Important Fall Sports Information

Hello John Jay Families,

I am reaching out to you with the most updated information regarding our athletic program and, most importantly, our fall season.  The situation around athletics has been fluid, over the past month, with information and requirements coming down from the Governor's Office, NYS Department of Health, NYSPHSAA, and Section One Athletics, all organizations with which we are required be in compliance.    To summarize:

The Governor's Office approved the sports of Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls Swimming, Girls Tennis, and Boys & Girls Soccer to practice and compete beginning September 21st.  The Sports of Football and Volleyball were, initially, permitted to begin practice only on September 21st.

  • NYSPHSAA has required a minimum of 10 practices for all student-athletes before competing.  More recently, NYSPHSAA made the decision to move the sports of Football and Volleyball to a Fall II season that will start on March 1, 2021.
  • Section One Athletics has mandated the following:
    • The suspension of Modified level athletics for the fall.
    • The suspension of out-of-season training for all high-risk sports.  High-risk sports include Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and Wrestling.
    • The start of Fall I sports season will be Tuesday, September 29th (rather than Monday, September 21st).
    • Although Girls Swimming was approved to practice and compete, the season has been placed on hold due to limited number of swim facilities available.  We are currently waiting additional guidance from Section One about the possibility of the Girls Swimming season being moved to the Fall II season beginning on March 1st, 2021

What does it all mean and what is John Jay's plan?

First, it's essential to know that this situation remains fluid and could change at any point in the process leading up to and even after the start of the approved Fall I season. Health and safety must continue to drive our decisions. Our hope is to share final plans no later than Saturday, September 26th.    Knowing that you’re trying to make plans, we want you to know our current thinking. It is as follows:

  • Our fall athletic program will consist of Boys & Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls Tennis, and Boys & Girls Soccer.
  • Our programs will be offered at the Varsity level only.  Both the JV and Modified levels are on pause for the fall season. We want to be sure we have space available on our fields to keep all athletes safe and to follow the most recent NYSPHSAA guidance about practices and cohorts.
  • Our JV Coaches have been moved up to the Varsity, as assistants, to allow us to comply with NYSPHSAA recommendations around cohorts, minimizing large groups, enhanced skill set development, and social-emotional support.
  • Varsity rosters will be capped, but we do hope to expand the rosters slightly with our JV level on pause.  We will announce the roster cap with our approved plan no later than Saturday, September 26th.
  • The Athletic Placement Process (APP) has been suspended for the fall season for the following reasons:
      • It would mix high school and middle school cohorts.
      • Since we have suspended Modified Sports for the fall season, it would create an equity issue at that age level. 
      • With our JV season on pause, we think it’s important to prioritize opportunities for students in grades 9-12.

Fall Sports Low Risk Registration:

  • The registration window for the Fall I Sports season will take place from Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25th.  We will be using a new software called Final Forms.  Information to follow.
  • This year, due to Covid 19, schools will accept physicals from 2018-19 or 2019-20.  However, students who have not had a physical exam within that window must obtain and submit a 2020 physical to be eligible for participation.

 

Advanced Placement Process - 8th Graders

The Athletic Placement Process (APP) has been suspended for the fall season:

  • It would mix high school and middle school cohorts.
  • As Modified Sports have been suspended for the fall season, it would create an equity issue at that age level. 

Fall Sports Begin Sept. 29

Sports Offered (Varsity Level Only)

  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Tennis

Registration Open Sept. 21 - 25

Tryouts Begin Sept. 29

 

Mascot Update

We are hoping to complete our branding work on the new mascot this week, so stay tuned for the John Jay Wolves reveal!

Go Wolves!

Drivers Ed Program - Fall 2020

Dear Families of JJHS Juniors and Seniors,

Due to opening the 2020-21 school year in a hybrid-model, including the initial suspension of extra-curricular activities, there will be no Driver’s Education classes at John Jay High School this fall.  Unfortunately, PAS Auto School, the driving school KLSD and many other school districts have contracted with for many years, is unable to fulfill its commitments at this time.

Final Forms (Sports Registration Information)

Announcements (scroll through)

  • Athletic Placement Process

    The Athletic Placement Process (APP) has been suspended for the fall season:

        • It would mix high school and middle school cohorts.
        • Since we have suspended Modified Sports for the fall season, it would create an equity issue at that age level. 
    Athletics
  • Modified Sports - Fall 2020

    Per Section One mandate, Modified Sports has been suspended for the fall 2020 season.

    Athletics
  • Drivers Ed - Fall 2020

    Please be advised that due to opening the 2020-21 school year in a hybrid-model, including the initial suspension of extra-curricular activities, there will be no Driver’s Education classes at John Jay High School this fall.  Unfortunately, PAS Auto School, the driving school KLSD and many other school districts have contracted with for many years, is unable to fulfill its commitments at this time. 

    Athletics
  • Varsity Option - Fall 2020

    THE VARSITY OPTION PROGRAM WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.    This decision will be  re-evaluated and a final decision will be made by October 1st regarding Fall Varsity Option

    Athletics
  • Independent Study Program

    THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.    As JJHS does not know if outside facilities are following DOH and the Governor's COVID regulations, it was decided to suspend the Independent Study Program fore the month of September.  Additionally,  many/most facilities remain closed to students who would normally take part in Independent Study.  This decision will be  re-evaluated and a final decision will be made by October 1st regarding 1st qtr independent study.

    Athletics
  • Drivers Ed

    Important Information about Scheduling Road Tests

    Learner Permit holders under the age of 18 must have a valid permit for at least six (6) months before they can take their DMV Driver License Road Test.  You’ll find this information, as well as other helpful tips on preparing for the road test, on DMV’s website at www.dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/prepare-your-road-test

    Athletics
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Contact Us

Christian McCarthy 

Director of Health, Athletics, Physical Education, and Wellness
Katonah-Lewisboro School District

Lori Villata

Administrative Assistant
John Jay High School
763-7254