Middle School Sports

Middle School Fall Sports
Posted on 09/03/2020

Hello West Essex Middle School Families,

We are pleased to announce that West Essex will be running Middle School Sports this fall.  The sports that we offer for the fall season are Girls and Boys Soccer and Field Hockey.  

The Middle School Sports page is available here.

We believe in all the benefits that sports provide, especially during the challenging times we are experiencing, so we are going to run a modified version of our traditional sports programs.  Under the current State guidelines we do not have the facilities to safely host middle school and high school practices at our West Essex campus .  Our plan is to have all Girls and Boys Soccer practices at Fairfield Recreation turf field located at 221 Hollywood Ave. Fairfield.  Field Hockey will practice at Liberty Field, located directly behind the Municipal Building on Gould Ave. North Caldwell.   Therefore, if your child is participating, then they will have to be driven to and from the practice facility.  We will not be providing busing. 

We are now accepting all registration and medical forms for fall Middle School athletics. All sports will begin tryouts the week of September 14, 2020.  All forms and registration should be completed ASAP since it does take 14-18 days for processing. 

If your child is in the 8th grade and they have played a sport at WE during the 2019-20 school year, and you were unable to obtain a new physical, you can hand in a Health History Update Questionnaire with the COVID-19 (HHUQ-C19) .  However, if you have obtained a new physical, please fill out the medical paperwork in addition to the HHUQ-C19 and email all paperwork to Nurse Denise Logan at dlogan@westex.org.  If you have yet to schedule your child's annual physical, you must show proof of a scheduled appointment prior to September 13, 2020 in order for your child to be eligible for the sport regardless if you submitted the HHUQ-C19. 

 All 7th graders will need to email BOTH the HHUQ-C19 and the Annual Athletic Pre Participation Physical Examination Form.  If you have questions regarding this process, please email Mrs. Logan at dlogan@westex.org or Mrs. McGuinness at mmcguinn@westex.org.  

All documents need to be emailed, please do not use USPS. 

Please refer to the attached document for registration and medical forms and directions.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.  

Best regards,

Anthony Minnella, Director of Athletics