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NEW CANAAN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

For Students and Parents

While a student has the legal right to attend school, participation in athletics is a privilege. As a result, when a student elects to participate in a co-curricular activity, he/she is agreeing to abide by the standards of conduct established for that activity. Therefore, it is vitally important for both the student and the student's parents to carefully review the expected standards of conduct established in the

New Canaan High School Parent/Student Handbook. Any student-athlete who feels that he/she cannot abide by the code of behavior outlined in the handbook, should elect not to participate in our athletic program

 

. Above all else, it is important to remember that when a student-athlete chooses to violate a New Canaan High School Athletic Policy, it is the athlete who has violated his/her own oath of participation.

Because inter-scholastics are voluntary and because those participating represent their school, we expect the behavior of those who participate to be of

 

the highest order. This is particularly true of academic requirements, honesty, school citizenship, and sportsmanship. The dignity of the school is reflected in its athletic program. Since it is a privilege to participate and represent the school, it is logical that the school has the authority to revoke the privilege for those who do not conduct themselves in a responsible manner. This sense of responsibility extends to the activity as well as to conduct inside and outside the school.

If there is an allegation of off campus athletic or school policy violations, the athletic director and administration must investigate the matter. If the allegation is confirmed it shall result in disciplinary action.

SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS

CRIMINAL ACTION

SUBSTANCE USE OR POSSESSION

HAZING/HARASSMENT/BULLYING

ATTENDANCE

VACATIONS

ATHLETE/PARENT COMMUNICATION

TRANSPORTATION

ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the guidelines, procedures and commitment necessary for participation in NCHS Athletics and have reviewed the rules and regulations with my child.

I give my son/daughter _________________________________________________permission to participate.

_____________________________________________________________Parent/Guardian’s Signature /Date

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the guidelines, procedures and commitment necessary for

participation in NCHS Athletics. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in order that I may participate.

______________________________________________________________________Athlete Signature / Date

The Parent/Student Handbook can be found @ www.ncrams.com