TEAM/EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY POLICY
The following rules are to help students who represent St. Paul High School/NCS Junior High at team competitions and other extra-curricular activities to achieve personal self-discipline as well as mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. These rules apply to all male and female students.

Eligibility
Teachers mark whether students currently on a team have shown satisfactory academic progress and conduct during the previous week. Any student who receives two (2) failing marks during any week will receive a warning and be place on probation. Failure to improve during the next week will result in restriction of play for one (1) week or until a student receives less than two (2) failing grades on weekly eligibility. To be eligible to be a team member, a student must be currently enrolled and have received passing grades during the preceding nine (9) week grading period in subjects that earn 5.0 credits per year toward graduation.

St. Paul High School is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and follows its bylaws regarding the age and residence of athletes. A student must declare their four years of high school eligibility for athletics at the beginning of their freshman year of high school. If a student transfers high schools after the beginning of their freshman year, strict guidelines must be followed in order to be eligible to participate in athletics at the new high school. Students failing two (2) classes at the end of a grading period will be ineligible to participate in extra-curricular activities until the next grading period and demonstrate academic improvement to the level of no more than one (1) failing grade in all subjects taken. Failure to improve will result in denial of participation to another grading period. Students must also maintain a 1.7 grade point average to be eligible. If a student does not maintain the minimum quarterly grade point average of 1.7 they will be declared ineligible the next grading period.

General Regulations
While students are on either in-school or out-of-school suspension, the student may be required to attend a practice or game, but may not participate in the game. Team advisors and coaches are permitted to add their own training rules. All team members must receive written copies of such rules.

Inherent Risk
Although every precaution will be taken to avoid any possible injury to every athlete, there are inherent risks involved in participating in any practice, lifting session, conditioning and sport competition.

Attendance and Team Participation
A half day attendance is required in order to participate in any team practice or competition being held after school hours. If students come in late because they do not feel well early in the morning, they will be allowed to attend practice and participate if they are in school before 11:30 AM.

Behavior Not Covered by Other Rules/Guidelines
The school reserves the right to punish behavior which is subversive to the good order and discipline of the school or any of its athletic teams, even though such behavior may not be specified in the written rules.

Social Media
The school reserves the right to punish any action or misuse of Social Media that reflects poorly on the school’s reputation, attacks or discredits any adult, coach or student associated with the school.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR POLICY GUIDELINES
All Athletic and Extra-Curricular Policies and Guidelines will be in effect and enforced beginning 14 days prior to the official OHSAA starting date.

Use of Non-Prescribed/Illegal/Look alike drugs:
Dismissal from athletic team and/or extra-curricular activity. Follow school policy.

Violation of established hours:
1st Warning and extra work from the coach or advisor
2nd Suspension from one or more competitions
3rd Dropped from the team or activity for the season

Unexcused absence from a practice or game:
1st Discretion of coach or advisor
2nd One to two week suspension from competition
3rd Dropped from the team for the remained of the season

Unsportsmanlike conduct at a competition whether as a participant or spectator:
1st One to four week suspension from competition
2nd Two to four week suspension from competition
3rd Dropped from the team for the remainder of the season
Suspension from a team will carry over to the next season by OHSAArules

Smoking, possession or use of tobacco products:
1st Suspension from competition for 10% of the athletic season or extra-curricular activity
2nd Dropped from the athletic team or extra-curricular activity for the remainder of the season

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages on or off school premises:
1st Any student who consumes alcohol during an athletic season will be cut from the team immediately and will forfeit all awards, etc. for one complete season. Student will also be suspended from National Honor Society, Academic Challenge Team, Mock Trial Team, Student Council, class officer or any other extr-curricular that spotlights the student as a school representative for nine (9) weeks.
2nd If a student has a second offense while in high school, they will not be permitted to participate in athletics for one (1) year. The student will also be suspended from National Honor Society, Academic Challenge Team, Mock Trial Team, Student Council, class officer, or any other extra-curricular that spotlights the student as a school representative for one year.
3rd If the student has a third offense while in high school, they will not be permitted to participate in athletics and any other extracurricular activity for the remainder of their high school career.