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ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY AND POLICIES

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ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY AND POLICIES 

Age

There is an age limit on interscholastic competition. To be eligible to participate in grades 10 through 12, you must not have reached you 19th birthday by June 30 immediately preceding the school year.

Attendance 

Students must report to school by 8:45 am to participate in extra-curricular activities, in the event of a 2 hour delay students must arrive before 10:30 am.

Eligibility

There are two eligibility checks that all school districts must complete. They are the weekly eligibility and the end of the marking period eligibility. At 11:30 am every Thursday, the Athletic Department will go on power school and run a program that determines which students are not passing 4 credits or are failing 2 classes. At that time, each student who has not met those standards will be called to the Athletic Department. The student will be handed a form that will give him or her directions and will identify what classes he or she is failing. The students will have until Monday at 2:30 pm to better his/her grades. The student must return the form signed off by the teacher saying he/she is now passing the course. This new process gives the students five (5) days to raise one or more grades to passing. If the student does not turn in the form by 2:30 pm on Monday, he/she will be ineligible for practice and playing sports for the week. Parents and coaches will then be notified of the ineligibility after the 2:30 pm deadline.

  • If a student has not passed four credits at the end of a quarter grading period, the student will be ineligible for 15 school days beginning on the first day the report cards are issued.

Physicals 

You are eligible only if you have completed a comprehensive initial pre-participation physical evaluation (“CIPPE”), performed by an Authorized Medical Examiner (as that term is defined in the GLOSSARY of the PIAA By-Laws) before your first sport season’s first practice of that school year. If you want to participate in subsequent sport(s) in the same school year, you may be required to be re-evaluated and re-certified that your physical condition is satisfactory.

A Re-Certification by parent or guardian physical is a different process.  Section 7 of the physical form must be completed.   This form must be completed not earlier than 6 weeks prior to the first practice day of the sport(s) season(s) identified by the herein by the parent/guardian of any student who is seeking to participate in Practice, Inter-School Practices, Scrimmages, and/or Contests in all subsequent sport seasons in the same school year.  The Principal . or the Principal’s designee, of the herein named student’s school must review the SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH HISTORY.  If any SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH HISTORY questions are either checked yes or circled, the herein named student shall submit a completed Section 8, Re-Certification by Lincensed Physician o Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine, to the Principal, or Princpal’s designee, of the student’s school

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