August 7, 2023 - 1st day for football and boys’ golf
August 14, 2023 - 1st day for cheer, cross country, soccer, girls’ tennis, and girls’ volleyball
November 17, 2023 - 1st day for basketball, bowling, gymnastics, swimming, and wrestling
March 4, 2024 - 1st day for baseball, softball, boys’ tennis, track & field, and boys’ volleyballAthletic Trainers & Team Physician
Jennifer McNamara, MS, LAT, ATC, NREMT[email protected]
Jen completed her Bachelor’s degree in athletic training at the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. She then pursued a Master’s in advanced athletic training with a concentration in youth and adolescent health at the University of South Florida and graduated in 2022. She has been an athletic trainer with the Allegheny Health Network since 2020, and at Thomas Jefferson since 2022.
Dylan Nessenson, MS, LAT, ATC[email protected]
Dylan completed his Bachelor’s degree in athletic training at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. He then pursued a Master’s in athletic training at East Stroudsburg and graduated in 2019. He has been an athletic trainer at Thomas Jefferson since 2019, and at Allegheny Health Network since 2022.
David Stone, MD
Dr. Stone is the team physician for the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars, appointed through Allegheny Health Network. He is on the sidelines for all varsity football games, and is available throughout the school year to see students at practices on a limited basis. He specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a special interest in sports medicine.
Healthy Roster is a HIPAA compliant electronic medical records system used by the athletic trainers at AHN, and by extension, WJHSD. This system works as an app or a website, depending on your preference, and will allow you to individually access your student-athlete's medical information including physical packets/required paperwork for their sport(s), injury updates, treatments, appointment reminders, direct access to communicate with our athletic trainers, and more. This program is completely HIPAA compliant and no outside entity can access your child's health information. The coaches and athletic director will have limited access — they will only be able to see any injury updates or important memos from the athletic trainer. All PIAA physical paperwork MUST be submitted through Healthy Roster.
In order to connect your child's account, you will receive an email invitation with a code sent from Healthy Roster. If you are a new user, please contact Jen McNamara, athletic trainer, at [email protected]
, and include your child's full name, birth date, and graduation year. She will either create your child's account and send you an invitation to join or send an invitation for an existing child's account. Once you have access, you are able to upload all required paperwork to your child's account and message Jen and Dylan with any questions you may have.
For assistance with Healthy Roster, please go to www.healthyroster.com, click the blue Login button at the top right, and then the Help button on the bottom left, or the blue Question Mark on the bottom right. This will take you to a webpage full of How-to guides and FAQs. You will also be able to reach directly out to Healthy Roster with other questions.
At WJHSD, our athletic trainers administer baseline concussion tests to most athletes prior to their first athletic season of the school year. Baseline concussion tests are used to compare results after having been diagnosed with a concussion by a physician, and completing the return to play protocol proscribed. The athletic trainer will then re-administer the concussion test so that the physician can compare results to ensure that your child’s brain function is back to their baseline values, and that they don’t still have functional deficits. The physician will then clear your child if the results are back to your child’s normal levels. The concussion test is NOT a diagnostic tool. If you or your child believe they may have a concussion, please reach out to one of our athletic trainers and they will walk you through the process and what your next steps should be. The teams that are administered baseline tests include, but are not limited to:
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Any athlete who participates in a sport not mentioned in the above list is able to have a baseline concussion test upon request. Please reach out to one of our athletic trainers to inquire about having your child tested if desired.
Physicals for 2023-24 Competition
The WJHSD is hosting physicals on June 5, 2023 at PHMS and June 6, 2023 at TJHS. Please have all documents, Sections 1-5, completed prior to May 31, so that during school physicals our school physicians can complete Section 6.
If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Jen McNamara, athletic trainer, at [email protected]