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West Cottonwood School 2017/2018 Handbook

 

  

 

 

Student Handbook

2017/2018 School Year

 

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIME

Doors to the classrooms open at 7:30am.  First bell rings at 7:37am.  Tardy bell rings at 7:40am.  School is dismissed at 2:50pm.  Supervision is available from 7:30 - 3:05.  If students are eating breakfast in the cafeteria they should not arrive before 7:15am.  Student's not eating breakfast in the cafeteria should not arrive before supervision starts at 7:30.

Unless engaged in a school sponsored after school activity students should leave campus by 3:05 when supervision duty is over.

VISITOR / GUESTS

Parents and guardians are always welcome at West Cottonwood.  We do ask that parents and guardians register at the office before entering campus.  A badge will be issued and must be visibly worn at all times.  Because West Cottonwood is a closed campus, student visitors will not be permitted on campus during regular school hours.

OFFICES

Offices are places of business.  Therefore, we ask that all students be respectful and quiet while in any office.  The principal, vice principal, attendance clerk, and health clerk are located in the office.  The office is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

LOST AND FOUND

All efforts will be made to return lost and found articles that are labeled.  Check for lost items on the lost and found rack, P.E. locker rooms, and the office.  Articles turned in are kept a reasonable length of time or until claimed.  Unclaimed items are donated to charity.

COUNSELING

West Cottonwood School takes pride in its guidance and counseling programs.  Social, emotional, academic, group counseling and guidance services are available.  Counseling can be done on a one-time or on a continuing basis.  In addition, counselors can assist in referrals to outside agencies.  Students wishing to see the counselor must report to the office with a pass signed by their teacher.  If parents notice that their student is experiencing academic, social, or emotional problems, we ask that they call our counselor for assistance at 347-3123, Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:30pm

 

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Cottonwood School District can meet the needs of any student who has been identified as having special needs. We offer occupational therapy, speech and language services, adaptive physical education, counseling, and psychological support. In addition, we have Resource (RSP) and Special Day Classes (SDC).

 

INSURANCE

West Cottonwood does not carry insurance on any student.  Medical care and payments are the responsibility of the parents.  Parents of students who cause malicious injury may be held liable for costs.  If a student is participating in athletics, parents must purchase school insurance if they do not have any other type of coverage for their student.  Insurance information will be sent home with students on the first day of school and is available in the office during the school year. 

 

LIBRARY

You will find the library a quiet place to do school work, enjoy leisure reading, search the Internet, or read current magazines and newspapers.  A library technician is available throughout the day to help you find the materials you need.  A pass signed by your teacher is needed to go to the library during class time and at lunch.

 

TEXTBOOKS AND LIBRARY BOOKS

Although all textbooks and library books are furnished free of charge, students are required to pay for loss or damage beyond normal wear.  This includes a book that you say is stolen.  You are responsible.  In cases of writing/graffiti in books, students may be charged a percentage of the book replacement value and may face disciplinary action.  Report cards and yearbooks will be held until all charges are cleared.

 

FOOD SERVICES

Breakfast and Lunch are served daily. Breakfast begins at 7:20am.  Full price breakfast is $1.50 and reduced price is $0.30. Full price lunch is $2.50 and reduced price is $0.40. Students have access to a fruit and veggie bar daily with their Lunch. Milk may be purchased for $0.50.  Students input their personal school ID Number into the computer to receive a meal or milk. Parents are encouraged to prepay their students' meal account. Meals can be paid for at the school office, cafeteria or online at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  You may look up your student balances at this website at no charge.  If a student's account balance exceeds $25.00 they will receive an alternate meal.

 

 

PHONE USE

There is a phone in the office for emergency use.  Students must have a pass from their teacher to be able to use the phone. 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND PROCEDURES

1.    The classroom is a room for studying and learning.  During class time you are to be working.  All visiting is to be done outside the class.

2.    Be sure to bring your texts, notebooks, and pencils or pens with you to class.  If you borrow materials from a classmate, do so before class begins.  Students are to get scratch paper, sharpen pencils, get drinks, go to the restrooms, and throw away waste paper, etc., before class begins.  All students are to be seated, silent and ready to begin work at the bell.  Students will remain in their seats at all times during the class period unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.

3.    All objects brought into the classroom that are not for use in class (coats, books from other classes, etc.) are to be placed neatly on the floor under the desk or according to teacher instruction.  Backpacks, bags & purses are to be left in the homeroom class.

4.    Do not write or pass letters or personal notes.  Doing assignments for other teachers in class is not permitted.

5.    Students are not to open any student's desk or backpack but their own, unless instructed to do so by the teacher.

6.    There will be no writing on the whiteboards without teacher permission.

7.    Nothing in, on or under the teacher's desk will be touched or removed without the teacher's permission.

8.    No gum is to be brought onto the school grounds.  Candy is to be eaten only during the lunch period.

9.    Students need to keep all medications (including, aspirin, eye drops, cough drops, etc.) in the office.  Inform teachers before class if you may need to use medication in the office.

10.  Students must have a signed Phone Contract before they are allowed to bring cell phones on campus for personal use after school hours.  Cell phones must be turned off & in the student's backpack from their arrival on campus until the 2:50 p.m. dismissal bell.  They may not be on their person.  Cell phones will be confiscated when they are seen or heard during school hours.

            First offense - Parent pick up, next day

            Second Offense - Referral, parent pick up, and contract may be revoked.

            Third Offense - Suspension - parent pick up.

11.  Skateboards and scooters are not allowed on campus at any time.

12.  Destruction of school property in any way will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

13.  Desks shall be kept clean and orderly at all times.

14.  Put all waste paper and litter in wastebaskets.  Help keep our school clean.

15.  All written assignments are to be legible and must be ready to be handed in at the beginning of class on the date they are due.  The only acceptable reason for handing in work late for full credit is an excused absence due to illness.

16.  Courteous and respectful behavior to others is expected of all students.

17.  Homeroom students are to take all books and materials needed for all their morning classes.  After lunch, homeroom students will take all books and materials needed for their afternoon classes.

18.  All students will go outside after lunch with the exceptions of bad weather, illness or by teacher request.

19.  Textbooks are to have book covers on at all times.  Students are expected to take care of their books.

             1. Do not make marks of any kind in them, except signing your name on the inside cover when instructed to     

                  do so by the teacher.

            2.  Protect your books from the weather.

20.  No Energy or coffee drinks are allowed on campus after the 7:37 a.m. warning bell.

21.  No touching, hugging, hand holding or any form of physical contact is allowed on campus.

22.  Students and parents are responsible for knowing and understanding Student Expectations and Procedures.

 

Note:  Failure to follow these Student Expectations could lead, but are not limited to, teacher conference, parent contact/conference, detention (lunch or after school), time out of class, loss of class/school privileges, administrative contact, Saturday school, or suspension from class/school.

 

 

DRESS CODE

Good appearance, good attitudes, and good grooming add to the effectiveness of a student in school and are very conducive to a good learning environment.  Students are expected to attend school in neat, clean, appropriate clothing and their bodies covered.  The following rules are intended to define appropriate student attire and personal grooming.  Parents are expected to enforce the dress code standards before the children leave for school each morning.  This will allow the school to fully concentrate on the educational development of every child in the district.

 

If a student is unsuitably dressed, or his/her appearance is disruptive or distractive in nature, he/she will be able to call home and have appropriate clothing brought to him/her.  If he/she are unable to reach an adult for alternate clothing, he/she will have to wear P.E. clothes.  In areas not covered by the dress code, the onsite administrator shall make judgments at their own discretion.

 

  • No torn clothing that exposes skin above the knee.
  • No sagging pants/shorts.
  • No un-hemmed or frayed garments such as shorts or skirts.
  • No mid-sections showing or exposed when arms are raised.
  • No spaghetti straps or muscle t-shirts.
  • No undergarments showing.
  • No pajamas.
  • No vulgar, racial, or inappropriate graphics on garments.
  • No low cut dresses or blouses.
  • No flip flops/slippers/backless shoes or Heelys.
  • No pierced body parts other than ears.
  • No studs, spikes, or stud accessories.
  • No hats, bandanas, or sunglasses inside the building.
  • No writing on bodies or clothes.
  • Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses may not be shorter than mid-thigh.

 

 

ATTENDANCE

If a student is absent or tardy, he/she must report to the office with a note prior to first period class or period of entry.  To be excused, student must have a note stating a valid reason or a parent/guardian must call on the day of the absence/tardy. Students with excessive tardies may have to attend Saturday school.  Students will not be admitted to class without an attendance slip.  Student absences from school are classified into one of three types:

 

      1. Excused Absence:  California Education Code states that absences/tardies are excused for ONLY the following reasons:

             A.   illness, doctor/dental appointments

             B.    bereavement

             C.   religious observations

             D.   legal/court appearances

      2. Allowed Absence (Unexcused):  This is an absence for valid reasons other than those listed above such as working, errands, personal, business, etc., with parent permission.  Work missed may be made up for credit with prior notification to the teachers.

      3. Truancy Absence (Unexcused):  This is an absence from school without the prior knowledge and consent of either the parent or school.  Truancy absence or cutting class will result in immediate disciplinary action, which may include a referral to a probation officer.  Work missed cannot be made up.

 

 

SARB (School Attendance Review Board) Referral:  If a student has three unexcused absences, his/her parents will be sent a SARB letter.  If the student has one additional unexcused absence, a second letter will be sent.  If the student has a fifth unexcused absence, a referral will be made to the School Attendance Review Board, the lowest level of the judicial system, and a meeting with parents and student will be scheduled. 

 

SUBSTITUTES

Our school is fortunate in having capable people to help us whenever our regular teachers are ill or are attending conferences.  A guest teacher is an important visitor whose impression of the school will be carried into the community.  Let us be certain that these are good impressions by being as helpful and considerate to them as you would be to your regular teacher or your parents.  Your behavior speaks loudly of your school, your teacher, your family, and yourself.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS

West Cottonwood is a closed campus!  Students may not leave campus for any reason during the school day without prior approval from the attendance office.  Non-West Cottonwood students or guests are not permitted on campus during the hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm. Please remember the After School Program runs until 6pm and they take precedence over school facilities until that time.  Please plan to meet friends, who do not attend West Cottonwood, after school and away from campus.

 

CLEAN CAMPUS

West Cottonwood Chieftains are proud of their school and want it to be well cared for so that other people will also be proud of it.  The appearance of our school and the way it is kept has a great deal to do with the reputation of our school.  It is the responsibility of each student to help keep our school campus clean.

 

SAFETY

Safety is everyone's responsibility.  Threats and unsafe conduct will not be tolerated.  Students are expected to walk at all times in the building area.  Students are also expected to keep their hands and feet to themselves.  Students are to report to the school any student(s) making threats, situations that make them feel unsafe or uncomfortable, and to notify the school anytime they feel there might be a safety problem on our campus.

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Do not bring IPODS, CAMERAS, VIDEO GAMES, CD'S, HEADPHONES, EXPENSIVE JEWELRY, PETS, LARGE SUMS OF MONEY, OR OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS to school.  Parents may be required to pick up unnecessary items from the school office.  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.  Devices such as iPad, tablets, and readers will be allowed only with teacher approval and signed consent forms.  Once again, the school is not responsible if these items are lost, stolen or broken.

 

GRADUATION/FIELD TRIP POLICY

Students wanting to graduate or students wanting to attend the end of year field trips MUST meet the requirements set forth by the Cottonwood School District:

In order to be eligible to graduate in the ceremony and/or participate in related activities, a student needs to:

  • Pass 24 of 28 subjects during the current school year.
  • Be present for graduation practices and attend school the day of graduation (8th grade only).
  • Received no more than two (2) failing grades during the fourth quarter.
  • Maintain proper behavior during the school year with no major behavioral violations.

 

RETENTION POLICY

Students shall be identified for retention or other high school alternative programs on the basis of grades, state test scores, Curriculum Based Measurements, attendance, samples of student work, and the best interest of the student.

A review of all 6 measures by an evaluation committee will determine the final decision on promotion or retention.  Three out of the six measures must be met prior to recommending promotion.

Attendance:       85% positive attendance

State Test:          Basic or above in Math and English.

Grades:             No more than 4 failing grades

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Cottonwood Union School District's goal is to establish a learning environment throughout the school campus where students will feel secure, happy, treat others and their property with respect, display good will, cooperate with others and accept the responsibility of obtaining an education.  In order to protect the rights of all participants of the educational program, students will need guidance and correction from time to time.  Discipline is necessary in the operation of a school.  The teacher is the authority in charge of discipline in the classroom.  It is our belief that the home should work closely with the school if disciplinary action is deemed necessary for the misconduct of a student.  Due process will be observed in all discipline procedures.  Teachers will keep in close contact with the parents of disruptive students.

 

Many of the rules of the school are contained in this handbook and will cover most situations.  The school reserves the right to amend any provisions in this handbook if and when necessary.  Teachers and administrators will have the right and responsibility of enforcing rules and policies of the Cottonwood Union School District.  Minor infractions may be handled in an informal manner.  Severe infractions or repeated offenses may result in further measures as deemed necessary by the school.

 

Classroom

Each teacher will establish rules of behavior and conduct for their classrooms, with consequences outlined.  With each offense, consequences may increase at the teacher's/administrator's discretion.  Rules and consequences will be posted in the classroom.  Parents will be contacted by the teacher and/or an administrator when their child misbehaves.  Habitual and/or severe offenses may result in the student immediately being referred to the office, for further discipline action.

RENAISSANCE ROCKS AT WEST COTTONWOOD

The Renaissance Program holds students accountable for attendance, attitude, and academics.  The program is modified from Jostens national program and was introduced to give students incentive to participate and excel in school.  The National Program started in 1998 and aims to curb gang violence at inner city schools and allow students to take ownership of their schooling.  The program works by tying grades, attendance and school behavior into a rewards program.  Students are given cards - gold, silver, bronze and green & white based on the three A's...Academics...Attitude...Attendance

 

Renaissance Standards

Gold Cards: 4.0 GPA

Silver Cards: 3.5-3.9 (no D's or F's)

Bronze Cards: 3.0-3.4 (no D's or F's)

Green & White Cards: 2.0-2.9 (no D's or F's)

 

Requirements per Quarter

No Referrals

No Truancy

No Attendance/SARB Letters

No more than 5 tardies

No more than 3 absences without administrator approval.

Privileges and rewards are tied to each card level.  Renaissance Rallies and/or Field Trips are held at the end of each quarter.

 

RACIAL HARASSMENT

Any student who engages in racial harassment may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.  Any employee who permits or engages in racial harassment of a student may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.  Listed below are some examples of racial harassment:

  • 1. Unwelcome racial slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments or racial degrading descriptions.
  • 2. Racial jokes, stories, drawings, pictures or gestures.
  • 3. Spreading racial rumors.
  • 4. Cornering or blocking of normal movements.
  • 5. Displaying racially suggestive objects in the educational environment.
  • 6. Any act of retaliation against an individual who reports a violation of the District's harassment policy or who participates in the investigation of a harassment complaint.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Any student who engages in sexual harassment may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.  Any employee who permits or engages in sexual harassment of a student may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.  Prohibited sexual harassment (Ed. Code 212.5) includes, but is not limited to; unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature.  (See Parents Rights booklet.)

SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION

ED CODE 48900

A student is removed from school for one to five days.  Teachers may suspend a student from the class.  A student may be expelled for serious offenses through legal action taken by the Board of Trustees.  A pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion for any one of the following:

      a.    Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

      b.    Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object.

      c.    Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance or an intoxicant of any kind.

      d.    Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance or intoxicant.

      e.    Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

      f.    Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

      g.    Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.

      h.    Possess or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products.

      i.     Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

      j.     Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.

      k.    Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel.

      l.     Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

      m.   Possessed an imitation firearm.

 

A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

      1)   While on school grounds.

      2)   While going to or coming from school.

      3)   During the lunch period whether on or off campus.

      4)   During, or while going to or coming from, a school-sponsored activity.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Students may elect to ride bicycles to school.  If so, they must wear a helmet and be sure to lock their bikes in the racks provided for their use.  The school assumes no responsibility for personal loss.  With the exception of riding to and from school, bikes are not to be ridden on campus.  School policy does not allow students to bring or to use skateboards or scooters on campus.  We expect students to be safe and obey the rules of the road.

 

ASSEMBLIES AND RALLIES

Assemblies and rallies are held throughout the year.  Success depends on the cooperation and participation of students.  Good student conduct enables us to arrange exciting assemblies and rallies.

 

MEDICATION

By law, school personnel may not provide or supply medication to students (including over the counter headache medication, lotions, or creams, etc.).  If a student needs to take medication, an Authorization for Medication form, signed by your physician, must be on file in the office, and the medication must be left in the office.  Office personnel will then distribute as prescribed.

 

REPORT CARDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS

Report cards will be sent home within one to two weeks after the end of each quarter.  As a help to concerned parents and an update to all students, progress reports are sent home once during each quarter.  These progress reports do not become part of a student's permanent record, but are a means of improving communication between school and home.  Please sign and return them to your child's homeroom teacher.

 

We highly recommend you check your student's grades weekly by using the ABI Parent Portal.  Just provide the office with your email address and you will be able to check on grades, assignments and attendance using your home computer.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LOCKERS

  • Students are expected to dress in PE clothes and participate on a daily basis.
  • PE clothes may be purchased in the school office. The cost is $18.00: $11 for the shorts and $7

 for the shirt.

  • PE clothes should be taken home on Friday and laundered and then brought back on Monday.
  • Jewelry is not to be worn during PE due to safety issues.
  • A locker room and lockers are provided for changing and securing of clothes.
  • Students will need a separate pair of athletic shoes and socks for PE.
  • West Cottonwood has a swimming pool so students will need an appropriate swimsuit.
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants may be worn during cooler weather.
  • Students have the opportunity to shower after class and towels are provided.
  • Grading Policy: Students are graded in three areas.
  • Participation
  • Fitness
  • Written Work
  • Personal Notes: A student will need a written note from his/her parent/guardian to excuse him/her from PE for that day. Please be specific as to what the child can and cannot do. A parent may write an excuse note for up to three days due to illness or condition. A medical (doctor's) note will be required for anything beyond three days.
  • Medical Notes: Please have the doctor be specific as to what activity the student may or may not be able to do.

 

8TH GRADE HONORS AND AWARDS

Valedictorian - Criteria for the honor of Valedictorian is the student(s) with the highest GPA in the class and must have attended West Cottonwood School during his/her 7th and 8th grade years (for a total of 8 quarters).

Salutatorian - Criteria for the honor of Salutatorian is the student(s) with the second highest GPA in the class and must have attended West Cottonwood School during his/her 7th and 8th grade years.

8th Grade Awards - include 8 quarters on Honor Roll, Citizenship, and various academic, athletic awards.

Perfect Attendance - To meet the requirement of Perfect Attendance, a student must be present in class for all time instruction. 

ACADEMICS

Eligibility for the Honor Roll at all grades is based on a point system:  "A" = 4 points, "B" = 3 points, "C" = 2 points. An average of 3.0 or more qualifies a student for the Honor Roll.

 

DANCE RULES

The following rules will be enforced:

1.   Only West Cottonwood Jr. High 7th & 8th grade students may attend.

2.    You must have a signed permission slip to attend the dance.  The cost for the dance varies; see permission slip for dance cost.

3.    Once you enter the dance you cannot leave until the dance is over. 

4.    Anyone caught drinking, smoking, or suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be eliminated from the dance with parent and police notification.  The student(s) will also face suspension from school.

5.    Students with one (1) or more discipline referrals, or who have been suspended from school since the previous dance, will not be allowed to attend the dance.  Students with outstanding charges or overdue books must return their books and/or clear their fines in order to attend the dance.

6.    Anyone on suspension or absent from school the day of the dance cannot attend.

7.    Refreshments will be available.

8.    School dress code applies to all dances. 

9.    Improper behavior or language will result in elimination from the dance, and possible future dances.  Parents will be contacted.

10.  If excessive problems occur, future dances may be canceled.

11.  Dances will be held on the West Cottonwood campus and dance hours may vary.  It is essential that student pick-ups are done in a timely manner. Arrange for your ride ahead of time.  A phone will not be available as the office is closed.

 

ATHLETIC CODE

Introduction/Philosophy

 

In conjunction with their academic courses of study, West Cottonwood Junior High School students are encouraged to pursue extracurricular interests and participate in athletic programs available to them.  Participation in these programs is a privilege, which carries certain responsibilities and expectations.  The philosophy of West Cottonwood Junior High School stresses the belief that athletes must present a positive representation of our school and its students.  We further believe that academic achievement, outstanding sportsmanship, and high moral standards are top goals for all participants in athletics.

 

Participants are defined as students who are members, managers, or statisticians and who will be under the supervision and administration of the Principal, Vice Principal, Athletic Director and coach.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for participation in extracurricular athletics and activities, students must meet certain academic and behavioral requirements, as well as other conditions that apply to district policies and procedures.

 

•1.     Eligibility Requirements:

  • A. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (C) with no "F's" on most current report card and the mid-quarter progress report.
  • B. Students must have no more than two referrals per semester.
  • C. Students must have on file with the office/AD, an insurance form with name of company, policy information and signature of parent allowing student to participate.
  • D. In the first week of practice, students must have on file with office/AD a signed copy of the WCJHS Athletic Agreement, which also means the athlete has made a statement that they will not posses, use, or distribute tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. A student that has been suspended from school for possession of tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapes, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol will not be allowed to try out for any extracurricular athletics. Copies will be distributed during the pre-season meeting with players, coaches, parents and Athletic Director.

 

•2.     In Season:

  • A. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average (C) with no "F's" as established by progress reports, quarterly grades, or grade checks on the recommendation of coaches, teachers or administration.
  • B. Any student receiving an "F" grade or a GPA below a 2.0 on a quarterly report card will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season and will not be eligible for any sports team for the following quarter.
  • C. Any student receiving more than two referrals per semester will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season.

           D.    Any student receiving an "F" grade or a GPA below a 2.0 on a progress report                                                or grade check will be placed on a two-week academic probation and a mandatory two game suspension or a one meet suspension for cross country or track. Criteria for full reinstatement to the team will be the achievement of a 2.0 GPA or above with no "F" grade during the two-week probationary period. If the student fails to meet this requirement during the probationary period or if the student fails to meet academic requirements for a second time, the student will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season. Student athletes may practice with the team during their probationary period, but may not participate in or dress out for games.     

    E.      Students must be in attendance at least half a day on the day of a contest or practice unless prior permission is granted due to a medical appointment, funeral, etc.  The Principal and/or Athletic Director will interpret the merit of each case.

    F.       Students must participate in Physical Education unless prior permission is granted due to a medical appointment, funeral, etc.   If the student is excused from P.E. because of illness, injury, or chooses not to participate, that student is prohibited from playing or practicing that day(s).

              In the case of Saturday contests, attendance and P.E. requirements on Friday determine a player's eligibility (same requirements).

G.      A student suspended from school will not be allowed to practice, play, or travel with team for the duration of the suspension plus 3 days after.  (i.e. student suspended from school for 3 days will not participate for 6 days.)  Any subsequent suspension will result in removal from team.

H.     A student suspended from school for possession of tobacco, e-cigarettes s, vapes, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol will result in immediate removal from the team and will not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular athletics.

 I.       Any student that receives a referral will not be permitted to participate or attend practice or play in a contest on that day.  If this occurs the day before a weekend contest, they will not be allowed to participate for the Saturday contest.

 J.       Students are expected to make a commitment!  Missed practices for reasons other than medical, family emergency, etc. can result in removal from the team.  An unexcused missed practice usually has consequences involving playing time.

  K.     Students and parents are expected to display sportsmanship and respect toward coaches, officials, parents, and other teams, whether on or off the court/field, and treat facilities (at home or away) with proper care.

  L.      Students are expected to communicate with their parent's times of practice so parents will be there in a timely manner.  Students, it is also your responsibility to bring in a note to the front office on away game days when someone other than your parents will be taking you home.  If there is no note on file before you leave, you cannot ride home with anyone other than your parents.

 

•3. Post Season:

  • A. Students will be responsible for all equipment issued to them. All items must be returned in good condition. Any equipment lost or damaged will be charged to the student. No awards or privileges will be given to that student until equipment is returned or replaced. In addition, that player may not participate in the next sport or activity until his/her account is cleared.

 

This code applies to all WCJHS teams.  As in all matters, this code cannot list every circumstance that can present itself.  To that end, the administration or coach reserves the right to impose stricter policies as deemed necessary.                 

 Revised 08-17-17