Spring Sports Registration Opens Today!: Magruder HS

MCPS and Magruder High School are excited to announce that registration for Spring Sports will open on Monday, January 23, 2023 (at 12pm)! Below is information regarding the upcoming Spring Sports season, as well as the registration process. Additional information can be found on the MCPS Athletics website. (Note – tryouts for Spring sports will start on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Registration Information

How to Register:

Students must be registered by a parent through the MCPS ParentVue Portal.  Students must be registered by Monday, February 27, 2023, in order to guarantee that their registration will be processed in time for the first day of tryouts.

 Steps for Registering via ParentVue (DIRECTIONS AVAILABLE HERE).

  1. Login to MCPS ParentVue Portal
  2. Locate “Online Registration” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. You should then see prompts to enter information for the “2022-2023 HS Athletics Registration – Spring”.If you see something for “Annual Verification” or “Resume Annual Registration”, please click the “Start Over” button, logout and log back in, this should then allow you to access the Athletic Registration.
  4. The Athletics Registration screens will have you verify information in the system and then allow you to review and complete the Athletics Registration forms.If any of the information appearing on the “Family” or “Parent/Guardian” information screens is incorrect, please contact our school registrar, Mrs. Donte D Gassaway-Fields at Donte_D_Gassaway-Fields@mcpsmd.org to have this corrected before completing your registration.

ParentVue Troubleshooting Information 

If a parent is having trouble logging into the MCPS ParentVue Portal:

(MCPS also has a guide to ParentVue for parents here).

  • If you have never activated your parent account:Parents were sent activation information at the beginning of the school year, which included an Activation Key. If you do not have the activation information please contact Dr. Stephanie Schwinn at Stephanie_B_Schwinn@mcpsmd.org.
  • Forgot your password? Click on the Forgot Password link on the ParentVue Portal.
  • Wrong address notification or your child is not linked to your account? Contact Mrs. Donte D Gassaway-Fields at Donte_D_Gassaway-Fields@mcpsmd.org.

Pre-Participation Physicals

Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last two pages of SR-8) is ready for online submission or for submission to the coach prior to tryouts/practices. Physicals are valid for one calendar year. A partial list of Clinics that offer Sports Physicals within the Montgomery County area is available online. Physicals can be uploaded by the parent during the registration process. However, if a parent needs to submit a physical after the student has already been registered, email an electronic copy of the completed pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) to Magruder’s Athletic Specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the timeline for the start of sports?

  • Tryouts/practices will begin on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for most sports. Tryouts and preseason will continue for three weeks prior to the first contest.

If a student participated in Winter Sports or optional conditioning during the Winter season, does the student have to register for the Spring season?

  • Yes! Registration or participation in one season or for optional offseason workouts does not mean the student is registered for the upcoming Spring season. Any student who would like to participate in this upcoming Spring sports season must be registered by a parent using ParentVue as outlined above.

If a student registered or participated in athletics in the Winter 2022-2023 sport season, will the student need to register again for the Spring 2023 sport season?

  • Yes! The registration is only for one sports season. Any student who would like to participate in this upcoming Spring sports season must register using ParentVue as outlined above.

When should a parent register a student?

  • Registration opens Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12:00pm. It is recommended that students register as soon as possible in order for the registration to be processed and the athlete ready for the first practice. Waiting till the last couple of days can jeopardize their registration for their team. Registration for Spring sports will end on Monday, February 27, 2023.

 Can we register even if we do not have our physical form completed yet?

  • Yes – parents may register students prior to having an up to date physical completed. However, once the registration is submitted, the parent may not access the registration to upload the physical form. The physical form will then need to be submitted directly to Magruder Athletic Specialist, Silas Cheung at Silas_P_Cheung@mcpsmd.org

My student can’t get an appointment to get a physical until after the start of tryouts. Is that ok?

  • Unfortunately, we cannot allow a student to tryout or participate in athletics until an up to date Physical SR-8 form has been submitted to the school. If getting an appointment with your physician is a challenge, there are other options – a partial list of Clinics that offer Sports Physicals within the Montgomery County area is available online.

 Is there a schedule of games or practices posted yet?

  • The practice schedule will likely be Mondays through Fridays with some Saturday practices (depending on the sport). Tryout and practice schedules on the team pages of our website at least one week in advance of tryouts. All game/contest schedules are posted on our website under each sport’s schedule page.

 Will there be tryouts, or are all students who register going to be on a roster?

  • This will depend on the sport and the number of student registrations. Tryout/practice information will be posted and communicated to students and parents.

 Can a student tryout for more than one sport in the same season?

  • Parents must declare only one sport per season during the registration process. However, if a student would like to change his/her sport prior to the start of tryouts, the parent must email Magruder’s Athletic Specialist Silas Cheung at Silas_P_Cheung@mcpsmd.org in advance of tryouts. Similarly, if a student tries out for a sport and does not make the team (or decides to change sports after the tryout date), please have the parent email the Athletic Specialist.

 Will transportation be provided for tryouts and practices?

  • Unfortunately, transportation is not provided to and from tryouts and practices. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for tryouts and practices. Additionally, students may not remain on campus for extended periods of time before or after tryouts and practices due to supervision policies.

 Can a student register after the start of tryouts?

  • In order to be included on tryout rosters, students must be registered by Monday, February 27, 2023.  However, for sports that make cuts, there may not be an opportunity to participate once tryouts have been held at the start of the season. If your student would like to register after February 27, 2023, it is recommended to reach out to the coach of the sport to see if there is still an opportunity to participate (see below for contact information).

 How can I contact a coach if I have a question?

  • The MHS Coaching Staff, as well as contact information can be found on our webpage at magruderathletics.com. To find the list hover over the “more” icon and then look for the Coaches link.

 If you have any further questions please reach out to Silas Cheung via email at silas_p_cheung@mcpsmd.org. Thanks, and let’s have a great Spring season!