SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The South Glens Falls School District has place its “moderate” risk athletic programs on pause.
“Due to the number of individuals who are required to quarantine, and in an abundance of caution, the high school will pivot to all remote instruction beginning . . . Tuesday, Jan. 12, through Monday, Jan. 25,” was posted on the school district’s website Monday evening.
A subsequent tweet from the South Glens Falls’ athletics department announced that bowling and swimming, two of the winter’s “moderate” risk sports as determined by the New York State Department of Health, would be on hold during that span of time.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we felt it best to pause all approved interscholastic athletics during this time as well,” South Glens Falls athletic director Matt Griep wrote in an email to The Daily Gazette. “Our plan is to resume our approved athletic offerings on January 26, which currently stand at boys swim and dive, and bowling.
“The pause at the high school is not because we have an influx of positive [COVID-19] cases in our building, but more related to county issued quarantines due to potential exposure outside district operations.”
The Bulldogs had four boys’ bowling matches and two boys’ swimming and diving meets scheduled during the pause.
“In terms of athletics, we are confident that our teams will be able to make up participation in any competitions they may miss during this pause because competitions for the swimming/diving and bowling teams are virtual,” a South Glens Falls communications specialist wrote in an email to The Daily Gazette.