Playing sports at WHS? Forms due now!
The following is a message from Tom Kerkman, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Westside High School.
I hope you are having an enjoyable and relaxing summer. With the beginning of each school year, participants in our athletic programs need to be reminded of certain requirements, which must be met prior to the first day of legal practices. My intent is to inform each of you about several items that hopefully will make the start of the year go smoothly for you. This communication contains information for student-athletes and parents.
We want and need our parents to be active participants by attending parent meetings that our school and coaches host. By attending these parent meetings, many of the questions that you may have about the school’s athletic program will be answered, the coaching philosophies and team expectations of our coaches will be addressed, and you have an opportunity to directly ask questions to the leaders of our athletic programs. You need to be comfortable with the programs in which your children will participate and attendance at these meetings will be helpful.
SPORTS ATHLETIC INFORMATION
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORMS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS:
Each student-athlete must have an Athletic Physical Exam and his or her Athletic Participation Form completed and signed by all necessary individuals prior to the beginning of athletic practices. All sports physicals must be completed after May 1, for the coming school year. PLEASE NOTE: The Athletic Participation forms include the athletic physical form and three consent forms – the Athletic Participation Form, Parent/Guardian Consent Form (pink), Activities/Clubs/Athletic Code of Conduct card (yellow) and Student/Parent Concussion Acknowledgement Form (white). All forms must be completed in their entirety, and all required signatures must be included prior to a student being allowed to participate. This is a Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) requirement as well as a Westside High School regulation. All forms are kept on file at Westside High School.
Student-athletes are responsible for getting their own physical exams. The opportunity to receive a sports physical from a consortium of doctors will be available on Wednesday, July 25th and Wednesday, August 1st, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Westside High School. The cost for the physical exam will be $30. There will be doctors of both genders available to do the physical exams. Students should report for check-in, with the Athletic Participation forms in this packet, at the east door of the Sports Pavilion. The three athletic consent forms may also be turned in at this time. Student-athletes may always choose the option of receiving their exams from their own family physician. NOTE: If students have their family physician give them the physical, they should still use the Westside Athletic Participation form.
Athletic physical forms are included in this email. If you wish to pick up a printed copy of the packet stop by the Main Office Monday thru Friday or check with your student’s coach. All forms are also available on the high school website under Athletics at top of the page. They are also included via links at the bottom of this article.
Remember all forms/letters must be turned into the Westside Athletic Department
prior to the first official day of the season.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to your participation in and support of Westside High School’s athletic program. A rich tradition of quality, hard work, and success awaits you. If you are interested in getting involved in our Westside Athletic Club please see the membership information included in this email. If you have any team related questions, please contact the appropriate coach (all coaches are listed on the attached for “All Sports Info”) or my office at Westside High School.
Thomas G. Kerkman
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director