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IMPORTANT INFO 
FALL SPORTS/SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

Dear Parents, Students and Midland Park Community:

 We are excited for the return of sports at Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School!  With the fall season set to begin in just a few days, we wanted to share with you important guidelines and protocols from the governor’s executive orders, the NJSIAA, the NJIC and our district. With health and safety being the first priority, the following guidelines will be in place for the 2020 fall season. Please understand that these guidelines and protocols are subject to change based on changes from athletic, health and state agencies. In that event, you will be notified during the course of the season. 

 Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Fall Sports/Activities:

  • Soccer, Cross Country, Tennis, Football, Cheer, Marching Band

 Spectators

  • Spectators must wear face coverings and be socially distanced.
  • Bleacher seating for games at Midland Park’s Santorine Stadium Field will be marked off accordingly. Seating/standing arrangements for games/events where there are not bleachers must still follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. 
  • At this time, the NJSIAA guidelines and Governor Murphy’s executive order limit outdoor gatherings to no more than 500 people. Each host school will determine the maximum capacity for their event(s).  
  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in possible removal from the grounds at home and/or away events.

 Game Participants/Sideline Area

  • As per NJSIAA guidelines, players/participants not involved in play shall wear face coverings. 
  • Sidelines should be limited to active participants and personnel that are essential to the event.
  • To the largest extent possible, social distancing should occur on the sidelines. 

 Building Access/Locker Rooms/Concessions

  • During Midland Park athletic events, the school building will be closed. The locker rooms and bathrooms inside of the school will not be available. Portable bathrooms are located behind the stadium bleachers.
  • The stadium concession stand at Midland Park will not be available this year. 

 Football/Cheer/Marching Band

 Please understand that these guidelines and protocols are new to all of us and we ask for everyone’s cooperation so that we may enjoy our fall sports season and provide the best possible environment for our students, families and spectators.

 
On the Midland Park Athletic Pages, you can find all information related to both High School and Middle School Sports!  Use the page tabs to the left for specified info, or continue to scroll down this page for updates, contact info, and more!!!
Be sure to also follow us on twitter using @AthleticsMPS for all news, game updates, and game results!!!




ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES:


SPORT SCHEDULES:
Midland Park Athletics is now using a new scheduling program! Click on the r School Today link to view the seasonal schedules.

*Please note fans also have the ability to sign up for notifications, so all updates can be received in real time.

*Be sure to download the smartphone app.  Look for "Activity Scheduler" in your app store (the icon is a baseball cap with the letters 'rST' on it)

     *The NJSIAA has recently published its most up-to-date version of the Return to Play Plan '20-'21.  Please note that this document is an ever changing document, and will be continuously updated.

     
*The NJSIAA has also asked member schools to share the video NJSIAA Return to Play: Q & A with Dr. Damian Martins.

Fall Sports Clearance Information
*Fall Sports Registration will begin this Thursday, August 20th.  Please follow the steps below to insure your child is cleared to participate in fall sports starting September 14th.
 
Step 1:  Submit the electronic forms online.
   *The online submission website for FALL SPORTS will reopen as of August 20th.  When logging in, please be sure to select Fall.
   *All athletes must submit online forms first, before submitting physicals to the Nurse.
   *To submit forms electronically, click on the link:
http://mphs.powermediallc.org

   *Next, click on "Sports Participation Packet" in the top right corner.
   *Then, choose "new user" if you've never completed online forms, or "current user" if you completed forms online last year.
   *Finally, follow the prompts to complete all the necessary forms electronically

Step 2: Submit a New Physical or Health History Update.
   *Please note, due to new legislative law #S2518, Physical requirements have changed for the 2020 Fall Sports season.  If your child had submitted a new State Physical for any athletic season during the 2019-2020 school year, that physical's expiration has been extended to include the Fall 2020 season.  Therefore, if a new physical has not been completed this year due to COVID-19, you can just submit a Health History Update.
   
   *Students must have first completed their online forms before submitting Hard-Copy forms!
   *Once on-line forms are submitted, Students/Parents must still hand in a hard copy of either the State mandated Physical Form or the Health History Update to the school nurse.



The Athletic Physical Form (found in the link below) must be newly completed every year.  The Athletic Physical Form is good for 365 days.  When a NEW physical is submitted to the nurse, there is no need for a Health History Update to be handed in.
State Athletic Physical Form


The Health History Update Form (found in the link below) must be completed EVERY ATHLETIC SEASON when a student-athlete's physical form is passed 60 days of being completed.
2020 Health History Update Form





last updated: 08/21/20, 2:26pm



The Athletic Department portion of the district website was developed to help you with any questions you may have regarding athletic competition and will provide contact information in order to make this department more accessible to the community of Midland Park. 

               Thank you,

                                Glenn Stokes
                                Assistant Principal/Athletic Director  



 
 


  
In the Athletics Section of the District website you will find information regarding:
 

    Board of Education Sports Related Policies : eligibility of home schooled students, preseason and concussion   protocol, and the BOE sportsmanship policy.

    Conference Teams and Divisions

    Schedules and Directions

    High School and Middle School Coaching Staff

    NJSIAA Academic Eligibility for Participation Requirements

    Necessary Student Athlete forms : Physicals/Consent Forms

    The Student Athlete and College :
 

 
Department Contacts
 

 Director of Athletics:

Glenn Stokes

Athletic Office Phone #: (201)-444-7400   ext. 205

E-Mail: gstokes@mpsnj.org


 

Athletic Trainer

Mr. Larry Schupner

Trainer's Office Phone #: (201)-444-7400 ext. 240

E-Mail: lschupner@mpsnj.org

 

             
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.  You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."  -Babe Ruth
 
 
Wishing all our athletes a successful 2020-2021 season!
Go Panthers!!!
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