THE HOME OF THE HAWKS!Joseph Braico - Director117 Central Park Road, Plainview, NY 11803Phone - 516-434-3100 Fax - 516-349-4792Section VIII Sports Seasons 2017-2018
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:Fall Sports - Varsity and JV Start DatesFootball - Wednesday, August 16Cheerleading - August 23B/G Soccer – Wednesday, August 23B/G Volleyball - Wednesday, August 23B/G Cross Country - Wednesday, August 23G Swimming/Diving – Wednesday, August 23G Tennis – Wednesday, August 23B Badminton - Tuesday, September 5thWinter Sports - Varsity and JV Start DatesWrestling – Monday, November 6Cheerleading - Monday, November 6B Swimming/Diving - Monday, November 13Gymnastics - Monday, November 13B/G Winter Track - Monday, November 13B/G Bowling - Monday, November 13B/G Basketball – Monday, November 13Spring Sports - Varsity and JV Start DatesB/G Lacrosse– Monday, March 5Baseball - Monday, March 5Softball - Monday, March 5B/G Track - Monday, March 5B Tennis - Monday, March 12B/G Golf – Monday, March 12G Badminton - Monday, March 12MODIFIED PROGRAM:Middle School Fall Sports:Wednesday, September 6, 2017Middle School Winter I Sports:Monday, November 6, 2017Middle School Winter II Sports:Tuesday, January 16, 2018Middle School Spring Sports:Monday, April 9, 2018HOLY DAYS OF OBSERVANCE 2017-2018No contest or interschool scrimmage may be scheduled in Section VIII by a member school on the following dates:*Thursday and Friday, September 21 & 22, 2017 - Rosh Hashanah*Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Yom KippurSunday and Monday, December 24-25, 2017 - Christmas Eve/Day*Friday, March 30, 2018 - First Day of PassoverFriday, March 30, 2018 - Good FridaySunday, April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday*Indicates student-athletes must be able to be home by 6:00 PM on the day preceding this date.
ANTICIPATED TESTING DAYS 2017-2018
ACT DATES Anticipated SAT Test Date
September 9, 2017 October 7, 2017
October 28, 2017 November 4, 2017
December 9, 2017 December 2, 2017
February 10, 2018 May 5, 2018
April 14, 2018 June 2, 2018
June 9, 2018SIGNIFICANT DAYS 2017-2018September 4th - Labor DaySeptember 11* - Patriot DayOctober 9 - Columbus DayNovember 7 - Election DayNovember 11 - Veterans DayNovember 23 - Thanksgiving DayJanuary 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. DayFebruary 12 - Presidents DayMay 28 - Memorial DayLabor Day may count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for fall season sports.*In recognition of those who perished on September 11, 2001 in the tragedy of the World Trade Center, it is recommended that each school playing on this day provide a moment of silence in memory and tribute. Thanksgiving Day may not count as a required practice day to achieve the minimum practice days required prior to the start of scrimmages and contests for winter season sports.