Student-Athletes must complete additional requirements each year in order to participate in fall, winter, and spring sports. This includes not only submission of an annual physical, but the completion of a Fall, Winter, or Spring Sports Interval Health Form. This form provides updated information on your child's health if the physical was completed greater than 30 days before the start of the season. 

Where can I find additional information?

All families of student-athletes should visit the Athletic Department's Website and review the Athletic Handbook, the Return-to-Sports Concussion Management Policy, as well as the new Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act.

Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act is a new law as of July 1, 2022. This law requires schools, students, and parents/guardians have information on sudden cardiac arrest risks, signs, and symptoms. Please note that sudden cardiac arrest in children and youth is rare. The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) on the playing field is 0.61 in 100,000.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops working. SCA can cause death if not treated immediately, and even with treatment death may occur. Immediate treatment is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). All public schools must have a staff member trained in the use of CPR and AED in school and at all school athletic events.

Preventing SCA before it happens is the best way to save a life. Both your family health history and your child’s personal history must be told to healthcare providers to help them know if your child is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Ask your child if they are having any of the symptoms listed below and tell a healthcare provider. Know your family history and tell a healthcare provider of any risk factors listed below.

The signs or symptoms are:

Student’s Personal Risk Factors are:

Student’s Family History Risk Factors are:

SCA in students at risk can be triggered by athletic activities. To decrease any chance of SCA in a student, the interval sports form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before each sports season. This form has questions to help identify changes since the last physical examination or health history was completed. 

Finally, the law requires any student who has signs and symptoms of pending SCA be removed from athletic activity until seen by a physician. The physician must provide written clearance to the school for the student to be able to return to athletics. 

Please contact the State Education Department’s Office of Student Support Services for questions at or 518-486-6090. Additional information is available here in chart form