A $60.00 Athletic Fee will be charged for each sport a student is participating in. Students will be billed $60.00 once the team has been finalized. Prompt payment is requested. Basic registration fees and outstanding fees must be paid to be eligible to participate in a sport. The Athletic Director will be notified if a student cannot participate due to outstanding financial obligations.
Students must pass twenty-five (25) credit hours of high school work per week. Students must have passed twenty-five (25) credit hours of high school work the previous semester to be eligible for the current (next) semester. A one-semester class meeting one period per day and receiving 1/2 unit of credit per semester is considered a 5-hour class. Eligibility is determined by calculating the student’s cumulative grade to date for the semester. If you have any questions, see your coach, athletic director, or principal.
Athletic Registration is completed online during the summer via info snap. In order for a student to participate in athletics info snap registration must be completed and a current physical needs to be on file in the athletic office. Each freshman student and his/her parent/guardian will be required to attend an athletic information night. Students will NOT be permitted to participate in an athletic contest until this requirement has been satisfied. At this meeting we will present information on athletic procedures, policies and expectations. Along with this information we will review our training rules (athletic code of conduct). The athletic code is cumulative beginning with the student athlete/representative and parents signing of this code and continuing throughout the athlete’s representative’s entire high school career. There will be some time at the end of the meeting to answer any questions. The date of the freshman athletic information night is August 15, 2017. The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 PM in the Libertyville H.S. Auditorium.
ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT
A. First Offense
Use, attempt to use, possess, sell or assist any other student in the use of tobacco/tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or any form of a controlled substance (drugs, look-alikes, drug paraphernalia) other than those prescribed by a physician for that student. The athlete will be suspended for 40% of the contests in his/her current season or the first scheduled sport in which the individual participates. The athlete and parents/guardians may enroll in an educational program. Documentation of successful completion of an approved program within 60 days of the code meeting to the SAP Coordinator or Social Worker will result in a 30% suspension of the contests/competitions. Failure to successfully complete the program, as determined by the SAP Coordinator/ Social Worker and Athletic Director, will result in the athlete serving the original consequence. The 10% may be added to the next sport season for non-completion of the approved educational program.
For an offense involving any of the substances listed in First Offense number 1, an athlete or parent may voluntarily admit athletic code violation to the Athletic Director provided the following:
- Self-reporting may be used one (1) time only in the athlete’s entire high school career and only with regard to a first violation.
- An athlete cannot self-report an incident for avoidance of a penalty.
- An athlete cannot self-report an incident which the school already has or will become aware of or shall be informed of by other means, including but not limited to, notification by judicial or law enforcement agencies.
- Athletes who self-report will be subject to a 20% loss of contests in their current season or the first sport in which they participate. The consequence may be reduced to 10% suspension of the season’s contests/competitions if the athlete signs up for and successfully completes a school approved educational program.
- Self-reporting of a first offense will not be recorded as a violation provided the individual maintains behaviors consistent with expectations/standards of the current Student/Parent Handbook and remains in compliance with CHSD 128 rules and policies for a full calendar year for the date of the initial reporting. Should a violation occur within a calendar year this will then be considered a second violation.
- Athletes who believe they have a substance abuse problem are encouraged to seek help by voluntarily contacting the social worker, a counselor, a member of the school’s SAP team, or a member of the administration. Participation in a recognized substance abuse program is valuable for the student but cannot be used to escape responsibility for sanctions under this policy.
As described in V-1.B above will result in the student being suspended from 10 – 40% (see explanation below) of his/her current athletic season or the first scheduled sport in which the individual participates.
*Note - During an athletic suspension, the athlete is expected to attend and participate in all required practices and successfully complete the season. The athlete will only attend contests/competitions as a spectator during his/her suspension.
B. Second Offense
Two violations of the Code of Conduct for the use, attempt to use, possess, sell or assist any other student in the use of tobacco/tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or any form of a controlled substance (drugs, look-alikes, drug paraphernalia) other than those prescribed by a physician for that student is considered a second offense. The athlete will be suspended for 80% of the contests in his/her current season or the first scheduled sport in which the individual participates. At the discretion of the Code Council, the duration of a suspension due to a second offense may be reduced if one of the two infractions involves a behavior/citizenship violation. The athlete and parents/guardians may enroll in an approved assessment/educational program. Documentation of successful completion of an approved assessment/program within 60 days of the code meeting to the SAP Coordinator or Social Worker will result in a 60% suspension of the contests/competitions. Failure to successfully complete the program, as determined by the SAP Coordinator/ Social Worker and Athletic Director, will result in the athlete serving the original consequence. The 20% may be added to the next sport season for non-completion of the approved educational program.
C. Third Offense
A third offense will result in total exclusion from all extracurricular activities for the remainder of the student’s high school career. There will be no option to petition for reinstatement into the athletic program.
D. Appeal Process
Any student who feels that his/her rights have been violated may appeal the suspension in writing to the building principal. The appeal must be made within three (3) school days of the suspension code meeting. The Principal or his/her designee will establish the appeal process, review the appeal within five (5) school days of receiving the appeal and determine the final result of the appeal which will be communicated to the student and parents/guardians. The decision of the Principal is final.
This policy and procedure will be made available to all students and parents/guardians in the Student/Parent Handbook as well as on the District Web Site and will be discussed with the students by their coach, sponsor, or activity advisor no later than the first meeting of the activity in that year or at a mandatory parent meeting prior to the start of the sport, student activity or fine arts activity. Students will be required to sign a form indicating that they have read and understood the penalties of a code of conduct violation.
School athletic awards are presented to members of the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Participants receive awards if they meet the requirements set for each sport and are recommended by the coach. School numeral awards are issued to Freshman athletes only during the Freshman year of competition. School letters or certificates are awarded for participation at the Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity level of competition.
For the most up-to-date information on athletic events check the Athletic Webpage at www.lhswildcats.org.
ATHLETIC PASSES - FAMILY
Family passes are available in the Athletic Office (Room 162) and will be sold at the gate for home football and basketball games. The price is $50.00. These passes will permit admission to all home Football, Boys’ Basketball, Friday night Girls’ Basketball, and Wrestling events excluding any North Suburban Conference Invitational or IHSA State sponsored contest including regional or sectionals.
A special awards night has been set aside for each season.
Fall Sports - November 15, 2017 Winter Sports - March 8, 2018 Spring Sports – May 16, 2018
Athletic schedules will not be printed in this handbook. Copies of athletic schedules for individual and all sports teams will be available on the LHS web site. The web site, www.lhswildcats.org/athleticschedule, will reflect, as best as possible, the most current athletic schedules and changes.
Spectator support is a vital part of any athletic contest. It is important to the spectators for LHS and the opposing team, community members, school personnel, and others that may be attending the athletic contest to show their spirit in appropriate ways.
The North Suburban Conference has set expectations for spectators.
• High school athletics are learning experiences for students, and sometimes mistakes are made. Praise student athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, athletes, and individuals.
• A ticket is a privilege to observe the contest, not a license to verbally assault others.
• Learn the rules of the game.
• Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
• Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials.
• Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
• Refrain from the use of any controlled substances before and during contests.
• Use only those cheers that support and uplift the teams involved.
• Obey the rules and regulations set forth when a guest of any NSC. host school.