A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the pre participation sport form in pen and return it to the nurse. All yes answers require a detailed explanation.
- Students must then have their blood pressure, pulse and urine test done 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 health care 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 certifies a child to participate in sports.
- Athletes must have a tetanus booster within ten years.
If an athlete seeks medical attention during a sports season a clearance note from their physician is required to return to sports.
An athlete that sustains a concussion or head injury with symptoms must be re qualified by the school medical officer after completing the return to play protocol before returning to sports.
RE-CERTIFICATION FOR AN ADDITIONAL SPORTS SEASON:
Prior to each sports season,a student with a valid sports physical(within one year) will need to have their parent complete and sign the athletic preparticipation form. If there has been no change the nurse will certify the athlete for the next sports season. An athlete may not certify more than 30 days before the season begins.