GHS sports sign-ups underway

GUILDERLAND —Students who want to play a winter sport at Guilderland High School — boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ swimming, bowling, ice hockey, cross-country skiing, gymnastics, wrestling, cheerleading, or indoor track — should sign up now.

Packets may be picked up from the nurses’ office and should be returned there as soon as possible but no later than Friday, Nov. 1. The sport 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

Students will not be able to try out or participate in practices without a sports packet cleared by the nurses’ office.

Physicals will be held in the high school nurses’ office on Monday, Oct. 21,  from 4 to 5:45 p.m.

Students are encouraged to sign up for their physicals in advance. Appointments may take up to one hour. Physicals are also open to all students. If applicable, students should 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 high school’s form and reviewed by the school nurse before a student can sign up for a sport or attend practice.

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 the student’s return to school, after seeing a doctor, the student must present to the school nurse either a written release or a Physical Education Program Modification Form, filled out by the doctor.

For more information, go online to or call the Guilderland High School nurses’ office at 861-8591, ext. 3030.

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