• General Rules and Guidelines for Athletics

    A.  Possession or Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, or Other Drugs.

     

    1.  The illegal possession or use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products by the student/athlete will not be allowed during the school year/athletic season.

    2.  A student caught violating Part A, Number 1 during the school year and not participating in athletics, will be disciplined in reference to Controlled Substances on Page 7 in addition to

    3.  Three strike rule: If an athlete is caught violating the policy their consequence begins on the date of the violation and they are placed on a one year probation, meaning if they are caught violating the policy during the probation period they will move to the next strike.

    4.  Second and third strike violations begin a new one-year probationary period.

    5.  If an athlete is caught violating Part A, Number 1 during the athletic season discipline action will be as follows:

    i.  First Strike – Two-week suspension from contest participation.

    Practice is required during suspension.

    ii.  Second Strike – One-month suspension from contest participation

    Practice is required during suspension.

    iii.  Third Strike – One-year suspension from athletic program.

    6.  Student/Athletes caught with alcohol, drugs or tobacco products during an away contest will move from zero strike to second strike and first strike or second strike to third strike.

    7.  Student/Athletes caught violating the policy during summer break will be subject to the rules if reported to the school by local law enforcement officials or parents/guardians.
     

    Example 1: An athlete is caught violating the policy on September 12, the following will apply:

    ¨ First strike consequence initiated

    ¨ One year probation period begins on September 12 continuing through the following September 12.

    ¨ Second violation within probation period would constitute second strike consequence and begin a new one-year probationary period.

    ¨ Third violation within probation period will follow as per second violation.

    ¨ An athlete who was caught violating the policy and successfully completes their one year probationary period will return to zero strikes.

    Example 2: A student caught violating the policy and not an athlete, but chooses to participate in an athletic season during the school year.

    ¨ Probationary period begins at the time of the violation

    ¨ Strike one consequences satisfied due to Controlled Substances violation and consequences served.  If further violations occur during the probation period, second and third strike consequences will be enforced.

    ¨ Successfully completing probationary period returns student to zero strikes.
     

    B.  The athlete will not demonstrate acts of disobedience and/or misbehavior at school, practice, athletic trips or games.

     

    C.  The athlete is responsible for all equipment issued during the season and for helping to maintain the facilities and equipment that is used for the sport.

     

    D.  The athlete will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.

     

    E.  The athlete will follow all written and verbal rules of the coach.

    i.  First offense: The parent/guardian and Superintendent will be notified.  The athlete will be benched for two (2) games.  The athlete will dress and sit on the bench if the game is at home.  If the next game is away, the athlete will not participate.

    ii.  Second Offense: The parent/guardian and Superintendent will be notified.  The athlete will be suspended from the team for the duration of the season, with loss of credit.

     

Last Modified on December 9, 2009