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Crystal Springs High School Band gets ready for fall activities

Members of the Crystal Springs High School Band were on campus last week getting ready for fall activities and the start of school. The drum line could be heard across town as they practiced, and members of the flag corps worked on their routines for marching season. Details on the start of school are unclear at this time and will hopefully be available soon. Administrators are working to develop plans that will adhere to Mississippi Department of Education guidelines as related to the COVID-19 outbreak, but those guidelines are still being developed. According to CSHS Principal Bill Broadhead and Athletics Director Tim McNair, no firm plans for fall sports have been announced. Conditioning is taking place with proper social distancing and other precautions, but no team practice is underway. Broadhead said the Copiah School District has gone above and beyond in providing digital thermometers and cleaning and sanitizing supplies to ensure the students are safe. He also expressed his pride in the coaching staff for waiting a few extra days past the allowed date of June 1 to begin conditioning. The extra days allowed staff to see if other schools had any problems with coronavirus. He pointed out that coaches are putting the safety of students first. Under current plans, teachers report to school August 1 and students on August 7.