Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Physicals for Waldwick High School Student-Athletes
Where can I find and download the physical form & health history forms?
All forms can be found on the Waldwick High School Athletics website.
Who can complete my physical form?
A physician, advanced practice nurse (APN), physician assistant (PA). The physical can be performed by your own health care practitioner or performed at a walk in clinic (ex-CVS minute clinic)
Can I email or scan my physical forms to the school nurse?
No. An original copy must be kept on file at the school.
Where can I drop my physical off in the summer?
In the summer, you may drop your physical off to the Waldwick High School Main Office Mon-Thurs from 8:30-2:30. There is a collection box on the main office desk for medical forms. During the year, you can hand your physical to our school nurse or Mr. Basilicato our trainer.
How long is my physical valid for?
A physical is valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. The physical expires 1 year from the date listed on the form signed by the doctor. A physical issued 9/1/19 is good until 8/31/20.
What do I do if my physical expires during my season of play?
If your physical is not expired on the first day of practice, you are eligible to participate for that season. You will need an updated physical for the next season of play.
Example: If a season begins on 8/12 and your physical expires 9/1, you are eligible to participate for that Fall season. You would be ineligible to participate in winter season without an updated physical.
My physical expires before or on the first day of practice. Can I practice?
If practice starts on 8/12 and your physical expired 7/15, you are ineligible to practice without a new physical. If your practice starts on 8/12 and your physical expires on 8/12, you are ineligible to practice that day or until your new physical is filed with the nurse.
What is a health history update form and what do I need it for?
A health history update form is to be turned in for each sport season that you participate.
Can a note from my doctor saying my son/daughter is cleared for practice be used in lieu of the physical forms?
No. All physicals must be completed on the forms provided from our website.
Where do I find the Genesis permission forms for electronic sign off?
These forms are all found in the Genesis Parent Portal under athletic forms. These only need to be signed off on once per year.
Will I be notified if my son/daughter is cleared for practice?
Before the deadline date, your son or daughter can check with his/her coach if they are cleared for participation as our trainer maintains a document with each coach to let them know who is eligible for participation.