Masks No Longer Required for Outdoor Spring Sports - 5/17/21
Late last Friday evening, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced new guidance on student-athletes who compete in outdoor sports. Farmington Public Schools will be following this guidance and student-athletes are no longer required to wear masks when participating in their outdoor spring sports.
Spectators at Spring Contests:
Spectators for spring athletic events is limited to two individuals per student-athlete participant. If a spectator is age 17 or younger, they must be accompanied by an adult and remain with that adult throughout the event. Spectators are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and remain masked while on school grounds.
Announcement: The Michigan High School Athletic Association has determined that any student with a physical dated on or after April 15th, 2019 does NOT need to get a physical for the 2020-21 school year. We have maintained all student-athlete physicals and have records from last year. Every student-athlete must have a 2020-21 MHSAA SPORTS HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE on file. This form can be found on our athletics website under "Athletic Information and Forms." Please complete this form and bring it with you to your first day of practice. If you are new to athletics, you will also need to bring your physical form to your first day of practice and submit it to your coach. Coaches will then submit these forms to the school office to be kept on file.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has released sports specific guidance for sports regarding practices designed to keep student-athletes, coaches and support workers safe. Please follow this link to the MHSAA website to review specific sports: https://www.mhsaa.com/sports
Farmington Public Schools recognizes that extracurricular activities are an integral part of our educational system. Therefore, the Athletic Department in cooperation with the community, endeavors to create a sports program to assist students in reaching their potential as individuals and as team members to ensure their positive educational experience.
High School: The high school athletic program will provide students with an opportunity to be selected as members of a sports team based upon personal physical skill level, motivation and desire. Emphasis will be placed on the improvement of each student’s character development and acquisition of the knowledge and physical sports skills. The ultimate goal of the activities, in concert with our high academic expectations, will be to realize the value of participation, strive for excellence, keep a proper competitive spirit and develop and improve positive citizenship. Student athletes will apply the knowledge learned to being a lifelong learner and healthy individual.
Middle School: The middle school athletic program will provide opportunity for all students, regardless of personal skill level, to acquire knowledge and physical skill in the areas of their interest. Emphasis will be placed upon the enjoyment of sport and the development of self-esteem, character, and physical skills. Participants will be members of a team and will have an opportunity to apply those skills in competitive situations commensurate with their skill. Middle School athletics provide an opportunity for participants to develop a “team concept,” learn and follow the rules of the sport and the commitment to participate.
Please use the links on the left to register for athletics, learn about what sports are offered and to utilize the resources we have available to you.