Athletic & Extracurricular Eligibility, Guidelines, Probation, & Testing
- 1. Students must be academically eligible to participate in preseason activities, tryouts, regular season practice and competition, and post season practice and competition.
2. Students must be academically eligible to participate in any school-sponsored activities or extracurricular events, which includes athletics, dances, field days, ASB trips, field trips, and other school travel or participation in outside activities.
- 1. No athlete shall be truant from school, chronically tardy to classes, cut classes, or be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
2. No athlete shall be suspended from a class or receive a referral from a school staff member for disciplinary reasons.
3. No athletes shall have three or more unserved detentions at one time.
4. No athlete shall be in violation of Education Code sections 48900 or 48915, or commit suspendable or expellable offenses.
5. All athletes will uphold the Warrior Code at school, during school sponsored activities, at athletic events, and within the community.
6. Violation of the above conduct eligibility shall result in suspension from athletic game(s) participation and may result in removal from the current team for the remainder of the season.
- 1. Students must have achieved at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of the previous grading period (1st Quarter, 1st Semester, 3rd Quarter, 2nd Semester) or progress report and be on track to have earned at least 25 credits at the end of the current semester.
2. Students with a GPA between 1.8 and 2.0 may petition for eligibility through academic probation one quarter or once a school year.
3. Students with more than one F or who fall below a 1.8 GPA are not eligible to petition for eligibility.
4. Students with a GPA below 1.8 are not eligible to participate until the next grading period (1st Quarter, 1st Semester, 3rd Quarter, 2nd Semester) or progress report and must have achieved at least a 2.0 GPA.
5. For all elementary school students on a trimester schedule, eligibility will be based on trimester grades or trimester progress report grades.
- 1. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition process for academic probation if the student is academically ineligible.
2. Students may petition only once per school year, have a GPA not below a 1.8, have no more than one F, and have passed at least 25 units in the last semester grading period.
3. Students must write a dated and signed letter stating their intent to utilize academic probation, state specific reason(s) why they are petitioning, and provide a copy of the letter to the Athletic Director and school administration during school hours.
4. Probation allows students to participate during a quarter grading period with the expectation that the student will meet all academic guidelines by the next report card (quarter, semester, or progress report).
5. Students who are not academically eligible in the fall/1st semester of a school year from the spring/2nd semester of the previous year, and use academic probation to be eligible, must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA by the next grading period (1st Quarter) progress report.
6. For all elementary school students on a trimester schedule, eligibility and academic probation will be based on trimester grades or trimester progress report grades.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
- 1. All students who are participating in a sport or qualifying extracurricular activity shall be eligible for drug and alcohol testing and agree to be tested by signing the documents in this handbook indicating written consent.
2. Per Board Policy 5131.61 failure to sign all documents in this handbook or an athletic packet shall deem students ineligible for participation in a sport or qualifying extracurricular activity.
3. Students shall be selected at random for testing using an appropriate test at the District’s discretion.
4. Each test will be conducted under the supervision of the Athletic Director, District Administrator, or their designee.
5. Students who refuse to participate in the testing process will be removed from their current team and will not be eligible for that athletic team or activity for the remainder of the season.
6. Students whose results are positive shall be removed from their current team and practice/competition and will not be eligible for that athletic team or activity for three weeks.
7. Students whose results are positive shall be enrolled in a district recommended drug/alcohol cessation or rehabilitation program or one of their family’s choosing. Students must show progress towards completing the program prior to being reinstated to the sport or qualifying extra-curricular activity. A district provided program shall be funded and organized by the district and a family chosen program is the fiscal and scheduling responsibility of the student and their family.
8. If a student tests positive more than two times during an academic school year, they are ineligible for any further participation in a sport or a qualifying extra-curricular activity for that academic year.
Athletes’ Bill of Rights
- Every athlete has the right to play whatever and whichever sport he/she chooses regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or religion
- Every athlete has the right to play in a safe environment free of structural defaults, defects, and environmental hazards including safe air quality and clean playing surface
- Every athlete has the right to play free from any physical, emotional, or verbal abuse or violence from the opposition, teammates, coaching staff, spectators, grounds staff, or officials
- Every athlete has the right to create a contract and a working relationship with whomever they chose
- Every athlete is afforded the right to appeal any complaints made against him/her through an independent hearing as well as be provided with an effective procedure for complaints
- Every athlete has the right to view the terms of his/her contract at any time and to have it examined by a lawyer
- Every athlete has an equal right to any financial resources available and equal access to training grounds and equipment available
- Every athlete is entitled to a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, injury prevention and care, and education about the harmful effects of drugs