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I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

-Psalm 23

Sports/Extracurriculars

After school activity programs are excellent ways in which a child can develop positive social habits and teamwork. It is very important that careful judgment be used when it comes to determining a child's eligibility to participate. A child's academic performance must come first. When bringing a child to the school premises for an extra-curricular activity, be certain that the coach or director of the activity is present before you leave. Please pick up your child immediately following the activity's conclusion.

PASS-PARTICIPATE POLICY

It is the position of the Education Commission, St. Dominic Athletic Association, and St. Dominic School that academic achievement, to the best of one’s abilities, be the primary goal for all students at St. Dominic School. With that goal in mind, the following Pass-Participate Policy has been adopted.

Any student in grades 4 through 8 who has failed two or more major subjects at the end of a quarter (major subjects are Religion, English, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies) will not be permitted to participate in the St. Dominic extra-curricular or sports program. The student may not participate in any fashion until they are no longer failing two major subjects. This may be demonstrated at interim time or the end of the next quarter. The first time and only one time in a given school year a student is declared ineligible, the principal will meet with the student and consult with the teachers to determine if there are any extenuating circumstances which should be given consideration in addition to subjects being passed/failed. At the sole discretion of the principal, a student may be reinstated as eligible on a probationary period until the issuance of the interim reports for the new quarter.

A student who has failed two or more major subjects at the end of a quarter for a second time during the school year is not permitted to participate for the entire quarter regardless of his/her subsequent interim report grades. If a student has failed two or more major subjects in the fourth quarter, but has passed the subjects for the year, he/she may not participate for a period of four weeks starting with the last day of school. Said student will be eligible again as of July 1st. If a student has failed two major subjects for the school year, he/she may not participate again until August 1st provided all failed subjects have been made up by August 1st. A student who is being retained in the same grade level for the following year will be eligible again as of August 1st and will be subject to the eligibility standards as stated herein.

The principal will notify the parents of the student and the president of the Athletic Association when the student is determined to be eligible or ineligible. Participation in all sports and extra-curriculars (Christian Service Committee, School Newspaper, Student Council, TV News Team, Yearbook Staff, 7/8 Choir)will cease at the time the student and parents are notified.

Behavioral Policy for Students in Grades Four through Eight

Guidelines not adhered to regarding the Code of Conduct in the handbook can affect eligibility for participation.   Each time a student receives an in-school suspension or an out-of-school suspension, he/she will not be able to play/participate for a period of four weeks starting with the date of the suspension. A student who is expelled from St. Dominic School may not participate/play in any sports sponsored by St. Dominic Parish for the remainder of the school year. Notice of the suspension will be sent to the Athletic Association president or extracurricular moderator

Amended by the Education Commission 4/14/2008

PARENTS CODE OF ETHICS

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parents Code of Ethics.

 •   I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth sports event. 

•   I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment. •   I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win. 

•   I will require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coach’s  Code of Ethics. 

•   I will support the coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all. 

•   I will remember that the game if for youth and not adults. 

•   I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child. 

•   I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability and will do  so myself. 

•    I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching  or providing transportation 

•   I will remember that the team and I represent St. Dominic Parish, a Catholic community that follows Jesus Christ and embodies His values. Based on the National Alliance for Youth Sports Parents Code of Ethics