In order for middle school students to be eligible to participate in school sports, they must have received a sports physical within the past 13 months. This is an MIAA rule, and applies at all Massachusetts public schools. If your child has signed up to participate in school sports, please bring in a copy of their most recent physical. Or you could have the doctor's office fax a copy to me on my private fax line (508)696-8617. If your child has not received a physical within the past 13 months, please schedule one immediately to avoid disruption to their practice and game schedule. I am available if you have any questions or concerns.
For parents of our 8th graders, please keep in mind that this rule applies to high school students as well. If your child intends to play high school sports, they will need to provide proof of a current sports physical before they are even allowed to practice.