Spectator Updates for Fall 2 Season League Games

With league games starting on Tuesday, March 9 we have some updates regarding spectators and individual sports news. Please notice that all current decisions are subject to change.


Indoor events

The DCL members’ schools voted to not allow spectators at their volleyball events due to local regulations in the majority of the districts. This regulation will be revised at the end of March.

Senior nights will be honored as in past seasons.

Our Indoor events will be streamed through the NSHS Athletic channel. Links will be posted on the athletic page and on social media ahead of the games. DCL member schools will also stream their home games. Please notice that not all of them will broadcast their home sub-varsity games.

Outdoor events:

Fitted masks are required to attend our sports events. Gaiters are not allowed by the Newton Department of Human Health. Proper distancing among family groups is also required.

Football, cheer, and dance

Each family of cheer, dance, and football athletes will receive a DCL lanyard that will allow for two family members to attend the games of their child. The lanyards are color-coded and will give access only to the game scheduled for the student.

Family spectators have to sign in and register at each venue for contact tracing purposes. At Newton South, we will do attendance by using QR sign-in.

Indoor track

The DCL is considering a schedule consisting of three virtual meets to take place in April.

More information will be released in the incoming weeks.

Cheer and Dance

Teams will not travel to the opponents’ sites at this time. Attendance is limited to 20 students in each squad at home games due to COVID restrictions as determined by MSSDA.

The DCL is considering the possibility of hosting one virtual competition at the end of April.

Unified Basketball

Unified Basketball started its practices on February 23. Game schedules had not been released yet.

Concession Stand

Food and beverages will not be sold at our games. We are asking for your collaboration in following our carry-in-carry-out request at this time.