Athletic Courtesy Code It is the privilege and duty of everyone connected with athletics to promote good sportsmanship and fair play and to insure the safety of all concerned. Some of the practices which will help accomplish this are noted here: Visiting teams and spectators are guests of the home team and should be treated as such. Student spectators represent their schools just as the athletes do. Booing, riding officials, name-calling, and the like are discourteous and unsportsmanlike. Spectators, students or adults, who continually display poor sportsmanship may be asked not to attend future contests. Only authorized personnel (players, coaches, officials, athletic directors, and administrators) are allowed in the locker rooms and officials’ quarters. Visits made to an opposing school before a game to ridicule and deride opponents are not acceptable. Spectators must respect school and personal property and avoid actions which would deface or destroy it. On the gridiron, bands and athletes must respect the rules which govern the times they may be on the field. Inside the gymnasium, the following are prohibited: Sirens, whistles, artificial noisemakers, banners, signs, confetti, and any similar material. No one should leave the stands during play except for emergencies. Spectators are to remain in their seats until the game is over. When leaving the gym, spectators should avoid walking on the playing court whenever possible. Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities Students in the middle school and high school who elect to participate in extracurricular activities must meet requirements before being allowed to participate: A middle school student must be passing four major subjects, as reported weekly by the teachers, and the student may not be failing more than two credits. A high school student must be passing 6 credits. The student must attend school regularly. A student who is absent from school in an afternoon cannot participate that day. Chronic or excessive absence from school will be dealt with individually. The student must exhibit acceptable behavior in school. A student who is assigned to the alternative classroom, suspended, or expelled, will not be permitted to participate while out of regular classes. Students in both athletic and non-athletic activities are covered by these requirements. These are general provisions; anyone who would like more specific information should contact the middle school or high school principal.