Physical Form (6th-12th grade)
Physicals need to be completed by your physician every 365 days and turned into the RPS Health (nurse's) Office. A student-athlete must have a current unexpired physical to begin each sports season.
Please remember that RPS school policy REQUIRES that any student-athlete who sees a physician for an injury or serious illness must turn in a medical clearance note to the athletic trainers from that physician before they can continue to participate in their sport. If the student-athlete does not have a clearance note from their physician, he/she will not be permitted to participate in RPS athletics.
If a student and/or athlete were to sustain a suspected head injury or concussion, a Physician must evaluate and diagnosis them. If diagnosed with a concussion, they must complete a return-to-play concussion protocol before returning to sports, physical education, or any other physical activity.
There are two forms below. One is an information sheet about concussions and our return-to-play guidelines. The second is our Head Injury Evaluation form, which should be given to the physician, filled-out, and returned to the Athletic Training Office.
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur in athletes and the physically active. Athletic trainers are board certified by an independent organization called the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification as well as licensed in the state that they work in.
What does an ATC do?
As your child’s athletic trainers, we ensure that s/he remains healthy and is able to participate in practices and games. Our primary responsibilities are injury prevention, reduction of further injury by administering immediate care, development and implementation of rehabilitation programs and development of appropriate policies, including return-to-play.