The Board of Directors and its agents expect from all that attend activities at the Seymour Community School and it’s traveling activities. The district supports the Spectator Code of Conduct as identified by the IHSAA. [See posted material]
Iowa Code 716.7-- [law enforcement may be involved]
Individuals disrupting school district activities will be asked to stop the disruption and may be asked to leave the school district grounds, . [See back of handbook]
*Spectators who disrupt the supervision of district activities by being in and out of the building complex will be asked to leave. *See Public Conduct.
Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities
We strongly encourage participation in extracurricular activities as an important part of the total school experience. However, the first consideration of the school is student performance in the . Therefore, the following standards are established for in all extracurricular activities.
In support of Code of Iowa and IHSAA/IGHSAU rules- a student may not be failing [have failed] any class within a grading period to maintain eligibility for all extracurricular activities. This standard will pertain to all extracurricular activities at the Seymour Community School. Students who do not meet this requirement are not allowed the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities. Second semester failing grades will follow the student into 22 week days of summer ineligibility. If not a summer participant, it will follow the student into the next school year and their next bona fide* sport. Failure to take semester tests/district wide assessment will affect eligibility until tests are given again. Student must check out yearly.
In addition, eligibility will also be based on a student's mid-term and quarter grades. Students receiving will be ineligible for all extracurricular activities until the which will be the next mid-term or the end of the quarter, whichever occurs first. [Eligibility/ineligibility goes into effect when grades are posted in the district office and students notified by staff / activity sponsors].
3. Semester eligibility requirements will take precedence over quarter eligibility requirements.
**Students who participate after being declared academically ineligible will remain ineligible the remainder of the current grading period along with the first portion of the next grading period. Second semester seniors—will suffer loss of lettering potential in place of next grading period penalty.
Daily Attendance Requirement for Activity Participants:
Student must be in attendance the day of an activity 8:30-3:30. The Principal/A.D.-will determine exceptions connected to a specialist appt. (Dr.) on an individual basis-w/proper written professional treatment documentation.
An activity prior to 8:30 if they are not going to be in attendance to explain the absence and potential treatment sought. This also allows coaches time to plan lineup changes.
A student must be in attendance school the morning [8:30] following an activity, if not they will miss the following contest. Should the activity be on a Saturday, the student must have attended school 8:30-3:30 on the preceding Friday.
If an activity participant is not in attendance and it is an unexcused absence the student will be ineligible for next 2 scheduled activities.
Student Expectations Relating to Activity Participation
1. Be at every practice and be on time.
2. Follow the directives of your sponsor and the rules of your activity manual.