Athletics


All s
tudents have the opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports at Franklin Middle School. 

If interested, parents and students should join the FMS ATHLETICS Schoology group in order to get updates, announcements, and all paperwork required to participate in these activities.  The code to join is: CNDNG-TTW3D

Contact our Athletic Activity Advisor, Ms. Gordon, with any questions or concerns with any of these programs. 

Contact Coach Gordon



How to Sign Up for Athletics Schoology Group

Parents/Guardians and Student-athletes,
All students can participate in interscholastic sports at Franklin Middle School.

Student-Athletes are required to:

● submit a Physical Evaluation form before they may begin tryouts/practice,
signed/stamped by an authorized medical examiner.
● complete the online registration that provides important health, safety, and emergency
contact information.
● be academically eligible. (Based on the previous quarter’s report card, students must
have a 2.0 GPA average with no more than one E.)
● demonstrate good sportsmanship and positive citizenship, both on and off the playing
field and in the community.
● follow all COVID-19 related protocols required by BCPS.

Physical Evaluation Forms:

Physicals are now valid for 14 months from the physical exam date.
Ex: If your new physical exam date is 
2/1/21, it expires on 4/1/22. It is strongly suggested that all athletes get a new physical after June 1,
2022.

Physical Evaluation Form (English)
Physical Evaluation Form (Spanish)


Follow these steps to submit your athletic physical:

1. Print out all pages of the UPDATED 2021-2022 PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM.
a. Click English or Spanish for the version of the form you need.
b. *Note: this is a new form that now includes an additional COVID-19 page that MUST be completed.
2. Complete sections of the form for the parent/participant before going to the doctor.
3. Have your doctor/authorized medical examiner complete all required sections of the form. They must also sign and stamp the form. If you have had an exam within the calendar year, you may be able to forward these forms to the doctor to complete.
4. Once completed by the Authorized Medical Examiner, submit the “Physical,” “History,” and “COVID-19” pages in order to participate.
a. Upload to your online registration, and ADD the DATE OF YOUR PHYSICAL.
b. Email to Coach Gordon at [email protected] and Nurse V at [email protected]
  

Online Registration:

Please use this link to the Franklin Middle School Form REleaf website to register for athletics!


Log in to your account, or if this is your first visit - create an account. Save your username and password 
for future access to this registration portal.
To complete the registration process you will need to provide contact information for the athlete, parents/guardians, and emergency contacts, as well as Health insurance and Doctor information.
You will also choose which sport you are signing up for. You are allowed to register for ONE sport PER SEASON. Each season’s sports will open up close to the season start date, so some sports may look
locked/closed, however they will open closer to the start of that sport season, so don’t worry!

Sports Season:

Fall Sports: Registration is OPEN! This process requires an athletic physical form signed by a doctor and the completion of an online registration component!  

Badminton and Cross Country activities begin on September 12th.

Winter Sports: Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball.  Registration opens in October.  The first day of try-outs will be Tuesday, November 15th.

Spring Sports: Tennis and Track & Field.  Registration opens in February.  The season begins March 13th.

Other activities, such as Archery (competitive team - biggest in BCPS) and DragonBall (Grade-level Homeroom Basketball Tournaments), Volleyball, and more...will also be posting important schedules and permission slips required to participate.


Academic Eligibility:

BCPS will be modifying its student athlete academic eligibility policy (Rule 6702) to allow students the opportunity to participate in the BCPS Interscholastic Athletic Program for the athletic season
as long as the student is making satisfactory progress towards graduation. The interpretation of this modification WILL ALLOW ANY STUDENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION IF THEY EARNED
A CREDIT DURING THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

Standard eligibility requirements will resume for students at the start of the second quarter. This policy 
states that a student-athlete must have at least a 2.0 average GPA and no more than one failing grade
(E).