High school sports, band to resume June 15

In accordance with the announcement by Governor Ron DeSantis, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has announced plans for resuming athletic and band participation for students.

Beginning Monday, June 1 through June 15, student athletes should obtain updated physicals (EL2) and Parent Consent and Release Forms (EL3,) which must be submitted prior to participation in district sports.  On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Gulf Breeze, Florida, will offer student athlete physicals at no charge.  Parents and students must coordinate with their coaches to set appointments for these free physicals.

On Monday, June 15,  District Coaches will resume conditioning for those student athletes with up-to-date physicals and release forms.  Conditioning will include use of weight rooms, gymnasiums, and athletic fields, while utilizing social distancing protocols and proper sanitation measures for training equipment.

“Students who have been inactive over the past 60 days or so due to Covid-19 requirements will need proper conditioning and training in order to participate in school sports,’ stated Superintendent Thomas. “Social distancing protocols will be followed, as well as the proper sanitation steps by district personnel.  This will be a team effort by all participants.”

High School band students may begin on campus activities starting Monday, June 15.  Band camps will begin as of Monday, July 6.  Parents and students should refer to your school band director for band camp schedules and guidelines. There will be no middle school band activities this summer