Published in the July 24, 2015 edition


fallsports_webMELROSE — Melrose High has released information on fall signups for sports and extra-curricular activities. Included are Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Golf, Football, Field Hockey, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Swimming, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Band Members and Color Guard. Fall 2015 Dates: Monday, Aug. 10– Thursday, Aug. 20. 8:30 until 3:30 in the Athletic Office located on the third floor of the High School. Students are encouraged to sign up online soon and not mail fall registrations. Practice and tryouts begin on Monday, Aug. 24 – Football, Thursday, Aug. 27 – all other fall sports.

MHS is continuing the convenience of online registration for sports programs and extra-curricular activities through partner company, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for programs and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, you enter your information once for multiple uses, multiple kids and multiple programs.

BEFORE ONLINE REGISTRATION – Complete the online concussion course. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all athletes, band members, cheerleaders and parents/guardians take an online concussion course each year. As you complete the registration process you will be required to sign-off indicating that you both have completed the online course. or

Have The Following Information Handy:

– Doctor Information – Health Insurance information – Date of current physical. (Physical date should not be older than 13 months)


• New User: Create your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, e-mail address and password. You will receive an e-mail with a link to confirm your new account.

Fill out the information requested on the registration form. You will receive an e-mail from FamilyID confirming your registration. You can log back into at any time to update your information and to check on the sport for which you are registered.

• Returning User: Use your FamilyID log on. If you do not remember your log on please call FamilyID to reset it for you.

Make sure that you click on ‘save & continue,‘ review your entries the click on ‘complete registration’.

• If you need assistance you can call FamilyID at 888-800-5583 x1. Support is available 7 days per week from early morning through late evening.

Lastly, a Clearance Card needs to be issued.

Once you have completed the all three steps; (1) concussion course (2) FamilyID Online Registration (3) submitted current physical and payment to the Athletic Office; a clearance card will be issued. Athletes MUST have a clearance card to participate. Please see MHS Athletic web page for details regarding the payment structure that the school committee has adopted.

All fall, winter, spring sports informational meeting: If your child plans on participating in any interscholastic sports program, there will be a parent/guardian sports meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 in the middle school auditorium. This meeting will describe the athletic policies and procedures as well as the student/athlete expectations. Contact Denise Daglio with questions 781-462-3224 or Pat Ruggiero, director of Athletics 78-462-3223.