ATHLETIC & EXTRACURRICULAR ELEGIBILITY AND POLICIES

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ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

ELIGIBILITY RULES APPLY TO ALL FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIOR VARSITY AND VARSITY TEAMS REPRESENTING THE HIGH SCHOOL (GIRLS & BOYS).

ELIGIBILITY

If a student has not reached the age of 19 prior to September 1.

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for athletic competition during the first semester (September 1 to January 31) of 10th grade & up, a pupil must have completed at least 27 1/2 credits. To be eligible for athletic competition during the second marking (February 1 to June 30th) of 9th grade & up, a pupil must have at least a passing 13.75 credits from the previous semester.

Eligible if transfer because of a change of residency by parents the Executive Committee of JNSIAA.

Eligible after thirty (30) days from entrance in present school, if transferring from moved from one one school to another when parents have public school district to another, and only after a “Transfer Waiver Form” has been completed and approved by the Executive Director of NJSIAA.

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Eligible to represent his/her present school if a student’s parents moved to another school district maintaining a secondary school of equal grade or higher provided he/she remains properly enrolled, any subsequent transfer will be subject to the transfer provisions.

NOT ELIGIBLE after class in which a student originally enrolled graduates, regardless of transfers during the three or four year period.

STUDENT MUST ADHERE TO DISTRICT ATTENDANCE POLICY

As per Board of Education policy and NJS FAA, students must have and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to participate in any sport.

ATHLETIC RULES

No student may practice or participate in any athletic event if absent the day of a game or the day prior to the game if the game is on a Saturday unless the absence if excused, according to the board policy.

Students must ride the team bus to and from activities unless permission is granted prior to the activity by the principal or designee.

EXTRA CUIRRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

Attendance and participation in extra-curricular activities is considered an integral part of a student’s educational experience. Students are expected to abide all school rules while attending or participating in activities. Students who do not abide by school rules are subject to disciplinary action and may be deprived of the privilege to participate in or attend future events.

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

The Board of Education student participating in any minimum grade point has established policy that requires any extra-curricular activity to achieve a average of :C: “2.0”. These guidelines must be followed:

  • A list of participants in each activity must be submitted to the Coordination of Student Activities.
  • Each student’s academic eligibility will be checked using the grade point average (GPA) of the prior marking period.
  • Advisors will be notified if a student is ineligible to participate in the activity.
  • Student will be informed of the ineligibility and will be encouraged to improve grades by devoting more time to studies.
  • That activities may have additional academic requirements: i.e. National Honor Society, PRIME, etc.

ASSEMBLIES/PEP RALLIES

When you are directed to report to a pep rally or assembly, you are expected to conduct yourself properly at all times. Whistling and booing will not be tolerated. Throwing of any projectiles is forbidden. Students are not permitted to do any homework, reading or writing during an assembly program. Students will demonstrate courteous behavior in school assemblies. Complete attention and respect is required during all assemblies. Students should give full attention to the performers on stage and show appreciation only through the clapping of hands. Dismissal will be in an orderly fashion. You will report directly to your next assigned area.

FUND-RAISING

Fund-raising is for “in-school groups” ONLY, Any club, team or group wishing to conduct a “fund-raiser” must first clear the activity through the appropriate Student Activities Coordinator, Vice Principal, and Principal. Fund-raisers should be short termed and profitable for the sponsoring organization. The team fund raiser should not be in direct competition with another fund-raiser. The fund-raiser should be affordable opportunity for good sales experience and management.



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