Health and Safety
Parental Permission for Emergency Medical Care Form
No student-athlete is allowed to participate in any athletic activity until a complete Emergency Medical Information Form is on file with the nurses in the Welles Family Student Health Care Center. This form is required for school attendance and for sports participation and is used in the case of an emergency to contact a parent or guardian.
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation
Students that are planning on participating in athletics must submit the FHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (EL2) form. These forms will be handed out prior to each season by the coach. If your child is having a School Entry Health Exam prior to the start of school, you may take the EL2 form to your child's physician to complete as well. No student-athlete will be permitted to participate in athletics without this form on file with the athletic department.
Consent and Release from Liability Certificate
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) requires that a Consent and Release from Liability Certificate be completed and on file with Saint Andrew's School prior to the start of a student-athlete's participation in athletics. This form will also be handed out prior to each season by the coach.
In the event that a student is injured while participating in a school athletic activity (home or away), the coach or student-athlete should notify the athletic trainer as soon as possible. The athletic trainer will perform an initial evaluation of the injury, provide medical treatment and determine if the injury requires immediate or eventual medical referral to the emergency room or a physician. Parents or guardians will be notified when a student-athlete is injured and if medical referral is warranted.
If a student-athlete sustains an injury while participating in a school activity (home/away games or practice) that prevents the student-athlete from participating in future practices or games, he/she must maintain constant communication with the athletic trainer and coach about the status of the injury. During the time that the student-athlete is unable to participate, he or she should be actively involved in a rehabilitation program. The athletic trainer can establish a rehabilitation program with the approval of the student-athlete's physician. If a physician refers a student to a physical therapy clinic to complete their rehabilitation, the student must still remain in contact with the athletic trainer about his or her progress. The importance of the rehabilitation phase is to ensure that the student-athlete may safely return to full functional athletic participation once medically cleared from their physician.
An athlete that has been evaluated by a physician will not be permitted to return to participation after an injury or illness without medical clearance in writing from that physician. The parent or guardian of the athlete may not release their child without written medical clearance from the student-athlete's physician.