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1 Saint’s Code of Conduct and Character Welcome Back!

2 It's all about CHARACTER Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. 2

3 Introductions Kelly Anderson - Activities Director Kelly Anderson - Activities Director Pete Nusbaum - High School Principal Pete Nusbaum - High School Principal Coaches Cheerleading Sarah CampbellSusie Jasperson Dance Kelly Anderson Cross Country Tammi BraundDoug Schmidt

4 Football Rod SempfGrant Belisle Jake MeyerRyan Humpal Paul Gilbert Rob Bullard Girls’ Golf Terry Benoy Volleyball Staci Hoff Angie Maternowsky Amanda Keopple

5 VolleyballPaul Gilbert FootballSteve Bont Girls’ BasketballPatty Geisness Boys’ BasketballMike & Jill Leahy WrestlingSteve Bont BaseballDan Campbell Booster Clubs

6 Welcome to our Athletic Trainer Athletic Trainer Beth Antione – Certified Athletic Trainer Sport Medicine Doctors Sport Medicine Doctors Dr. Jamey Sotis Through a partnership with St. Croix Regional Medical Center.

7 Goals of the Evening Make sure we all start the seasons on the same page. Take care of all paperwork with your coaches: Physical/Parent Permit Card $25 Per Activity Fee Student Information Form Activity Code Signed HS Athletic Eligibility Information Bulletin Signed Sportsmanship Pledge Form

8 Activity Code Once signed as a frosh or new student the code is enforced 24/7, 365 days a year. Once signed as a frosh or new student the code is enforced 24/7, 365 days a year. The code outlines expectations relative to drugs, alcohol, team rules, detention, suspension, and school attendance. The code outlines expectations relative to drugs, alcohol, team rules, detention, suspension, and school attendance. Objectives and expectation of participants are clearly listed. Objectives and expectation of participants are clearly listed. Expectations for fans and spectators are clearly listed. We expect everyone to practice good character during all school events. Expectations for fans and spectators are clearly listed. We expect everyone to practice good character during all school events. Note the section stating what participants in athletics and other activities can expect while they are participating at each level. Note the section stating what participants in athletics and other activities can expect while they are participating at each level. Eligibility Criteria is clearly defined Eligibility Criteria is clearly defined

9 Attendance - Unexcused absences and tardies will result in a one game suspension. -Students must be present the entire school day in order to practice or participate in an activity. (Exceptions to this are clearly listed.) Students must be in class at the start of the day following a contest or they become ineligible for practice/performance for that school day. Repeated failure to do so will be dealt with by the athlete’s coach and activities director with referral to the principal for disciplinary action. - Frequent excused absences and tardies may result in loss of practice/performance time. Attendance - Unexcused absences and tardies will result in a one game suspension. -Students must be present the entire school day in order to practice or participate in an activity. (Exceptions to this are clearly listed.) Students must be in class at the start of the day following a contest or they become ineligible for practice/performance for that school day. Repeated failure to do so will be dealt with by the athlete’s coach and activities director with referral to the principal for disciplinary action. - Frequent excused absences and tardies may result in loss of practice/performance time. -Students that are absent from school on a Friday may not participate in a weekend event – unless prior arrangements have been made with the principal.

10 Suspensions -Students that are in- or out-of-school suspended are ineligible for practice/performance for that day. Suspensions -Students that are in- or out-of-school suspended are ineligible for practice/performance for that day. Conduct Resulting in Violations are clearly defined. Conduct Resulting in Violations are clearly defined. Please note the code clearly states it is a violation of the activity code if you are in attendance at parties/events where drugs, illicit substances, and/or alcohol are being consumed/taken by minors. Attendance at family gatherings, sponsored by parents, where use of alcohol is occurring is not considered a violation. These exceptions include such logical events as family weddings, graduation parties, and similar occasions. This does not, however, allow use of alcohol or drugs by any student under this code. Please note the code clearly states it is a violation of the activity code if you are in attendance at parties/events where drugs, illicit substances, and/or alcohol are being consumed/taken by minors. Attendance at family gatherings, sponsored by parents, where use of alcohol is occurring is not considered a violation. These exceptions include such logical events as family weddings, graduation parties, and similar occasions. This does not, however, allow use of alcohol or drugs by any student under this code.

11 11 Penalty Section states that violations do not carry over from the middle school to the high school, however the penalty does. Penalty Section states that violations do not carry over from the middle school to the high school, however the penalty does. On the first violation a student may buy back 10% of eligibility by completing 5 hours of community service within 10 school days. On the first violation a student may buy back 10% of eligibility by completing 5 hours of community service within 10 school days.

12 Denial Disqualification A student shall be disqualified from all co- curricular activities for an additional nine weeks beyond the student’s original period of ineligibility when the student denies violation of the rules, is allowed to participate, and then is subsequently found guilty of the violation. Denial Disqualification A student shall be disqualified from all co- curricular activities for an additional nine weeks beyond the student’s original period of ineligibility when the student denies violation of the rules, is allowed to participate, and then is subsequently found guilty of the violation. Age of Majority Disclaimer This code will be enforced the same for all students. Age of Majority Disclaimer This code will be enforced the same for all students. Please make sure you have reviewed the code with your children. Please make sure you have reviewed the code with your children.

13 MySpace, Facebook, and Other Social Networking Platforms News headlines from across the country demonstrate that schools are disciplining students based on content that violates the code of conduct when posted online, typically on online social network sites where students often feel a false sense of privacy and security. In November 2005, four Northern Kentucky University students were fined for code of conduct violations after a student posted pictures on facebook.com of the students standing around a keg. MySpace, Facebook, and Other Social Networking Platforms News headlines from across the country demonstrate that schools are disciplining students based on content that violates the code of conduct when posted online, typically on online social network sites where students often feel a false sense of privacy and security. In November 2005, four Northern Kentucky University students were fined for code of conduct violations after a student posted pictures on facebook.com of the students standing around a keg.

14 Use of Energy Drinks With regard to the wellness of our students, the use of energy drinks (see attachment in your packet) are prohibited on school grounds and while a student is involved in a school-sponsored activity. Any student found to be in possession of a high-energy drink will have that drink confiscated by school personnel. Use of Energy Drinks With regard to the wellness of our students, the use of energy drinks (see attachment in your packet) are prohibited on school grounds and while a student is involved in a school-sponsored activity. Any student found to be in possession of a high-energy drink will have that drink confiscated by school personnel.

15 Parent/Coach Communication Parents, Athletes, and Coaches should expect and demonstrate good communication. Parents, Athletes, and Coaches should expect and demonstrate good communication. Athletes should learn to be their best advocate when situations arise. Deal with YOUR concerns with your coach. Athletes should learn to be their best advocate when situations arise. Deal with YOUR concerns with your coach. If a parent wishes a conference, ALWAYS make an appointment to talk with coach. Never approach them in an emotional time such as after a game or practice. If a parent wishes a conference, ALWAYS make an appointment to talk with coach. Never approach them in an emotional time such as after a game or practice. It is fitting to discuss with the coach: The treatment of your child mentally and physically; ways to help your child improve; concerns about your child’s behavior. It is fitting to discuss with the coach: The treatment of your child mentally and physically; ways to help your child improve; concerns about your child’s behavior. Issues not appropriate to discuss with the coach: Playing time; Play calling; Strategy; Other student athletes. Issues not appropriate to discuss with the coach: Playing time; Play calling; Strategy; Other student athletes. If after the meeting with the coach you still have concerns, please contact the activities director. If after the meeting with the coach you still have concerns, please contact the activities director.

16 Please strictly adhere to the following chain- of-command: 1. Athlete - Coach 2. Parent/Athlete - Coach 3. Parent/Athlete/Coach - Activities Director 4. Parent/Athlete/Coach/Activities Director - High School Principal 5. Parent/Athlete/Coach/Activities Director/High School Principal - Superintendent of Schools Please strictly adhere to the following chain- of-command: 1. Athlete - Coach 2. Parent/Athlete - Coach 3. Parent/Athlete/Coach - Activities Director 4. Parent/Athlete/Coach/Activities Director - High School Principal 5. Parent/Athlete/Coach/Activities Director/High School Principal - Superintendent of Schools

17 Academic Responsibilities. Students are expected to meet their academic requirements without impacting the activities they have chosen to participate in. Students are expected to meet their academic requirements without impacting the activities they have chosen to participate in. Academics are the main priority for our athletes. Academics are the main priority for our athletes. Athletes are expected to discuss with coaches in advance if the student feels academic needs may conflict with practices or contests. Athletes are expected to discuss with coaches in advance if the student feels academic needs may conflict with practices or contests.

18 18 Please carefully review with your child the section of the code pertaining to academic eligibility found on page 8. A student must have grades in good standing to remain eligible for the their activity/sport. A coach has access and may check a student’s grades at any time. If a coach finds that a student in not passing, they may deem the student ineligible until the student is passing all of their classes.

19 Breakout Locations Cheerleading/Dance C178 Cheerleading/Dance C178 Cross CountryC177 Cross CountryC177 Football Stay in Gym Football Stay in Gym Girls’ Golf Board Room Girls’ Golf Board Room Volleyball HS Commons Volleyball HS Commons If you are not involved in a fall sport you If you are not involved in a fall sport you are free to leave.

20 20 GO SAINTS This will be a GREAT year!


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