Athletics: Return-to-Play

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

FCPS Communications

Incoming freshmen, students new to FCPS, and students who did not participate in a sport last school year must provide documentation of a sports physical dated April 1, 2020 or after.

*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 scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

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