We are looking forward to the start of athletics, but we need to make sure we have all student/athlete paperwork back in order to get started.  The UIL has allowed an exception to the rule on physicals as stated below.  If your child is entering the 7th grade or they are an 8th-12th grade student that answers "YES" anywhere on the Medical History form, they will need to complete the packet that includes physical form prior to starting practice.  If your child is an 8th-12th grader and they do NOT answer "YES" on the medical history form, you will need to complete the packet WITHOUT the physical form prior to the start of practice.  Please feel free to contact Coach Males or Coach Floyd with any questions.  Here is the information as provided by the UIL:

For the 2020-21 school year only, any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a preparticipation physical examination (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the medical history form as noted in current rule, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches.

As required under current rule, all students participating in UIL marching band and/or UIL athletic activities will be required to complete the UIL Medical History Form. Any “yes” answer to any of questions 1-6 on the Medical History Form will require a student to receive further medical evaluation, which may include a physical exam, and receive written clearance from a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner before any participation in UIL practices, games, performances, or matches. Only those students with “yes” answers to those questions are required to receive written clearance through further medical evaluation.

Please note that this is only for the 2020-21 school year, and local school district policies still apply. Schools may still require physical examinations of students before allowing participation in these activities, and such decisions are under the jurisdiction of each local school district.

Packet with Physical