Hello Smithton Student Athletes and Parents, 

On June 1st MSHSAA put out a statement about a new bylaw that is changing Pre-Participation Physicals. As of now physicals will be good for two years (730 days) from the day they were completed. 

Example: A physical received on July 31, 2018 is now valid through July 30, 2020.
Example: A physical received on May 29, 2018 is now valid through May 28, 2020 Example: A physical received on February 2, 2018 is now valid through February 1, 2020.  

Any athlete that participated in an athletic event last year will not need a new physical for the upcoming academic year. However, ALL athletes must turn in an updated History Form, Parent-Permission-Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials-Parent/Student Signature, and Emergency Contact.

Incoming 7th graders and any student who did not participate in athletic events within the last academic year will need a completed physical to participate in MSHSAA organized events at Smithton R-VI.
The new MSHSAA physical form and annual updated requirements can be found at   

If you have any questions regarding this change, or the eligibility of your student athlete please reach out to our school Certified Athletic Trainer, Sarah Cheatham. ( Thank you.