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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 1 month ago

OCPS restricts face-to-face instruction for football players

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Parents were informed of the options by OCPS in a phone call Friday, Aug. 28.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

Things are going to be different both on the field and in the classroom for football players around Orange County.

Parents of students who play football at Orange County Public Schools received a call Friday, Aug. 28, that informed them their student-athletes were going to be restricted from face-to-face instruction. Because of this, parents were given one of two options for their student-athletes: Forgo face-to-face instruction and utilize LaunchEd at home, or be quarantined in a “bubble” — a specific spot on campus — where student-athletes will use the LaunchEd program alongside other members of the football team.

As far as the decision goes, parents were told they have until Monday, Aug. 31 — the first day of football practice — at noon to make their selection.

Right now there is no mention of any other student-athletes from other sports being offered the same option.

This is an ongoing story, and it will be updated as more information is made available.

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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