Excerpt from the:
East Irondequoit Central School District
Athletic & Extracurricular Student Handbook
Updated July 2017 (you can find the full version online at the East Irondequoit Athletics website)

COACHES:
Revisit and reinforce the expectations, responsibilities and procedures outlined in this handbook throughout the year.
If a student discontinues participation in a sport/extracurricular activity without formal notification by the parent/guardian, the coach/advisor will contact the parent/guardian to determine the student’s status with regard to participation.

STUDENT ATHLETES:
Show courtesy and respect to members of the broader community.
Remember in cases of competitions and contests, it is important to foster goodwill between schools.
Commit to work hard and to their best ability, and to strive for excellence.
Follow all school rules and regulations as outlined in the district’s Code of Conduct throughout the year.
Be in attendance for the full school day to participate in events/activities/contests (except for college visitation, school sponsored field trip, doctor’s appointment, religious obligations, or death/illness in the family).

PARENTS:
Review and reinforce the EI Athletic and Extracurricular Student Handbook and policies.
Respect and encourage your child’s commitment to the team, supporting attendance to all practices,
games and events scheduled during the school calendar year and during school breaks.
Continue to support academic achievements and eligibility requirements.
Model good sportsmanship qualities that children can carry with them to all team events.
Demonstrate your commitment to their goal to succeed by encouraging participation in off-season workouts.
Remind your child that it is their responsibility to communicate with the coach regarding an absence or tardiness. Coaches should be contacted in advance whenever possible.

TRANSPORTATION:
1. When transportation to or from extracurricular/athletic events is provided by the District, the student must use such transportation to be eligible to participate.
2. Only in emergency situations will a student be allowed to participate if he/she did not use district provided transportation. The parent/guardian must submit a written request to obtain permission from the Athletic Director and/or administrator.
3. For violation of these rules, a student may be suspended from the event or suspended from the team.

VIOLATION OF TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUG REGULATIONS:
Students participating in East Irondequoit District athletic/extracurricular programs are not allowed to be in the possession of or consume alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, tobacco products, E-cigarettes, or illegal performance enhancing drugs in and out of season, inside and outside of school events, from the time students join an athletic/ extracurricular activity. Furthermore, the use of any banned substance during a student’s high school career is cumulative. This means that if a student is found guilty of a tobacco, alcohol or a drug violation according to the District Code of Conduct, then this will be considered a violation. Further violations throughout his/her eligibility at EI-Eastridge, whether the same year or following years, will accrue. Students who violate alcohol, tobacco or drug policies will also be subject to general school discipline penalties.

FIRST OFFENSE:
1. Parent notification of infraction and consequences, and possible police involvement.
2. Referral to the Chemical Awareness Team.
3. The student will be suspended from participation in the number of contests/meetings equal to 25% of the number of scheduled contests for the team/club on which he/she is participating. Suspension will include post-season contests (regarding athletics) if the terms of the suspension are not met during regularly scheduled contests. In the event that the suspension from contests exceeds the number of contests remaining in the athletic/extracurricular season, then the balance of the suspension will carry into the next season or sport. In the case of performance- based activities (e.g. athletics, musical) the student must attend all team practices, team meetings and contests while on suspension.

SECOND OFFENSE:
1. Parent notification of infraction and consequences, and possible police involvement.
2. Referral to the Chemical Awareness Team.
3. The student will be suspended from participation in the number of contests/meetings equal to 50% of
the number of scheduled contests for the team/club on which he/she is participating. Suspension will include post-season contests (regarding athletics) if the terms of the suspension are not met during regularly scheduled contests. In the event that the suspension from contests exceeds the number of contests remaining in the athletic/extracurricular season, then the balance of the suspension will carry into the next season or sport. In the case of performance-based activities (e.g. athletics, musical) the student must attend all team practices, team meetings and contests while on suspension.

THIRD OFFENSE:
1. Parent notification of infraction and consequences, and possible police involvement.
2. Referral to the Chemical Awareness Team.
3. Any incident of a third offense during the student’s years of eligibility may result in the loss of eligibility for all athletic/extracurricular activities while the student is in the East Irondequoit Central School District. In the event that the parent or a student wishes to appeal the disciplinary decision, they may appeal the decision to the Athletic/Extracurricular Committee (the building principal and the Executive Director of Student Services). The committee’s decision is final with regard to any disciplinary action related to this section.

 


CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN EAST IRONDEQUOIT STUDENT:
Students participating in East Irondequoit athletic/extracurricular programs are held to a high standard. They represent East Irondequoit Central School District in the broader community. Any behavior in school or out of school unbecoming of an East Irondequoit student compromises the integrity of these programs, and places the student eligibility status in question. The district reserves the right to deny participation in its athletic/extracurricular programs based on such situations. Participation in these programs is a privilege. In the event of an infraction, the building level assistant principal and advisor (for club activities) and/or the Athletic Director and coach (for sports) will make the decision regarding any consequences related to student participation in athletics/extracurricular activities.In the event that the parent or a student wishes to appeal a disciplinary decision, they may appeal the decision to the building principal. This decision is final with regard to any disciplinary action related to this section.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE:
1. An injury, however minor, must be reported to the coach/advisor immediately.
2. If an injury required medical treatment, the district provides a limited secondary insurance policy. The parent/student’s health insurance will provide primary coverage.
3. In the event of an accident, the school district will provide forms (at the Health Office) for parents to fill out to apply for coverage under the policy. For more information, contact the school Health Office.

STUDENT ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
In order to stay eligible as a player, each student is expected to make a commitment to practices and games. In addition, student-athletes must engage in the skills and practices relevant to the sport, be sportsmanlike, be a good citizen, be respectful and remain a student in good standing as described by the East Irondequoit Middle and High School Student Code of Conduct. It is recognized that not all participants play in every contest. Playing time is at the discretion of the coach or coaching staff.

ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY:
The East Irondequoit Central School district’s philosophy is to have as many students as possible participate in the athletic program. Therefore, coaches are encouraged to keep as many students as possible in the program while maintaining the integrity of the sport and a healthy and safe environment for learning and participation. The athletic program is a privilege that carries with it the responsibilities related to the school, the student body, to the community, and to the individual participant.

JUNIOR VARSITY PHILOSOPHY:
The Junior Varsity level is a critical time in the life of an Eastridge athlete because he/she is making the transition from performing the fundamentals of the game and learning rules and basic skills to an increased level of competitive spirit that leads to game strategy and advanced skill techniques, associated with the level of competition he/she must play and compete against. In order to stay eligible as a player, each student is to make a commitment to practices and games. In addition, student-athletes must engage in the skills and practices relevant to the sport, be sportsmanlike, and be a good citizen, be respectful and remain in good standing as described by the East Irondequoit Middle and High School Code of Conduct and in the Athletic/Extracurricular Handbook. As competition and the degree of play intensify, cuts may become a factor at this level. Winning and success become more focused. We must be a mirror image of the Varsity program. Playing time is at the discretion of the coach.


VARSITY PHILOSOPHY:
Varsity sports are the most competitive athletics at the high school level. Varsity athletics is the culmination of continuous commitment and dedication to a particular sport. Team play, sportsmanship, individual physical ability, motivation, and mental attitude are very important aspects of competition at the Varsity level. Athletes in these sports participate in a highly competitive atmosphere. As competition and the degree of play intensify, the program is committed to putting the most competitive team on the field of play. Winning and success continue to become more focused. In order to stay eligible as a player, each student is to make a commitment to practices and games. In addition, student-athletes must engage in the skills and practices relevant to the sport, be sportsmanlike, and be a good citizen, be respectful and remain in good standing as described by the East Irondequoit Middle and High School Code of Conduct and in the Athletic/Extracurricular Handbook.
As competition and the degree of play intensify, cuts may become a factor at this level. Winning and success be- come more focused. Playing time is at the discretion of the coach.

 

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