Athletics: Return-to-Play

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Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

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*All students will be required to have a sports physical dated April 1, 2020 or after to participate in 2020-2021 fall, winter and spring sports. Fall Sports are to begin on Saturday, February 13 and Spring Sports are to begin on April 17.

Return to Play Committee

RTP Committee's Guiding Principle:  The health and safety of FCPS student-athletes, coaches and all other athletic-related stakeholders will drive all decision-making of the RTP committee.

  • *Mr. Kevin Kendro, Supervisor of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities, FCPS
  • Dr. Daniel Lippy, Director of School Management, FCPS
  • Mrs. Kathleen Schlappal, Instructional Director of High Schools, FCPS
  • Dr. Randall Culpepper, Deputy Health Officer & Director of HCC, Frederick County Health Department
  • *Dr. Nima Hendi, Pediatrician, The Pediatric Center of Frederick
  • *Ms. Jenifer Waters, Health Service Specialist, FCPS
  • Mrs. Tracey Kibler, Principal, Governor Thomas Johnson High School
  • Mr. Fred Punturiero, Transportation Director, FCPS
  • Ms. Deb Huffman, Use of Facilities Coordinator, FCPS
  • Mrs. Kimberly Hirshmann, (Secondary) Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist, FCPS
  • Mr. John Karos, Marching Band Director, Tuscarora High School
  • Mr. Larry Phillips, Custodial Services Manager, FCPS
  • *Mr. Preston Anderson, Lead FCPS Athletic Trainer, Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Mr. Howie Putterman, Athletic Director, Tuscarora High School
  • Mr. Keith Bruck, Athletic Director, Catoctin High School
  • Mr. Mike Chavez, Coordinator of Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Facilities and Campus Improvement, Gov. Thomas Johnson High School
  • Mr. Kurt Stein, Head Football Coach, Oakdale High School
  • Mrs. AJ Stuart, Head Field Hockey and Girls Tennis Coach, Urbana High School
  • Mr. Emonte Hill, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Frederick High School
  • Mr. CJ Ecalono, Head Girls Cross Country, Girls Indoor Track and Field and Girls Outdoor Track and Field Coach, Urbana High School
  • Mrs. Michelle Hill, Special Olympics MD Unified Sports Coordinator, Frederick County
  • *Mrs. Theresa Wisner, Administrative Secretary, Athletics & Extracurricular Activities, FCPS

* Member of FCPS’ Sports Medicine Advisory Committee