A Message from Our PSAL Co-Athletic Director
Joining a PSAL sports team is a great way to not only connect with the campus community and other students, but also challenge oneself to develop physically, mentally, and academically. Throughout the academic year, we offer a variety of sports during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons listed below. Even if you have never participated in an organized team sport, you are more than welcome to tryout or join, as all campus students are encouraged to be a part of a sports team.
Please, be sure to review the PSAL Student-Athlete Eligibility Rules and Regulations and, if interested, complete the Medical Form and Consent Form.
At the Christopher Columbus Campus, our PSAL Team is comprised of Julie Nariman (PSAL Principal, HSLI), Kimberlee Davidson (Co-Athletic Director, PPA), Jason Renick (Co-Athletic Director, HSLI), and Nancy Scotto (PSAL Secretary, PPA). If you have any questions or general interest in participating in PSAL sports, please, do not hesitate to reach out.
--- Kimberlee Davidson, Assistant Principal & Co-Athletic Director
ALERT: A MESSAGE FROM PSAL WEBSITE
As announced on August 20, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and staff participating in high-risk Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) sports during the 2021-22 school year. This vaccination requirement applies to all participants in high-risk sports, including students (both DOE and charter), Coaches, and Athletic Directors.
High-risk sports include football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby. Vaccination will also be required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination.
Participants in fall high-risk sports must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the first day of competitive play, which varies by sport. Winter and spring PSAL participants have until the beginning of their season to be fully vaccinated. Participants will be able to use the DOE’s online vaccination portal to upload their vaccination cards.
This vaccine mandate is in alignment with recent New York State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, which state that high-risk sports and extracurricular activities should be virtual or canceled in areas of high community transmission unless all participants are fully vaccinated.
Jimenez v. DOE Class Notice
If you are a Black or Latinx high school student who attends or will attend a NYC Department of Education high school from 2021 through 2024 (or are a parent or guardian of a Black or Latinx high school student who attends or will attend a NYC Department of Education high school from 2021 through 2024) please read this notice of settlement with the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League because your rights may be affected.
This proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit affects the rights of Black and Latinx students who attend or will be attending NYC Department of Education high schools and who play or will be able to play high school sports in the Public Schools Athletic League from 2021 through 2024.
If this Settlement is approved, the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League have agreed to make changes to sports teams in NYC public high schools,
described in detail below. Please read the attached notice for complete information about this proposed Settlement.