Wildcats News · Latest Info from MCPS Director of Systemwide Athletics


As you are likely aware, all public schools in Maryland will be closed March 16-27, 2020.

We in MCPS and across the MPSSAA are engaged in ongoing dialogue about the impact of the closure and COVID-19 on the interscholastic athletics program.  We will continue to provide updates real-time.  Similar to previous communications, please refer student-athletes, coaches, parents, staff members, and community members to the MCPS website for the latest information.  Any new information and/or modifications to program operations will be communicated systemwide and available on the website.  If you have questions or concerns regarding program operations, please feel free to contact our office.

Right now, please note the following, in addition to health & safety information available on the MCPS website (including reminders in the latest announcement below):

  • All MCPS athletic practices, meetings and contests are cancelled Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27.  A reassessment of operations will be ongoing and additional cancellations may be necessary, with the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and communities of paramount importance.
  • Fundraisers affiliated with athletic booster clubs (i.e. Mulch Sales) will continue through Saturday, March 14.  All subsequent fundraising activities are suspended until further notice.
  • All MCPS out-of-state athletic practices and contests are cancelled indefinitely
  • Plans regarding the impact of the closure, in regard to make-up days and spring break, will be communicated next week