Middle School Athletics Announcement Fall Sports 2016-2017

Dear Oak Hill Families,

We are excited to share some helpful information about registering for our 2016 fall season middle school athletics program. The fall programs include Boys’ Soccer (grades 7 and 8), Girls’ Soccer (grades 7 and 8), Football (grades 7 and 8), and Cross Country (6th,7th and 8th).

Registration/Sign Up:  Families must register all student athletes and enter basic contact and medical information on the [ https://www.familyid.com/pages/home ]FamilyID site for our school.  Each participant must be registered before participating in concussion testing, tryouts or practice. Additional directions for the [ https://www.familyid.com/pages/home ]FamilyID site are listed below. Registration will open on June 27 and will remain open for the entire summer and close at 11:00 pm on September 8. Tryouts will begin the following Monday, September 12.

Please understand that students will not be allowed to attend a tryout until your family has registered through[ https://www.familyid.com/pages/home ] FamilyID, had their concussion testing (by September 9) and submitted an up-to-date physical.  Please see the next paragraph about Physicals.

Physical Documentation: All students participating in after-school sports are required to bring a copy of their most recent physical exam prior to the start of the sports season which includes tryouts and practices. “A physical exam covers the student for 13 months from the exam date.  A student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit.”  (Taken from MIAA Regulations 56.1).  A hard copy of a complete physical must be turned into School Nurse Susan Riley (617-559-9215) or susan_riley@newton.k12.ma.us.

Fee Payment: All fee payments can be made through the[ http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/feebasedprograms ] City of Newton fee payment system (UniPay Gold). If necessary, families may still pay by check. (Checks for $160 should be payable to “City of Newton.”) Checks may be submitted to Mr. Russell Hunt, the Oak Hill Athletics/EEE Manager. Please do not pay the user fee until the final team rosters have been determined. Families may also request financial assistance, also known as a fee waiver, using the form posted on[ https://www.familyid.com/pages/home ] FamilyID. Information for fee waivers is also available [ http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/cms/lib8/MA01907692/Centricity/Domain/91/Application%20for%20Financial%20Assistance%202015-2016.pdf ]here.

If you have any questions about registration through Family ID please call their helpline at 888-800-5583. They have outstanding customer service. If you have any general questions about the season or the middle school after-school athletics programs, please feel free to contact Oak Hill’s Athletics/EEE Manager Mr. Hunt. He is most easily reached through email: [ mailto:russell_hunt@newton.k12.ma.us ]russell_hunt@newton.k12.ma.us.

Best,

John