The after-school sports program is open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
Practice for the fall season begins the week of September 14th. To ensure that your child will be cleared in time, all required forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 8th. Completed forms can be mailed to the school (to the attention of the nurse's office), or brought to the 5-8 office beginning the week of August 31st. In accordance with New Jersey State Law, (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2), completed physicals and histories must be reviewed by our school physician before a student is cleared to begin practice. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that forms received after September 8th will be processed in time for the beginning of practice.
Students cannot begin practice until all documents have been received and processed, no exceptions.
To be eligible to participate, the following forms are required:
3. Sudden Cardiac Death In Student Athletes Pamphlet: Click here (Read and review)
4. Sudden Cardiac Death Pamphlet Sign-Off Sheet: Click here (print, sign)
5. Physical Forms - To participate in after school sports you must also complete and submit one of the following. Please note that physical exams are valid for sports participation if they were done within 365 days of the start of practice.
A. If your child needs to update their physical before the start of a season, click here (print all 4 forms and take these to your appointment.) Please note, the History Form is completed by the parent prior to the appointment.
Important Note: Physical Exams must be performed by the child's physician, even if a parent or guardian is a practicing physician.
For all subsequent sports seasons your child will be participating in, you will need to complete and submit a Health History Update Questionnaire (click here) within 90 days of the start of practice. This form does not require a doctor's signature.
B. If your child's physical exam is up to date and on file with the school nurse, you must complete and submit the Health History Update Questionnaire. Click here (print, complete and submit within 90 days of the start of practice.)
Students will not be allowed to begin practice until all forms have been submitted.