Before a student can play a sport, he or
she must have a physical exam and parent permission. Both are required
by state law.
All students participating in interscholastic athletics
must have a physical within a year before the first day of practice.
This required physical should be conducted by the student's health care
provider. If a student does not have a health care provider, the school
nurse can schedule a physical with the district physician.
Also, permission forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in before the start
of each sport season. This process is repeated for the fall,
winter and spring sports seasons.
District offiicals must have two documents before
the student can participate in sports:
health appraisal form completed by the student's health care
provider. The district form is called
Student Health Appraisal HE-104 (click on the highlighted text
to download one), but many doctor's offices have their own version
of the form. Either is sufficient.
health history and permission form to be completed by the student's
parent or guardian. This form is called
Seasonal Sports Interval History HE-106 and must be filled out
before the start of each season.
should be turned in to the school nurse. In addition, the Seasonal
Sports Interval History form contains a concussion information sheet
that parents/guardians must review and keep for their records.
Forms also are
available from all school nurses' offices and guidance offices and the
Physical Education Office at Albany High School.
Finally, a student cannot play a sport until he or she and a parent attends
the "Update for Interscholastic Sports" information session held before
each sport season.
For more information, call
the Physical Education Office at 475-6310.