|Code of Conduct|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:48|
John Burroughs High School
Code of Conduct Agreement
Students that participate in athletics are still required to complete their academic responsibilities in the classroom. Athletes are given study halls, time before practice, and weekends to ensure that they meet the standards in the classroom, as well as on the playing field. Any athlete who is found to be seriously deficient in submitting quality, on-time work to their teachers will be suspended from the team. If there is concern among the coaches that the athlete is not able to maintain sufficient grades to keep him/her eligible, that athlete will be removed from the team in an effort to provide him/her with more time to study and succeed academically.
Participation and Attendance
Attendance to all practices and games is mandatory, unless prior permission has been received from the coaches. Doctor’s appointments or family functions, except in emergencies, should not be scheduled during practice times, as excessive absences will affect not only the athlete, but the entire team, as well. Unexcused absences will result in additional practice time, suspension from games, and in severe cases, removal from the team. Please keep in mind that because we share pool space at various times of the year and use buses that are on schedules, punctuality is equally as important as attendance.
When traveling to our practice facility or away games, please remember that we are visitors and representatives of our school. Please respect the property and equipment of others. Vandalism or theft of any kind will result in expulsion from the team. Students are under the authority of the coaching staff at all functions away from home, including the bus rides. Athletes are expected to conduct themselves maturely and appropriately at all times. Failure to act accordingly will result in a loss of privileges to travel with the team.
All athletes are expected to assist with the set-up and clean-up of equipment on the pool deck. Equipment is to be handled carefully and returned to its proper location each day.
All athletes are expected to follow basic behavioral guidelines with regards to language and conduct toward one another. The coaching staff will not accept or tolerate vulgar language, abusive language towards teammates or coaches, or disrespect of others’ property or persons.
The Burbank Unified School District maintains a “Zero-Tolerance” policy on drugs and alcohol. Please refer to the specific information in the athletic packet handed out to all athletes. The Aquatics program maintains and supports that policy to the full extent.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:58|