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Leisha Griffitt

Email: lgriffitt@g-pisd.org

Phone: 361-777-4042 ext. 5091

Athletic Trainers: Gregory-Portland ISD employs three full time athletic trainers. These individuals are licensed by the state of Texas. They are here to insure that the student athletes of this school district have the utmost care when it comes to their athletic injuries. They will actively participate in the prevention, treatment, and care of any athletic injury that occurs to your child during the course of their participation in G-PISD. There is one full-time athletic trainer at the Jr high and two at the high school. All home Jr high athletic events will be covered by an athletic trainer.

Medical Referral: If in the unfortunate event that your child will need a medical referral to a doctor someone from the G-PISD athletic training or coaching staff will contact you to let you know. Every effort will be made to get you the appropriate school district secondary athletic insurance claim form. As your child’s parent, you are free to take your child to whichever doctor that you choose. From time to time there will be local doctors on site during G-PISD athletic contests. If your child becomes injured and is evaluated by a doctor at the event site, you are not obligated to continue your child’s treatment with this doctor if further medical treatment is warranted. If and when your child is seen by a doctor for an injury or illness he/she are to bring a note from that doctor stating their activity level for both practices and games. This note is to be given to one of the staff athletic trainers. Once the note is received stipulating an amount of time for restricted/no athletic activity, it will be followed by G-PISD staff. If you as a parent would like a second opinion regarding your child’s medical condition, you are free to do so. G-PISD staff asks that if you seek a second opinion that it be from a similar type or more specialized doctor.

EXAMPLE: The student athlete is held out of activity by an orthopedist. To be released to full activity one of two things needs to happen. Either the amount of time specified by the doctor’s note elapses, or the student athlete is released by another orthopedist.

It is important to remember that we as athletic trainers have the student athlete’s best interest in mind. We will not make a decision to allow a child to play if we feel like it will jeopardize their health simply to give their team a better chance to win.

Athletic Training Room Procedures: The training room is open at 7:00 AM each day for treatment of new and existing injuries during the fall semester and 7:30 AM during the spring semester. It will also be open during athletic periods for emergency use only (unless arranged by a coach) except during testing weeks or designated by a staff athletic trainer. Any student athlete who has a new or existing injury is expected to be here at that time to be evaluated by one of the staff athletic trainers. After the initial evaluation, the student athlete may need to perform rehabilitative exercises to improve the condition of their injury. If a student athlete is unable to come for morning treatment, he/she need to make arrangements with the staff athletic trainers for an alternative time. All rules for the athletic training room are posted for all student athletes, their parents, and G-PISD staff to see. They are to be adhered to if the student athlete is to receive treatment for their injuries.

“Gregory Portland Middle School is a great school because GP has great education and sports programs. The school is very clean and the teachers are very caring and nice.”

Elijah Young, GP Class of 2024