Dear Morris Knolls High School Community,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH RECENT LEGISLATION, ANY STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE A SPORTS PHYSICAL ON FILE WITH THE MORRIS KNOLLS HEALTH OFFICE HAVE BEEN GRANTED AN EXTENSION ON THEIR PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS.
THEREFORE, ANY STUDENT WHO HAS SUBMITTED A PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION THAT ALLOWED THE STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE ON A MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM IN THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR WILL HAVE UNTIL THE LAST CONTEST OF THE FALL 2020 SEASON FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE SPORT TO SUBMIT A NEW PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION. ALL STUDENTS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION IN THE MK Athletics Family ID Registration Portal IN ORDER TO BEGIN THE SEASON. IF AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION ON THE HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE IN FAMILY ID IS "YES", THE CERTIFIED SCHOOL NURSE AND SCHOOL PHYSICIAN (OR OTHER DESIGNATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL) SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER ADDITIONAL MEDICAL ATTENTION AND/OR FURTHER EVALUATION IS NECESSARY.
ALL: 1.) INCOMING FRESHMEN, 2.) STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 10-12 WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT, OR 3.) STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORT FOR MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A NEW PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION IN THE MK Athletics Family ID Registration Portal.
The four-page PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION packet, which includes the History Form, Athlete with Special Needs Supplemental History Form, Physical Examination Form, and Clearance Form will be the only forms that will be submitted to the Health Office at Morris Knolls High School. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, or carry an EpiPen, additional forms must be signed by your physician and returned with your completed pre-participation packet. These forms can be also found and printed off the FAMILYID website.
AS STATED ABOVE, THERE HAVE BEEN MODIFICATIONS TO THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR THE 2020 FALL SPORTS SEASON.
INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC AND CO-CURRICULAR PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
The Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education recognizes the need to administer a medical examination to all candidates and participants for the district's interscholastic athletic teams, as well as marching band and cheerleading. These rules and regulations serve to implement Board Policy No. 2431 and New Jersey Administrative Code 6:29-6.4. Students examined by their private physician will do so at their own cost. Each candidate for a school athletic squad or team is to be examined within 365 days prior to the first practice session. A candidate may not participate in a practice or a game until this form is reviewed by the district medical inspector. Clearance by the sponsored physician is not sufficient.
Good physical condition, freedom from injury, and full recovery from illness are prerequisites to participation in athletic competition and practice for such competition. A candidate for a place on an athletic team or squad must receive a medical examination conducted at least once in each school year and must be approved by the school medical inspector, not more than 365 days prior to the first practice session for the sport of their choice. The school medical inspector may accept the report, on a form provided by the district, of a medical examination conducted, at no expense to the Board, of the pupil's personal physician.
The medical examination conducted to determine the fitness of a candidate for athletic competition must include, as a minimum, the medical history information and physical assessments set forth in rules of the State Board of Education and incorporated in their entirety in regulations implementing this policy.
The school medical inspector shall determine the pupil's physical fitness to participate in athletics. Written notification of that determination, signed by the school medical inspector or team doctor, shall be given to the pupil's parent or guardian and shall include the reasons for the approval or disapproval of the pupil's participation. The health findings of the medical examination shall be filed in the pupil's health examination record, subject to Board policy on pupil records. A form that is incomplete shall be returned to the medical home for completion.
NO ATHLETE CAN PRACTICE OR PLAY WITHOUT PASSING A PHYSICAL. CANDIDATES MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE OR CONTESTS UNLESS THEY HAVE A CLEARANCE BY A DISTRICT MEDICAL INSPECTOR. CLEARANCE BY A PERSONAL PHYSICIAN IS NOT SUFFICIENT.