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Student Physicals for School Athletics
Students wishing to participate in South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) interscholastic athletics, all Sioux Falls School District approved club sports, and any other school sponsored activity deemed as physically demanding as an athletic activity, must arrange for a physical evaluation by a qualified health care provider. Beginning the 2019-2020 school year, this evaluation must occur on a annual basis after April 1 for the ensuing school year but prior to the first practice/workout of the athletic activity in which the student is participating. A triannual physical is required for participants during the 2018-19 school year.
The District recommends that parents/guardians have their child receive the required physical evaluation from the child’s primary care provider at their own expense.
The District Health Service office will coordinate with community health care providers to provide parents/guardians with a list of providers offering physical evaluations at a reduced fee.
No student shall be denied participation in athletics because of finances. Funds shall be available in each building to provide assistance for students who may not be able to afford the cost of the physical. District approved club sports shall make funds available for students unable to afford the cost of the physical.
All physical evaluation results must be on file in the school where the student is to participate in the above-mentioned athletic activities. Only proper forms are to be used in all cases. These forms must be signed by the parent/guardian and the qualified health care provider.