•  GRIFFITH HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

    Griffith High School 2017—2018 

    GRIFFITH STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

    Student-athletes are students first and foremost and must exhibit behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to maximizing academic success as their first priority. The Griffith Athletic Department has created the following standards to maximize the possibility of student-athletes meeting their academic goals. Student-athletic academic progress is monitored on a weekly basis by conducting grade checks of all in-season athletics. 

    AGE REQUIREMENTS

    A student who is or shall be twenty (20) years of age prior to or on the scheduled date of the IHSAA state finals in a sport shall be ineligible for interschool athletic competition in that sport, (a student who is nineteen (19) years of age on the scheduled date of the IHSAA state finals in a sport shall be eligible as to age for interschool athletic competition in that sport).

                      IHSAA By-Laws: Rule 4-1 Age

    Unified sports exempt 

    IHSAA CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY

    Note: An athlete must be passing in 5 classes in order to be eligible.  The spring semester grade will be used to determine academic eligibility for the fall season next year.  Credit recovery courses taken during regular school year do not count towards eligibility.

    Note: It is the student athlete’s responsibility to enroll in at least 5 classes for eligibility.

    GRADING PERIOD END                                                   ELIGIBILITY DATE

    Friday – October 13, 2017                                                Saturday – October 20, 2017

    Thursday – December 21, 2017                                       Friday – January 16, 2018

    Friday March 16, 2018                                                      Friday – March 23, 2018

    Wednesday – May 30, 2018                                             Friday – June 8, 2018

    If there have been snow days, etc. allowances may be granted by the IHSAA. However, generally they will enforce the 8-day rule from the last day of actual classes for a grading period.

    Please remember: If an athlete has been ineligible, and passes in 5 classes (i.e. on Friday, October 13, 2017), the athlete may participate for the first time on Saturday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

    NCAA ELIGIBILITY

    Student athletes who are college bound planning to enroll in college for the fall of 2018 or later must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The NCAA Eligibility website is: www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org. The Eligibility Center will aid student athletes with registration, academic and amateurism certification process. The Guidance Counselor(s) is the Clearinghouse contact.

    GRIFFITH HIGH SCHOOL

    Athletic and Extracurricular Code of Conduct

    I. POLICY STATEMENT

    It should be recognized by both the student/athlete and the Griffith Public School Corporation that the enjoyment of and the participation in high school athletics is a privilege, which carries with it varying degrees of responsibility, recognition, and reward. Participating student/athletes represent their school and other members of the student body, so it is their duty to conduct themselves in a matter that is positive for themselves, their families, their school, and their community.

    Local and State laws related IHSAA regulations, the GPS Student Handbook, the GPS Athletic Code and disciplinary action by the principal or his designee (Athletic Director) shall govern participants in GPS’s extracurricular athletic activities.

    This code applies to all students who are members of school sponsored extracurricular sports. A student/athlete is governed by this code from his/her first sport participation at GPS to completion of his/her last sport season at GPS during his/her high school career.

    This code and its penalties shall serve as the minimum standard. Each coach may impose individual rules and penalties regarding his/her particular sport (grooming, attendance, curfew, etc.). Each student/athlete will be informed of these additional rules prior to the start of that particular season.

    II.  ATTENDANCE

    Griffith High School is an educational facility. Student-athletes are expected to attend:

    1.    Full school days – students must be in attendance at least the last 4 full class periods of the day.

    2.    Partial school days – attend the entire scheduled day.

    3.    Exceptions – funerals, doctor/dentist appointments, college visits, family emergencies.

    4.    If an absence occurs on a Friday (last day of regularly scheduled week) – athlete may not participate in all activities following that date (Saturday) unless exceptions from #3 apply.

    A student failing to attend the required time, will not be allowed to participate in any after-school practice, meet, or contest.

    III. CONCUSSION ImPACT TESTING/ HEAD INJURY PROCEDURE GUIDELINES

    All student athletes will complete an ImPACT baseline test prior to participating in any athletic activity and every two years thereafter until graduation.  The test will be administered by school personnel at no cost to students.

    Minor Head Injury

    All head injuries require completion of an incident report, and require the coach/sponsor to advise the athlete’s parents of the incident.  Very minor incidences require no other action. 

    Other Head Injury (Possible Concussion)

    If the coach/sponsor suspects a significant head injury or concussion may have occurred during a competition or practice, the athlete is removed from the activity, and if possible, evaluated by the school athletic trainer. If immediate hospital care is not indicated, the athlete may observe the remainder of the competition.  For practice injuries, parents should be called as soon as practical.  The athlete may not return to the activity, even if they appear to recover, until all post-injury procedures as required by IHSAA rule and Indiana state law have been successfully completed.            Those procedures include, but are not limited to, ImPACT testing.

    Post-injury (Possible Concussion) Procedures

    The post-injury ImPACT test may be completed any time, at least 24-hours after the injury.  It may be administered either by the school, or an off-site facility that utilizes ImPACT. The school district’s exclusive evaluator, Doherty Therapeutic, reviews ImPACT test results and interprets them.  However, this interpretation in no way constitutes a medical release. 

    If the Griffith school athletic trainer has determined the injury warrants ImPACT testing, then evaluation by a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy trained in the evaluation and management of concussion is required per IHSAA rule and Indiana state law.

    If post-injury test results are not satisfactory, the student may be re-tested when symptom-free, or in two weeks, whichever comes first.  Re-tests are administered no more often than every two days. 

    When the athlete is symptom-free, has returned to baseline levels on ImPACT as determined by the school district’s evaluator, and has a physician’s (MD or DO only) release, they may gradually return to the activity if the athlete remains symptom-free.   The gradual process to return is outlined on the Indiana Department of Education concussion release form.  If the athlete progresses satisfactorily with this conditioning and remains symptom-free, they may return to competition. 

    IV.  FEES/OBLIGATIONS

    Participation in athletics will be made to be as economical as possible. Each athlete will be responsible to pay the base fee established by the sport coach. Additional spirit wear items are optional to purchase. The student-athlete is responsible to pay for all items ordered. If the student decides to leave the team after the order is placed, the student is still responsible for that debt. Athletes may not participate in another sport until fee is paid.

    V.  NON-TRADITIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CREDIT (NTPEC)

    Griffith High School students are required to take two semesters of Physical Education (P.E.) to graduate.  Both credits may be earned through the Non-Traditional Physical Education setting.  A student can receive one (1) credit for participating in each qualifying activity.  The maximum number of credits that can be earned through NTPEC is two (2), which will enable a student to meet the Griffith High School graduation requirement.  If your child does not successfully complete the required activity, your child will not receive the required credit for P.E. and will have to either take P.E. in the traditional manner or be successful the next time in an approved activity.  According to the Indiana high School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the NTPEC does not count toward the five passing grades required to remain academically eligible. P.E. I & II are requirements for graduation

    Requirements:

    The student must finish the season in “Good Standing”.  If the student is injured or becomes ineligible to participate in competitions, the student is still expected to attend the activities and participate / help as needed.  Rehabilitation with the school’s trainer counts toward attendance.  If the student finishes the season in “Good Standing” , then the below rubric will be used to determine the grade.

     

    Performance Evaluation

    Attendance (Season)  -  Practice, Competitions…………………………………..............………600 pts                                                                               (40 days x 15 pts)

    Citizenship  -  Spirit, Attitude and Leadership………………………………………...............…...100 pts

    Ability  -  Commitment, Skill Development………………………………………………..............…50 pts

    Total  - ………………………………………………………….…………………………..............…750 pts

     

     

    Below are the Co/Extra Curricular Activities that apply to the NTPEC.

                              Semester 1                                                                      Semester 2

    Cheerleading

    Baseball

    Cross Country (B&G)

    Basketball (B&G)

    Dance Team / Pantherettes

    Cheerleading

    Football

    Dance Team / Pantherettes

    Flag Corps

    Golf (B)

    Golf (G)

    Softball

    Marching Band

    Swimming / Diving (B&G)

    Soccer (B&G)

    Tennis (G)

    Tennis (B)

    Track (B&G)

    Volleyball

    Wrestling

    Bowling (B&G)

     

     


    VI.  SUSPENSIONS – iss/oss

    Students that have received an ISS or OSS for the day may not attend or participate in any after school athletic activities.

    VII. VIOLATIONS

    CATEGORY A: It is a violation of the GPS Athletic Code if...

    1.      A student/athlete is found to be in possession of or using any kind of tobacco product.

    Rationale:    a) The use of tobacco is injurious to one’s health.

       b) It is illegal to purchase tobacco products under the age of 18.

    2.     A student/athlete is found to be in attendance at a place where illegal consumption or possession of alcohol and/or a controlled substance is taking place.

    Rationale:   a) Student/athletes are to conduct themselves in a manner that is positive for themselves, their family, their school and their community.

    3. A student/athlete is found to be engaging in conduct that

      a) reflects discredit upon GPS or the IHSAA.

      b) creates a disruptive influence on the discipline, order, moral or

          educational environment of GPS.

    Rationale:   a) Rule 8, Section 1 of the IHSAA by-laws.

    Contestants’ conduct, in and out of School shall be such as (1) not to reflect discredit upon their School or the Association or (2) not to create a disruptive influence on the discipline, good order, moral or educational environment in the School.

    NOTE: It is recognized that principals, by the administrative authority vested in them by their school corporation, may exclude such contestants from representing their School. 

    CATEGORY B: It is a violation of the GPS Athletic Code if...

    1. A student/athlete is found to be in possession or consuming any alcoholic beverage.

    Rationale:  a) The use or possession of alcoholic beverages by any person under 21 years of age is illegal.

                                        b)  Alcohol reduces maximum physical and mental performance and is injurious to one’s health.

    2. A student/athlete is found to be in the unauthorized possession of a controlled substance as defined in the Indiana Controlled Substance Act.

    Rationale: a) The use of possession of a controlled substance is illegal.

                                       b) Their use reduces physical and mental performance and is injurious to one’s health.

    CATEGORY C: It is a violation of the GPS Athletic Code if...

    1.  If a student athlete is found to be engaging in the act of hazing

    Rationale: National Federation of High Schools Resolution

    The National Federation defines hazing as any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student to belong to a group, regardless of their willingness to participate.

    a)      Indiana Code 34-30-2-150.

    b)      Indiana Code 35-42-2-2.

    CATEGORY D: It is a violation of the GPS Athletic Code if...

    1.  If a student athlete is arrested or charged with an act constituting a crime (felonies or serious misdemeanors) and/or juvenile delinquencies and status offenses as defined by the Indiana Penal Code.

    Rationale: a) Rule 8, Section 1 of the IHSAA by-laws.

    Contestants’ conduct, in and out of School shall be such as (1) not to reflect discredit upon their School or the Association or (2) not to create a disruptive influence on the discipline, good order, moral or educational environment in the School.

    NOTE: It is recognized that principals, by the administrative authority vested in them by their school corporation, may exclude such contestants from representing their School.

    CATEGORY E:  It is a violation of the GPS Athletic Code if...

    1. A student/athlete is found guilty of committing an act constituting crimes (felonies or serious misdemeanors) and/or juvenile delinquencies and status offenses as defined by the Indiana Penal Code.

    Rationale: a) Rule 8, Section 1 of the IHSAA by-laws.

    Contestants’ conduct, in and out of School shall be such as (1) not to reflect discredit upon their School or the Association or (2) not to create a disruptive influence on the discipline, good order, moral or educational environment in the School.

    NOTE: It is recognized that principals, by the administrative authority vested in them by their school corporation, may exclude such contestants from representing their School.

    VIII. PENALTIES

    Violation Category    1st Offense   2nd Offense   3rd Offense   4th Offense

             A                              Level 1         Level 2          Level 3            Level 4     

             B                              Level 2         Level 3          Level 4

             C                              Level 3         Level 4

             D                              Level 3         Level 4

             E                              Level 4

    Penalty Level 1: The athlete will not be allowed to continue to participate in inter-school competition until he/she has served a suspension of

                                 25% of the regular season contests of the varsity season of his/her sport, regardless of the level at which the athlete

                                 participates. A report must be filed in the Athletic Office.

    Penalty Level 2:  The athlete will not be allowed to continue to participate in inter-school competition until he/she has served a suspension

                                  of 50% of the regular season contests of the varsity season of his/her sport, regardless of the level at which the athlete

                                  participates.

    Penalty Level 3:  The athlete will be suspended from participation and practice in all sports at GPS for 1 calendar year.

    Penalty Level 4:  The athlete will be denied the privilege of participating in sports at GPS for the remainder of their high school career.

    DISCLAIMER

    A student-athlete who is alleged to have violated the Griffith High School Athletic Code will be suspended from practice and inter-school competition until the school is completed with the internal investigation and the findings of the investigation have been communicated to all relevant parties.

    IX. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND CLARIFICATION

    A. The athlete and his/her parents and/or his/her coach will be informed of the violation and the penalty by the Athletic Director at an informal hearing to be held in the Athletic Office.

    B. The athlete must complete the season with the athletic team under which he/she is serving suspension. If the athlete quits the team before the season is completed, the entire suspension will be served on the next team on which he/she plays.

    C. At the head coach’s discretion, the athlete may be allowed to practice with the team and accompany the team to contests during a Level 2 suspension.

    D. Although practice during the suspension period is up to the individual coach, an athlete may begin practice up to 10 days before the end of a Level 3 suspension, in order to get the ten (10) days of practice in to be able to participate when the Level 3 suspension has been completed.

    E. Any “jamboree” or “controlled scrimmage” will constitute an athletic contest.

    F. In regular season tournaments, the minimum number of contests will be counted in the suspension. Example: in a double elimination tournament, the participating team, regardless of the number of actual contests played, will count the tournament

    as two (2) contests for the purpose of suspension.

    G. If a suspension period includes a fraction of a contest, all fractions greater than or equal to .5 will be rounded up. Example: 5:75 = 6 games, 8.33 = 8 games.

    H. All suspension periods will be calculated based on the length of the varsity schedule of that sport. Example: a freshman basketball player with a 16 game schedule would serve a Level 2 suspension of 5 games based on the varsity’s 20 game schedule.

    I. If an athlete has not completed his/her suspension before IHSAA tournament competition begins, then she/she will not be eligible for any part of the tournament. For suspension purposes, the entire IHSAA tournament will count as one regular season contest.

    J. Cause of suspensions will be established by charges of law enforcement officials or agencies, by investigations by members of the GPS administration, faculty, paid or volunteer members of the athletic staff, or by the admission of the athlete.

    X. PARENTAL ASSISTANCE

    Any parent seeking help or assistance involving his/her child’s use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, prior to a report or investigation by the school or any involvement with law enforcement, should contact school administration. As a result, the athlete/participant will receive a lesser consequence than what is outlined above. This consequence may include an athletic/participation suspension, or drug/alcohol counseling. The Athletic Director and Principal will determine the severity of the consequence.

    XI. SELF-REPORTING

    Athletes are encouraged to seek help and to self-report. An athlete may reduce, but not eliminate the penalty for a first offense under Category B (alcohol and Drugs) if 1) he/she reports the conduct to the Athletic Director, Head Coach or Counselor prior to the first school day following the incident. 2) the student will be referred to their guidance counselor to determine if counseling services are needed. The guidance counselor will make recommendations on services available in the community. By self-reporting this will still count as a Level 2 Penalty and, if there is a repeat offense, the athlete will receive a Level 3 Penalty, which is suspension from athletics for one (1) calendar year. Agencies and counseling resources are attainable from the high school guidance counselors. Any counseling services will be at the expense of the parent or guardian.

    XII. COUNSELING

    An athlete who did not self-report and who is found to have violated the Code under Category B for the first time will be offered the opportunity to reduce his/her penalty by 50% by the successful completion of a substance abuse program. Agencies and counseling resources are attainable from our guidance counselors. Any counseling or services will be at the expense of the parent or guardian. Reduction of penalty through counseling can only be implemented on a first offense.

    XIII. SOCIAL NETWORKING AND MEDIA POLICY

    As an educational institution, Griffith Public Schools supports and encourages the rights of individuals to free speech. However, student/athletes should be concerned with any behavior that might embarrass themselves, their families, their teams, their community and/or Griffith Public Schools. This includes any activities conducted online through social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Snapchat, Friendster, podcasting, blog sites, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram, or chat rooms among others).  This also includes the practice of sexting which is a term coined by the media that generally refers to youth writing sexually explicit messages, taking sexually explicit photos of themselves or others in their peer group, and transmitting those photos and or distributing those photos.

    Participation in athletics at GPS is a privilege, not a right.  As a student/athlete at GPS, you are a representative of the school and the community, and as such, you are always in the public eye.  This fact places certain additional demands upon how you must live your life.  Keep the following guidelines in mind as you participate in any of the aforementioned public media:

    1.      Before participating in any online community, understand that anything posted online is available to anyone in the world.  Any text or photo placed online is completely out of your control at the moment it is placed online, even if you limit access to your site.

    2.      You are not to post information, photos, or other items that could embarrass you, your family, your team, the Athletic Department, or GPS.  This includes items that may be posted on your page by others.

    3.      You should not post your address, phone numbers, date of birth, or other personal information.  You could be opening yourself up to predators or stalkers.

    4.      Exercise caution as to what information you post on your website about your whereabouts or plans.  This will help prevent stalkers or other criminally minded individuals from gaining access to you.

    5.      Be aware of who you add as a friend on your site.  Many people are looking to take advantage of the student/athletes or seek connection with student/athletes to give them a sense of membership on a team.

    6.      Coaches and athletic department administrators may monitor these websites.  Disparaging remarks about teammates, coaches, or school officials can serve as grounds for suspension from competition or dismissal from teams, as well as possible legal ramifications.

    7.      Student/athletes will face disciplinary measures for violation of team policies, athletic department policies, state athletic association guidelines and/or State and Federal laws.  Any admissions of conduct in violation of any of these policies or laws found on a student/athlete’s website will subject him or her to disciplinary measures.  Any depictions of conduct in violation of any of these policies or laws found on a student/athlete’s website will be subject to a full investigation.

    Also keep in mind that local police or sheriff’s offices or other law enforcement agencies may check these websites regularly.  Be cognizant of the fact that many employers and colleges also monitor these sites.  You should be aware that any information posted on these websites may prevent you from obtaining a job or prevent you from attending the college of your choice.

    *As adapted from CPHS modified by GPS.

    XIV.  APPEAL PROCESS

    A.      An athlete has the right to appeal any imposed penalty.

    B.      The appeal must be made in writing to the Athletic Director within five (5) school days following the hearing.

    C.      The Board of Appeals will consist of 7 members:

    a.      Athletic Director

    b.      Two Head Coaches

    c.      Two Teachers

    d.      Counselor

    e.      Assistant Principal

    D.      The Board of Appeals has the following options:

    a.      Affirm the penalty

    b.      Change the penalty

    c.      Reverse the penalty

    E.      The Board of Appeals will vote and announce its decision to the athlete immediately following the appeal. Once the Board of Appeals has rendered its decision, the student-athlete may appeal that decision to the court of local jurisdiction. 

    XV.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT

    By reviewing and signing the Student Handbook consent form, students/parents/athlete acknowledge the rules, policies, and expectations of GPS and the Athletic Code and agree to comply with those rules and provisions.

    GRIFFITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    DRUG TESTING PROGRAM - GRIFFITH RESISTING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS (GRAD)

    RATIONALE:

    Deterring student drug use is a concern of our nation, local communities and schools. We recognize that serious attention is being given to drug abuse problems in private business and industry, in government and in schools and colleges throughout the country. The purpose of GRAD is to discourage and eliminate illegal drug and alcohol use and abuse among our students. Griffith High School believes that striving to maintain a substance abuse-free environment is an important goal. We further believe that the parents and schools must work together to educate, support and discourage students from using alcohol and illegal drug substances.

    POLICY:

    REASONABLE SUSPICION

    The administration shall have the authority to require any student to submit to a chemical test of the student’s urine if the administration has “reasonable suspicion” (as defined below) that the student is using or is under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance (as defined by Indiana law) while:

    a)    On school grounds, immediately before, during, and immediately after school hours, and at any other time when the school is being used by a school group;

    b)    Off school grounds at a school activity, function or event; or

    c)    Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function or event.

    The administration also has the authority to require any student participating in athletics or other extracurricular activities and any student issued a parking permit to submit to testing and if the administration has reasonable suspicion to believe that the student has violated rules adopted by the school prohibiting such students from using or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance.

    Reasonable suspicion may arise from the following:

    a)    A student’s behavior, in conjunction with physical appearance and/or odor, indicates the possible use of alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance.

    b)    The student possesses drug paraphernalia, alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance.

    c)    Information communicated to an administrator by a teacher, parent, other adult or a student indicating a student is using, possessing or under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance. (Any such report will be investigated by the administration and will be substantiated by other indicators, if deemed necessary.)

    A chemical test of the student’s urine will be conducted in accordance with the adopted procedures.

    If any student tests positive, disciplinary action may be taken as outlined by the Handbook.

    RANDOM DRUG TESTING

    Participants recognize that alcohol abuse and illegal drug usage is a serious and real threat to the safety, welfare, and best interests of fellow students and students participating in extracurricular activities and/or students who drive to school. Such abuse and usage have long been recognized and known to increase the risks of illness and injury to the user as well as others. In an effort to promote and preserve the educational value of extracurricular activities, ensure driver’s safety, and to set an example for others and in an effort to promote a student environment free of alcohol and illegal drug use, the student participant requests and consents to be a participant in GRAD: Griffith Resisting Alcohol and Drugs program which can require randomly selected samples of urine to be tested for illegal drug. By participating in this program, the student requests and consents to be randomly selected for this drug testing. A participating student’s refusal to submit and/or if a parent or guardian refuses to allow the test to be administered, disciplinary action will be taken as if the test were positive.

    All student drivers who park on school property and participants in extracurricular activities will be included in the random testing program. Other students may participate in GRAD voluntarily.

    1)    If the student is an extracurricular participant or driver and tests positive on a random test, he/she will obtain a cumulative discipline record for his/her entire school career.

    a)    1st Violation - Student will be suspended from 50% of scheduled activities for extracurricular programs and 50% of the driving season/school year. He/she must successfully complete a drug abuse intervention program in order to obtain eligibility. The student will not be eligible to participate for the school year until the program is completed.

    b)    2nd Violation - Student will be suspended from all activities and driving for 365 days from the date of the infraction. He/she must successfully complete a drug abuse intervention program in order to obtain eligibility. The student will not be eligible to participate for the school year until the program is completed.

    c)    3rd Violation - Student will be permanently suspended from all driving and extracurricular activities for the rest of his/her school career.

    2)    If a second “positive” result is obtained from a “follow up” test, or any later test of that participant, number two (#2) and number (#3) (Test Results) will be followed. In addition, Griffith Public Schools reserves the right to continue testing at any time during the remaining school year any participating student who tested “positive” and did not make satisfactory explanation.

    GRAD-covered activities are listed below. Administration reserves the right to add activities as deemed necessary.

    Students who drive to school and park on school property

    Football                     Basketball                                      Track                          Baseball                         Robotics                                         

    Softball                        Wrestling                     Golf                             Swimming/Diving          Student Parking Permit Holders

    Soccer                         Volleyball                                      Tennis                         Cross Country                DECA

    Cheerleading               Drama                          Pantherettes                Student Council

    SADD                          Art Club                       International Club        Booster Club

    Bowling Club              Academic Comp         FCCLA                        Nat. Honor Society 

    *GPS reserves the right to add or remove groups on a year-to-year basis as new student groups form.

    **Students involved in multiple activities (at the time of a positive test) will serve suspensions for each activity.

    CONSENT

    It is mandatory that each student-athlete in grades 9-12 and their parent/guardian, prior to being allowed to participate in extracurricular activities must sign the consent form.  Failure to comply will result in non-participation. Such students and their parents/guardian shall be provided with a consent form prior to the beginning of each school year (renewable annually), which shall be dated and signed by the participant and by the parent/guardian.  In doing so, the student is consenting to participate in the drug-testing program (GRAD) and abide by the stipulations outlined in the Griffith Public Schools Athletic and Extracurricular Code of Conduct.  It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the contents of this Code of Conduct and that they will be held accountable for the behavior and consequences outlined in the Code of Conduct at school and at school-related activities, including school sponsored travel and for any school-related misconduct, regardless of time and location.  A copy of the consent form will be kept on file in the Athletic Director’s Office. Once a form is submitted the consent to participate in the program is for the duration of the entire school year.