Health, Physical Education and Athletic Communications

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    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

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    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

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    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

     

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    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