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Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

January 27, 2021 - Letter Regarding High-Risk Sports


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




Final Forms: All potential athletes need to be registered through FinalForms. The documents linked below 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.
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”.

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


2021-2022 Sports Start Dates

High School Sports
Varsity and JV 

  • Fall Sports: Monday, August 23, 2021 (Football, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Gymnastics, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Cheerleading, Boys Golf, Volleyball, Girls Independent Swimming)
  • Winter Sports: Monday, November 15, 2021 (Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Track, Boys Track, Boys Bowling, Girls Bowling, Boys Independent Swimming)
  • Spring Sports: Monday, March 14, 2022 (Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Boys Track, Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis)

Middle School Sports

  • September 9, 2021: Fall Sports: Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Cheerleading
  • November 8, 2021: Early Winter: Boys Basketball, Volleyball
  • January 24, 2022: Late Winter: Girls Basketball, Wrestling
  • March 28, 2022: Spring: Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls 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.