Conduct During the Sport/Activity Season

To participate on a regular basis at practice and competitions:

  1. The skipping of classes, dismissal or removal from classes or other infractions listed in the Student Code of Conduct of the Student Handbook and/or School Board Policy Handbook may disqualify a student – athlete from participation in extracurricular activities. The Athletic Director, Principal and Coach – Advisor shall determine the appropriate disciplinary action that may include one week suspension from activities.  The determination can be appealed as described in the appeal procedure.
  2. A student - athlete shall refrain from flagrant and or abusive conduct directed toward a school staff member, coach, official, student (in or out of school), any opponent, or any member of the community. Disrespectful conduct of any student – athlete will not be tolerated.  The Athletic Director, Principal and Coach – Advisor shall determine the appropriate disciplinary action that may include one week suspension from activities.  The determination can be appealed as described in the appeal procedure.
  3. An athlete may not quit a sport and join another, after four (4) weeks from the first required practice of the sport they are leaving.  Any request for an exception to this rule must be make to a committee made up the coaches involved, the A.D. and the building principal.
  4. Training regulations shall be as follows:
    1. Definition for this section:  Suspension weeks are those that have scheduled competitions in which the team participates.  (Pre-season practice does not count; district, regional and state competitions count if the team qualifies).  Suspension weeks will carry forward to the next sports – activities season for the student – athlete until completed.  Students entering 9th grade begin a new career after completing the middle school program.  Violations are accumulative for the high school career.  Violations are accumulative for the middle school career and do not follow the student – athlete to the high school. 
    2. The following violations must be observed by school staff, authorities or parent/guardian to be implemented:
    3. No use or carrying of tobacco (smoking or chewing).
      • First violation:
        • Suspension for twenty-one (21) calendar days of competition - activities.  Students are required to practice during this suspension but will not participate in competitions or travel with the team.  
        • Completion of 6 hours with a mentor assigned by the administrators.  The mentor will provide the student – athlete with information about the harmful aspects of the use of tobacco and provide an opportunity for the student - athlete to serve the community.  The mentor will verify (in writing) that the student – athlete has completed 6 hours of prevention education including community service.  This must be completed before the athlete may compete in any contest.  
      • Second Violation
        • Suspension for the activity - sports season. (Minimum of eight weeks).  No participation in any extracurricular activities.
      • Third and subsequent violations:
        • Suspension from participation in activities – sports for one calendar year.  Example:  Suspension begins December 1, 2009; the athlete would be eligible starting December 2, 2010.
      • Fourth violation:
        • Your privilege to participate in extracurricular activities at Elgin High School has ceased.
    1. No carrying of, distribution of, possession of, or being under the influence of Narcotics, dangerous drugs, controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages.  Appearance or attendance at parties or gatherings where alcoholic beverages or drugs are being used is prohibited.
      • Drug Testing Policy
        • First violation:
          • Suspension twenty-one (days) of competition - activities.  Students are required to practice during this suspension but will not participate in competitions or travel with the team. 
          • Completion of diversion plan (see drug testing policy 6.0).
        • Second Violation
          • Suspension for sixty-three (63) calendar days from the activity - sports season (see 7.0 of Drug Testing Policy).
        • Third and subsequent violations:
          • Suspension from participation in activities – sports for one calendar year.  Example:  Suspension begins December 1, 2009; the athlete would be eligible starting December 2, 2010.          
        • Fourth violation:
          • Your privilege to participate in extra curricular activities at Elgin High School has ceased.
  1. A student – athlete who is dropped from a sport or activity for disciplinary reasons will not be allowed to become a member of any other activity – sport during that season.
  2. A student – athlete shall be responsible for payment of the ejection fee(s) if ejected from an athletic contest.
  3. A student – athlete convicted of a misdemeanor or more serious offense shall be suspended for the remainder of the sports season.
  4. Any student – athlete who is injured or becomes seriously ill enough to require a doctor’s attention will be required to have a doctor’s permission to resume activity.
  5. During the duration of the season abide by all rules established by the Head Coach for the activity – sport in which you are participating.  Activity - team rules will be presented to students – athletes at parent meeting at the start of the season.
  6. It is your responsibility to cooperate with teachers and obtain assignments in advance – Prearranged Activity Absence.
  7. All school rules apply to all student activities
  8. An athlete may not quit a sport and join another, after four (4) weeks from the first required practice of the sport they are leaving.  Any request for an exception to this rule must be made to a committee made up of coaches involved, the A.D. and the building principal.
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