INFORMATION ON THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Please read carefully before clicking the link to submit a request for a Gold Card.
Online registrations for SCARSDALE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS including Managers, will begin on:
Monday February 13,2023
The link could be found on the bottom of the page or on the Athletic Website
We will work diligently to process "Gold Cards" Health Clearance Forms. Please note the electronic sports clearance is a five step system.
1. The Initiator- Parent/Guardian (NO STUDENTS)
2. Secretary- Data collected and updated
3. Nurses- Chart review and health approval
4. School MD- Health clearance reviewed and approved
5. Athletic Director- Sign off
Please note, a "Gold Card" is not a physical item, but a historical term used to authorize and approve a student for participating in sports.
An application can take from 48 to 72 hours to be reviewed and processed by EACH department for approval.
PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER FOR A STUDENT TO BE CLEARED AND PROCESSED BY 3/14/23
ALL "GOLD CARD" Health History and Consent Form Applications
MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Wednesday March 8,2023
All information for sports clearance can be found online. When the link to submit a Gold Card Application goes live, it will be at the bottom of this page labeled Gold Card Health History Parent consent. All forms must be completed by a parent/guardian using the parent/guardian’s email and signed by the parent/guardian.
Please be aware that any online requests submitted with a student's email will be denied and the application would need to be filled out again, by a PARENT.
REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH CLEARANCE (not all may apply):
**There will be an option to attach documents to the application.
If the Nurse's Office has your child's updated documentation, no need to resubmit.**
1. A current physical - This is a health examination completed within the year of the start date of the sport; click here for form.
2. An “Allergy Action” (if applicable) - please note if your child has any NUT allergy an Epi penor Auvi Q is required.
3. “Asthma Action” (if applicable) - This applies to ALL kinds of asthmas whether it's intermittent, mild or severe.
PLEASE NOTE ANY STUDENT WITH AN OUTSTANDING INJURY MUST HAVE A CLEARANCE NOTE FROM THEIR DOCTOR IN ORDER TO BE CLEARED FOR SPORTS.
AN EXPIRED PHYSICAL IS A PHYSICAL DONE BEFORE 3/1/22
If your child’s physical has expired and you were unable to schedule an appointment on time for Gold Cards,
The District physician will be available only during lunch times, 11:30am - 1:30pm on the following dates for sports physicals:
March 7, 2023
Please call the SHS Health Office at (914)721-2550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
What is a Gold Card? A Gold Card is a sports clearance that allows students to participate in sports. This card signifies that the student can safely tryout and participate in a specific sport for a specific season. If at any time your child wishes to switch their sport after the Gold Card is submitted, they must contact the Athletic Department. The Athletic Department will notify the coach. A minimum turnaround time of 48 to 72 hours is required to process all requests.
There are three prerequisites to obtaining a Gold Card:
- Physical Exam:
A physical exam from a MD, NP or PA licensed in New York or a bordering state is required. The Education Department interprets a bordering state as within 50 miles of the state border. Please visit the Health Office to assure that the Health Certificate from your last physical exam is still valid.
Certain local pediatric practices are using NYSED form; physical exams done by these physicians do NOT need to be transcribed onto our form. Click here for a current list of physicians using the NYSED physical form.
Click Health Examination Form to download/print a blank form. The private MD should transcribe the details of your last exam onto this form. The arrows on the form indicate required information for sports participation.
- ALLERGY/ASTHMA ACTION PLAN:
If your child requires an epi pen or an inhaler have your doctor sign and complete the appropriate form(s) that state your child can carry and self-administer medications: Allergy Action Plan / Asthma Action Plan. IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES AN EPI PEN OR INHALER THEY MUST HAVE THIS ON THEIR PERSON AT ALL TIMES.
- Gold Card Health History & Parent Consent
This is a required checklist that you will be prompt to fill out in regards to your child’s health history. This is will be cross-checked with the Health History on file. Please note medical and medical history information will be shared with coaches and athletic staff.
Documents can also be faxed to (914) 721-2443.
For questions about individual sports or athletics in general - please consult the Athletics web site.
Online Gold Card Registration
The official start date for spring sports is March 13, 2023. Coaches will be holding informational meetings as we get closer to the start date. If you would like to be placed on a sport-specific contact list, please sign-up using the Sports Information Form and Sign-up List. Spring sports offered at SHS include baseball, boys' crew, girls' crew, boys' golf, girls' golf, girls' flag football, boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse, softball, boys' tennis, boys' and girls' track & field, and ultimate.
The Gold Card Health History and Consent Form is now live for all spring sports. Please submit all required forms and supporting documentation by Wednesday, March 8 to ensure that student-athletes will be cleared for the first day of tryouts. The link to the form can be found here.