Middle School preparticipation
Physical Evaluations

Middle School Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

In order to help ensure the health and safety of students participating in athletics, the Sioux Falls School District School Board will require a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation of all students who participate in middle school interscholastic athletics. This evaluation must occur on or after April 1st of the student’s 5th grade year but prior to the first practice, workout (summer/school year) or tryout of an athletic activity in which the student is participating in. This evaluation will be valid through the student’s 8th grade school year.

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

The preparticipation physical evaluation must be performed by a licensed medical personnel that is qualified to perform the evaluation and certify the health of the student (Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed Physician’s Assistant and licensed Nurse Practitioner). This evaluation will be valid through the student’s 8th grade school year except when the student has had a significant injury, illness, or major surgery. A student-athlete who has suffered a significant injury or significant illness, has had major surgery, or is suspected of having suffered a concussion is required to submit the consent for continued participation form signed by a licensed health care provider verifying that it is safe for the student to participate.

Preparticipation Medical History Information

The preparticipation medical history must be completed by the patient and parent/guardian and brought to appointment with the licensed medical personnel.

We ask that all Sioux Falls School District families consult with their healthcare provider to deem when it is appropriate and safe to schedule a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation.