The IHSAA released guidelines today regarding the required Pre-Participation Physical and Consent form packet for the 2020-2021 school year and I want to make sure you are aware of these changes now.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, on the medical field in particular, the IHSAA is going to allow any completed packets from the 2019-2020 school year to count for next year. So, basically, if your child had a packet turned in to our office for this year, we will retain those for next school year. Given some spring sport teams had not yet begun, if you have a packet for a spring sport athlete that was not yet turned in, I would encourage you to scan it and email it to me now so we can add it to our files. I would also hang on to it and turn in the hard copy when school resumes.
This rule will apply for any 5th-11th grade student-athlete from this school year, not just high school athletes. We follow IHSAA guidelines for all our middle school programs as well as the high school ones.
All athletes will likely need to still turn in a newly signed Concussion/Sudden Cardiac arrest waiver form, as that piece does not require an in-person exam, just a signature. We will make this form available to you all over the summer break.
If you would like to read the actual press release from the IHSAA, you can do so by clicking here. And, as they stress in this document, you can still choose to get the sports physical for next year and fill out the packet.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! We hope this provides some relief to our families of another thing you have to do!