Black Hawk Family!
This summer when the AIA approved the plan to return to activity they also set the metrics that must be met for a sports season to begin. If you followed the news in the fall you know that several fall sports were delayed as we waited for those metrics to be met. Thankfully they were met and all of our fall sports have had a chance to compete. Some fall sports continue to compete as the rule determines when they start, but does not stop a season once it begins. We are hopeful that our winter sports will also be able to get started and enjoy a successful season but unfortunately at this time Maricopa County does not meet the metrics.
The AIA guidelines say that the metrics must be met for two consecutive weeks so the earliest we may be able to start winter sports will be November 23rd, if the metrics from the two previous weeks are in the yellow or green.
In the meantime, We are grateful our district is allowing programs to continue off-season workouts under strict safety protocols: temperature checks, safety screening checklists upon arrival, and masks at all times unless physically distanced.
We will continue to work with AIA and our district to keep you fully informed and updated. Thank you for all you are doing to help us all stay safe! We are all in this Together, and Together we Dominate!
Darrell E. Stangle
2020-2021 Annual Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation15.7 PHYSICAL EXAMINATION RULE
15.7.1 A student shall not be allowed to practice or compete in interscholastic athletics until there is on file with the principal or his/her designee a record of a preparticipation physical examination (PPE) performed by a doctor of medicine (M.D.), an osteopathic physician (D.O.), a naturopathic physician (N.D., N.M.D.), a certified registered nurse practitioner (N.P.) licensed to practice, a certified physician's assistant (PA-C) registered by the Joint Board Of Medical Examiners and the Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery, or a certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP). The physical examination for the following school year shall be given on or after March 1. The physical examination card on file shall be signed by one of the aforementioned medical providers and shall state that, in the opinion of the examining provider, the provider did not find any medical reason to disqualify the student from practice or competition in athletic contests. The principal or his/her designee, if deemed advisable, may require a student to be reexamined.
15.7.2 Member schools shall utilize the physical examination forms provided by the AIA. There shall be three parts:
184.108.40.206 Part One – Annual Preparticipation Physical Evaluation – To be completed and signed by the parent or guardian and student athlete. This form must also be signed by the examining medical provider. (See Form 15.7-A).
220.127.116.11 Part Two – Annual Preparticipation Physical Examination – To be completed and signed by the examining medical provider. (See Form 15.7-B).
18.104.22.168 Part Three – Annual Preparticipation Acknowledgement – To be completed and signed by parent or guardian and student athlete. (See Form 15.7-C).