Fall Athletics Reminders

As August approaches, pre-season sports will begin at South.  A few important reminders:

Physical Examination Requirement for Participation in Competitive Athletics:

All students participating in competitive athletics must have an up-to-date physical examination. Massachusetts General Law (Chapter 71, Section 57) requires students participating in competitive athletics at school to pass a physical examination dated within thirteen months prior to the start of the sport season. The start of the sport season includes any scheduled practices. The physical exam must be performed by a duly licensed physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. According to Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) rules, a student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit. If your child’s physical expires during a sports season, an updated physical examination is required for continued participation.  If your child is planning on participating in Fall Sports please make sure a physical is turned into the Athletics office on or before August 11.

Athletics Fees

Students participating in sports will now have to pay their user fee online or drop a check off at the South Athletics office made payable to Newton Public Schools.  The fee schedule and payment information can be found here. Coaches will not be accepting payments.

Please contact Barbara Castoldi, the Wellness Department secretary, at Barbara_Castoldi@newton.k12.ma.us with any questions.