Athletic Eligiblity and Code of Conduct

Woodbrook students have the privilege of participating in a variety of interscholastic and intramural sports. This code covers all sports. Student athletes are considered to have positions of leadership, and are expected to demonstrate that leadership by following the rules listed below. This code of conduct is designed to ensure that our student athletes reflect positive attitudes and behaviors toward their school, teammates, coaches, families, and themselves.

Rule 1: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and have no failing gradesor 2.5 GPA and no more than one failing grade.

  1. If a student is declared ineligible at thebeginning of the quarter, they are suspended from athletics for a period of 3 weeks.This means they may not play, dress, travel, or even sit on the bench/sidelines during those three weeks.They may practice but only after they have attended Homework Club. After three weeks, another grade check will be made and if the student is eligible, they may rejoin the team. If they are not eligible, they will be rechecked each Monday until they become eligible or the season ends.
  2. If a student is declared ineligible at amid-quarter grade point check, they are suspended from athletics for a minimum of one week until such time as they bring their grades above the standard.This means they may not play, dress, travel, or even sit on the bench/sidelines for a minimum of one week.They may continue to practice but must attend Homework Club first. These students’ grades will be rechecked each Monday until they become eligible or the season ends.
  3. If a students is declared ineligible because of grade checks 3 times during one season, they will be removed from the team.

Rule 2: Students must refrain from possessing or using alcohol and/or drugs.

  1. 1ST OFFENSE will result in suspension from participation for a minimum of fifteen (15) school days - no practice, no competition. Depending on the severity of the offense, the coach, principal and athletic director may suspend the student from the team for the rest of the season.
  2. 2ND OFFENSE will result in the student being suspended from all sports for one calendar year from the date of the second violation.
  3. 3RD OFFENSE will result in the student being permanently prohibited from all sports participation.

Rule 3: Students must refrain from possession, sale and/or use of legend drugs or controlled substances.

According to WIAA Regulation 18.22.3, violation of RCW 69.41.020 - 69.41.050 (Legend drugs including anabolic steroids; possession, sale and/or use) or violation of RCW 69.50 (Uniform Controlled Substances Act) will subject the student to disciplinary actions. Legend drugs are those drugs that can be taken legally only through prescription. Controlled substances and controlled substance analogs are defined in RCW 69.50.101. The following penalties will be administered.

  1. 1ST OFFENSE will result in the student being immediately ineligible for competition in the current interscholastic sports program for the remainder of the season. Ineligibility shall continue until the next sport season in which the student athlete wishes to turn out. Prior to being eligible to participate in the next interscholastic sports season, the student athlete shall consent to an assessment by a district-approved agency and will comply with the recommendations of the assessment provider. The student must then meet with the coach, principal and athletic director, who will determine whether the student will be allowed to participate.
  2. 2ND OFFENSE will result in the student being suspended from all sports for one calendar year from the date of the second violation.
  3. 3RD OFFENSE will result in the student being permanently prohibited from all sports participation.

Rule 4: Students shall demonstrate satisfactory conduct in and out of school.

Students shall represent the school and team in a positive manner. Students shall display appropriate public conduct, school behavior, and sportsmanship at all times; and refrain from breaking team rules, school rules or the law. For example, student athletes must not only refrain from possessing, using, or selling drugs or alcohol, they should not willingly remain at a peer gathering on or off campus at which alcohol or drugs are present.

  1. 1ST OFFENSE. Punishment will depend on the severity of the offense. Students who are arrested on criminal charges may be suspended or removed from the team. The students must meet with the coach, principal, athletic director and assistant superintendent for secondary schools, who will determine whether they will be allowed to participate.
  2. 2ND OFFENSE. Students who are found guilty of criminal charges for a second time may be suspended or removed from the team, and may be prohibited from participating in any sports for one calendar year from the date of the second conviction. The principal, athletic director and administrator for secondary schools will decide, basing judgment on the severity of the offense.
  3. 3RD OFFENSE. Students who are found guilty of criminal charges for a third time may be permanently prohibited from all sports participation. The principal, athletic director and administrator for secondary schools will decide, basing judgment on the severity of the offense.
  4. Students who are suspended out of school are suspended from the team at the same time. This means they may not play, dress, travel, sit on the bench/sidelines, or even attend games as a spectator on the days they are suspended.Students suspended out of school are prohibited by law from being on any Clover Park School District property during their suspension. Students who are assigned an in-school suspension may not play, dress, travel, or sit on the bench/sidelines on the day(s) they are suspended, but may still attend games as a spectator.
  5. Students who are suspended out of school for a second time during a season will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season.
  6. Students who are suspended from school for a third time during the school year will be prohibited from participating in any sports activities for one calendar year.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

  1. Disciplinary consequences for athletic team members are in addition to school administrative disciplinary action.
  2. Clover Park School District rules on tobacco, alcohol and drugs include both school and non-school. Students are expected to refrain from any possession or use of these items during a season; or else face disciplinary action.
  3. Students may appeal disciplinary or eligibility decisions to a committee consisting of the principal, athletic director and assistant superintendent for secondary schools.
  4. D.*NEW FOR 2017-18*- Per the CPSD Attendance Handbook, athletes must attend ALL classes on the day of apractice or gamein order to participate. The principal may grant an exemption to this rule on an individual basis.
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