Code No.: 503.4
Purpose: To provide guidelines for extracurricular competition and activities.
Middle and high school students may participate in extracurricular competition and activities, which are
judged by the Administration to be educationally sound, worthy, and timely. Each event must be directed or
guided by certified personnel. Interference with the academic program must be minimal.
Participation shall be voluntary and nondiscriminatory. The athletic program is open to all interested and
eligible students. All squads operate on a “no-cut” basis except for disciplinary reasons.
Programming progresses from a focus of participation at the middle school level to competition at the varsity
level. At the middle school level the goal shall be that every eligible athlete participate to some extent in
every event with other athletes at similar skill levels. By the time students have progressed to high school at
the varsity level, the primary focus is on competition.
The extracurricular program shall be administered and generally supervised by the Activities Director.
He/she is responsible to the Principal and shall consult with him/her and inform him/her of the activities,
problems and progress of the activities department.
The Activities Director shall manage a budget for the total activities program. He/she shall consult with the
Principal and coaches/sponsors in the management of the budget. The Activities Director shall supervise the
expending of all funds for the activities program.
The Activities Director will work to purchase the highest quality equipment and supplies at the lowest cost
for the athletic program
All athletic games and meets shall be scheduled by the Activities Director or his/her designee. He/she shall
be responsible for securing the necessary officials and making all necessary arrangements for all athletic
The Activities Director in conjunction with the Principal and coaches/advisors are responsible for the
development and enforcement of extra-curricular rules and procedures, which shall govern the extracurricular
programs of the District. Those rules and procedures shall be approved by the Board.
The Activities Director shall execute the established and adopted athletic policies, and develop and enforce
the necessary rules and regulations to implement the policies.
Physical Examinations. A student participating in any phase of the athletic program shall be examined by a
physician and a certificate of examination shall be on file in the office of the Activities Director before a
student participates in a practice or competition.
Scholarship. A student must receive credit in at least 4 subjects at all times and make adequate progress
toward graduation to be eligible for extracurricular activities. A student with an incomplete (I),
unsatisfactory (U), or a failing grade (F)(a grade which goes on a transcript) shall be considered “ineligible”
for the first period of 20 consecutive school days in the activity (event) in which the student is a bona fide
contestant. If this event occurs in the last grading period of the school year and the student is a contestant in
baseball or softball, the student is ineligible for next four weeks of that sport but has eligibility in the fall.
Midterm (progress grade) Fs, Is, or Us may be raised to maintain eligibility. Ability to use summer school or
other means to make up failing grades for eligibility purposes is stricken.
At the end of any grading period, a participant receiving a failing grade in any course where credit is
awarded, the participant is ineligible to participate in any competitive event sanctioned by the Iowa High
School Music Association or Iowa High School Speech association sponsored event or any Iowa High
School Music Association event that is non graded for a period of 30 consecutive calendar days. The period
of ineligibility will begin with the first school day following the day grades are issued by the school
A student with disability who’s individualized education program should not be denied eligibility on the
basis of scholarship if the student is making adequate progress as determined by school officials toward the
goals and objectives of the student’s individual education program.
An athlete or performer must exhibit characteristics of good citizenship at all times if he/she is to enjoy the
privilege of participating as a representative of the school.
Awards and Recognition of Accomplishment. Written eligibility standards for letter awards and other
recognitions such as all-conference nominations shall be established by the respective coaches and sponsors,
approved by the Activities Director and Principal, and announced to each group at the beginning of the
Practice Restrictions. The number of practices and length of practices shall be established by the Activities
Director in consultation with the coaches.
No team or extracurricular group shall practice on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or News
No team or extracurricular group shall practice on Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day, except by
special permission of the Activities Director after consultation with the Superintendent. The Activities
Director shall establish guidelines for this provision.
Lost Equipment. It is each student’s responsibility to take care of and safeguard equipment issued to
him/her. A student shall be expected to pay for equipment, which is lost or destroyed through his/her
negligence. Athletic awards shall be withheld until such debts have been paid by the student. Such debts
must be paid prior to competition in the next sports season.
Code No.: 503.4