Athletics Frequently Asked Questions

Athletic Registration Questions

How do I register my son/daughter for a sport?

All athletic registrations are handled through the online platform of FamilyID.  The link can be found under the parent resources tab of the Wisdom Lane Homepage.  You may also click the following link:

Once there, all you have to do is select the appropriate season/sport and create a profile for any child(ren) you wish to register.  It should be noted that if a current season is not visible, the registration window for that season has closed.  If a season is visible but you cannot click on the registration for it, that season has not yet opened.  New York State Law will not allow athletic registrations to take place more than thirty days prior to the first day of the season.

I registered my son/daughter on FamilyID.  Are they cleared to participate?

No.  Your child is REGISTERED, not CLEARED.  Once submitted, the school nurse’s office will be alerted to your child’s registration.  The office will then check the validity of his or her physical on file in order to grant final clearance.  This process typically takes a day or so, depending on how busy the office is at a particular time.  If your child is NOT cleared, you will receive an email stating this as well as the reason(s) for denial. 

I did not register my son/daughter for a sports season and it has already begun.  Am I too late?

Registration for each season will be open for approximately thirty days.  In order to provide the same opportunity to all students, once that time period has ended, the athletic department will not be unilaterally make the determination to reopen it.

How will registration dates for athletic seasons be communicated from the school?

The registration dates for each season will be posted on FamilyID once the starting dates are released by BOCES.  It will look like this:

Full registration for the Winter I Season is open from October 15 to November 13 in the above example.  The season itself runs from November 12 through January 18 as shown under the “Dates” column.  When registration opens for a season, you will receive a  connect-ed message informing you what sports are available, that starting and ending dates of the registration period, and the first day of practice/try-outs.  This contents of this connect-ed will then run during the in-school morning and afternoon announcements for the duration of the registration period.  Additionally, the connect-ed will be resent approximately ten days prior to the start of the season.

FamilyID says that registration is closed or pending.  What does that mean?

If a sport is listed as “Closed”, the time period for its registration has passed and the season has begun.  The Athletic Department will not unilaterally decide to open a sport whose registration has closed.  A label of “Pending” means that registration for a season has not yet opened.  New York State Law will not allow registrations more than thirty days prior to the start of any season.

Can my 6th grader participate in after-school athletics?

No.  New York State Law only allows 7th and 8th grade students to participate in Middle School (Modified) Athletics.

I have a question about FamilyID registration.  Where can I get help?

The best and fastest place to get help is to contact FamilyID directly be emailing [email protected] or calling 1-781-205-2800.

 

Game/Practice Schedule Questions

When will schedule packets be distributed?  What is included in the packet?

Schedule packets will be distributed as soon as we can be reasonably certain that all game changes have been made for a particular season.  Typically this will be approximately one week before the start of games.  Included in the packet you will find schedules for all teams, a team/individual picture order form, and addresses to each away site on the schedule.

How do I read the schedule packet?  What does “Alternate Site” mean?

All games will be played at the HOME team’s school unless an alternate site is listed on the schedule. For example:

Will be played at Wisdom Lane,

Will be played at Wantagh Middle School,

Will be played at Wantagh Middle School but at the Forest Lake site.

 

How will I be notified if a game is rescheduled or the time of a practice changes?

All in-season updates including but not limited to schedule changes, site changes, practice times, and picture days will be communicated DIRECTLY TO THE ATHLETES on each team.  Athletes will then be responsible for relaying the information home.

How often and where will practices be held?

All teams will practice after school from Monday through Friday.  Saturdays practices are scheduled per sport and depend on building availability.  All athletes have made a commitment to their teams and are expected to be there.  Attendance at practice mandatory.

 

Injury and Medical Eligibility Questions

My son/daughter was injured and out of sports for a period of time.  Does he/she need a note to return?

If the original note from your doctor stated a SPECIFIC period of time that your son/daughter had to sit out for (ie. ten days) then no.  If the original note was written “Until further notice” or “Until reevaluated”, then you WILL be required to submit a clearance note form the doctor.  Please be aware that all clearances are at the discretion of the nurse’s office.

My son/daughter is absent from school.  Can he/she still attend today’s game/practice?

No.  If a student is absent from school, he or she may not participate in interscholastic athletics.

What is the Concussion Return to Play protocol?

An athlete who is cleared to return from a concussion is NOT cleared to immediately return to action.  He or she is cleared to begin the Return to Play which is a New York State mandated process whose intent is to ensure that athletes returning from a concussion are ready to safely compete in interscholastic sports.  It is comprised of four days of increasingly vigorous athletic activity that is closely monitored by the school’s athletic trainer.  If no symptoms reappear, the athlete will be cleared to play in game competition on the fifth day.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AN ATHLETE BE ALLOWED TO RETURN FROM A CONCUSSION WITHOUT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THIS PROCESS.

 

General Athletics Questions

What are the starting and ending dates of the four seasons?

All season dates are provided by BOCES.  When available, a complete listing of season dates as well as the sports offerings will be posted on the General Athletic Information Page.

Where should my son/daughter keep his/her belongings during practice?

All athletes should keep their personal belongings locked in their lockers during games and practices.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATHLETE TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS/HER BELONGINGS ARE LOCKED AWAY SECURELY.

Can I take my son/daughter home directly from a game?

For attendance and security purposes, students should be returning from away games on the team bus.  In the case of extenuating circumstances, a note should be provided to the Athletic Director’s Office stating that you would like to take your son/daughter directly home from the game BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY of the above mentioned game.  Please DO NOT take your child from the field/gym without checking in with the coach so he/she can make sure that all athletes are accounted for.  Under no circumstances should you remove your child from a game without notifying the coach first.  Additionally, you may ONLY take YOUR own child home with your.

Will I need to purchase equipment for the upcoming season?

Except in the case of helmets and cleats/footwear, the purchasing of equipment based on fit or brand preference is optional .  It is NOT required.  If you choose to purchase your own equipment, please keep in mind that all hard-shell pieces must have the NOCSAE stamp in order to be eligible for use.  Additionally, it is Levittown’s District Policy that all students must wear District provided helmets.

My son/daughter has a game on the same day as a school concert.  What should he/she do?

The music department is made aware of any conflicts between concert and game schedules.  Your son/daughter should inform the teacher of the game so the teacher is aware that he/she may arrive slightly late.  It is suggested that your son/daughter bring his/her concert attire to school on the day of the game so he/she may change in the locker room after the game if necessary.

My child is serving an after-school detention or in/out-of-school suspension.  Can he/she still participate in athletics?

No.  Any student serving an after-school detention or in/out-of-school suspension MAY NOT attend after-school athletics not he day day that the punishment is served.

How will my son/daughter get home after practices and games?

It is the responsibility of parents to make any arrangements necessary to have their child picked up from school after games and practices.  Late busses are available at 4PM and 4:45PM Monday-Friday.

How will uniforms be collected?

Whenever possible, all uniforms will be collected immediately following the last game of the season.  If this does not occur or your son/daughter is absent from the last game, it is his/her responsibility to hand it in within two days of the conclusion of the season.

Who decides the position that my son/daughter be playing?

All positional decisions are made by the coach and are based on the needs of the team as it is currently constructed.

 

What is the process for students who are asked to compete at the Varsity Level?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics Frequently Asked Questions