New Hanover County Schools





#NHCSReadySetReturn - Athletics

Laney Volleyball game
NHCS has resumed athletic activity for high school student athletes following the guidance provided by the 2020-2021 NCHSAA Modified Sports Manual  when conducting workouts.  All sessions are optional for student athletes.  Health care precautions include but are not limited to:
Student athlete education session
Daily temperature checks 
Daily wellness checks
Social distancing beyond the regular requirements
Required use of face coverings by coaches
Required use of face coverings by athletes when not engaged in activity
Increased hand hygiene
Specific entrance and exiting processes of fields and gymnasiums
For more information, visit the NCHSAA website, or contact  on of the NHCS high school athletic directors at the following emails:
Ashley AD -
Hoggard AD -
Laney AD -

Current Guidelines & Guidance

  • Media COVID-19 Information and Guidance - Posted November 10, 2020
  • Modified Sports Manual incorporates and replaces information from all previous guidelines. 
    Specific updates include:
    • Updated health and safety guidelines, including the most recent CDC and NC DHHS information (All such updates are shaded in orange.)
    • Specific updates relative to football and lacrosse equipment shaded in orange
    • Detailed Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, and Volleyball regulations and sport-specific modifications
    • Specific spectator information is highlighted in yellow
    • Calendar and basic skill development information for all other sports
  • 2020-2021 Sports Calendar 

COVID-19 Specific Forms and Resources