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Ho-Ho-Kus Interscholastic Athletics

Warriors

Athletic Coordinator - Karen Ennis
201-652-3945
kennis@hohokus.org


Announcements

Basketball team physical forms and health history update forms due by Nov. 1st.

Basketball team try-outs: 

Boys; Mon. and Tues. Nov 19 and 20 from 4:30-6:00

Girls: Mon. and Tues. Nov. 19 and 20  from 3:4:30

Candidates should report to both try-out dates.

 


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:

Academic Eligibility

  • During the first trimester period of each academic year, all pupils in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be eligible.
  • Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade pupil who receives two D’s or an F at the end of the first trimester is ineligible for any co-curricular or athletic activity for the second trimester.
  • Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade pupil who received two D’s or an F at the end of the second trimester is ineligible for the third trimester.

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.

Attendance

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.

Sportsmanship

Students are expected to adhere to the following sportsmanship code:

  • Understand and follow the rules of the contest
  • Recognize skilled performance of others regardless of affiliation
  • Display respect for all individuals participating in the athletic event including; officials, coaches, team-mates, opponents and spectators
  • Treat opponents in an empathic manner
  • Congratulate opponents in victory and defeat
  • Display appropriate behavior at all times

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:

Fall

September - November 1

Winter

Mid November - Early February

Spring

Late March - Late May

Boys Soccer

Boys Basketball

Boys Track & Field

Girls Soccer

Girls Basketball

Girls Track & Field

Boys and Girls

Cross-Country

March Volleyball (girls)

 

Girls Field Hockey

 

 

Girls Volleyball

 

 

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 $250 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.”