Cavemen, Cavegirl high school sports continue amid Carlsbad school closures

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Carlsbad Cavemen sports will continue as scheduled even as high school and intermediary school students were ordered to return to remote learning. 

The Carlsbad Municipal School District (CMS) announced that Carlsbad High School and Carlsbad Intermediate School-P.R. Leyva campus would not have in-person learning for 10 days starting Aug. 16. Superintendent Dr. Gerry Washburn said closing the schools allowed the district to keep activities and sports active. 

“It gives us the ability to stop the rapid response counts counting against us. When you get that 4th rapid response, your in person learning and everything shuts down,” Washburn said. “At that point, you can’t have any practices, you can’t have any gains, you can’t have anything and we did not want to get in that situation.”