Athletics Medical Information
All students trying out for a sport in the high school or middle school, please follow the procedure below.
- A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the online registration packet . The link can be found on the athletic home page.
- 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 a New York State Law that only a school appointed medical officer certify a child to participate in sports.
- Middle school athletes trying out for a high school sport must have their parent/guardian indicate it in the online sport 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 sport season, an athlete with a valid sport physical (occurring within 1 year) will need to re certify using the online sport program. Athletes may not re certify more than 30 days before a sport season begins.