Guidelines for Summer Athletic Activities

Guidelines for Summer Athletic Activities
Posted on 06/13/2020
Sports Update

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has issued guidance on resuming summer athletic activities. The guidance utilizes a phased approach for NCHSAA athletes and is intended to help school administrators, coaches, parents, students, and communities navigate a gradual reopening of high school athletic activities.

The health and safety measures outlined in this plan were formed utilizing CDC, DHHS, and NCHSAA information at this time. It is recognized, however, that the information and circumstances concerning COVID-19 remain fluid and variable. Therefore, these guidelines are subject to change in conjunction with new knowledge of COVID-19 or changing social conditions.

Phase One contains a set of General Requirements that apply across all sports, with specific requirements for each sport. Guidance for Phases Two and Three will be distributed in the coming weeks in consultation with state leaders.

Superintendents and local Boards of Education control when they will allow activities to resume in athletic facilities and venues.

River Mill Academy will not resume any summer athletic workouts until at least July 8. The Principal and Athletic Director will continue to monitor the guidance issued from the Alamance County Health Department, the NC DHHS, and the NCHSAA regarding the COVID-19 situation in our area. The Athletic Director has been and will continue to be in contact with RMA coaches during this time.

When athletic activities do resume, in order for students to be able to participate in workouts, the following documents will be required:

  • Physical Examination Form – dated on or after March 1, 2019
  • *Initial Screening Questions – must be signed prior to beginning summer workout
  • *Daily Monitoring Form – daily temperature and symptom check

*These forms will be provided by the school’s Athletic Director.

Students who played sports last year and would like to verify the date of their Physical Examination Form should contact Athletic Director, Jim Pappas at jpappas@rivermill-academy.org. Rising 6th graders and any student who did not participate in athletic sports last school year will need to submit a Physical Examination Form prior to participation in any athletic activity. The form is available on the school website and in the front office at school. Summer school office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.


NCHSAA Reopening Sports/Activities:  Summer Guidance (pdf file)

Physical Examination Form (pdf file)

NCHSAA note about the Physical Examination Form https://www.nchsaa.org/parents-students/health-and-safety