Yes! Anytime you visit a physician or specialist (dentist, eye doctor, etc) for an injury sustained in school or out of school, a note is required to return to athletics. The injury should if possible have a diagnosis and a timetable for returning to sport. In some cases (such as skin lesions) a note is required on a specific form. Please ask the ATs if you have any question on what form is needed for a specific injury.
*Please note, in some cases (such as a concussion, skin lesion, etc.) specific guidelines and protocols must be completed before returning to sport. For example, even with clearance following a skin infection, the NFHS requires a student-athlete be on medication for a certain amount of days. For diagnosed concussions, students must complete a 5-step return to play protocol with the athletic trainers or submit proof of completing this protocol elsewhere.