Athletic Participation Information

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Requirements

  • Each participant must pass a physical examination and have it on file in the office before participation (IT MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 15TH OF THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR).
  • Each participant must meet academic eligibility requirements.
  • Students must pay a participation fee of $50 per year (regardless of the number of sports the student plays). NOTE:  Please make Middle School Participation payments to the Middle School office only. It should not be paid to the athlete’s coach. The payment should be separate from any other payments for items such as team t-shirts, team snacks, etc.

Participation

To participate in an athletic contest or practice an athlete must be in school for the entire day. Any deviations to this rule must be cleared by the principal or athletic director prior to the absence. Students that miss one or more class periods in a day without prior clearance will not be allowed to practice or play in a contest scheduled that day. Extenuating circumstances will be addressed by administration on a case-by-case basis.
 
In School & Out of School Suspension and Participation:
Students who have been assigned an in-school or out of school suspension for disciplinary reasons (example:  skipping school, fighting, smoking, etc.) are not to practice or participate in athletic competition of any kind until their first full day back to classes.

Eligibility

Participants in athletics must comply with the rules and regulations pertaining to eligibility prescribed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the Cedar Springs Middle School Academic and Behavior Eligibility Standards. An eligibility check will be done weekly and a schedule will be given to each athlete at the beginning of their season.
  • Each student’s athletic eligibility is based on appropriate behavior and maintaining a minimum of C- in each class.
  • The student’s eligibility will then be determined. Academic support is always available.
  • If a student is found to be below a C- in any one or more classes the student will be put on athletic probation for one week in those classes.
  • If after one week the student’s grade has shown significant improvement but is still not at a C- they may remain on probation if they are at a 60% overall grade or higher. (Per teacher approval).
  • If after one week a student’s grade remains below a C- they will be declared ineligible through the next eligibility check.
  • Eligibility checks may vary due to school calendar.