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IMPORTANT DATES High School Football-August 6 th 8am-10:00am Middle School Football-August 27 th 3:30-5:30 High School Volleyball-August 13 th 8am-12.

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2 IMPORTANT DATES High School Football-August 6 th 8am-10:00am Middle School Football-August 27 th 3:30-5:30 High School Volleyball-August 13 th 8am-12 Middle School Volleyball-August 27 th 3:30-5:00 Cross Country August 13 th 9:00-10:30 All athletic forms must be handed in on or before the first day of practice.

3 Eleva-Strum Coaches Spring Baseball TBA Boy’s Basketball Josh Skoug- John Chasteen Cross Country Martin Walter Dance Team Sarah Huibregtse – Erin Manske Football Chad Hanson– Josh Skoug – Tony Market –Jason Wadzinski- Rich Wright- Joe Scaffidi Golf TBA Track Nadine Hanke – Katie Skoug - Tony Market Girl’s Basketball TBA Softball Amanda Peters - Megan Peterson Volleyball Katie Skoug –Amanda Peters - Megan Peterson – Meredith Jenson – Jamie Stendahl

4 Article III- Health and Behavior Compliance (p.39) W.I.A.A. Manual Section 1-Required Documentation (Turn in these forms) Physical Card (This form can be printed or picked up at your local physician’s office – must be on file before the season or you child will not participate – no exceptions) OR Alternate Year (This form can be printed or picked up at your local physician’s office – must be on file before the season or you child will not participate – no exceptions) Alternate Year Card in Spanish & HmongSpanishHmong Emergency Information Form (Print and return to school) Parent Form - Athletic Video and Code (Print and return to school) Student Form - Athletic Video and Code (Coach will distribute and collect) HIPPA Form (Print and return to school (Print and return to school) WIAA Rules Acknowledgement Form (Print and return to school) Parent and Athlete Concussion Agreement (Print and Return to school) Pay Student Activity Fee of $25 – Not to exceed $50/family An athlete is not eligible unless all forms and fees are turned in to the high school office before the first practice of the chosen sport.

5 Sports Seasons 1- Season Definition: The regulations of the WIAA, the Dairyland Conference, and the Eleva Strum Schools shall govern all sports seasons. Seasons shall end with the state tournament. 2-Sign-Up Meetings: A “sign up” meeting for a given sport may be held prior to the start of the season and during a sport season which may be in progress. This meeting would be for distributing WIAA cards, etc. and should not involve athletes during their practice time of another sport. 3-Transfer Sports within Season: Athletes who are out for a sport may not transfer to another sport which is held during the same sport season without permission of the head coach of the sport in which he/she is currently involved. 4-Transfer Sports Successive Seasons: Unless the head coach of the initial sport involved gives his/her permission, an athlete who is out for a sport may not drop the sport and start practice for another sport, which is in the following season until the initial sport season is completed.

6 1.WIAA regulations will govern requirements on physicals. a.Students will be required to have and athletic physical every other year. b.The physical must be given by a physician, physicians assistant, P.A./or certified nurse practitioner. c.Cost of the physical examination is the responsibility of the individual athlete.

7 Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries 1- Reporting Injuries: All injuries should be reported at the time of the injury to the coach who is in charge of the practice or game. 2-Medical Card: An Emergency Medical Card should be on file with the school nurse for each athlete.

8 The Eleva-Strum School District no longer provides student or athletic insurance. Any coverage is up to the individual family. paying the medical or dental bill.

9 1.RELATED TO VIOLATIONS OF DRUG, ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO USE. Athletes of the senior high school shall abide by the WIAA Rules of Eligibility in regards to conduct throughout the calendar year. Current state statute and school policy will serve as the standard criteria for determining if a violation has occurred. Athletic code violations include the use or possession of tobacco products (smoking or chewing), alcohol or controlled substances. An athlete receiving communion at a religious service would not be considered in violation of the athletic code. However, toasting with alcohol at weddings, graduations or other ceremonies would be considered a violation of the athletic code. Athletes are directed not to place themselves in the presence of others who are illegally possessing or using alcohol, tobacco, or any controlled substances. This policy is not meant to include public sponsored events supervised by responsible adults following all applicable laws. It is the expectation of this code that an athlete leave, disassociate him/herself and not knowingly linger in the presence of others illegally possessing alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substances. Eligibility and Ineligibility

10 The WIAA is against the use of anabolic- androgenic steroids and other performance enhancing substances (PES).

11 Do not use. Drugs that are illegal or could be harmful if taken in excessive amount. Possession or use violates WIAA code.  Steroids  Androstenediol  Nor-Androstendediol  Dihydrotestosterone(DHT)  Deyhydroepiandrosterone(DHEA)  Pre-Hormones (Tribulus, Terrestris, asa-Puncture Vine, Caltrop Fruit  Pheromone  Masking Agents  Peptide Hormones  Insulin  Phenylyphrine  Ephedra, Ephedrine Medications prescribed by and MD, used by the individual they have been prescribed to and used as prescribed shoud NOT be viewed as violating the controlled substance code.  For a complete list of banned substances click hereclick here

12 Discouraged… Schools may NOT provide or allow in connection to school’s program. Possession and/or use may violate school district policy or code.  Creatine  Caffeine-enhanced products – too much caffeine can cause jitteriness, nervousness, headaches, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, increased heart rate or blood pressure. Small amounts of caffeine can produce these effects in some people.  Energy drinks- Red Bull, Amp, Advance by Powerade, Coke Blak  Herbal Caffeine: Guarana, Cacao, Kola, Mate, Cola Nut, Green Tea Extract, Methylxanthine (chemical caffeine)  Vivarin  AAKG  Co Enzyme Q  HMB  No Doz  NO2  Ginseng  Pyruvate  Protein Powders: Most diets supply adequate protein.

13 Violations of the Athletic Code will be cumulative during an athletes career. However, an athlete who completes one year without violation, “wins back” his/his status prior to the last violation. Any student who voluntarily turns him/herself in for a first violation of this code shall have the penalty reduced by ten percent of the original amount specified in the code. If ten percent results in a fraction of a contest, standard rounding rules will apply. For example, a students penalty, when reduced by ten percent results in a 1.5 contest suspension. According to standard rounding rules, the student would serve a two contest suspension. However, if a students penalty, when reduced by 10%, results in a 1.4 contest suspension, a one contest suspension would be served.

14 A first violation results in a suspension from athletic competition for a period of 20% of the contests based on the regular season of the sport. Any remaining percentage of that suspension not served shall be recalculated and applied to the next sport in which that athlete participates in and completes. If the suspension carries over into the WIAA tournament series, the athlete will miss the entire tournament series. This clause pertains to team tournament as well as the individual tournament series. Any remaining percentage of that violation will carry over to the next season of participation. Any student serving a penalty during a sport must remain in the sport in order for the penalty to be valid. If a student quits the sport, any remaining percentage of that violation will carry over to the next season of participation.

15 A second violation results in a suspension from athletic competition for a period of 30% of the contests based on the regular season of the sport. All other sanctions listed under the first violation apply to second violations as well. A student with two violations in the same season will serve his/her suspension consecutively, not concurrently

16 The third violation results in loss of eligibility for all athletic events for one calendar year from the date of the athletic code violation. If an athlete or participant has an additional offense(s) while already serving a year’s suspension, then the one year suspension will start over again dating from the time of the additional suspensions. A student desiring to participate again after the third offense must indicate his/her desire to that effect and must remain violation-free for the entire year of his/her penalty. Upon return, he/she will return to Step 2(2 nd Offense).

17 General procedures if suspected of violating the Athletic Code Your coach, athletic director, and principal will interview you as to the reason(s) for suspected violations in an effort to confirm or refute the suspicion. As a school we have the authority to investigate if a student athlete is suspected of violating our athletic policy. The A.D. and principal will further investigate through interviews with those who may be aware of violations first-hand, those who may have limited knowledge of the violations, or those who may be involved with such violations. Any and all allegations of violations will be seriously addressed and investigated. The approved and appropriate remedies and consequences for the type of violation will be applied and enforced.

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19 Scholastic Eligibility: Student Must Maintain Passing Grades To Ensure Eligibility A student receiving one failing grade at mid-quarter of semester-long courses will be declared ineligible until a passing grade in that particular class is regained. Eligibility will be reinstated as soon as the grade is brought up to passing. Any student who receives a failing grade at mid-quarter is required to provide weekly progress reports to the coach from all classes in order to remain eligible throughout the grading period.

20 A student receiving one failing grade at the end of the quarter for semester long courses is ineligible for 1 week (Friday to Friday). The student is required to provide weekly progress reports to the coach from all classes in order to remain eligible throughout the grading period. Progress Reports forms are obtained from the school office. A student failing at the end of any quarter is ineligible for one week. (Friday- Friday) A student receiving two or more failing grades at quarter or semester is ineligible for the next 15 consecutive school days. At the end of the 15 school days, the student who received failing grades is required to provide weekly progress reports to the coach for all classes in order to remain eligible throughout the remaining grading period. Note: WIAA rules state that eligibility for contests will be reinstated on the 16 th school day. "The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it."

21 At semester, semester grades are used to determine eligibility. Athletes receiving a failing grade or an incomplete as a semester grade are ineligible for 15 consecutive days. Note: WIAA rules state that eligibility for contests will be reinstated on the 16th school day. Penalties incurred fourth quarter or second semester of the previous year will be enforced on the first day of school.

22 The Eleva-Strum administration and coaching staff will not tolerate conduct unbecoming of an athlete. Participating in athletics is a privilege, not a right. Conduct unbecoming of an athlete may include, but is not limited to the following: Stealing in or out of school Flagrant misbehavior in class Out-of-school suspension Disorderly conduct as defined by state laws in or out of school Criminal Behavior Disrespectful attitude to school personnel Other actions which adversely affect and relate to the management of the school Harassment and hazing Possessing cell phones/cameras in the locker room

23 The athletic director and administration will determine minimum penalties for any other unacceptable conduct to the ideals, principles and standards of the school district and the WIAA. Minimum Action-Conference with athlete and parent Maximum Action-Suspension from athletic competition for a period of one year In addition to the previous behaviors listed, all athletes are expected to follow the rules and regulations as established by their coaches. These rules will be distributed to every participant.

24 Training Violations: After a training violation, athletes who go out for a sport simply to become eligible to participate in another sport of their choice must complete the first sport in full before they can become eligible for the later sport. There may be an exception in case of an emergency injury. If there were a question as to the reason an athlete wishes to quit a sport, the administration will decide if the reason is acceptable. Reporting Violations: Any person who reports a student must contact the principal and sign a written statement within seven calendar days describing the circumstances under which the person has observed or has known the student to be in violation, (or a police report within 90 days from the date of occurrence).

25 Multiple Violations: Violation of the code of involving behavior, alcohol, drugs, and/or tobacco will not be considered separately. The first violation of any of the above will be considered as the first violation, the second violation of any of the above will be considered as the second violation, etc. Any conviction for a misdemeanor or felony is automatically a violation of the Athletic Code.

26 A student can switch sports during the season ONLY by consent of BOTH coaches. If two sports were in action at the same time, the sport with a game being played that day would take precedence. Otherwise, practice of the sport started first would take precedence.

27 Dress Code Definitions/Standards The coaches, administration and school board have agreed to the following standards in regards to appearance and hairstyles.

28 1.Front view of the head: The hair cannot touch the eyebrows. This applies on or off the athletic field or court. 2.Side view of the head: The hair cannot be lower than the earlobe; athlete must be clean shaven 3.Sideburns cannot be lower than the earlobe or wider at the bottom than at the middle. 4.Back view of head-the hair cannot touch or be over the collar. (Dress Shirt)

29 1.Front View of the head. The hair cannot touch the eyebrows. This applies on or off the athletic field or court. 2.Side view of head when participating: The hair cannot be lower than the earlobe. The hair must be worn or held back in such a manner as to never interfere with her field of vision 3.Hair that is longer that collar length will be tied or taped to prevent it from interfering with her field of vision

30 Starting The Season: On a boy or girl’s first day of practice for any sport, if he/she reports and does not meet the athletic code, he/she will not be able to practice and will have until the following day to meet the set standards. If he/she does not meet the code by then, he/she will be ineligible to participate until the code is met. Violations During the Season: Once the sport begins, any time during the season a boy’s or girl’s appearance doesn’t meet the athletic code, he/she will not be able to practice and will have until the following Monday to meet the code. If he/she does not meet the code, he/she will not be able to participate in practice or meets/games until the code is met.

31 A student must report to school by at least 11:00 am in order to practice or participate in that days game. Absences excused by the principal, athletic director or school nurse in advance will be accepted. The above rules apply to students participating in all activities..

32 Due Process Procedure: An appeals process recognizes the rights of the individual and outlines his/her recourse in the event he/she feels a wrong a decision has been made that affects him/her. The appeals process outlined below is the procedure for a student and his/her parents and/or guardians to follow in appealing decisions relating to disciplinary action. It should be understood that students and parents will be expected to follow the appeals process as outlined in the event an appeal is made. 1. After a decision of disciplinary action has been made, a student and/or his parents may formally appeal the decision (written or oral) to the principal within five school days or ten calendar days of the date of verified written notification of the decision.

33 2. The principal will hear the appeal within three school days or five calendar days. The parents and students will be notified of the principal’s decision on the appeal within five calendar days. If the parents and/or student do not agree with the appeal decision of the principal, they may follow the same procedure to appeal the decision to the superintendent and then the school board. The superintendent and board will respond to the appeal request within the same time frame as spelled out for the principal. The Board of Education will address the appeal at their next regularly scheduled board of education meeting and respond to the partied involved within five calendar days of that meeting. 3. The provisions as previously outlined shall be the sole and exclusive means for an appeal for the rulings.

34 Recommended Procedure Athlete and Coach Athlete, Parent, and Coach Athlete, Parent, AD, and Coach Athlete, Parent, AD, Coach, and Principal Athlete, Parent, AD, Coach, Principal, and District Administrator Athlete, Parent, AD, Coach, Principal, District Administrator, and School Board

35 Students are responsible for the proper care of all books, supplies, and furniture supplied by the school and while riding the buses. Students, who steal, intentionally disfigure or damage school personal property/equipment will be required to make restitution for the repair/replacement. This could include, but not be limited to windows, door hardware, fire extinguishers, basketball backboards, etc. Athletic practice events may be exempt if under coaches supervision. Deliberate vandalism/damage may result in suspension.

36 1.All athletes must ride the players’ bus to and from athletic contests. 2.Exceptions must be cleared in advance by the head coach. The parent must speak personally to the coach about the exception. Athletes may only ride with parents to and from athletic events with permission from their coach. Without special permission: a. Failure to ride the players’ bus to a game will result in the athlete not being allowed to participate in that game or event. b. Failure to ride the players’ bus home from a game will result in the athlete not being allowed to participate in the next game or meet 3. With special permission: a. Fill out the “Co-Curricular Release Form” one day before the scheduled event. b. Form is available from the school office or from athletic director.

37 General Regulations A.An athlete will only receive a letter for the first sport he/she earns a letter in. B.No chevrons will be given at any time. C.All letter winners will be eligible for the “C” Club. D.No one may purchase a letter jacket until a letter has been rewarded. Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records

38 Requirements for letters by sport: For all athletes there must be appropriate attitude and behavior as judged by the coaches. All athletes must complete the season to receive a letter. Also, athletes who have participated in a sport for four years will earn a letter. Football: Play in ¼ of the quarters during the season. Volleyball: Play in 1/3 of all the games. Cross Country: Either participate in at least half of the varsity meets, place first through sixth in a dual meet, place up to 25 th in a meet of up to 50 runners, or place up to 35 th in a meet of up to 60+ runners. Basketball: Play in 20 quarters during the season. Golf: Play in or compete for via playoff, four varsity meets a season. Track: Attendance at 90% of all practices and games. Must score 50 points during the course of the season Baseball & Softball: Attendance at 90% of all practices and games. Average one inning played per game.

39 1.Age: An athlete shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition if he/she reaches his/her 19 th birthday before August 1 st of any given school year. 2.Amateur status: An athlete shall be an amateur in all recognized sports of this association (WIAA) in order to compete in any sport, and he/she shall become ineligible for all further participation in the school’s interscholastic program if he/she: a. Accepts for participation reimbursement in any form, such as cash, salary, merchandise or any kind or amount, or share of game season proceeds. An athlete may receive an award which is symbolic (non- merchandise) in nature, such as trophies, medals, ribbons. etc. but may not receive such merchandise items such as jackets, sweaters, balls, equipment, watches, rings, billfolds, etc. regardless of value.

40 b. Signs a contract or agreement for services as a participating athlete. i. An athlete may be employed on a part-time basis as an instructor on the playground, game official, lifeguard, etc. ii. This rule shall not prevent an athlete from signing an agreement which binds him/her to play only for a particular team or an athletic tender with a university or college. iii. Permits, with or without actually endorsement, the use of name, picture, and/or personal appearance as an athlete in the promotion of a commercial or profit making event, items, plan or service.

41 Exception: This rule shall not prevent an athlete from being included with others in publication of an advertising form of a team picture as part of a congratulatory or welcoming purpose. a. Play in a contest under a name other that his/her given name. b. By playing on another team in the same sport during the season.

42 Sportsmanship Expectations of Student Participants: 1) Treat opponents with respect; shake hands prior to and after contests. 2) Respect judgment of contest officials, abide by rules of the contest and display no behavior to incite fans. 3) Cooperate with officials, coaches and fellow participants to conduct a fair contest. 4) Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing school and community; display positive public action at all times. 5) Live up to high standard of sportsmanship established by coach.

43 1) Realize that a ticket is a privilege to observe a contest and support high school activities, not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious. 2) Respect decisions made by contest officials. 3) Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, including content of cheers and signs. 4) Respect fans, coaches and participants. 5) Be a fan….. Not a fanatic. Sportsmanship Continued… Expectations of parents and spectators:

44 In case an athlete is unable to participate in a game because of an emergency, he/she should contact one of the coaches of the principal as soon as possible. Buses will leave at a designated time. BE ON TIME! The buses will not wait for you. If an athlete wishes to drop out of a sport, he/she is expected to talk to the coach first. After dropping a sport or being dropped by a coach, the athlete is expected to report to the high school principal. No swearing or abusive language to anyone will be permitted and sportsmanship will be expected on and off the playing field.


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