Panthers News · REVISED: Updated Athletic Information for 2020-21 School Year


REVISED

Griffith Families:

While we are currently not allowing any participation in athletics for any sports at this time in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we did want to ensure all of our families are aware of the updated mandatory athletic participation guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year as recently released by the IHSAA.

In response to lifestyle changes and current uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the IHSAA just released the below outlined guidelines for their 2020-2021 pre-participation physicals. Please read below for more details, but in short, student-athletes may use their completed physical from the 2019-2020 school year.

1) Returning high school and middle school student-athletes:

  • You will not need to complete a new physical if one had been turned in to the Athletic Department during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Effective the 2020-2021 school year, all Griffith Public Schools student-athletes will need to register on Final Forms as part of their mandatory pre-participation requirements.
    • A more detailed post with be forthcoming with information on how and when to begin registrations on FinalForms for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit GriffithAthletics.com regularly for updates.
    • When registration opens for the 2020-2021 school year, physicals on file with the Athletic Department will be updated on each student-athlete’s profile with the expiration date reflecting eligibility throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Information on FinalForms can be found on our website under the MORE tab or by visiting the link at the bottom of the page.

2) Incoming 8th graders:

  • You may use the completed physical form from middle school, if it was on file with the Athletic Department, but will also need to complete page 5 of the attached physical form, if you have not already done so.
  • Effective the 2020-2021 school year, all Griffith Public Schools student-athletes will need to register on Final Forms as part of their mandatory pre-participation requirements.
    • A more detailed post with be forthcoming with information on how and when to begin registrations on FinalForms for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit GriffithAthletics.com regularly for updates.
    • When registration opens for the 2020-2021 school year, physicals on file with the Athletic Department will be updated on each student-athlete’s profile with the expiration date reflecting eligibility throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
  • If you did not have a physical on file with the Athletic Department, you will still be required to register with FinalForms, and may turn in a hard copy of the physical form to the Athletic Department when social distancing guidelines permit.

3) New students or students without a valid 2019 physical:

  • Must complete the entire attached physical packet, along with registering for FinalForms for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • A more detailed post with be forthcoming with information on how and when to begin registrations on FinalForms for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit GriffithAthletics.com regularly for updates.
  • Once FinalForms and a physical have been completed, a hard copy of the physical form will need to be submitted to the Athletic Department when social distancing guidelines permit and the FinalForms profile will be updated on each student-athlete’s profile with the expiration date reflecting eligibility throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Currently, the Griffith Athletic Department is not open and available to accept visitors, although we are working remotely to best service our Panther family. When circumstances change and we are able to accept visitors and physicals, we will make an announcement via a featured post on GriffithAthletics.com. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to the Athletic Department via email. Physical inquiries for the 2019-2020 school year should be directed to the Athletic Secretary.

Athletic Director – Neil Dimos – ndimos@griffith.k12.in.us

Athletic Secretary – Diana DeLeon – ddeleon@griffith.k12.in.us

 

Please stay safe and stay healthy. It’s Great To Be A Panther!

FinalForms Link

Pre-Participation Physical Link

Click this link for the IHSAA Press Release