Monday, July 28, 2014

Before School Starts TO DO LIST #1 Fall Athletes get your paperwork IN

September will be here before we know it, so I wanted to put together a summer “To Do List” blog series for parents and students to help get everyone ready for school to start on September 4.   I hope you enjoy the series.  




#1 Paperwork for Fall Athletes  


In order for an athlete to be cleared for the first day of official practice, all paperwork must be in by August 1.  This year the process was changed and most of the forms can be completed directly through Genesis Parent Access.  If you have any questions about the process or if you are not sure whether you owe anything, please check with your coach. Be proactive and DON'T wait for the last minute.  



Review of the New Process 

Beginning with the 2014 Fall Athletic Season, most student-athlete forms are now accessible on the Genesis Parent Access and should be signed and submitted electronically.  Waldwick High School has created an electronic signature page that allows you to read and submit all forms on line.

In order to participate on a Waldwick High School athletic team, a student/athlete and parent must read and sign (on-line only) the forms listed below.  Form "signing" must be completed on the Genesis Parent Access.  Paper copies of the form will no longer be accepted.  Student/athletes and parents need to complete the forms for each child who will participate on a team.

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE:
        .  SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN YOUNG ATHLETES
        .  NJSIAA STEROID TESTING POLICY
        .  NJDOE CONCUSSION FACT SHEET
        .  ImPACT BASELINE TESTING
        .  ATHLETE'S CODE OF CONDUCT
        .  PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT
        .  RANDOM DRUG TESTING

Parent Access Link:  https://parents.waldwick.k12.nj.us
Your log-on is your full e-mail address: <PARENT_LOG ON_ID> (use lowercase letters)

The following forms will still need to be printed, completed and returned to the Coach, Athletic Trainer or the Nurse.

**FORMS TO BE PRINTED AND HANDED IN TO  WHS:
        .  PHYSICAL FORM (print and return to Nurse Willer, annually)
        .  HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE (print and return to Nurse Willer, per season)
        .  EMERGENCY CARD (print and return to Coach, per season)


We have created a user guide to help you with this new process.  
Forms in Parent Access - User Information 

All forms can also be found on the WHS Athletics webpage under Forms. Please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Mayer or Jeff Basilicato if you have any questions.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet Michael Mayer - New Athletic Director / Supervisor of Instruction

Guest post: Introduction letter from Michael Mayer, Supervisor of Athletics and Instruction 

Dear Student-Athletes and Parents,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and looking forward to the upcoming 2014-2015 High School Athletic Season.  My name is Michael Mayer and I am the new Athletic Director for Waldwick High School.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Waldwick schools, athletics, and community.  Waldwick has a rich winning tradition and history of excellence not only on the playing fields, but in the classroom as well.  I am honored to now be wearing Warrior blue and being a part of it all. 

Before coming to the Waldwick School District, my professional career was entirely in the New Milford School District.  I held the positions of Social Studies Teacher, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Head Softball Coach.  Through those positions, I have expected my student-athletes to maintain high academic standards, compete at their highest level and consistently display good sportsmanship.  I know here in Waldwick we have similar expectations and I am eager to collaboratively work together to make Warrior Nation even better.

I believe communication is an important aspect of a high school athletic community.  I am definitely looking forward to meeting you throughout the year.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone at 201-652-9000 x5024, or by email mayerm@waldwick.k12.nj.us,, or follow me on twitter at @WHSWarrior_ATHL. 
                  
I am excited to get another successful year in Waldwick started!

Sincerely,

Michael Mayer
Athletic Director / Supervisor of Instruction

Waldwick School District

Where to Find Scholarships

The Summer time is a great time to start investigating various scholarship opportunities! Below is a list of resources to help you search for college scholarships. 
 
WHERE TO FIND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
*Naviance National Scholarship Search link - http://connection.naviance.com/waldwick
 
* Employers – yours and/or your families
 
* Investigate each college website and/or financial aid office
 
* Search Organizations, Clubs, Companies, and Associations (i.e. NJ Society of Women Engineers, Girls Scouts of America, Wal-Mart)
 
* Waldwick Guidance Office - Jr/Sr Weekly Bulletin – this bulletin gets published each week starting in early September.
 
* Waldwick High School Guidance website for scholarship handbooks and scholarship information:http://www.waldwick.k12.nj.us/waldwick/High%20School/Guidance/
 
* Resource booklets provided to you at the Junior Conferences and Junior Parents Night
 
* Websites:
 
The LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS get posted in January and February.  The Local scholarships represent GUARANTEED MONEY to a WHS senior!!!  So the trick is to APPLY-APPLY-APPLY! More information about the Local Scholarships is listed in the Scholarship Handbook, which will be available shortly.
 
Big thank you to Ms. Cassidy, Guidance Secretary for putting together this great list.