70 Lloyd Road, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Ho-Ho-Kus Interscholastic Athletics
Athletic Coordinator - Karen Ennis
Winter Volleyball Team: any 6th -8th grade girls interested in trying out for the March volleyball team should make sure they have signed up in the gym by the end of the week. Try-outs for the team will take place on Thurs. and Fri. Feb 20 and 21. All completed paperwork must be turned in to the nurse's office by Feb. 7th.
Interscholastic Athletic Program
Students in grades 6-8 are offered a wide variety of opportunities to participate in interscholastic athletic competitions against neighboring schools. Practices and games are held immediately after school four to five days a week and do not meet in the evenings or on weekends. The school district provides uniforms and transportation to and from the events. Game schedules, directions, and weather related announcements can be found in the athletics section of the school website.
Please be advised of the following procedures regarding medical forms needed in order to participate in the Ho-Ho-Kus School athletics program.
Under state law, the school doctor must verify the accuracy of the completed form and officially validate it. Only original forms will be accepted; the school doctor will not accept photocopied or faxed forms. All forms must be submitted before the school doctor visits the school to review them. Once the school doctor has been at the school and reviewed the forms, there will be no more forms accepted and your child will not be eligible for that season. Therefore, it is critical that the forms are turned in prior to the due date for each season. These dates are posted in Wednesday Notes, announced on daily announcements and in physical education classes. If a form is not filled out completely, it will be given back to you and you may risk missing the school doctor’s visit, thus your child would not be eligible to participate that season.
For the sports that require try-outs, students and parents will sign off on an additional form outlining try-out guidelines and procedures. These forms will be given out by the coach at the beginning of the season or may be downloaded from the athletics section of the school website.
Please note the following school policies which relate to athletics:
Participation In Physical Education Class
Students must participate in physical education class in order to practice or play in the after school practice or game.
Students must be in school by 10:30 a.m., for 4 hours of instruction to try-out, practice or play in a school sanctioned event that day.
Students are expected to adhere to the following sportsmanship code:
All athletes must participate in a minimum of 6 practices in order to play in a game; therefore, the school doctor’s visits are scheduled accordingly, well before the first game of the season. A Supplemental Health History Form must be filled out and submitted for the physician’s review for each season.
The following interscholastic sports are offered at Ho-Ho-Kus Public School for students in grades 6-8:
Practices take place almost every day immediately after school until 4:30 or 5:00 and students are expected to attend all scheduled practices and games.
The school provides coaches, uniforms, equipment, and transportation to all away events.
There is a $100 participation fee for all interscholastic teams. The participation fee is due before the athlete is issued a uniform. In the case of financial hardship, please speak to the school principal. Fees made be paid by check made out to the Ho-Ho-Kus BOE or through My School Bucks.
Schedules and other necessary forms can be found on the buttom of this page. Prior to competing, parents and students are required to acknowledge receipt of the Ho-Ho-Kus Concussion Management Policy, Sudden Cardiac Death pamphlet and Transportation Permission Form. These forms are available to sign on the Nurse's webpage.
Please check the school website for weather related school cancelation or changes in the schedules.
Please feel free to contact Karen Ennis at the above e-mail address or phone # with any questions.
Karen Ennis, Athletic Coordinator, Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
“The Ho-Ho-Kus Public School is committed to a high standard of academic excellence in compliance with the|
core curriculum content standards in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow students to maximize their
potential and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.”