There is still uncertainty over the start of the Inter Secondary School Sports Association's (ISSA) programmes but the local body is hoping for an October start.
But, ISSA says a recent spike in COVID-19 cases is a headache for the body, and could result in further delays.
With schools usually starting in September, the popular sporting programmes would get off the ground almost immediately but not so this year.
ISSA president Keith Wellington told Radio Jamaica Sports no clear decision has yet been made but the association is optimistic about an October start.
However, Wellington says the recent spike in COVID-19 cases has also given the local governing body for school sports another cause for concern.
Meanwhile, the ISSA boss says there is not likely to be a merger of girls and boys sports any time soon.
Suggestions have been made that this could be one way to truncate the seasons of the various sporting events.
But, Wellington says this would prove difficult at this time.