BRODHEAD HIGH SCHOOL
CO-CURRICULAR CODE OF CONDUCT
Co-curricular activities are activities in which students appear, perform and/or compete as representatives of Brodhead High School. These activities include Athletics, FFA, Show Choir, Jazz Band, Cheerleading, Forensics, Musicals, School Plays, Student Council, Class Officers, and Youth to Youth. For the purpose of this code, service-oriented clubs, student publications and internal student groups are excluded. Activities in which students represent Brodhead High School as an extension of specific course are governed by the student handbook and the Brodhead High School disciplinary code and are not considered co-curricular activities. Show Choir is governed by both this code and the student handbook.
Brodhead High School is committed to offering a wide variety of activities. While difficult to measure, the educational value of co-curricular participation is extensive. Students not only develop physical, mental and social skills, but also develop positive values and attitudes that they will take with them into their adult life.
Co-curriculars provide the opportunity for those truly gifted and talented to develop to the highest level possible.
Parent Meeting Required
All parents of students involved in code activities must attend a meeting before their son/ daughter can be eligible to participate. The code must then be signed by the parent and handed in to the coach or advisor. This must be done by one parent, once a year. If a parent cannot attend one of the three meetings they need to contact the Athletic Director to schedule a private meeting.
Fostering a Good Parent – Coach Relationship.
· Communication is the key for everyone to be successful. Coaches should communicate to players and parents. Parents need to communicate to coaches.
· Never talk to a coach directly following a contest unless it is positive. Talk the following day and please contact them while they are in school and set up a time to talk. Our coaches are very busy while in season and calling them at home takes away from the small amount of family time they have.
· Playing time issues should be addressed in the following steps:
1. Have your son or daughter talk to the coach and express their concerns.
2. Set up a meeting with the coach, yourself, and your son or daughter must also be present.
3. Contact the Athletic Director and express the concern.
4. Contact the Principal.
· Any concerns about the coaches other than playing time should be directed to the Athletic Director.
· The goal of all coaches is the same as you as a parent. They want to help the athletes achieve their goals and learn to prepare for life’s lessons.
Students participating in co-curricular activities officially represent Brodhead High School. It is because of this representation that these students have privileges and bear responsibilities, which are greater than those afforded to students not participating in co-curriculars. This code details the expectations as they pertain to all co-curricular participation at Brodhead High School. It is important to point out that participation in co-curricular activities is a privilege, not a right given to all.
This code incorporates the standards and guidelines for eligibility and participation established by both the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and the Brodhead School District.
The Administration reserves the right to make policies and decisions as needed to address specific issues that arise which may not be explicitly covered in this code.
The privilege of participating in our co-curricular program is extended to all students who are willing to assume responsibilities as outlined in this handbook and those established by the advisor/coach.
A. Your greatest responsibility is to be a credit to your parents, school and community. Therefore, it is required that you:
A. Display outstanding character/sportsmanship.
B. Display proper respect for those in authority.
C. Display a spirit of cooperation.
D. Dress with special care whenever representing our school.
E. Use language and act in a manner that is socially acceptable.
F. Develop individual determination, self discipline, and learn to set goals.
G. Become part of the team; learn the concept of teamwork.
H. Develop within a sense of pride both for individual and group effort.
Students representing Brodhead High School voluntarily represent the entire school and community. For this reason, students are expected to be well groomed and present a neat appearance when they are involved as a member of co-curricular group from our school. It is also expected that each athlete will appear for competition dressed in the uniform or required dress provided by the district and in compliance with those standards established by the coach or advisor. Each advisor or coach may have special rules concerning dress and appearance; the students are expected to follow those.
III. ELIGIBILITY RULES
In order to represent Brodhead High School in any co-curricular activity, a student must meet all eligibility requirements of this code and athletes are subject to all Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association by-laws, policies, and rules. This code addresses expectations, standards and consequences regarding the following:
A. Academic Eligibility Standards.
A student will become scholastically ineligible if he/she receives two failures in any nine week/semester grading period or if he/she is not passing a minimum of five courses that are accepted for graduation credits. In determining ineligibility, nine week grades will be used for the first and third quarters and semester grades will be used for the second and fourth quarters. At the 4 1/2 week progress report date, the student cannot receive more than one "F" progress report in order to regain eligibility. Students may regain eligibility before the 4 1/2 week progress report if the failing grade was a result of incomplete work. The acceptance of the incomplete work is at the teacher's discretion. Any student not regaining eligibility will be dropped from the squad/team for the remainder of the season. A student must be in good Academic standing to start the year in Jazz Band or Show Choir, and must also be in good standing at the 4 1/2 week progress report of the 2nd quarter to remain eligible for the year.
B. Use or Possession of Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes and/or Alcohol and Controlled Substances.
The use or possession of any of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or/and alcohol or other controlled substances is prohibited by this code and the WIAA. It is also a violation of this code to be in attendance at any party, location or function where these prohibited substances are being used or consumed in violation of this code or state statutes. All infractions in this area will be dealt with by suspension from the sport or activity. The length of the suspension is defined in the individual section pertaining to each activity in this code book.
C. School Attendance on Practice and Event Days.
1. Students may not compete, perform or practice on days of suspension (3 hour or more in-school or out-of-school).
2. A student must be in school to attend practice, compete, or perform. If a student is not well enough to attend school they are not well enough to participate in co-curricular activities. Students must be in school attendance by 9:00 AM and may not miss more than one period during the day in order to participate in the co-curricular activity. Repeated problems will be dealt with by discretion of the principal or designee. Exceptions to this are excused school trips and appointments that are approved by the principal or designee.
3. It is inevitable that some practices, performances, events, and games will be scheduled during school vacation times. It is an expectation that each participating student will dedicate him/herself to their co-curricular activities and we encourage families to do their best in setting up their schedule so that their student does not miss events.
D. Behavior or Actions Unbecoming a Person Representing Our School.
1. Disruptive behavior in the school - this would consist of fighting, vandalism, stealing, extreme disrespect or other actions in which the administration deals with through suspension. This is not to say all suspensions will result in a co-curricular code violation, but only the most serious.
2. Violations of the criminal code and/or illegal acts – this would be any activities outside the school that poorly represent Brodhead High School.
All consequences here will be the same as those in Letter B(Use or possession of tobacco products, alcohol, and controlled substances) in this section.
E. Examination/Permit Card
A student may not participate in interscholastic athletics until the school has an examination/permit card on file in its office attesting to (a) parental permission and (b) physical fitness as determined by an authorized medical personnel. It is also recommended that students have dental fitness as determined by a licensed dentist.
F. Signed Co-curricular Code
Any student participating in co-curricular activities must, along with their parents, sign the agreement to follow the code of conduct during their participation at Brodhead High School. This must be turned in before starting an activity. This must be completed yearly beginning with the student’s first activity.
G. Transfer Eligibility
A student, who transfers from any school with a status of ineligibility for disciplinary or academic reasons, retains such status at Brodhead for the same period as decreed by his/her former school. If the student transfers to Brodhead and is ineligible according to the Brodhead co-curricular code, then the student will be deemed ineligible until the student meets the requirement of this code.
H. Advisors/Coaches Provisions
In addition to the provisions of this code, all co-curricular participants are expected to follow rules and regulations as established by their coach, director, or advisor. These rules will be distributed to every participant prior to the start of an activity or season. Athletic rules and regulations must be filed by coaches with the athletic director who must approve the rules before distribution. Co-curricular rules and regulations must be filed with the principal, who must approve the rules before distribution. All coaches' and advisors' rules must be within the framework of this code.
I. Joining a Second, Same-Season Team
No student who is dropped from one squad for disciplinary reasons, or who quits, shall be eligible to compete in another sport for that particular season without mutual agreement of both coaches. After the second contest has been played, NO student may move from one sport to another. However, any student who is cut from a squad may compete in another sport during that season.
Anytime a student travels to or from an event, they need to ride to and from the event under school-approved supervision. The only exception to this is when there has been both written and verbal confirmation from the parent of the student to allow alternate transportation. This must be done on the approved school form.
Any student who received an injury during a co-curricular practice or event must report the injury to the coach or advisor at once. If a student has any "special medical problems", be sure that the coach or advisor is informed in advance. A certified trainer's service is available to Brodhead High School students. Schedule appointments through your coach or advisor or signup sheet on this high school counter. The School District of Brodhead does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child during or at Co-Curricular Activities.