Spring Season Athletic Registration and Clearance
Dear Athletes and Parents:
Here is some important information regarding the school year and participation in athletics, Marching Band and the Color Guard. It is advised that you look at your son or daughter’s latest Pre-participation Physical Evaluation to see when the document expires. The document must be dated within 365 days of the first practice for the sport/activity that the student will participate in. Health Office Forms and Info
If a sport holds a tryout and an athlete misses the tryout because their paperwork is submitted late, the athlete will be given a one day tryout once they are cleared to participate.
REGISTRATION & CLEARANCE STEPS
Step 1 - Registration for Athletics and Marching Band/Color Guard
- A parent/guardian must register their son or daughter by going to the Rschool link below:
- The deadline for winter athletics is 1/8/21.
- The deadline for spring athletics is 3/12/21.
Step 2 - Submit all of your son or daughter’s medical documents to the Health Office
- Deadline for submitting medical documents is 1/8/21.
- All medical forms should be emailed to email@example.com
- For more information regarding the medical documents needed for extracurricular activities please visit the link below and review the PowerPoint.
- Please submit medical forms as soon as possible. The forms must be processed by the Health Office, then reviewed by the school physician as per NJ State Law in order for your child to be cleared to participate.
Step 3 - Receive clearance by the Health Office.
- The status of each student's clearance can be tracked by logging into your family account on Rschool Registration.
- In addition, your child will receive a clearance letter via email after he/she has been cleared by the school physician.
Any paperwork handed in after the deadline will cause a delay in clearance and can result in an athlete or member of the marching band/color guard not being able to participate at the start of the season.
Please make sure all of the other medical documents are handed in before the deadline listed above. All of the documents need to be signed by a physician, stamped with physician’s office seal, and every section of the form needs to be complA list of all the required medical forms can be found on the Health Office Webpage link below.
If you have any question concerning the health forms, please contact Irene Amante at 908-996-2131 ext. 6502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding Rschool Registration, please contact Kathy Lovering at 908-996-2131 ext. 6702 or by email at email@example.com.
NJSIAA STATEMENT ON SPRING SPORTS
May 4, 2020
“Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s 2020 high school spring sports season. This decision was not made lightly and we are disappointed for the thousands of New Jersey student-athletes who will be unable to compete this spring. While we remained hopeful to the end, and left open every possibility, competition simply is not feasible given the circumstances.
“The last few weeks have been heartbreaking on many levels, from the tragic loss of life, to thousands battling the virus, to millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone, and we know our student-athletes are extremely disappointed. That said, these unfortunate circumstances may have put an intriguing challenge in the path of our young people. As New Jersey’s own Vince Lombardi once said, “It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. “ We’re confident all our kids will get back up and stand tall.
“The NJSIAA will continue developing plans for the potential restarting of scholastic sports during the fall season. Additional information related both to the summer recess and fall will be shared at a later date.”
The following FAQs address questions about the spring sports season. Events are changing rapidly, and we will amend and supplement these FAQs as we continue to assess guidance from the federal government, the CDC, the governor, the NJ Department of Health, and the NJ Department of Education.
Can a school, school district, or coach continue with practices, scrimmages, or games during the statewide shutdown of all schools?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, no NJSIAA member school, school district, or coach may conduct practices, scrimmages, or games (which includes all official interscholastic contests). This is a mandatory, no-contact period for all coaches and student-athletes.
Can practices, scrimmages, or games for spring sports be organized or directed by parents or student-athletes?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, practices, scrimmages, or games may not be held. This includes any event organized by a parent, captain, or other student-athlete.
Can school facilities be used for practices, scrimmages, or games?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, school facilities may not be utilized in any manner for practices, scrimmages, or games.
If, and when, spring sports practices and games are reinstated, what health and safety guidelines will be in place before a student-athlete can participate?
NJSIAA currently requires six days of practice and one day of rest before competing in interscholastic competition in a strenuous sport (Program Regulations, Section 7). This rule will be modified to allow a scrimmage to count as one day of practice. Therefore, student-athletes will be permitted to participate in strenuous sport games after they have completed six days of practice or scrimmage and one day of rest. Boys and girls golf are considered non-strenuous sports and are therefore not subject to this rule.
The NJSIAA Heat Participation Policy must be followed in all spring sports; it can be found on the NJSIAA website under Health & Safety: https://www.njsiaa.
org/sports-medicine. (The Heat Acclimatization Guidelines are different and apply to fall sports only.)
If, and when, spring sports practices and games are reinstated, what eligibility guidelines will be in place before a student-athlete can participate?
Any student-athlete who is subject to the 30-day Transfer Rule will be eligible to participate 30 days after what would have been the start of the regular season – March 25 for boys and girls lacrosse and April 1 for all other spring sports. Participation is day 31 from each of these dates regardless of when the first regular season game is actually played.
The transfer cut-off dates for post-season participation in all spring sports will remain as set forth in the NJSIAA Specific Sports Regulations.
What is the status of NJSIAA State Championships for spring sports?
A decision on NJSIAA State Championships for spring sports has not been made. Our goal is to provide championship opportunities, if schools are reopened. If we cannot accommodate the traditional post-season tournament structure, we will look at other options and other opportunities. The health, safety, and welfare of student-athletes will always be our top priority. As we continue to assess all available options, please note that the dates, locations, and qualification requirements currently included in each sport’s tournament regulations will be subject to change.
June 15 – 19: Wrestling Monday – Thursday evenings
June 22 – 26: Baseball 9am-12pm
June 22 – 26: Girl’s lacrosse time tba
June 29 – July 3: Girl’s Basketball 9am-12pm Information posted under Summer Camps
July 6 – 10: Boy’s Basketball 9am-12pm Information posted under Summer Camps
July 13 – 17: Volleyball 9am-12pm
August 10 – 13: Boy’s/Girl’s soccer 9am-12pm Information posted under Summer Camps
August 10 – 13: Field Hockey 9am-12pm
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