Spring sports sign-ups underway at Guilderland

Now is the time to sign up for spring sports at Guilderland High School.


Spring sports include boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, softball, baseball, and boys’ tennis.


Students interested in playing a spring sport should pick up a sport sign-up packet from the high school nurse’s office and return the completed packet to the nurse’s office as soon as possible, but no later than Feb. 25. The sports packet includes three forms: the School and Sport Physical Form, the Athletic Form, and the Health History Form — all of which are also available online at www.guilderlandschools.org.


Students will not be able to try out or participate in practices without a sports packet cleared by the nurse’s office. Students needing sports physicals should make an appointment with the high school nurse’s office for either:

— Monday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 5:45 p.m.; or

— Monday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 5:45 p.m.


Please note: Students are encouraged to sign up for their physicals in advance. Appointments may take up to one hour, so please plan accordingly. Physicals are also open to all students for working papers, 10th-grade physicals, and new-student physicals.


If applicable, please bring glasses or wear contacts for the eye exam. Students may have physicals done by their own doctors, but the physical must be completed on the Guilderland High School physical form and reviewed by the school nurse before a student can sign up for a sport or attend practice.


The Department of Athletics form and the Health History form should be handed in as soon as possible; the Physical Examination form must be handed in before try-outs or practices start.


Please note: If a student is seen by a doctor for any injury, accident, or serious illness, the parent or guardian must notify the school nurse. This is required whether or not the injury or illness occurred on school grounds. Upon his or her return from an injury, the student must have either a written release or restriction from the attending physician, which should be given to the school nurse for review; a copy will be sent to the coach, and the original kept in the student’s health records.


For more information, go online to www.guilderlandschools.org or call the Guilderland High School nurse’s office at 861-8591, ext. 3030.

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