Catholic Memorial High School
This Activity/Athletic Code encourages students' spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. We acknowledge both the rights and responsibilities of students.
1. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs
The illegal use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is strictly forbidden. If a student athlete/activity participant is found to be in violation and agrees to go through an alcohol/drug assessment and follow the assessment recommendations, the athlete/activity participant will be suspended for 25% of contests. Should the athlete refuse or fail to take the assessment or follow the subsequent recommendations, he/she will be suspended for the remainder of the current sports season and be subject to the school's Discipline Code. For a second offense, the participant will be suspended for 50% of contests. For a third offense, the participant will lose all remaining eligibility.
The Athletic Director, Vice Principal or Dean of Students at Catholic Memorial will arrange for the assessment procedure and monitor the fulfillment of recommendations.
2. Criminal Acts and Illegal Activities
Any student/athlete involved in any act that can be defined as a criminal act or an illegal activity will be found in violation of the activity code. The result of this violation will be a 25% suspension of season contests. For a second offense, the participant will be suspended for 50% of season contests. For a third offense, the participant will lose all remaining eligibility.
3. Behavioral Standards
The behavior of student athletes/activities participants is a direct reflection on Catholic Memorial High School. A demerit rating of five (5) demerits or fewer must be maintained for the duration of each semester. If the demerit rating increases to six (6), the student athlete/activities participant will be suspended for one (1) contest/performance. At twelve (12) demerits, the student athletes/activities participants will be suspended for 25% of season contests, and a meeting with parents will occur. At eighteen (18) demerits, the student athletes/activities participant will be placed on final probation and will lose 50% of season contests.
If a major offense (see p. 10) is committed, the student athlete/activities participant will be suspended for a minimum of one contest/performance. After a second major offense, the participant will be suspended for a minimum of 25% of contests/performances. Following a third major offense, the participant will lose all remaining eligibility for the year.
4. Academic Standards
There are two determining factors that affect extra-curricular eligibility.
1) Catholic Memorial High School requires that a student involved in extra-curricular activities achieve a minimum 1.5 GPA in the previous quarter. If the previous quarter grade falls below the 1.5 GPA, the student will be ineligible to practice or participate during the entire following quarter.
2) The WIAA academic requirement states that a student meet school and Department of Public Instruction requirements defining a full-time student and have received no more than one failing grade or incomplete in the most recent grading period (1st quarter, 1st semester, 3rd quarter, 2nd semester).
During the academic year, a student may regain eligibility by meeting the academic standards described above following 15 scheduled school days and nights of ineligibility. A student who is ineligible for a minimum of 15 school days, under the provision of this requirement, may not return to competition until the 16th school day. Incomplete grades must be made up within two weeks after the grade-reporting period.
Following the last grade-reporting period of the school year, a student may regain eligibility through summer school courses, provided the courses are equivalent to those that caused the ineligibility.
Student athletes/activities participants who wish to participate in a practice or game on any given day must be in attendance at least half of that same day. They must enter by 11:00 a.m. and may not be released before 10:30 a.m.
Participation in activities and athletics at Catholic Memorial High School is a privilege. Sanctions, in addition to those explicitly stated in this handbook, may be applied to student participants as judged appropriate by coaches, moderators, and/or school administrators.