Athletics & Extracurricular Activities, 2020-21

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) will operate all approved athletic practices and events and all extracurricular activities in alignment with the following guidance provided by the Virginia High School League (VHSL):

IMPORTANT NOTE: While the terminology on this page sometimes refers specifically to athletics and student athletes, all guidelines apply equally to students who are participating in extracurricular activities other than athletics, such as forensics/debate, theatre, and robotics.

Health and Safety Measures for Athletics

In an effort to support a healthy and safe physical environment during the COVID-19 pandemic for our student athletes, participants in extracurricular activities, coaches and school staff, officials, and others, ACPS has developed the following Health and Safety Measures for Athletics in alignment with our established School Health Services Procedures.

Transportation for Athletics

The ACPS Transportation Services Department will implement the standards described in their Transportation Health Plan in order to keep students, coaches and staff as safe as possible while using ACPS bus transportation to and from athletic and extracurricular practices and events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scope of Transportation

Transportation for After-school Activities
  • ACPS will provide shuttle transportation to school each afternoon for students participating in after-school activities who are receiving their education virtually at home.
  • ACPS will provide shuttle transportation from school each evening at the conclusion of practice.
  • Inbound and outbound shuttles will use established satellite stops. Each athletic department will publicize the location and schedule for the satellite stops.
Transportation for Competitions

ACPS will provide transportation to and from athletic events and performing arts competitions.

Disinfection & HVAC Protocol for Athletics

The ACPS Building Services Department has established Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Protocol to support a healthy and safe physical environment for all students, employees, and community members.

The following addenda to the established protocols relate specifically to athletics:

Game Day Guidelines for Indoor Athletic Events

Please direct any questions or concerns about content in this section to the host school Principal and/or Athletic Administrator.

Questions? Please contact your child's Athletic Director or coach with questions about the division's health and safety measures for athletics and extracurricular activities.