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Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

September 11, 2020 - Athletics Update from Section XI

Islip High School

2508 Union Boulevard
Islip, New York 11751
Phone: (631) 650-8370
Fax: (631) 650-8373

Mr. John V. Sparacio
Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics

Mrs. Kimberly McBride
Office Secretary




Important Coronavirus Update

As the coronavirus progresses, in an effort to be prudent, Section XI will suspend all games and scrimmages until April 3rd. As that date approaches, we will reassess the situation utilizing updated information.

Islip will continue to hold all OUTDOOR practices. However, per Section XI, no games, scrimmage, or combined practices will take place until after April 3rd.



As you have heard, all potential athletes need to be registered through our new portal, FinalForms.  The attached documents will help you navigate this simple process.  From start to finish it should not take more than 10 minutes and you will only have to fill out most of the forms once.
Sports Physicals MUST continue to be brought or sent in hard copy to the nurse for final clearance.

We are very excited to announce that the Islip School District Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, 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 update.

Click on the Parent Playbook (Islip Parent Playbook) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.

We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.  

Please register at:
and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms. 

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes with the Islip School District.

Mr. John V. Sparacio
Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics


2020-2021 (Revised 9/11/20) Sports Start Dates

High School Sports
Varsity and JV 
Season 1 (Winter), January 4- February 27  (Basketball, Bowling, Wrestling, Winter Track & B Swimming)
Season 2 (Fall), March 1- May 1  (Football, Soccer, G Tennis, G Swim, Volleyball, Cross Country, Gymnastics & Cheerleading)
Season 3 (Spring), April 26- June 19  (Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, B/G Golf, B Tennis & Track)

Middle School Sports
Season 1 (Winter), January 4- February 6  (B Basketball & G Volleyball)
Season 2 (Late Winter), February 8- Mar 20  (G Basketball & Wrestling)
Season 3 (Fall), March 22- May 8  (Football, Soccer, Cross Country & Cheerleading)
Season 4 (Spring), May 10- June 12  (Baseball, Softball & Lacrosse)


About the Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Physical Education and Health

All students are provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences through quality physical education and health programs which will develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and appreciation needed to maintain lifelong healthy behaviors and attitudes. The diversity and multicultural aspects of our programs will enable students to become socially and personally responsible citizens who will contribute to the well- being of their families, school and community.



Islip Buccaneer logo 

The student athlete represents the best of his/her school community, and therefore is held to a high standard. Student athletes are our school's ambassadors to our community and to the schools with whom we compete. They are often leaders in school and role models to children not yet old enough to play sports. Interscholastic athletics helps to provide insight into many life experiences with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect, good citizenship, loyalty, tolerance, resiliency, sportsmanship, confronting fear, adapting, succeeding, and failing.

Interscholastic athletics in the Islip School District is an integral part of the district's total educational program. The interscholastic competitive environment provides an opportunity for our participants to learn positive life skills and values. This is accomplished through the implementation of the Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletic Programs promoted through the New York State Education Department. The program promotes the four "C's" as stated below:

  • Competence
    A student athlete in a quality program is competent in terms of: Skill Development, Knowledge of the Game/Strategies, Fitness/Conditioning/Healthy Behaviors
  • Character
    A student in a quality program demonstrates: Responsibility, Accountability, Dedication, Trustworthiness/fair Play, Self-Control
  • Civility
    A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates civility towards others, showing: Respect, Caring, Fairness
  • Citizenship
    A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions showing evidence of: Loyalty/Commitment, Teamwork, Role Modeling


The Islip interscholastic athletic program offers a wide variety of individual and team sports. The experience begins with a modified four-sport season program, provided for middle school seventh and eighth grade students, progressing to a three-sport season high school program, which includes opportunities for participation in junior varsity programs and culminates with a varsity level experience for the highest level student-athletes.

Islip School District Interscholastic Sports program including: athletic academic eligibility policy, teams offered, levels of participation, athletic department coaches, general sportsmanship guidelines, FAQ's, sports physical dates, tryout dates, directions to away contests, summer camps and downloadable sports physicals forms. For additional information about the Islip School District Athletic Program, please contact our office.  

For the most current information about athletic contest schedules and results, please go to the Section XI web site by clicking on the link below.