• 2020-2021 WINTER Sports Registration Information

    Dear Winter Only Sports Student Athletes and families:

    I hope you and your family are well and enjoying a safe start to the school year!  Below are the details for the 2020-21 Winter Sports Registration process.  We have delayed releasing the registration information due to the continuous changes in the requested requirements.  

    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 start dates and competition dates have been pushed back:

    From the NJSIAA

    Season 2- Delayed Winter Season Dates:

    Sport

    Practice Start Date

    Regular Season Start Date

    Regular Season End Date

    Post Season Dates

    All Winter Sports

    12/3/2020

    12/21/2020

    2/3/2021

    2/5-2/17, 2021

     

    NJSIAA Rationale: The Task Force recognizes that returning to school is the main priority and that all student-athletes should acclimate to the classroom before they begin their fall sports season. By delaying the start of practices until after the school year begins, schools will have the opportunity to open their buildings and work through the logistics of their modified school day before extra-curricular activities start. 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 on the Restart of School and to level the playing field athletically, there will be no state-wide, postseason competition under this delayed start model.

    Be well,

    Ann Clifton, Director of Health Physical Education and Athletics

     

    Instructions for student athletes participating in athletics 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.

     

    Step 2Complete the online sports registration- Form ReLeaf (WINTER SPORTS ONLY):

    Website:     Form ReLeaf

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

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

     

    Step 3Complete 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 (WINTER 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 only be accepting Winter Sports Registrations at this time**

    • 2020-21 Winter Sports by Friday November 20, 2020

    (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 Winter Sports Season Start Date is delayed until Thursday, December 3, 2020.

      

    Updated 10/15/20

     

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