Requirements for Participation in Extracurricular Athletic Activities
A student must have the following fully executed documents on file in the school office before being allowed to participate in any extracurricular athletic activity.
1. A current certificate of physical fitness issued by a licensed physician, an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant.
2. A permission slip to participate in the specific sport or activity signed by the student’s parent/guardian; and
3. Proof the student is covered by medical insurance; and
4. A signed agreement by the student not to use any drugs on the IHSA’s most current banned drug classes list and an agreement to take part in random testing for these substances.
5. A signed agreement by the student’s parent/guardian authorizing random performance-enhancing substance testing and recognizing the dangers of drug use.
Selection of members or participants in extracurricular athletic activities is at the discretion of the designated teachers, sponsors, and coaches.
In order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular athletic activities, a student must be passing all core academic classes. Any student failing to meet academic requirements will be suspended from the sport or activity for seven calendar days or until all academic requirements are met, whichever is longer.
Eligibility for most athletics is also governed by the rules of the Illinois Elementary School Association and, if applicable, these rules will apply in addition to this Extracurricular Athletic Code. In the case of a conflict between IESA and this Extracurricular Athletic Code, the most stringent rule will be enforced.
Absence from School on Day of Sport or Activity
A student who is absent from school after noon is ineligible for any sport or activity on that day unless the absence has been approved in writing by the principal. Exceptions may be made by the designated teacher, sponsor or coach: 1) for a pre-arranged medical absence; or 2) for a death in the student’s family. A student who has one or more truancies or who has been suspended from school may be suspended from participation in athletic activities by school officials.
A student who is absent from school on a Friday before a Saturday event may be withheld from Saturday sports and activities at the sole discretion of the designated teacher, sponsor or coach.
All students must travel to sporting events and activities and return home from such events with the team on which the student participates by use of school approved means of transportation. A written waiver of this rule may be issued by the teacher, sponsor or coach in charge of the sport or activity upon advance written request of a student’s parent/guardian and provided the parent/guardian appears and accepts custody of the student. Oral requests will not be honored and oral permissions are not valid.
Any student found to be in violation of this rule will be subject to discipline in accordance with the Extracurricular Athletic Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct applies to all school-sponsored activities that are neither part of an academic class nor otherwise carry credit or a grade. This Code of Conduct will be enforced 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
This Code does not contain a complete list of inappropriate behaviors for students in extracurricular athletic activities. Violations will be treated cumulatively, with disciplinary penalties increasing with subsequent violations and a student may be excluded from