Athletics

Policies & Guidelines

POLICY ON ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

  1. Students must be enrolled in at least 15 semester credits or work and achieve a 2.0 G.P.A. in the previous grading period (semester) in order to participate in inter-scholastic athletics.
  2. A student not meeting the 2.0 requirement may remain eligible to participate during a probationary period not to exceed one semester.
  3. If at the end of the probationary period the student has achieved a 2.0 G.P.A. he/she is reinstated and no longer on probation. A student who does not achieve a 2.0 during the probationary period shall not be allowed to participate in inter-scholastic athletics in the subsequent grading period.
  4. During the probationary period, the student’s progress will be monitored weekly. Coaches, teachers, and counselors will work with the athlete and the parent/guardian to improve academic performance.
  5. Under no circumstance is the probationary period to be used more than once during the student’s four years of high school.
  6. A student who is removed, or quits a team, is ineligible for any other sport during that season of athletics.
  7. Incoming Freshmen interested in playing for the current season must pick up an Athletic Packet in the school office and complete it before reporting to the first official practice on July 31.

Central Valley High School is a member of the Northern Section of C.I.F. and the Northern Athletic League. All regulations of the N.S.C.I.F. and the Northern Athletic League apply to students participating in inter-scholastic athletics. Eligibility rules and regulations are available from the Athletic Director.

PARTICIPATION IN NON-SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENTS

If an athlete desires to compete in an invitational or an event during the season of sport which is outside the normal school schedule, the following guideline will apply:

  1. Pre-approval is required for participation in non-school athletic events.
  2. Athletes should remember that school commitments come first. School contests and events are their first responsibility.
  3. The athlete, parent, coach and principal must all agree that the athlete’s participation does not conflict with school sport commitments and is in the best interest of all concerned.
  4. The athlete must check with the school’s athletic chair to be sure, according to C.I.F. regulations, that participation in a non-school athletic event will not adversely affect eligibility.
  5. The principal is the final authority.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CODE

Prior to participation in extra-curricular activities, students and a parent/guardian must sign and return a form acknowledging their awareness of the requirements for participation. The extra-curricular code and the acknowledgment form will be distributed to interested students and reviewed with those students by a certificated supervising school employee prior to participation. All athletes are subject to random drug testing throughout their season of sport.

STUDENT ASSEMBLIES

High school students are required to attend all student body assemblies unless excused by the administration.

Courteous and dignified behavior at assemblies has been a tradition at Central Valley High School and has earned the praise of many visiting speakers and performers. Talking, booing, whistling, and the use of artificial noise makers in assemblies will not be tolerated. Students who do not conform to acceptable standards of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.

SCHOOL DANCES

During the school year, various student organizations sponsor dances on campus. These dances are usually held on Friday or Saturday night and last three hours. The Junior and Senior Prom lasts four hours. Students are not permitted to re-enter the dance once they have left. Any student who violates a school rule while at the dance will be subject to disciplinary action by the administration. Dances are for the students of the high school and their approved guests. Guest passes will be issued at the discretion of the administration. Students may be randomly tested for alcohol at school dances and receive appropriate consequence if positive.

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