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January 16, 2017

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Sports sign-up requirements 

Students interested in playing school sports are required to sign-up in the school health office. Students will be given a sport packet to be completed and returned (in person, by mail, or by fax - HS-861-5151 or FMS-456-3747) before being cleared by the nursing staff prior to participating in try-outs for a particular sport.

The sports sign-up packet includes three formsthe school and sport physical form, the athletic form and the health history form. All three forms must be handed in before your son/daughter's try-out/practice starts. Students who do not follow this process and have not been approved by the health office will be considered ineligible for sports until they are cleared by nursing staff or our athletic trainer.

School and sports physical form
Student must have a physical within 12 months of the beginning of the sport season he/she wishes to play. Students may visit the school nurse's office to see if they have a valid physical on file.  If a physical is on file, students will become eligible for a sport once they return the health history form and emergency athletic form with a parents signatureprovided all injuries have been cleared by a physician.

Physicals can be performed by a student's family doctor, but the district's physical examination form must be used.  The physical must be reviewed by the school nurse before a student can sign-up for a sport or attend practice. Students also have the option of having a sports physical performed by the school physician.

Students who need a sports physical, a school physical (for new students, 7th and 10th graders) and/or a physical to obtain working papers, may make an appointment at the school nurses' office. Physicals may take up to one hour so please plan your time accordingly. Also, please bring glasses or wear contacts for an eye exam, if necessary.

Please note: No appointment is necessary for summer physicals; exams are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Athletics form
The athletics form must be completed for each sport season.

Health history form
Physicals will not be given without a completed health history form signed by the student's parent/guardian each sport season.

If a student has an injury which impacts his/her participation in interscholastic athletics or physical education, the parent/guardian should notify the school nurse. Upon his/her return from an injury, the student must have either a written release or restriction from the attending physician, which should be given to the school nurse for review. A copy will be sent to the coach, and the original will be kept in the student’s health records. 

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