Discipline & Athletics

  ATHLETIC PROGRAMS AND RULES FOR PARTICIPATION                       

Golf                                                                                                     
Football                                                                                              
Cross Country                                                                                    
Boys’ Tennis                                                                                      
Volleyball                                                                                           
Boys’ Basketball                                                                                 
Girls’ Basketball                                                                                 
Cheerleading                                                                                       
Dance Drill Team                                                                                
Wrestling                                                                                             
Track                                                                                                   
Girls’ Tennis                                                                                       
Soccer                                                                                 
                                                                                

                                                                  

 1.)  Before a student tries out or begins practice for in any sport or athletic activity, he/she must have an approved physical examination form on file at school. 
       The physical examination must be given during the school year when the sport is   
       held or during the summer months prior to the beginning of the sport.

 2.)  Athletes, cheerleaders, and drill team members must display sportsmanship at all 
       athletic events.

 3.)  Athletes, cheerleaders, and drill team members will be required to follow
       the 
DISCIPLINARY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS found in the SMS handbook.

 4.)  Before a student can participate in an athletic activity, his/her parents must turn
       in a signed permission form to the school.

 5.)  If a student makes more than two F’s on a report for a grading period, he/she
       will 
not be allowed to participate in any interscholastic contests, games,
       or 
competitions until he/she makes all passing grades in a later grading period
       report.

 6.)  To participate in games and contests, students must attend practices unless
       the 
coach or sponsor excuses the student from practice or the student is not in
       school 
on the day of  practice due to an excused absence. 

 7.)   If school is cancelled for a day or at the end of the day due to inclement
       weather, 
practices and games will also be cancelled.

 8.)   To participate in an athletic event, the student must have attended school for
        the entire school day during the school day of the scheduled event.  This
        includes 
practices

 9.)   Athletes are required to ride the athletic bus to and from athletic events unless the 
       
parent provides the coach or sponsor with a written signed statement that the parent
        will be taking the student to and/or from the athletic event.

10.)  Only the athletes or participants and their coaches or sponsors are allowed to rid the
        athletic bus.  Other students, fans, and parents will not be allowed to ride the
 bus
        because of liability problems.

11.)  The athlete is responsible for washing and keeping his/her uniform neat and
        clean. No bleach should be used on the uniforms.   The uniforms should be washed
        according to directions.

12.)  School uniforms are to be worn during athletic contests only and not
        during 
practices.  If the school paid for the uniforms, they will have to be returned to
        the
 school at the last event of the respective sport.

13.)  No food or drink will be allowed on athletic buses. 

14.)  Athletes are expected to follow the bus rules that are posted on each bus.

15.)  Only players dressed in uniforms will be allowed on the floor or field to 
        shoot or participate.


            In addition to the above stated rules, it is to be remembered that extracurricular activities are considered privileges, and students involved in any extra-curricular programs may lose opportunities to participate if their conduct warrants it.  The principal will always have discretion to suspend or not to suspend students’ rights to participate in extra-curricular activities due to discipline.  However, the following step process will generally be used.  For the use of this policy, “Offense” may be defined as any discipline referral resulting in detention, in-school study, out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.  During any given season: 1st Offense-1 day suspension from practice.  2nd Offense- suspension from part of 1 game.  3rd Offense- suspension from an entire game. 4th Offense- suspension from 3 games.  5th offense- removal from the team.   

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