All students enrolling in the Providence Public School District are required to present an up-to-date written physical administered by a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse-practitioner if coming from outside the state of Rhode Island. Additionally, students entering the 7th grade are required to provide an updated physical (there is a six-month grace period to make one available). Prior to trying out for a school sport, all athletes must provide a sports physical administered by a doctor or physician’s assistant within 30 days prior to the start of the sports season. One sports physical per year is sufficient. Forms for the physicals may be obtained from the student’s coach or school nurse/teacher.