Register Online for Winter Sports by Nov. 26

Dear Parents:
Winter sports season is about to start! Each sport had informational meetings during the past month where the students received directions to register for the season. As it was communicated back in early October, registration is now online. Coaches will not collect paperwork or athletic fees on the first day of pre-season.  Please be advised that only registered students will be able to tryout for sports.  The deadline for registration has been moved up to Wednesday, November 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here are the directions to be able to participate:

BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION: Complete the online concussion course.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all athletes, band members, cheerleaders, and parents/guardians take an online concussion course each year.  As you complete the registration process, you will be required to sign-off indicating that you both (parent/guardian and student) have completed the online course.

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000 or
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HANDY:  Doctor information, Health insurance information, Date of current physical.
Please notice that all students must have a current health physical on file in the nurse’s office.  To comply with DPH regulations, schools have the option to choose to adopt a policy that requires physical examinations within 12 or 13 months of the student’s last physical. Newton South will honor the 13-month period. Once a student’s physical has expired, the student will no longer be eligible to participate. To regain eligibility, a new physical form must be on file at the nurse’s office.

BEGIN YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION using this link to FamilyID:
https://www.familyid.com/newton-south-high-school/2014-15-winter-sports-season

1. Create your secure Family ID account by entering your family name, e-mail address, and password. You will receive an e-mail with a link to confirm your new account.

2. Fill out the information requested on the registration form. You will receive an e-mail from FamilyID confirming your registration. You can log back into FamilyID.com at any time to update your information and to check on the sport for which you are registered.

3. Make sure that you click on “Save & Continue,” review your entries, then click on ‘Confirm Registration’.

If you have questions regarding the registration process please call Family ID customer service at 1-888-800-5583. They offer 24/7 support.

The process takes around 15 minutes from beginning to end. You can submit your payment online, or you can send a check to the Athletic Dept. Office. Information about waivers is also included in the web page.

We look forward seeing your student participating in winter sports.  Please help us to make the start of the season smooth and free of anxiety.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Pat Gonzalez, M.Ed., CAA
Director of Athletics