Athletics Medical Information
All students who try out for a high school or middle school sport must follow the procedures below:
- A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the online registration packet.
- Students must then have their blood pressure and pulse checked by the school nurse.
- A physical exam is done by the school medical officer. The physical is valid for one year. If you do not want the school medical officer to perform the exam, you may submit a copy of a recent physical from your child’s healthcare provider. Your child will still see the school medical officer with all of his/her paperwork, but will not be examined. It is New York State Law that only a school-appointed medical officer certifies a child to participate in sports.
- Middle school athletes trying out for a high school sport must have their parents/guardians indicate it in the online sports packet. Additional requirements include a signed parental permission form, a recent tanner rating (done by either private MD or school health care provider), and an agility test.
If an athlete seeks medical attention during a sports season, a clearance note from their physician is required to return to sports.
An athlete who sustains a concussion or head injury must provide a medical clearance note from his or her health care provider and then follow the “Return to Play Protocol” which includes final clearance by the school medical officer before returning to sports. To view our District Concussion Management Protocol, click here for the document.
Re-certification for an Additional Sports Season:
Prior to each sports season, an athlete with a valid sports physical (occurring within 1 year) will need to re-certify using the online sports program. Athletes may not re-certify more than 30 days before a sports season begins.