Participation in Athletics
Requirements to Participate
Important: For all activities that compete in MSHSAA sponsored competitions, including Mustang sports, cheer, poms & marching band
- Students must be enrolled in and successfully earn credit in at least 3.0 units of credit (6 classes) each SEMESTER. Incoming freshmen are automatically eligible for the fall semester. (Summer school classes MAY be used to earn up to 1.0 units of credit towards eligibility for first semester for certain classes. Check with the Activities Director to see if a class would qualify.)
- All students must adhere to the Rockwood Citizenship Policy (available within the link below-'Activities and Athletics Guideline Handbook'). This includes conduct both in and out of school, as well as in and out of season for their activity/sport. Students and parents/guardians are responsible for making the Activities Director aware of any violations with law enforcement.
Privit is used to submit your MSHSAA-mandated physical and emergency information online. Two important details with this submission:
- Your physical you upload to Privit must be dated 7/1/2021 or later in order for it to be considered valid.
- You must complete the online Privit process before attending the first day of tryouts/practice in order to participate.
Note: According to MSHSAA By-Laws 3.8.1 and 4.5.6, schools shall require every student participating in spirit activities (sideline cheer and dance teams) and athletics to present a physician’s certificate stating that he or she is physically able to participate. These By-Laws do not allow for any exceptions to this requirement. Download the MSHAA Handbook.
The process should take you about 15-30 minutes to complete and the app involved is free. Once your info is in and you have chosen the sport(s) and/or activities your son or daughter wants to try to participate in, the info stays in the system throughout their LHS career. You will only have to upload a new, valid physical each year and update contact info or insurance info as they might change. Download Privit instructions.
Important: All students (whether in sports/activities or not) must continue to turn in immunization forms to their school nurse and alert the nurse to any health changes as they occur.
Physicals and Emergency Contact Information
We are very excited about this new method of storing and accessing important info in case of emergencies and following MSHSAA guidelines in terms of physicals, concussion info, insurance, etc. It will also allow, most importantly, our coaches, trainer and sponsors easy and quick access in case of emergency at games and events. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at the MHS Activities Office at 636-891-6037.
The old method of turning in paper copies of your physicals and emergency forms will now be done completely online, and paperless via a company (Privit.com) we have partnered with to give parents, participants and coaches, computer and phone app access to emergency info and record storage. Please click on the following link we have set up with Privit to allow you to set up and access your child's account.