2020-2021 Governor Livingston High School Athletic Registration

Dear Season 3 and Spring Sport Student Athletes and families:

I hope you and your family are well and navigating these challenging times!  Below are the details for the 2020-21 Winter Sports Registration process.  

The NJSIAA recently updated the 2020-21 Winter Sports Seasons.  Please review:


NJSIAA changes of Winter Sports Season and Volleyball (from the Fall):          

 

Sport

Practice Start

Date

Competition Start Date

Competition End Date


Girls Volleyball and Wrestling

(NJSIAA Season 3)

March 1, 2021

March 16, 2021

April 24, 2021

 

Game limitations:

 


Girls Volleyball and Wrestling- 15 games- including Union County Volleyball Tournament.  As for wrestling, at this time the NJDOH does not permit multi-team competitions- but this may be adjusted at a later date.  The teams will be limited to 3 games/matches per week.  As of 11/19/20, this season will overlap with the current Spring Season and facility adjustments will need to be created.   The NJSIAA Sports Task Force will continue to monitor the possibility for post-season play but a tournament format will conclude by April 24, 2021.

 

SEASON 3 ONLY- Additional notes:

As of 2/12/21- Executive Order 220 allows 2 parents/guardians per student athletes.  Student athletes will receive Daily Questionnaire/Game Tickets for each home game.   Details on live stream competitions are posted on the GLHS website.  No out of state competition is suspended due to Executive Order 194. 


Spring Sports/Season 4- The NJSIAA and the Governor's Office will update the outdoor gathering details at a later date.

 

The NJSIAA Advisory Sports Task Force will make every effort to keep the Spring Athletic Season intact.  Please note the spring season will most likely extend through the month of June.  The NJSIAA State Tournaments will begin June 1st to June 20th.                                                           

Thank you as always for being the best of the best and willing to champion the Highlander Way of working through challenges together. 

In closing, please note that the Winter Season 3 start dates and competition dates have been pushed back:


NJSIAA Rationale: By delaying and adjusting 2020-21 Winter (and Volleyball) Season(s), the NJSIAA Task Force is confident that the opportunity to participate in intescholastic athletics can move forward.  By reducing the length of the season, student-athletes will not only have the opportunity for participation but will have more time to focus on their academic requirements. Leagues and conferences have the ability to amend their schedules for regular season competitions with a focus on keeping athletics local. There is no model that eliminates all risks, but a reduced season will naturally lead to a reduced amount of competition, which minimizes the risk of infection or spread by exposure to many different teams and schools.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every school district differently. This winter season will focus on providing athletic opportunity, engagement and participation – not winning championships. In order to focus participation and to level the playing field athletically, there will be no state-wide, postseason competition under this delayed start model.


Multiple Season Participation – Student-athletes are permitted to participate in all seasons as defined by the NJSIAA during the 2020-21 school year.  Current NJSIAA seasons are: Season 1, Season 2, Season 2A, Season 3, and Season 4.

·       A student-athlete can practice or compete in two sports at the same time.

·       Student-Athletes that are involved in overlapping sports are not subject to the six-day practice rule if they start the next sport within three days of the completion of the first sport. 

·       Student-athletes that begin the 2nd overlapping sport within three days are eligible for competition immediately unless the school self imposes a minimum amount of practices needed before a student-athlete is approved for competition in an overlapping sport.

·       If a student-athlete is inactive for more than three days involving overlapping sports, then the six-day practice rule will be in effect.

Be well,

Ann Clifton, Director of Health Physical Education and Athletics

Instructions for student athletes participating in sports during the 2020-21 school year.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please note there are several changes and adjustments to the Sports Registration Process.  Be patient and please READ through all the procedures.

AT THIS TIME WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATIONS      

The 3 step process!

Step 1- Complete the NJDOE Pre-Participation Evaluation Form (PPE/Sports Physical).  Each sports physical is only valid for 365 days in New Jersey.   Please work to procure a Doctor’s Appointment to complete your child’s sports physical paperwork (Pre-Participation Evaluation Forms-PPE).  NEW 7/30/20: We have worked with our School District Doctor, Care Station, to offer Sports Physicals at their Springfield Office location (90 US-22, Springfield Township, NJ 07081).  Please use this option if you are unable to get an appointment at your Doctor's Office.  Call the Springfield Office at (908) 925-2273- they are ready to take appointments.  Indicate that you are a Governor Livingston High School Student Athlete and bring your Pre-participation Evaluation Form to be completed by the Doctor.  Please be reminded that if your child is an incoming freshman or a student looking to participate in winter sports for the first time – they must receive a sports physical in order to participate

Print the NJDOE Pre-participation Evaluation Forms (PPE/Sports Physical), have the forms completed by your doctor and signed. 

Use the following link to print the form:


http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/records/athleticphysicalsform.pdf

(Physical Examination Form- must be completed a certified Cardiac Module Doctor.)

Scan the completed PPE form and email the signed completed form to GLSportsregistration@bhpsnj.org

 

The addition of scanning the forms will allow for contactless submission of the required Sports Registration Forms

 

Additional Details:

The Health History Form must be completed by parents/guardians.

All YES answers on the History Form must be explained.

·         All cardiac history or testing (ECG, EKG, Echocardiogram, etc.) noted on the History Form requires cardiac clearance by the student athlete’s doctor.

The Athlete with Special Needs: Supplemental History Form- needs to be completed by parents/guardians, even if student athlete does not have special needs.  The form has important questions that must be answered by all student athletes.

MEDICATION FORMS:

If the student athlete requires emergency medication (EpiPen or inhaler), forms including permission for self-administration, completed by the private physician are required.  Any student requiring medication must submit the appropriate paperwork to the Health Office prior to the start of preseason. Medication forms:

 

Please note that this process MUST be completed in a timely fashion.  The Berkeley Heights School District Doctor (Care Station) must sign off and approve all physical forms prior to a student athlete being cleared to participate.  Pre-Participation Physical Evaluations (PPE) performed by a private doctor will need to be reviewed and sign off/approved by Berkeley Heights School District Doctor (Care Station).  This process can take up to 10 days.

NEW!!  The NJDOE and NJSIAA has developed a Health History Update Questionnaire has been created to include 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) related-questions. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.7(b), the Health History Update Questionnaire is to be completed and signed by a student-athlete’s parent or guardian.

Once completed, the Health History Update Questionnaire shall be reviewed by the school nurse and, if applicable, the school athletic trainer. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-4, if an answer to a question on the Health History Update Questionnaire is YES, the certified school nurse and school physician (or other designated medical professional) shall determine whether additional medical attention and/or further evaluation is necessary.  Please note that in the past this form was only used for 2nd and 3rd sport student athletes- but the form is now required for ALL 2020-21 Student Athletes.

 

Complete online and print the NJDOE Updated Health History Updated Questionnaire and parents/guardians should complete the form. 

Use the following link to print the form:

 

https://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/health/services/HealthHistoryUpdatedQuestionnaire_6-12-20.pdf

 

Scan the completed Updated Health History Updated Questionnaire Form and email the signed completed form to GLSportsregistration@bhpsnj.org

 

The addition of scanning the forms will allow for contactless submission of the required Sports Registration Forms

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email the Health Office (jringwood@bhpsnj.org) and (908) 464-3100 ext. 2530.  Messages will be checked regularly over the summer.


Step 2- Complete the online sports registration- Form ReLeaf (SEASON 3 and SPRING SPORTS ONLY):

  • If you do not already have an account with FormReleaf. Click on "SIGN UP" located at the upper right hand corner of this page.
  • Register as an individual and create your account
  • On the Top menu bar select “Find Organization”
  • Search for Governor Livingston and Click On “School Name”
  • Click on the “Sport Season” you wish to register for
  • Click the appropriate sport, please check each sport your child is planning on participating during the 2020-2021 SEASON 3 and SPRING SEASON ONLY and fill in all relevant questions. (any question with a red star is required to complete registration)
  • When finished click “Submit” located in lower right hand corner

Please call Form ReLeaf Tech Support if you need further assistance @ 1-844-367-6735

  • Full time Union Magnet/ Vo-Tech Students are able to register by using the link above.

 

Step 3- Complete the Sports, Clubs and Activities Fee

PayForIt is Transitioning to PaySchools Central!  

Log on to the site:   https://www.payschoolscentral.com/

FOR PAST PayForIt users follow these directions:

PaySchools is excited to announce that BHPS/Governor Livingston High School is upgrading to the latest and greatest online payment product, PaySchools Central!  While the upgrade is intended to be seamless, PaySchools Central wants to make sure our Highlander Nation is aware of the specifics of the transition.

1. When logging into PayForIt, users will be prompted with a message that their PayFotIt account has been replaced by PaySchools Central, and will be provided to the link to access PaySchool Central.

2. Clicking the PaySchools Central Link will re-direct users to the PaySchools Central login page.

3. The user will then login using their PayForIt credentials and they will be prompted to confirm credentials, students migrated, and any pertinent information about your account has been migrated as part of the transition.

Once logged in- Click on the Optional Fees Tab and scroll down to the following:

Sports, Clubs and Activities participation fee- 1 time per year   $150.00  (Please click the small i in the circle for the Fee Details).  

FOR 1st time users follow these directions:

The BHPS/Governor Livingston High School has selected the PaySchools Central payment portal for parents/guardians to remit the Sports, Clubs and Activities Participation Fee ($150.00).

1. Create your account using your computer or tablet at: payschoolscentral.com

2. If you want to use your phone, download the PaySchools Central App on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

3. Complete account registration by selecting register, entering your profile details, setting up your password via the email link the site will send you, then logging in.

4. Add your children to your account using the student’s Governor Livingston PowerSchool student (ID) number found by clicking into the Demographic Update page in the parent portal of PowerSchool.  Following Name (last, first MI) you will find the student (ID) number.  In addition, the PowerSchool student (ID) number has been shared via school district communications.  Magnet Student Athletes- please reference below.

5. If you would like, enter credit card and/or banking information as forms of payment to use with your PaySchools Central account or simply plan to use guest checkout when the time comes.  Rest assured that PaySchools is PCI-compliant and maintains industry-standard SSL certifications, ensuring all your family's data is safe and secure.

Please click on the Optional Fees Tab and scroll down to the following:

Sports, Clubs and Activities participation fee- 1 time per year   $150.00  (Please click the small i in the circle for the Fee Details).   

Please note that if there are any questions- contact PaySchools Central at 877-393-6628 or email: psc_help@payschools.com.


All Magnet School Students will need to submit a $150.00 check for the participation fee to:

Berkeley Heights Board of Education Business Office- Pay to Play Fee/Att. Marilyn Scarpati

345 Plainfield Avenue

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Please add your child’s name and sport in the memo section of the check

UCVTS Students do not receive a Power School ID number from Governor Livingston High School. 

All PaySchools Central processing and/or fee questions should be directed to the Berkeley Heights Board of Education- Business Office/ Mrs. Scarpati at mscarpati@bhpsnj.org

 

Please note that once a student athlete has cleared the 3 Step process- you will receive an email indicating your child has been cleared to participate in athletics.  Please DO NOT your student athlete report to practice until you have received the clearance email.

Check-off list for you:

__________    Step 1- complete your child’s pre-participation evaluation form (including medications forms- if required) and complete the Health History Update Questionnaire.  (2 tasks)

__________    Step 2- complete your child’s online sports registration- Form ReLeaf (SEASON 3 and SPRING SPORTS ONLY):

__________    Step 3- complete your child’s Sports Activity Fee via the Pay for it Site (please contact the business office with inquiries).

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Deadlines for completing the 2020-2021 Sport Registration Process- remember we will be accepting SEASON 3 and SPRING Sports Registrations at this time:


(Please note the quick turnaround is due to the NJDOE/NJSIAA COVID-19 protocols delay)

No one may participate in tryouts/practices without an approved New Jersey Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (PPE)that has been signed off by the Berkeley Heights School Doctor- Care Station. 

Please remember our Fall Sports Season Start Date is delayed until Thursday, December 3, 2020.

 

 

2/21/21

Contact Us
Jeanne Ringwood RN, CSN, MA
School Nurse
908-464-3100 ex 2530
jringwood@bhpsnj.org
Todd Hirsch
thirsch@bhpsnj.org
Locations
Governor Livingston High School
175 Watchung Boulevard
Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922

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