SHS soccer player on the field
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We use FamilyID for our athletics registration process. The Somerville Public Schools FamilyID site is translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole for the convenience of parents, guardians, and students. Please allow 15-20 minutes to register each child for a sport.

Athletic Clearance

Athletes may not participate in any of our sports programs until they have received approval through the Athletic Department. Clearance is a two-step process designed to ensure that all athletes are healthy for participation and that both parents/guardians and athletes understand the inherent risks that accompany athletic competition. Once an athlete receives athletic clearance, it is valid for that sports person only. Athletes must repeat the process each season they plan on participating in our programs.

The following steps must be completed in order, or your athletic clearance will be delayed:

  1. Registration on Family ID
  2. Attending a mandatory medical clearance event

How to register online using FamilyID:

Log onto FamilyID and follow the steps below. A parent/guardian of the student-athlete must complete these forms. Returning members may log in and follow steps 2 through 3 below. If you need assistance, call FamilyID at 888-800-5583 x1. Support is available 7 days a week and messages will be returned promptly.

  1. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, email address, and password. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account. (If you don't see the email, please check your spam or junk folders.) You MUST click the link provided in your email, log in, and register per steps 2 and 3 below.
  2. Click the link for season sport and complete the information requested on the form. Make sure you click "save" and continue.
  3. Confirm your registration. Once complete, you will be asked to click "confirm registration" or add another participant. (You will receive an email confirming your registration from FamilyID.)
  4. You can log back into FamilyID at any time to update your information or check your registrations.

Athletics Clearance Checklist:

  • Each student is required to have a current physical exam on file with the Athletics Department, per MIAA and DPH requirements.
  • Did you receive an email from the athletic director or athletic trainer stating that your registration was received and that it is under review? If not, go back to step 1 (under How to Register online using FamilyID).
  • Did you receive an email from the athletic director or athletic trainer stating that your registration is good or does it need changes? If changes are needed, you must make them before the cutoff date or you will not be cleared.
  • Did you receive an F/4 email with clearance info?
  • Show up to your mandatory medical screening and clearance with your:
    • Online registration completed
    • Physical (no more than 13 months old), per MIAA and DPH regulations
    • Copy of your insurance card
    • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Important Medical Notation: If your student athlete requires the use of an EPI Pen or inhaler, please contact your child's school nurse and submit the correct forms for the nurse.