this academic school year draws to a close we start to prepare for the future and the Fall.

    The link provided below is meant to be a resource of information about Fox Lane Athletics. Whether you are new to our program or just need a refresher this video will help explain common questions on what sports are offered, how to register, sports physicals, expectations and more.

    Please understand that athletics this coming Fall may look different due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We anticiapte continued direction from NYS throughout the summer to implement the most current information for the success of our programs. Updates and possible changes will be communicated in a timely manner. It is our mission to keep you informed and aware of decisions and best practices that directly affect your child for the health and safety of everyone.

    Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to email my office and most importantly we hope you have a most enjoyable summer.

    Best,

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

     

    Fox Lane Athletic Information Video:  

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zoh99Rb4IshAwdE_Me8j8BiNbEvVPu3f/view

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    Scoreboard 2020

    May 28, 2020

    Good Morning Fox Lane Athletes, Families and School Communiy,

    Today is a special day for the Bedford Central School District as we celebrate our Spring Senior Athletes alongside their families for a final "senior game". Tonight's event is set to begin at 5:00pm on the FLHS campus and all our players are encouraged to attend to suppory teammates and fellow seniors. Our school community is welcome to watch from home on Local Live.

    To kickoff tonight's celebration, I'm please to share a video tribute to all of the our teams and senior athletes who lost their season this spring. Our very own senior athlete, Spencer Rowley with the help of our coaches and families put together this moving tribute to our Spring Foxes! Looking forward to seeing you all this evening!

    Enjoy and Foxes Up!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zPSysci1TFw3AyEBjXW7i5T45SHmSfM7/view?usp=sharing

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thursday May 21, 2020

    Spring Senior Athletes,

    Be on the lookout for information/details from your coaches regarding Spring Senior Athlete Recognition Day this coming Thursday May 28, 2020 at 5:00pm at Fox Lane High School Stadium. Please RSVP, to this voluntary event and let us know if will be joining in the celebration.  Each of our spring senior athletes should arrive in one vehicle filled with loved ones, loaded with school spirit proudly wearing the red and white uniform. Bedford Central School District Adminstration, the Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics alongside our Varsity Coaches, your Teammates and our School Community watching on Local Live will honor the indelible mark you all have left by the commitment made to your sport, your school and your community. 

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________Tuesday May 19, 2020

    Senior Student Athletes,

    Please see the link below for detailed information on the 2020 E. Richard "Dapper" McDonald Memorial Scholarship. Submissions have been extended until May 31, 2020 and can be sent directly to Ms. Cathy McDonald at cathymcdonald@legendequities.com. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from Fox Lane who will be continuing their education.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    The winners will have:
     Performed well academically.
     Been recognized by the faculty and coaches as exemplary citizens.
     Demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities both on and off the field/court.
     Participated in a varsity sport for one full season.
     Shown hustle and heart at all times.

    We hope many of our Foxes will take a moment to particaptite in this wonderful opportunity. 

    E. Richard "Dapper" McDonald Memorial Scholarship Information

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    (914) 241-6167

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday May 15, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    We have some exciting news to share with our school community. There will be an informative webinar for all of our student athletes with former Fox Lane teacher and coach Paul Carcaterra. Mr. Carcaterra, a top college football and lacrosse analyst for ESPN, will be speaking to us about hard work, commitment and drawing inspiration from experiences. Taking life experiences, learning how to use them as motivation and a direction towards the right choices will help guide you down the path for success. These are tools every student athletes needs to know. What better time to hear this message than right now!

    Please join us May 19, 2020 at 1:30pm using the link:

    https://zoom.us/j/94827179715?pwd=YnRDTVpERVhzVk8wREdVcFFPeTQ3QT09 with password 9DabpZ

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    (914) 241-6167

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday May 8, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Varsity teams honoring their senior athletes is a right of passage and one that will not be missed this season. We may not have our traditional Senior Game but please SAVE THE DATE for our Spring Senior Athlete Recognition Day. 

    Spring Senior Athlete Recognition Day will be held Thursday May 28, 2020 at Fox Lane High School on the turf for 5:00pm with a raindate of Friday May 29, 2020. Details and other news will be shared with our school community shortly.

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    (914) 241- 6167

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    May 3, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    First and foremost, I hope this finds you healthy and safe during this public health crisis.

    I would like to take a much-needed moment to acknowledge and directly address our body of student athletes. I cannot help but render my apologies as we accept the reality of the situation with school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

    For our student athletes, especially our seniors, I recognize that none of this was easy. Hard decisions have been made with outcomes that feel unfair. For many this was a season to shine, to wear the red and white uniform with pride, to earn a captains spot and to break personal or school records. For some athletes this was to be a spring of firsts and others one last opportunity to play alongside your Fox Lane teammates.

    I certainly had a very different vision for my first year as the new Athletic Director. I too am an athlete, a parent, a community member, a coach, an educator, a colleague and your teammate.

    This season I was looking forward to walking the fields, seeing you practice, watching your games and catching Fox Lane wins on those beautiful new scoreboards. I was excited to share in all of our accomplishments as I believe there were many to be had.

    You will feel a range of emotions towards the loss of a well-earned spring season or ending to your high school athletic career, and rightfully so. While I cannot alleviate those very real feelings, I can offer you this advice.

    Adversity is nothing new in the world of athletics. Injury, illness, loss, negativity and missed opportunities are all part of competition. Every single athlete has faced adversity, myslef included at both the high school and collegiate levels.

    However; you can overcome adversity with resilience, a quality each of you possess. "Champions can find light even in dark times", so I encourage you to continue to take advantage of this unfortunate situation and find ways to triumph. Stay focused on the positive as you are living through history, there is still so much ahead to experience.

    Seniors should feel great pride of the indelible mark left by the commitment they have made to their sport, their school and their community. Our time together is not over as we continue to explore ways to honor and celebrate each of our athletes and all of the accomplishments from this past year. When plans are finalized information will be shared with the school community.

    Remember that my office and the coaching staff are committed to supporting you in every way possible. So whether you return to Bedford Central School District fields or play on new grounds in the coming months, you as a Fox Lane Athlete will emerge stronger. I promise.

    Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Monday April 27, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) annouced the cancellation of the 2020 spring state championship events. The impacted events are boys and girls track & field, boys tennis, softball, baseball, golf and boys and girls lacrosse state championships to be held between June 4- 13, 2020.

    As of today, the spring regular season remains on hold for our Section and individual Sections have the authority to decide whether to hold regular season contests. The date students can return to school will play a significant role in the possibility of a spring sports regular season.

    We continue to rely upon information from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), local health departments as well as the Governor's office for guidance on COVID-19. The health and safety of our community will always be our number one concern.

    Fox Lane Strong!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday April 17, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Governor Cuomo announced NY Pause will be extended in coordination with other states to May 15, 2020. Strides are being made during this public health crisis by staying home, social distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. We encourage you to continue these practices, the more we do individually the sooner we will be together.

    All tryouts, practices, scrimmages and games for athletics are postponed during this time. Remember captains practices, team gatherings and recreational games are NOT permitted. Section 1 Executive Committee plans to meet on April 29, 2020 to continue their ongoing assessment of the status of Spring Sports. Please remember during this time all school facilities remain CLOSED with no vehicular traffic allowed on campus.

    The Office of Health, Physical Eduation and Athletics would like to thank everyone who has participated in our FoxesUp4Hereos creative exercise challenge and fundraising effort. This could not have been possible without shared compassion and a desire to help our local heroes on the front lines at Northern Westchester Hospital. We are well over $12,000 in donations! The link will remain open a few more days for anyone wishing to make a donation https://www.gofundme.com/f/foxesup4heroes

    Mark Leinweaver gave a very informative and well attended ZOOM presentation last night. Valuable information was shared with BCSD Parents, Student Athletes, Coaches and Community Members on identifying the "best fit", navigating through the process for playing at the college level and optimizing opportunities. We are very appreciative of Mr. Leinweaver's time, effort, energy and for sharing his knowledge and experience with all of us. Foxes Up!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Friday April 10, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    We could not be more excited for the opportunity to offer an informative Zoom presentation by Mark Leinweaver, MLB sports agent and founder of Perfect Playcement.

    Mark has been presenting, THE DESIRE TO PLAY COLLEGE ATHLETICS: “Recruiting”, Volunteering, Social Media & Anti-Bullying, to many districts in Section 1 as well as schools across the United States. His experience and first-hand knowledge educates students, parents and coaches on how to best approach the college selection & “recruitment” process, how character matters, all starting with a simple, realistic plan.

    We encourage all of our Athletes, Coaches and Community members to join us, April 16, 2020 at 6:30pm.

     Perfect Playcement

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://zoom.us/j/538296574?pwd=OFhwOVRNSTRKY2dSUkNBbzNWOUlaUT09
    Password: 4lLwMu

     

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Monday April 6, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Governor Andrew Cuomo continues the state-mandated closure of all New York Schools until April 29th in an effort to keep us safe and healthy.

    All tryouts, practices, scrimmages and games for athletics are postponed during this time. Remember captains practices, team gatherings and recreational games are NOT permitted. All school facilities remain CLOSED with no vehicular traffic allowed on campus.

    Fox Lane Athletics is committed to creating a positive community environment for our athletes on and off the field. We could not be more pleased to see many of our students and coaches nominating one another with creative exercise challenges while honoring social distancing parameters.

    FoxesUp4Heros fundraising effort is our way of saying THANK YOU to one local area hospital, Northern Westchester. For those that wish to give, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/foxesup4heroes and help show appreciation and support for those heros on the front lines doing all they can to save lives.

    Community together is the true definition of Fox Lane.

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Monday March 30, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a state-mandated closure of all New York schools until April 15th. BCSD supports actions taken to keep us safe and healthy and to help slow the COVID-19 virus.

    All tryouts, practices, scrimmages and games for athletics are postponed during this time. Student athletes will be given a fair opportunity to tryout when activities resume. Remember captains practices, team gatherings and recreational games are NOT permitted. We continue to enforce social distancing as all school facilities remain CLOSED by Executive Order of the Governor. Fox Lane Campus is closed to vehicular traffic.

    NYSPHSAA has waived the seven day rule and extended the season of play until June 15th. State Championships will be evaluated for the Spring with a decision to come late April. Our office has been preparing and will be ready to resume on the first day allowed. We are in lockstep with our coaches, committed to creating a positive experience for our athletes. 

    Our Health and Physical Education educators continue to be innovative with our new platform for lessons keeping students physically active and mentally engaged. The coaching staff has no shortage of creative alternatives to traditional practice creating a new model including challenges. We encourage everyone to keep working on the best version of themselves.

    It has been my distinct pleasure to witness a movement of positivity among the Bedford Community during these challenging times.

    FOXES UP!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thursday, March 18, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    We need the community, as a whole, to help us educate our children regarding the importance of social distancing while respecting the policies put in place by the State of New York and BCSD for the health and safety of everyone.

    While we encourage our students to keep fit, eat smart and stay busy exercising their mind and body this cannot take place on school property. Our office and coaching staff have been, and will continue to communicate ideas with fresh air alternatives to our student athletic body, including workouts and exercise tips to be done individually. Please help us to spread the message that there is still so much to experience for our children taking on a new role from home, including team leadership.

    Athletic tryouts, practices, scrimmages and games are postponed during this unprecedented time. All student athletes will be given a fair opportunity to tryout when activities resume. Our coaching staff, as well as myself, will continue to reiterate to all our athletes that there will be NO "captains practices" or any other recreational games occurring permitted on district facilities through atleast April 3rd, 2020. While this may seem wildly unfair the health and safety of our community is, and will always be, our number one concern.

    Please check the website for the most current communication from the District and remember we are in this together. We are Fox Lane!

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241- 6167

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Following the District Leadership initiative BCSD buildings and campus facilities will be closed Monday March 16 through Friday April 3, 2020. All tryouts, practices, scrimmages and games for athletics are postponed during this time. Student athletes will be given a fair opportunity to tryout when activities resume. 

    Communication from Section One of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association aligns with this initiative. Announcing a determination, effective Monday, March 16th, to postpone all practices, combined practices, scrimmages and interscholastic athletic contests until further notice. The Section will reassess the status of spring sports on Monday March 30th.

    In the next few days our talented and dedicated K-12 Health and Physical Education staff will roll out educational programs that will keep students engaged and active with distance learning while we navigate these uncharted waters.

    I appreciate your understanding and will be in touch shortly. 

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167

     

     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Parents, Students and Community Members,

    During these are unprecedented times we are trying to make the most informed decisions possible in the best interest of our students with regards to athletics. The safety and well-being of our athletes and coaches will always be my number one priority.

    Tryouts and practices are suspended through the weekend of March 15, 2020 as our district buildings and campus facilities are closed for deep cleaning.

    Coaches are in constant communication with their teams. Together we are advocating for the best outcome for everyone and we will continue to share information as it becomes available.

    Adam Lodewick

    Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    alodewick4708@bcsdny.org

    (914) 241-6167