JCDD MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JCDD
ATHLETICS and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The Grosse Pointe Public School System’s Middle School Code of Conduct for Athletics and Extra-curricular Activities defines eligibility, explains attendance procedures, and identifies behavior expectations and disciplinary consequences for all middle school students who participate in athletics and extra-curricular activities.
As a valuable part of the middle school educational process, participation in athletics and extra-curricular activities provides students with opportunities to develop both individual talents and team skills. In practice and in competition, middle school students learn the essentials of fair play, honesty, and obedience to rules.
Because students represent their school, they are expected to be exemplars of strong character, excellent behavior, and good sportsmanship. Because education is the primary goal and helping students make good decisions is the main objective, middle school activity sponsors and coaches will reinforce the expectation of good behavior and academic performance of participants and will maintain regular communications with school personnel.
Because activities function best when all members are present, students are expected to have consistent attendance in athletics and extra-curricular activities in order to remain eligible for continued participation.
June 15, 2004
June 15, 2004
JCDD-R MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JCDD-R
ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Eligibility for participation in middle school athletics and extra-curricular activities
During the first two weeks of the activity or sport, students must carry a weekly eligibility sheet (JCDD-R2) to all classes and turn it in to the assistant principal or designee at the end of the school day on Friday. To participate in an extracurricular activity, a student must be passing a minimum of five class equivalents, and must have a maximum of 21 (grades 7-8) or 24 (grade 6) points each for effort and conduct for all seven class equivalents on the weekly eligibility sheet. To maintain eligibility, a student must be passing at least 5 classes and have total weekly points for either effort or conduct that do not exceed 21 (7th and 8th graders) or 24 (6th graders).
· If the ratings for two weeks demonstrate passing academic work and appropriate effort and conduct in class, a student no longer needs to carry an eligibility sheet.
· Students whose eligibility sheet indicates possible problems must continue to carry the weekly sheet. Efforts will be made to support those students so they can achieve school success and participate in athletics and extra-curricular activities.
· If circumstances warrant, the assistant principal may, at any time, reinstate the requirement that a student carry an eligibility sheet.
· The first time more than 21/24 points for either effort or conduct appears on an eligibility sheet or a student is passing less than five classes, that student’s eligibility is in jeopardy and the assistant principal counsels the student to improve his or her effort or conduct. The second time more than 21/24 points for either effort or conduct appears on an eligibility sheet, the student sits out one game or performance. If a third instance of 21/24 or more effort or conduct points appear on an eligibility sheet, the assistant principal meets with the student to develop an action plan to enable the student to improve his or her effort or conduct in order to meet the standards required for athletics and extra-curricular activities before the student is allowed to participate.
JCDD-R-2 MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JCDD-R-2
ATHLETICS and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
WEEKLY ELIGIBILITY FORM
The student below is a participant in_____________________________________________.
Using the same scale as the middle school report card, 5 (poor) > 1 (excellent), please sign and
1) verify whether a student is passing the class,
2) rate the student’s effort in class, and
3) rate the student’s conduct in class.
Student’s name: _______________________________
Student’s grade: 6 7 8
Please sign and circle the ratings.
Period Teacher Signature Passing Class? Effort Conduct
Yes / No 5 (poor) > 3 (satisfactory) > 1 (excellent)
1. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
2._______________________ Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
3._______________________ Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
4. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
5. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
6. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1___ 5 4 3 2 1
7. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1__ 5 4 3 2 1
8. Yes / No 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
Total __________ ____________
JCDD-R MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JCDD-R-3 ATHLETICS and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
II. Attendance and Participation
Practice schedules and attendance rules are set by coaches and sponsors in a consistent and fair manner and are approved by the assistant principal before implementation.
Unless an exception is approved administratively, students must attend a minimum of three classes in a school day in order to participate in an athletic or extra-curricular activity that day. Students who have an excused absence from school are excused from practice, competition, or performance. They may not dress or participate on the same day as their absence unless an administrative exception is made.
Students who are excluded from school may not participate in practices, competition, or performances during the period of the exclusion. Students assigned a partial day of in-school separation may not participate on the same day unless the administration grants the privilege. Students who are excluded from school for disciplinary purposes for a total of 4 or more school days during the same season or activity period will be excluded from participation in the activity for the remainder of that season or activity period.
Unless an administrative exception is made, a student who is unable to participate in physical education class is considered unable to participate in a competition or performance the same day.
JCDD-R MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JCDD-R-4
ATHLETICS and EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
III. Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior
Any student who decides to act in an unacceptable manner is disciplined by the School System as set forth in this Code of Conduct and is offered rehabilitation as indicated.
Unacceptable Behavior: Guidelines for Discipline Action
Unless an administrative exception is made, penalties for
unacceptable behavior related to attendance are:
Unexcused absence from practice. Warning through exclusion, at discretion of
Subsequent unexcused absences from practice. Sponsor contacts student’s parent(s).
Warning through exclusion, at discretion of
Unexcused absence from a contest or Exclusion from participation for remainder of
performance as determined by the sponsor. the season or activity during the current school
Unacceptable Behavior: Guidelines for Discipline Action____________ SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Authority for imposing discipline action related to
abuse of substances resides solely with administration.
First offense for possession and/or use of
tobacco, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, drugs,
or other behavior-altering substances, except
medication used as prescribed by a licensed physician.
All consequences related to substance abuse may include a counseling requirement provided by the school district. Immediate exclusion from the activity; reinstatement pending administrative investigation; suspension not to exceed 20% of the activity, or season or one performance.
Second offense for possession/use of: tobacco, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, drugs, or other behavior-altering substances, except medication used as prescribed by a licensed physician.
Other Unacceptable Behavior
All other offenses will be referred to the principal or his/her designee.
The assistant principal or his or her designee will contact the parents of any student who is excluded from participation in athletics or extra-curricular activities, and will describe the incident and the assigned consequences.
Exclusion from participation in the activity for the remainder of the season or activity during the current school year. The student may become eligible to participate sooner if he or she fulfills the obligations of an action plan developed by the assistant principal.
Students disciplined for infractions may appeal their penalty to the principal or his/her designee within two school days of receiving the consequence of the infraction. The decision of the principal or his/her designee is final.
SYSTEM Attachment to Regulation JCDD-R GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC SCHOOL
Authorization for emergency medical treatment-
MIDDLE SCHOOL athletics and ExTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES form M
sTUDENT’S nAME________________________________________________________________date of Birth ________________Grade ____________
Today’s Date ______________
I/We*, the parent or legal guardian of _____________________________________________, a student at ______________________________hereby delegate to any coach, trainer, activity sponsor, or administrator of The Grosse Pointe Public School System who has responsibility for supervising him/her, the authority to authorize and consent to any and all emergency medical, surgical, dental or hospital care of treatment while he/she participating in extra-curricular or athletic activities. Such treatment is to be rendered by, or under the supervision of, a duly licensed physician or dentist. Such coach, trainer, activity sponsor, or administrator is fully authorized to act in accordance with his/her judgment in any such emergency and are absolved from any liability or financial responsibility in connection therewith.
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian Home Address Home Phone Number
Name of Father’s Place of Employment Address Phone Number Pager/Cell Phone
Name of Mother’s Place of Employment Address Phone Number Pager/Cell Phone
______________________________ ____________________ ________________ _____________ ______________ _____________ _________________
Medical-Hospital Insurance Company Name of Subscriber Address Phone Number Contract Date Group Number Service Number
Please list any allergies your child has:________________________________ Please note other special needs (dietary, medical, etc.):_____________________
*Both parents are to sign where applicable. EMERGENCY INFORMATION
___________________________ _______________________ __________________ __________________________________ ______________ ________
Name of Physician Address Telephone Name of Dentist Address Telephone
IF UNABLE TO CONTACT PARENTS, CALL:
1)_________________________ _______________________ _________________ or 2)________________________________ ______________ ________
Name Address Telephone Name Address Telephone
Code of Conduct for Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities FORM M (contd.) GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM JCDD-R Middle School
WAIVER OF LIABILITY - MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS OR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
STUDENT’S NAME ________________________________________________________
In consideration of my daughter/son being provided with the opportunity to participate in officially sponsored and approved athletic or extra-curricular activities, which may involve travel to and from competitions and/or events, I hereby waive any right or cause of action, of any kind whatsoever, arising as a result of such activity from which any liability may or could accrue to the Grosse Pointe Public School System, or School System personnel, or the adult chaperones, except to the extent that any damages related to such a right or a cause of action may be covered by the School System’s policies of liability insurance
All athletic and extra-curricular activities require cooperation, responsibility, and good behavior on the part of each participant, for the good of all involved. While participating, students are required to abide by the GPPS Student Code of Conduct (JCD), as well as the Middle School Code of Conduct for Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities (JCDD, JCDD-R).
NOTE: Any student using or possessing alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs (excepting medications as listed on the student’s Medical Information Sheet) during an athletic or extra-curricular activity will automatically be sent home at the parent’s expense after parents or another responsible adult has been contacted.
I, the undersigned, understand the above, realize the necessity for the rules, and agree to cooperate.
Student Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
_______________________________________has my permission to take
STUDENT NAME – PLEASE PRINT
part in a district-approved sport or club sport and to accompany the athletic team or extra-curricular activity group to all away games and district-approved out-of-town trips for athletic or extra-curricular activity events. Students may travel by automobile, van, bus, airplane, or other public/commercial carrier.
Code of Conduct
As a middle school student involved in an extra-curricular activity or athletics, I am expected to:
· Respect officials, adults, other students, other groups, and my group;
· Accept success modestly, defeat gracefully, and never quit;
· Control my emotions and avoid arguing;
· Accept decisions as they are made and abide by them;
· Never use unacceptable language, cheat, “grandstand,” or taunt others.
· Work to be a good representative of my activity or sport and my school.
I understand that participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics is a privilege and that all participants are subject to the Middle School Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities Code of Conduct (JCDD, JCDD-R) from the moment they begin participation until promotion to high school.
I further understand that the policy regarding substance abuse is in effect for 365 days a year and includes violations which occur off school grounds. I realize that consequences for substance abuse include, but are not limited to a 20% (or 1 performance) suspension from contests or activities for a first offense, and exclusion from participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics for the remainder of the current school year for a second offense.
Signature of Parent or Guardian Date
Signature of Parent or Guardian Date