Student Athletic Forms & Handbooks
Dear Bishop Parents,
The Bishop Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service geared toward high school athletics. Parents/students will no longer turn in paper forms/hard copies for athletics. All athletic forms including those that need to be signed annually will be filled out and signed digitally with the exception of the sports physical which will be printed off the Bishop Final Forms Portal and brought to your doctor to fill out. All other information will be saved from season to season and year to year. Finalforms also pre-populates information wherever possible for each student saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any NCHSAA update. Please be sure to print the BMHS physical and not use the one at your doctor's office so that you are sure to have all 3 pages. You will then upload the physical to the Finalforms site either via a scan or by taking a picture and uploading the picture. If uploading a picture of the physical, please make sure all 3 pages are readable. There are directions below addressing what to do if your student's physical is current and already on file with the Athletic Dept. Again, all of the other forms will be filled out online here.
When you first go to our FinalForms link (listed below as "Access BMHS Athletic Participation Forms"), you will need to set up an account which is very easy. There are directions also listed below as "Parent Directions for Finalforms Online Athletic Forms/Data Management." If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click, "user support." When you start filling out the information, you will see that there is a lot of medical information and contact information that you will fill out before you get to the forms. Some of this information may be the same information you have filled out on previous Bishop School Forms, but doing so on our Finalforms site will allow your student's coaches and athletic trainer to be able to have access to your student's medical information via Ecard. This way, if he or she is injured off site, the coach and trainer can pull up all medical and contact information for your child to give to the medical professionals providing treatment. The good news is that you only need to fill it out one time for the duration of your student's time at Bishop McGuinness. You can login and change/edit your information any time.
While you can create an account and fill out most of the information now, please do not fill out the forms that were part of the previous 12 page athletic packet until after June 25. Those forms include all the forms listed on your portal that appear after the Emergency Medical Authorization Form. If you do, it is ok, but because they are annual forms, the signatures will be cleared July 1, and you will need to log back in and fill out only those few forms again after June 25. The sports physical is an exception and you can upload that any time.
If your child has a physical on file with us that is still valid (has not expired), you do not need to upload that. The Athletic Department will receive an automated email notifying us that you have created an account on FinalForms, and we will take care of uploading your physical. You only need to upload the physical to the site after your child's physical expires and he or she gets a new one. Finalforms has a countdown clock, so you will receive automated email reminders beginning 60 days out from the time your child's physical expires.
After June 25 when you fill out the sportsmanship Pledge Form, you will see a spot for the coach to sign. Just skip that section. The coaches will fill out their own pledge form on the coaching staff portal.
Information on PE uniforms, link to purchase Villainswear, information on sports fee payment, and Villains Club Membership and Banner Sponsorship will also now be listed in Finalforms. Signing that page is simply acknowledgement that you read that page.
We realize this will take a few minutes extra the first time you fill everything out, but we feel this will be much easier for our parent community for the remainder of your student(s) time at Bishop. Also, our coaches and trainer having the ability to provide emergency medical providers with your student's information on site will be a great resource as well. If you have any questions or difficulties navigating the site and are not able to get your questions answered by the Finalforms support team, please email Coach Stoller at firstname.lastname@example.org.