Dear Carmel Parents and Guardians,

I am reaching out in order to provide an update of the status of fall sports and to open the FamilyId registration window for our fall programs that are eligible to begin on September 29. While there have been several updates and many mixed messages, I wanted to try and clarify a few things for our community.

At this time the fall season is scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 29. While Governor Cuomo previously announced that low risk sports can begin on September 21, locally in Section One it was decided to begin on September 29 to give schools a chance to focus on their re-opening plans and to allow athletic departments to work out as many details as possible in order to make a fall season possible. As per Governor Cuomo’s guidance, as well as guidelines from the Department of Health, only certain sports have been approved to begin on September 29 with practices and an eventual build up for games/competition. Sports that are considered low risk and are allowed are:

Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey

On Wednesday, September 10 all athletic directors in New York received a letter from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) notifying us that traditional fall sports that have been categorized as high risk will be moved to a later start date. That start date is March 1, 2021. These sports include:

Football, Volleyball, Competitive Cheer

Traditionally we have had 3 separate athletic seasons during the course of a school year. However, due to the change in seasonal sports that are high risk at the moment, for the 2020-2021 school year, we will have four seasons. The seasons will be Fall 1, Winter, Fall 2, and Spring. Seasonal start dates may change based on several factors related to COVID-19 and I will make sure to inform families as those changes and adjustments are made. There are many things that are changing, and schools and athletic programs may have to adapt and be flexible in our current climate. If there are any further changes at the state or sectional level, I will inform the community as additional updates come in.

If you have a child interested in participating in interscholastic athletics at the high school level this fall, please follow the instructions below to register your child. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.

Registration is now open. Please register your child as soon as possible, so that we can confirm all fall sports registrations by September 28.


Please be sure your child has an up-to-date physical. Due to COVID-19, the New York State Education Department will permit student athletes to participate in the fall 2020 sports season if they have previously had a health examination for school attendance in the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school years and provide a health history completed and signed by the parent/guardian within 30 days of the start of the season. Student athletes who have not previously had a health examination must still obtain a health examination prior to participation in the fall 2020 sports season. At this time, students should plan to obtain the required health examination prior to participation in the winter or spring 2020-21 seasons, although that may change depending on the status of COVID-19 in the fall.

During the registration process, you will be required to upload an electronic copy of your child’s physical. Please also have your health insurance information ready.


A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link:

Follow these steps:

Click on the green Register Now button. Then click Create Account.

Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner first and last names (parent/guardian), email address and password.

Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.

You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account (if you don’t see the email, check your email filters).

Click on the link in your activation email, which will log you in to

Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. Required fields are indicated with a red asterisk.

Click the Continue button when your form is complete.

Click the green Submit button. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.


If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at: or 888-800-5583 x1. If you have any questions, please email me at


Mr. Chris Salumn

Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics







 SECTION ONE- CARMEL CSD 2020-2021 Start Dates

Fall Sports - HS - September 29, 2020 

Fall Sports- GFMS/MOD - TBD

Winter Sports-HS November 30, 2020

Winter Sports- GFMS/MOD - TBD

 Fall Sports Season 2 - HS - March 1, 2001

 Fall Sports Season 2 - GFMS/MOD - TBD   

Spring Sports-HS April 19, 2021

Spring Sports- GFMS/MOD - TBD

 (Due to Covid-19 all dates are tentative and subject to change)






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Contact Information

Chris Salumn - Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics

p.845.225.8441 ext. 460