PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS MUST BE IN THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OFFICE BY July 15, 2017.
All PAPERWORK SHOULD BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE ATHLETIC OFFICE.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), which is the governing body for high school athletics, has recommended, “Each student medical examination shall be conducted at the medical home of the student”, pursuant to NJAC 6A: 16-2.2. Due to this regulation student-athletes will need to obtain individual sports team physicals from their own private physicians (“medical home”).
No student-athletes will be allowed to participate on any athletic team until proper medical examinations have been reviewed by the School Nurse and athletic department and approved by the School Physician. Athletic Physicals are valid for 365 days from the date of the original physical. However, Medical Updates (Part A of physical packet) are required, if the original physical was conducted more than 60 days before the first official practice date. This is to ensure that there has been no change in the student-athlete’s condition. It is important that all timelines be met - athletes may not participate until paperwork is submitted, recorded and processed. Late submissions may result in the athlete missing practices and/or games.
Summary of Physical Examination Information
-If a student-athlete has valid documentation of a physical (within 365 days and verified by the nurse) he/she only needs to complete the Health History Questionnaire - Part A, Consent Form, and Random Drug Testing Form. These forms are submitted to the athletic department prior to the deadline date announced before each season.
- If a student-athlete needs a new physical, he/she should complete the entire Athletic Participation Physical Packet and bring the forms with them to their own doctor or submit to the nurse for an appointment with the school doctor.
-Previously known injuries should be brought to the physician's attention for more careful examination.
-Original physical examination forms will be filed in the School Nurse’s office. The Athletic Director’s office will keep a copy of the Consent forms. Coaches will be issued a copy of all Consent Forms for student-athletes who are cleared to play.
1. Athletic Participation Packet (Physical & Consent Forms)
- Parents, please do not forget to attain the necessary medical forms for your child if they will be participating in sports this school year. If your child has either or both of the following medical issue such as asthma that requires self administration of an inhaler, or anaphylaxis that requires self administration of an epi-pen. Do not forget to take these forms with you to your child's scheduled sports physical appointment so you can have all of the necessary medical forms completed at once. Thank you.
- Self Administration of Epi Pen
- Self Administration of Inhaler
- Physician's Asthma Treatment Plan
2. Athletic Physical Update & Consent Form
- Concussion Policy
- NHS Eligibilty and Substance Abuse Policy
- Drug Testing Policy
- CONCUSSION INFO FOR ATHLETES
- CONCUSSION INFO FOR PARENTS
4. NJSIAA Banned-Drug Classes
Select "NJSIAA" from the drop-down menu and enter "njsports" as the password.
After an inquiry is submitted, a response is typically provided within 48 business hours. The site's assessment of supplements is specifically intended to help prevent student-athletes from being suspended for unknowingly consuming banned substances.
Two new features available via the online portal are the Dietary Supplement Inquiry function and the availability of nutritional information. Both of these resources are prepared by sports nutrition experts.
The complete list of substances banned by the NJSIAA is available online at:
5. Sudden Cardiac Health
6. NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM: ROADWAY TRAINING
7. Driving Permission for Sports