Fall sports at the high school and middle school levels will be postponed until later this school year, according to Federal Way Public Schools.
FWPS is following recommendations and guidelines for resuming athletics based on the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and the Washington State Department of Health, the district wrote in an Aug. 11 news release.
High school athletics
At the end of July, the WIAA Executive Board released a modified 2020-21 WIAA sports season calendar, which consisted of four distinct seasons — instead of the usual three sports seasons — in response to COVID-19.
Recently, the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) moved all WIAA Season 1 sports to Season 3, based on guidance provided by Governor Inslee and the Department of Health.
Boys tennis, boys/girls golf and boys/girls cross country will now be moved to Season 3, which begins in early March.
With the change, the first sports season of the year would be Season 2 sports, set to tentatively begin Dec. 28, include boys and girls basketball, boys swim and dive, gymnastics, wrestling and girls bowling.
For updates of the NPSL schedule and its impacts on FWPS, visit fwps.org/Page/7682. More information regarding the new seasons and updated rules regarding participation in high school athletics can be found at WIAA.com.
Middle school athletics
Fall middle school sports will be postponed until further notice.