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It’s time to sign up students for spring sports in the RCS school district. File photo

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — It’s that time again — time to register students for the spring sports season.

Spring sports at RCS include: baseball (modified, junior varsity, varsity); softball (modified, junior varsity, varsity); boys’ tennis (varsity); and outdoor track and field/boys and girls (modified, varsity).

All details are not yet available for the spring sports season, such as coaches and first practice. The documents will be updated on the district’s website, www.rcscsd.org, as the season gets closer.

Junior varsity (JV) and varsity spring sports registration will take place on the following dates:

  • Began on Feb. 13, 2023, and continues through Monday, March 20.
  • Open to students in grades 9 through 12

Modified spring sports registration is as follows:

  • Began on Feb. 20, and continues through Monday, March 27. 
  • Open to students in grades 7 and 8

Spring sports physicals will be held on Wednesday, March 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. at both the middle and high schools. These physicals are for students who have not seen their own doctor to get their sports physicals prior to the spring season. To make an appointment, contact your student’s nurse. Students will be called to the Health Office when it is time for their appointment. 

SEASON START DATES

  • All JV and varsity spring sports can begin on or after Monday, March 13.
  • Modified spring sports can begin on or after Monday, March 20.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act Information: The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Prevention Act is a new law as of July 1, 2022, according to the district.

This law requires that schools, students and parents have information on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) signs and symptoms to ensure students at risk are evaluated before participation in athletics and that any symptoms of SCA are immediately recognized and treated to prevent death.

Although SCA is rare, there are steps parents/guardians and school personnel can take to identify students who may be at risk and help to identify students exhibiting signs or symptoms as they are an important indication that a student should be seen by a healthcare provider for an evaluation.

To ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, and comply with this law, the district has updated the questions related to heart health in the Family ID Registration: Family Health History and Health/Medical sections. The questions help identify changes since the last physical examination or health history was completed. These sections must be completed for your registration to be submitted. Families who fill out “yes” for these questions during registration will be contacted by their school nurse with additional information on how to provide this documentation. 

Possible new documentation requirements: The law requires any student who has signs and symptoms of pending SCA, or whose immediate family has had signs or symptoms of pending SCA, to provide clearance from a licensed medical provider prior to being cleared for or participating in athletics. Additionally, if students develop symptoms and are removed from participating during the season, they cannot return unless they are evaluated by and receive written clearance from a licensed physician. Again, if additional documentation is required, families will be contacted by the school nurse. 

UPDATED REGISTRATION PROCESS

For new families and as a reminder from the Fall of 2021, the RCS district started using a new sports registration process during the 2021-22 school year. RCS families now register for athletics online through FamilyID (www.familyid.com). Please note this is the only way for families to register students for sports; if you cannot access the program, please contact your school nurse to make arrangements to do so at school. 

When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs. Once you have created and logged into your FamilyID account, you will be able to view a full list of available sports for the spring once the registration periods begin.

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