RANDOLPH, NJ- After numerous delays to the start of the NJSIAA Winter Sports Season 2 through the month of December, Randolph High School athletes finally were able to get things rolling in the beginning of January.
Unfortunately, after completing tryouts and getting the first few practices under their belt, the school went on a 14-day “All Virtual” mandate, which also calls for all extracurricular activities to be suspended during that time. The move affected the NJSIAA Winter “Season 2” sports - Ice Hockey, Basketball, and Fencing. All scheduled practices and games for these sports are now canceled for that time frame. Efforts will be made to reschedule as many canceled games as possible, although under the current environment that could prove difficult.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Randolph Health Department recommended that Randolph High School should transition to fully virtual instruction for 14 days, due to concerns around potential positive Covid-19 cases. All other schools in town were not affected, and were expected to continue their typical schedule for now.
A statement released by the School explained, “Effective January 15, Randolph High School will follow their current schedules virtually. In-person instruction for students at the high school will resume on Friday, January 29 and will be an A Day.”
The statement then continued to address out of school activities.
“All in-person extracurricular activities are canceled at the high school until January 29. Randolph High School Interim Principal Mr. Jonathan Olsen will share additional information regarding schedules, school lunches, and other pertinent information.”