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ExtraCurricular & Athletics

 

Participation in the extracurricular programs is strongly encouraged.  These programs provide our students with leisure time activities, physical development, leadership experiences, intensified educational experiences, and promote fun with fellow students and teachers.  In order to participate in extracurricular activities (including all clubs, athletic teams, yearbook, academic teams, musical groups, theatrical presentations, et cetera), a student must maintain standards for academic and behavioral eligibility as established by the school.
 
EXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION ATTENDANCE
In order to participate in extracurricular activities, a student must be in attendance at school a minimum of one-half day (3 full academic class periods) to be eligible to participate in an event that afternoon or evening.

EXTRACURRICULAR OFFERINGS
 
FALL
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cross-country
  • Cheerleading
  • Tennis
  • Girls Golf
WINTER
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
SPRING
  • Track
  • Boys Golf
MUSIC-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
  • Bands
  • Choirs
  • Orchestra
DRAMA
  • Play
  • Musical
LEADERSHIP-LEARNING CLUBS
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Student News
  • Honor Society

In addition to those listed above, our morning and afternoon club programs may exist to provide additional experiences.  Clubs vary from year to year based upon student interest.
 

EXTRACURRICULAR / ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
The purpose of eligibility requirements for participation in extra-curricular activities is one of ensuring the academic well being of the individual student.  Such a policy should reflect the intention of placing a top priority on the academic purpose of the school.  It should not have as its intent the limitation of participation by students in these activities.  To this end, the following policy has been established: 

  • A student must maintain academic eligibility.  See the next section for specific details of the academic eligibility policy.
  • Students must be in attendance at school a minimum of one-half day (3 full academic class periods) to be eligible to participate in an event that afternoon or evening. The coach or sponsor may require participation on a weekend or vacation day (although never on a Sunday).
  • Absences from practices/contests: Students who choose to participate in an extracurricular activity are expected to make a commitment to their activity/sport, coach/sponsor, and teammates and attend all practices and contests/events. A student participant who misses a practice or contest due to a reason that allows for an excused absence from school, or to participate in another co-curricular school function (not extracurricular), shall be excused. The student participant shall inform the coach/sponsor of the reason for his/her absence. There will be progressive consequences for unexcused absences. Excessive unexcused absences could result in dismissal from the team/activity.
  • Any 7th grade student reaching their 15th birthday prior to or on the scheduled date of the last contest in a sport will be ineligible to compete in that sport. Any 8th grade student reaching their 16th birthday prior to or on the scheduled date of the last contest in a sport will be ineligible to compete in that sport.
  • The following are consequences common among all extracurricular participants during their club or sports season.
    • Any inappropriate behavior that does not result in a formal referral and/or detentions will result in progressive consequences for the student participant according to the coach’s/sponsor’s established rules.
    • A formal referral to the assistant principal which results in reprimand or one period of in school reassignment, or the acquisition of up to two detentions may result in a coach-imposed penalty.  This penalty may be short of contest suspension (e.g. extra conditioning, losing starting spot, etc.).  The acquisition of a third detention may result in a one-contest suspension.  Detentions beyond three may result in additional contest suspensions and eventual removal from the team/activity.
    • Assignment of ISR suspension.  Students are not allowed to attend practice or a contest on a day they serve ISR or Saturday School.
  • Additional assignment of ISR or Friday Extension / Saturday school may result in a multiple-contest suspension or could result in removal from the team or activity for the balance of the season.
    • Any offense resulting in out-of-school suspension may result in removal from the team or activity for the balance of the season.
  • Each head coach or sponsor is responsible for informing all team or activity members of team or activity rules and eligibility.
  • The loss of eligibility applies to practices as well as games or performances.
  • It shall be the duty of the individual coach or sponsor to confirm the eligibility of those students participating in their program.
  • A student who withdraws from a sport that makes cuts to establish the team is ineligible for participation in another sport during the time the team he or she withdrew from is in progress.  A student who withdraws from a sport that does not make cuts to establish the team must withdraw before the first 10 school days of the season to be eligible to join another sport that season.
  • Participants violating School Conduct Rules regarding substance abuse, on or off campus, will be removed from the team or activity for the remainder of the season.
  • Participants under "House Arrest” for law violations will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities during the arrest period.
  • The use of social media on and off campus by a student considered to be in violation of school expectations or which reflects discredit upon the school may result in discipline including suspension or removal from the activity, group, leadership position, or team.
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
Any student-athlete receiving more than one “F” at the end of any 9 week grading period will be declared ineligible for the remainder of that season and any season that occurs during the next 9 week grading period.
 
Any student-athlete with more than one “F” at midterm of any grading period or on any weekly grade check after midterm will be placed on probation. When on probation athletes are permitted to practice, but are NOT permitted to compete in interscholastic contests until probationary status is lifted.
 
A 7th grade student-athlete's 2nd semester grades or the average of their 3rd and 4th 9 weeks grades will carry over and determine eligibility for the start of their 8th grade year. Two or more “F’s” would make the student ineligible for fall sports.
 
During the time of Academic Probation, the student will be required to participate in mandatory study tables.

ATHLETICS
Student-athletes are representatives of the student body, the school, and the community. Every student-athlete’s conduct is under scrutiny and evaluation not only during the student’s athletic season, but at all times. The coach, in consultation with the Athletic Director, Principal, and Assistant Principal may implement penalties up to and including dismissal from the team for behavioral misconduct.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the athletic program.  Each coach establishes individual rules and regulations, within the ECA/Athletic eligibility guidelines. Each coach will establish a definite end of practice time so that parents may make appropriate transportation plans.
 
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • The student must be academically eligible (see above section for details).
  • The student must have an IHSAA physical form on file with the athletic director prior to participating. The physical examination must be on or after APRIL 1ST in order to be valid for the following school year.
  • The student must have an emergency medical form completed and given to the coach before participating.
  • The student must have a completed sports medicine athlete authorization form on file with the AD prior to the first contest of the season.
  • The student and parent must both sign a concussion acknowledgement form and turn it into the coach before participating. All of these forms are available under the “documents and forms” tab on our athletic website.  Per Indiana Code 20-34-7, a student athlete who is suspected of suffering a concussion may not return to play until the student athlete has been evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and head injuries and receives a written clearance to return to play from the health care provider who evaluated the student athlete.
  • A student-athlete must participate in at least 10 organized practices before being allowed to compete in contests.  A student-athlete may be considered eligible to participate in an immediately following season’s sport contest  After 5 organized practices, with approval from the Athletic Director.
  • The student must be an amateur in the sport in which they wish to participate (have not participated under an assumed name; have not accepted money or merchandise directly or indirectly for athletic participation; have not accepted awards, gifts, or honors from colleges or their alumni; have not signed professional contract).
AWARDS
Coaches are to submit an official awards list to the athletic director before the end of the season.  Awards will be presented according to the following guidelines:
  • Each athlete, manager or cheerleader who completes the season in good standing will receive an award.  Such a student at the conclusion of the first season of participation at the junior high school will receive a letter. 
  • Each season thereafter will result in the student receiving a pin.  Any student, who becomes ineligible for academic or for disciplinary reasons, will not receive an award.
Athletes that do not turn in their school owned equipment at the end of a season will have their awards withheld until all equipment is turned into the assigned coach.  Lost equipment must be paid for before the student athlete can be eligible for another sport.
 
CHEERLEADERS RIDING TEAM BUSES
Cheerleaders may ride team buses when accompanied by the cheerleader sponsor or her/his designee.  Cheerleaders are to sit in the front of the bus.

CUTTING
When it is necessary to cut students from a team, the coach will give fair and equal treatment to all students trying out for the team.   Cutting students from a team will take place when it is in the best interest of the team as a whole to limit the number of team members.  If an athlete tries out for a sport and is cut from that team, then that athlete has 2 weeks to go out for a non-cut team.
 
LATE ROSTER ADDITIONS
All new additions to a team roster must be cleared with the athletic director before being allowed to compete.
 
PRACTICE
Students who have late afternoon practice are not to remain in the building waiting for practice to begin unless under the direct supervision of a coach or sponsor.
 
SPIKED SHOES
Spiked shoes should only be worn on the athletic fields. Athletes are to refrain from wearing them in the building, bus, gym, etc.
 

Fishers Junior High

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

13257 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
School Hours: 9:15am - 4:00pm
Building Hours: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Main Office (317) 594-4150
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