Clinton Athletics to hold physicals for CPSD athletes

Clinton Athletic Director Brian Fortenberry released a letter detailing how Clinton Athletics will conduct and collect physicals for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fortenberry’s letter (seen below) explains to parents and student athletes the process for completing the physical.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
-All Fall Sports
-Rising 10-12 graders, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
-Rising 7-9 graders, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 18, 2020
-All Winter and Spring Sports
-Rising 10-12 graders, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
-Rising 7-9 graders, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

All student athletes wishing to participate with or try out for an athletic team must have a current physical on file.

To sign up for a physical, please follow the provided TrustCare Link.

Letter from Brian Fortenberry to parents

Dear Parents,

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the way we conduct our daily routines. Many of you have been waiting to get information regarding how our athletic programs will resume in the Clinton Public School District. I want to let you all know that we appreciate your patience as we have been working to put a plan together that will help us continue to work with your children and minimize the threats to their health and safety. You will be receiving information over the next several days, weeks, and months as we continue to assess the situations and circumstances, we find ourselves in, and as we adjust how we proceed with athletics.

Each year, it is a requirement that each athlete must have an approved participation physical in order to participate. This physical must have been signed by a practicing medical professional, and it must be no older than one year old. We typically have taken athletes each year to get physicals at the Mississippi Fair Grounds to get a free physical, but with the pandemic, that was not offered this year.

We have decided as a district to offer physicals for our students this year at Clinton High School. The physicals will be held on Tuesday, June 16 and on Thursday, June 18 at the Clinton High School Gym. The physicals will be provided by Trust Care, and there is a cost of $10.00 per physical. The following page has the step by step instructions to register for this.

All athletes will need to have a current and up to date physical to tryout and/or participate for an athletic program in the Clinton Public School District. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Please follow the steps on the following page to register. You will also need to print off one of the included Physical forms and fill out the necessary athlete medical and orthopedic history sections. A parent’s signature is also required.

If you have any questions, please contact your coach, and we will work to clear up any issues. Sincerely,

Brian Fortenberry Athletic Director Clinton Public Schools

CPSD Student Participation Physicals Tuesday, June 16 Thursday, June 18
Clinton High School Gym

Please follow these directions completely…

1. Parents/Guardians will need to fill out the link below. This sends an appointment request to our facility.

  1. The basic contact information will need to be that of the athlete, besides the email address.
  2. The email will be where we send the patient portal account information.
  3. The Company name will be Clinton High School and then grade level (Ex. Clinton High School/10th grade)
  • –  After the appointment request has been made, your child will be place on the schedule.
  • –  The day before the appointment, there will be another link sent either by text or email. This is verification of the information that was entered and confirmation of the appointment. Please disregard the times that are given. Your coach will provide you with the time to report for your physical.
  • –  There will be a place to pay via credit card if you choose. You may also pay cash at the time of the physical.
  • –  On the day of the physicals, your child will bring with them a completed sports physical form and payment, if not paid via credit card. Please follow THIS LINK to register for physicals.
  1. Please print off the attached Sports Participation Physical
  2. Completely fill out the Patient Information section
  3. Completely fill out the Family Medical History section
  4. Completely fill out the Athlete’s Orthopedic History section
  5. Completely fill out the Athlete’s Medical History section
  6. Each form must have a Parent/Guardian signature
  7. The student will need to bring the physical form with them
  8. Students will need to wear a mask and their temperature will be taken before entry
  9. Social distancing will be practiced.
  10. Students will leave their physical forms in the designated area in the gym before they leave. The forms will be scanned into their Trust Care Patient Portal. (Students are encouraged to take a picture of their physical before turning it in.)
  11. . Each parent will be responsible for uploading their child’s physical to their DragonFly profile for eligibility.

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