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Code of Conduct

Catholic Central High School Extracurricular Participant Code of Conduct

I. Philosophy Statement

Participation in school activities outside of the classroom gives students a sense of camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, and provides a vehicle for self – discovery. It is the goal of Catholic Central High School to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to participate in interscholastic competition and to enjoy benefits of our extracurricular opportunities.

II. Definition of Extracurricular Activities

The list of CCHS extracurricular activities would include, but is not limited to: clubs, athletic teams, school dances, participation in school plays, field trips that are not associated with an entire grade’s curriculum, and intramural sports.

III. Attendance, Academic, and Behavioral Qualifications for Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Participation in extracurricular activities places demands on the time and energy of those students involved. It is important that students realize academic performance and appropriate conduct are their first responsibilities.

Policies Regarding Attendance and Participation in Extracurricular Activities

  • Any student absent from school for the whole day, or who arrives at school after the end of first period, may not participate in a practice, rehearsal, game or any activity sponsored by CCHS either after school and/or in the evening of that day. A Friday absence may exclude a student from participation in weekend activities. Permission to participate may be given by the Principal in unusual circumstances.
  • Suspensions and Detentions: Students who are suspended (in-school or out of school) will forfeit participation in any school related activity for the duration of the suspension. Detentions received by the student must be served on the assigned day. The student should attend the activity after the detention and the coach/moderator will determine the penalty for missing that portion of practice.
  • Unexcused Absences: These are typically those absences from an extracurricular activity that are for personal benefit, which could have been scheduled for a different time, including family vacations. Each coach/moderator will determine the penalties for an unexcused absence. If you have three (3) unexcused absences from a single season or activity then you will no longer be a member of that team, club, or activity.
  • Exceptions to the attendance requirement must be approved by the Administration prior to participation.

 “Exception” delineation:

1. Funeral

2. Documented medical appointments (with a note)

3. Pre-arranged college visitations

4. School-related absences

5. Acts of God

6. Extenuating Circumstances as determined by the Administration

  • Student participants will be expected to ride to and from away activities on CCHS approved transportation unless the moderator/coach has approved another arrangement. Students who intend to ride home after an away activity with their parent/legal guardian must have their parent/legal guardian notify the moderator/coach in writing before the activity.

Policies Regarding Academic Performance and Participation in Extracurricular Activities

  • A student will be declared ineligible to participate in extracurricular/interscholastic activities when the student receives two (2) or more failing grades at the time of any quarterly report card or mid-quarter progress report. Students will remain ineligible until the time of the next report card or mid-quarter progress report. Students may resume participation at the time of the report card or mid-quarter progress report if they are no longer failing two or more subjects.

Policies Regarding Student Behavior and Participation in Extracurricular Activities

The following behavioral standards are expected of all CCHS students:

  • Students are to not be involved in any public activities that reflect poorly upon themselves, others, or Catholic Central High School.
  • Possession or use of all forms of tobacco is prohibited.
  • Possession, use, sale or distribution of illegal prescription, non - prescription drugs, other controlled substances (example: alcohol), while representing the school is prohibited.
  • Hosting or participating in an activity at which alcohol, drugs or other controlled substances are present is prohibited.

Engaging in illegal activities on or off of the school campus is prohibited.

IV. Penalties for Catholic Central High School Code of Conduct Violations

  • Violation of the CCHS Code of Conduct rules, specifically the prohibition of tobacco, illegal prescription or non-prescription drugs, or alcohol shall result in serious disciplinary action. 16 Depending upon severity of the infraction, the disciplinary action
  • may include the following: a warning, detention, mandatory meeting(s) with a school guidance counselor, suspension/expulsion from a team/extracurricular activity or suspension/expulsion from school.
  • The School Principal, after consultation with the appropriate CCHS employee (example: Athletic Director, coach, club moderator) will make the final determination of the degree of severity of the punishment and the form of the disciplinary action to be imposed. The School Principal will inform all concerned parties of the final decision.
  • Any athlete who is dismissed from a team for violating the Athlete’s Code of conduct will not be permitted to join another team for the remainder of that sport season.

V. Appeal Process

  • Appeals are to be submitted to the School Principal in writing within seven business days after the notification of the disciplinary action.
  • Students will not be permitted to participate in team practices or contests pending an appeal. The decision of the School Principal is final.