MHS Athletes Must Have DIAA Physical

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Staff Report

Milford students that will be in grades 6 through12 that are planning to participate in school sports for the 2015-2016 school year, must have a DIAA sports physical on file in the Nurses Office. This physical must be completed after April 1, 2015 for school year 2015-2016 as high school fall sports practices will begin on August 15. The nurses and coaches encourage students to have their physical completed and turned in to the nurses office, prior to August 5, to ensure students can participate in practice for fall sports. If the student does not have a completed DIAA sports physical on file, they may not participate in practice until the physical is completed and on file in the nurse’s office. Forms can be picked up at the main office of the high school or downloaded off the school or DIAA web pages.

“If you can not get in to your family doctor there are several walk in clinics in the area that do physicals,” stated Milford High School Athletic Director Mike Tkach. “This physical must be done before an athlete can begin practice of any sort.”

Academically, student athletes must have completed and earned five credits with two credits coming from a core classes such as Math, English, History or Science. Middle school sports go by the same rules but they will not begin practice until the second day of school. Middle School football is only open to 7 and 8 graders only.

Students that have any type of medical need, such as asthma, must have an asthma care plan and medication permission slip completed with their physical. Students with bee allergies or any other allergy and requires Benadryl or an epi pen, must also have a medical care plan and medication permission slip on file in the nurse’s office. Permission to carry their inhaler and or epi pen must be in writing from the doctor.

Students that are currently in the grades 8 through 11, may have their sports physical completed at the MHS Wellness Center. If the student is not a member of the Wellness Center, applications can be picked up from the Nurse, the office or the Wellness Center. Bring the completed forms to the school nurse and an appointment will be scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurses at the Milford Central Academy at 430-7911; Milford High School at 422-1653; or Milford Middle School at 422-1655.