Athletics

Registering for Athletics - Your Privit Profile

In 2016-17, the Orchard Farm High School Athletics Department implemented an online Athletic Registration & Physical Program through Privit. Your information can be completed on your mobile device, laptop, tablet or any device connected to the internet.

Privit Login

Orchard Farm Privit Instructions for Parents.pdf

Completing your Privit Profile will guide you through the required processes and/or documents (including the physical exam) to participate in athletics at OFHS including:

  • Personal Information

  • Pre-Participation History Form

  • MSHSAA Parent Permission

  • MSHSAA Student Agreement

  • MSHSAA Concussion Materials

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • Activities Manual

Each student must have a physician’s certificate stating that he or she is physically able to participate in athletic contests (for Orchard Farm High School). The medical certificate must be issued after February 1 of that year and on file with the high school before the student will be allowed to practice with any Orchard Farm High School athletic teams 

Please make certain that all required forms and signatures have been attained to avoid delay in athletic participation. Any questions pertaining to eligibility should be brought to the attention of the principal or athletic director.

As a service to our students, Orchard Farm High School invites a medical team to come to the high school and administer school physicals to any interested students. The examination is comprehensive, athletics-oriented, and relatively inexpensive. The examinations are generally given near the beginning of each school year. Check the district calendar for the date. Students that do not take advantage of this service when offered must get their own physical. Only physicals received on or after February 1 of the previous year will be accepted.

 

OFHS and MSHSAA Requirements for Athletic Eligibility

The Missouri State High School Activities Association establishes activity eligibility standards that must be met by all students who represent their school in interscholastic activities. Eligibility is not a student’s right by law but rather a privilege to be granted only if the student meets the following adopted standards:

  • Extracurricular students must be credible school citizens and follow all guidelines in the student handbook.
  • Extracurricular students must have earned, the preceding semester of attendance, a minimum of 3.5 units of credit and shall currently be enrolled in courses worth 3.5 units of credit and must be making satisfactory progress toward graduation. Credits earned or completed after the close of the school year (i.e. summer school), will be counted toward regaining eligibility only if classes are required to complete all graduation requirements.
  • Unless excused by the principal or designee, an extracurricular student must attend two complete blocks (7:50am-10:55am or 11:00am-2:32pm) to practice or compete on same day. For weekend competition, the student must attend two complete blocks on Friday.
  • Students assigned to in-school or out-of-school suspensions are ineligible. Ineligibility begins when the student is assigned the suspension by the school administrator and runs through the date of termination of the suspension. A student is permitted to attend a practice and/or game on the final day he or she attends In School Suspension (ISS) if their suspension has been completed.
  • Students who transfer in or out of Orchard Farm High School will need to complete Transfer of Eligibility forms. Contact the Athletic Director as soon as possible. This process takes one to three weeks to complete.
  • Students may not reach the age of 19 prior to July 1 to be eligible.
  • A student is only eligible for four consecutive years of high school.
  • A student must be considered an amateur in a given sport to be eligible.
  • Fourteen days prior to the first athletic contest, the head coach should turn in an eligibility roster to the athletic director. This will be used for the official MSHSAA eligibility certificate as well as to send to schools we play.
  • All fall athletes must meet the 16-day Heat Acclimation Period for All Fall Sports. All winter and spring athletes must meet the 14-days of practice requirements (Exception to the winter and spring rule: If a student has participated in a prior MSHSAA related sport and has not had a 10-day break between sports, this rule is waived.)
  • All athletes new to Orchard Farm High School in the past year must file a Transfer of Eligibility Form. This form must be filled out by the student and athletic director, and the process takes one to three weeks. Students who transfer to a new school will need to fill out transfer of eligibility forms. Please refer them to the activity director.
  • See that all athletes receive and understand a copy of “How to Protect Your Eligibility for High School Athletics”.

More Information from MSHSAA on High School Eligibility


 
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