For Parents and Athletes entering Grades 7-12 as well as those entering Grade 6 who plan to participate in Cross Country or Wrestling:
The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) and the Harrisburg School District require certification as to the adequacy of a student’s health for athletic participation.
This certification shall be restricted to a duly licensed Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed physician’s assistant or licensed nurse practitioner.
All exams must be signed by authorized medical personnel as listed above.
Stamping the name of a medical clinic or a medical association as a substitute for the Doctor’s signature is unacceptable.
Physicals taken in the spring for the ensuing school term shall be taken after April 1.
For example, a physical taken on or after April 1, 2020 is valid for the 2020-21 school year.
A physical taken on March 1, 2020 expires on July 1, 2020 and is NOT valid for the 2020-21 school year.
To meet the requirements of the SDHSAA and the District, please follow the steps below. Once all steps are complete you are cleared to participate. Again, this process MUST be completed, and forms MUST be submitted to the HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OFFICE prior to the first day of your sport’s season.