Behavioral Requirements

  • Behavioral Expectation Requirements

    Behavior Expectations - Students who participate in CV extracurricular activities are expected to adhere to high levels of sportsmanship, exemplify good character, demonstrate respect for self and others and act appropriately at all times, both in and out of school. This applies to both in-season and off-season time periods as well as periods of preparation for other school activities such as stage and music performances and club competitions and events. These expectations are exceptionally important in all interactions involving teammates, opponents, coaches/advisers, fans and officials. Students who fail to adhere to the behavioral expectations of the Extracurricular Code may be denied the privilege to participate in extracurricular activities.

    1. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: A display of unsportsmanlike conduct, including use of profanity, toward an opponent or official during a practice, or activity will result in counseling by the head coach or adviser and possible suspension from the activity. Spectator unsportsmanlike conduct may also be subject to disciplinary action.

    2. Criminal Infractions/Inappropriate Conduct: Any criminal infractions or inappropriate conduct determined by the head coach, adviser and/or administration to be detrimental to other participants, the extracurricular program, or the school district in general and that occur during the season or throughout the school year and whether on or off school property will result in a meeting with the participant, their parents, the head coach/adviser and a school administrator. The meeting will be conducted for the purpose of reviewing the incident and applying the standards of the Extracurricular Code. If is it found that a student has violated the Extracurricular Code in this category the student may be suspended or removed from the activity. Serious and/or consistent violations of the Extracurricular Code during the off-season may result in a student being suspended or denied participation in the upcoming season for part or all of that season.

    3. Theft Damage: Theft/damage to school property denotes poor school citizenship and the student involved will be referred to the principal for disciplinary action.

    4. Drugs, Alcohol Tobacco and/or Nicotine Products: A student found to be selling, providing, in possession of, or under the influence of drugs, alcohol tobacco and/or nicotine products, whether in school-related or non-school related activities and whether on or off school campus, will be assigned to a period of social probation. A first offense will generally involve social probation for 45 to 60 calendar days. Infractions related to the selling or furnishing of drugs and/or alcohol may face social probation assignments of 90 to 180 days. If the school year concludes before the period of social probation has been completed, social probation will continue at the beginning of the next school year. Any paraphernalia violations where there is no evidence of illegal substances may be limited to 15 to 30 days social probation. Penalties will not be cumulative from CV Middle School to the CV High School.

      1. A suspension can be reduced to 20 days for a first offense if the student successfully completes a drug and alcohol program and performs 20 hours of community service. Both the drug and alcohol program and community service must be approved by administration. The student may complete the drug and alcohol program through the school’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) or through a private provider at their own expense.
      2. A subsequent drug or alcohol offense in accordance with this policy will result in social probation for one (1) calendar year. Any exceptions with a second offense due to unique or mitigating circumstances must be appealed to the superintendent, who may place conditions for such exceptions as deemed appropriate. There will be no administrative appeals for additional drug and alcohol violations.

      Exemption  from Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco policy: A student may be exempted from the requirements of this policy if he or she voluntarily seeks help for a substance abuse or alcohol problem before he or she involved in any action, which might result in the application of this policy. That request for help can be made to any staff member who will refer the student to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) or the counselor. A student’s exemption from disciplinary action is dependent upon their full cooperation with the recommendations of the SAP or counselor. The exemption from disciplinary action relates only to the admission of substance abuse and the request for help! It does not apply to any future violations of the drug and alcohol policy.

    5. Administrative Action:The following administrative actions may be used in response to violations of the Extracurricular Code:
      1. Suspension : During a suspension for disciplinary reasons:
        1. The student will not be permitted to participate in any scheduled game or event during the period of suspension.

        2. They may be permitted to practice with their team or group during the period of suspension.

        3. They may not be permitted to travel with the team or group to any official contest.

        4. They will not be permitted to dress for a game or contest during the period of suspension.

      2. Social Probation: Students may be assigned to social probation for violations of the Extracurricular Code. Students assigned to social probation are prohibited from the following:

      1. Participation in or attendance at home or away extracurricular activities (including school-sponsored, extracurricular field trips and special events).

      2. Driving to or from any school property.

      3. After school non-academic use of facilities.

      4. Participation in leadership and representative positions.

      The length of a social probation assignment may vary according to the nature of the violation. Social probation will be assessed using calendar days. Students assigned to more than 20 days of social probation may be provided an opportunity to reduce the duration of their assignment. Such reductions shall be granted in accordance with the successful completion of conditions that have been determined by administration to be rehabilitative in nature.

      NOTE: Refer to Section III - D for additional information on social probation for violations of the Extracurricular Code in the area of drug, alcohol and tobacco/nicotine products.