EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES and RELATED INFORMATION
have opportunities to participate in spelling bee, math competition, bowling, chess,
safety patrol, and many other extracurricular activities, such as:
Students have opportunities to participate in spelling bee, math competition, bowling, chess, safety patrol, and many other extracurricular activities, such as:
The District provides Chorus for 4th through 8th grade students. During the school year, many public performances are scheduled such as Christmas caroling and programs for the school. Students should be encouraged by their parent(s) to stay in chorus once a commitment is made to join the program. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be permitted to drop from chorus only at the end of the semester providing they have parental permission and approval from the principal.
performances are scheduled each year. Students
from 4th through 8th grade will have an opportunity to participate.
Only authorized Whiteside students are permitted to attend social events such as dances, field trips, etc. These activities are considered privileges and such privileges may be denied or lost due to misconduct or poor academic achievement.
Sports physicals are needed before trying out for extracurricular sports. The student must have a new sports physical every year. The fifth-grade exam can serve as the sports physical for that year.
Through the establishment of our Student Council, the students in grades 4 through 8 are given a voice and a responsibility in helping to make and enforce school rules and regulations. The Council provides an insight into the responsibilities of citizenship within a democracy. Officers and representatives shall be elected from each of the five participating grades. These elected representatives should provide leadership for the student body.
The Whiteside School letter (W) will be given to all students upon successful completion of the first year of participation in certain activities.
Student must have a permission form signed by their parent/guardian and returned to the coach/sponsor prior to trying out for any after school sport or activity. Furthermore, the parents should be knowledgeable as to where events will take place, the means of transportation, the funds needed, and the expected time of return or dismissal of said event.
Students are expected to obey teacher and staff members who are present at school activities and events both home and away. Students who exhibit unacceptable conduct or fail to respond positively to teacher or staff directives will be subject to disciplinary action.
TRANSPORTATION (activity participants/team members)
Students will be transported by the District to all away extracurricular events in accordance with the following guidelines:
1. In order to participate students must ride school-provided transportation when provided by the school to all away activities/games, etc. For some situations the parents/guardians may contact the coach for authorization to transport their child to the event. Examples of circumstances, which would allow a parent to transport a child, would be an afternoon or after-school doctor or dentist appointment.
2. Parents/guardians may take their child home after an event if they present the required documentation. The parents/guardians must see the coach or activity sponsor the evening of the event to complete the release form.
3. Disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with the Administrative Disciplinary Guidelines if the transportation regulations are violated. Such action may include suspension from the activity or team (permanent or temporary).
4. Coaches and sponsors will review this policy with all activity participants.
GENERAL RULES FOR ADULTS AND STUDENTS WHEN ATTENDING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
· An adult must accompany kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
· For home and away games, students must be picked up within a reasonable time after the game is over. If a problem exists, the students attendance status for future extracurricular activities will be discussed with the parent.
· Students may not open the outside doors to admit other persons.
· Students must remain seated until half time or until the end of the game or activity.
· Students must stay off the court area at all times.
· Refreshments will be sold before the games, at half time, and at the end of the games.
· NO DRINKS OR FOOD (OTHER THAN POPCORN OR CANDY) ARE ALLOWED IN THE GYM
· NO OBJECT MAY BE THROWN.
· NO STOMPING, RUNNING, OR JUMPING ON THE BLEACHERS.
· NO PLAYING IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS, CLASSROOMS, HALLWAYS OR ON THE PARKING AREAS.
· Appropriate behavior is expected at all activities. Students who display poor sportsmanship or other inappropriate behavior will be subject to disciplinary action and may be prohibited from attending future events.