PLEASE REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW THOROUGHLY TO AVOID ELIGIBILITY ISSUES AND RESTRICTIONS FROM PARTICIPATION - Thank you!
To enroll on a team, this FamilyID registration form must be completed, a hard-copy of the student's current physical and the user Fee must be submitted to the Athletic Office by Monday, March 12th.
This form represents a permission form and MUST BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT or GUARDIAN.
Please be sure that all medical information- physical exam date, medical history, and especially head injury information- is ACCURATE and CURRENT.
Spring 2018 Sports begin on Monday March 19th. The DEADLINE for FamilyID, User Fee and copy of Medical Physical is Monday, March 12th.
Franklin High School is pleased to offer the following sports for the Spring 2018 season:
- Boys Outdoor Track
- Girls Outdoor Track
- Boys Lacrosse
- Girls Lacrosse
- Boys Tennis
- Girls Tennis
- Unified Track & Field
- Unified Track is program that brings together, as teammates, individuals with intellectual disabilities, called unified student athletes, and those without intellectual disabilities, called unified student partners. The students train, compete and socialize as equals. Practices begin on Monday April 2nd and will meet approximately 2x per week (on Mondays and Wednesday) There will be 4 qualifying meets, a sectional meet and a State Championship Meet for those who qualify. The number of "Partners" in the program will depend on the number of "Athletes" in the program. Ideally, 1/2 of our team will be athletes and 1/2 of our team will be partners. Events include: Shot Put, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump, 100 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter runs, 4 x 100 meter and 4 x 400 meter relays. There will be a Unified Track Information Night held on March 15th at 6:00pm in the school library. If you are interested in learning more about Unified Sports, please plan on attending.
COPY OF CURRENT ANNUAL PHYSICAL
The MIAA requires that all student-athletes have up to date/current physicals on file during an entire sports season. Any student-athlete whose physical expires in season will not be allowed to continue participating until a new physical is on file with the school nurse. Athletes without up-to-date physicals will not be allowed to participate until a current physical is turned in.
COMPLETE ONLINE CONCUSSION COURSE
Parents and students-athletes, who plan to participate in any Franklin High School athletic program, must complete a free on-line concussion course. The entire course, including registration, can be completed in less than 30 minutes and can be found at: http://nfhslearn.com/courses?s...
*Note: There is also an additional Impact test that must be taken in school at some point during the season. If you have already taken it for a Fall or Winter sport this year you are exempt. Dates and times to take the impact test will be determined once the season begins.
Additional printed materials to be reviewed are listed here:
1. Athlete Fact Sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_athletes.pdf
2. Parent Fact Sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_parents.pdf
You may access the course and materials now, or access the links directly from the Franklin Athletics website http://fhspanthers.weebly.com/
User Fees must be paid prior to March 12th. Fees may be paid by check or on-line via Unibank. Checks may be made out to The Town of Franklin may be turned in to the Athletic Office before the deadline of March 12th. If you do make an on-line payment, through Unibank, you must print out the receipt (email) and attach it to your child's physical. If your child is "Trying Out" for a team, we suggest that you write a check rather than pay through Uni-bank. If your child does not make the team, we can simply return or destroy the check, rather than go through the online refund process that may take a few weeks to complete. Checks are not deposited until a student-athlete is selected to be on a team.
Financial assistance for the athletic fee is available for those that participate in the free/reduced lunch program. Please contact the Athletic Office if you are in need of assistance.
When registration has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation letter from FamilyID. Please note that paying the athletic fee on Unibank alone is not registering. Family Id and Unibank are separate. Family Id is our registration portal and Unibank is a payment portal. Remember to attach a receipt from Unibank to your child's physical.
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***NEW*** STATE-MANDATED EDUCATION ON OPIOID MISUSE PREVENTION
New Massachusetts Opioid legislation requires that athletes and their parents/guardians receive educational materials on the dangers of opioid use and misuse. Please review the following materials. Electronic signature acknowledgement by both the athlete and parent is required in registration.
Written materials for review: http://www.miaa.net/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/OpioidMisusePreventionAthletes916.pdf
An educational video is also available at: http://masstapp.edc.org/video-athletes-opioids-and-addiction
WHO NEEDS TO TAKE A BASELINE TEST?
a) ALL ATHLETES who took their last baseline for Spring 2015-16 or prior to that, or have never taken it.
b) Players who suffered a concussion since their last baseline test. Post-injury ImPACT testing that was done is not the same as a new baseline.
Otherwise, baseline tests are good for 2 years.
For more information on the ImPACT testing system, please visit www.impacttest.com