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MS Eligibility

September 18, 2013

Middle School Eligibility

Student Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities


General Eligibility – The Board of Directors of the Southwest Valley Community School District offers a variety of voluntary activities designed to enhance the classroom education of its students.  Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school throughout the calendar year, whether away from or at school.  Students who wish to exercise the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from activities illegal, immoral, unhealthy, or highly inappropriate. Participation in these activities is a privilege, conditioned upon meeting the eligibility criteria established by the board, administration, and individual activity coaches and sponsors.


Student eligibility for activities is divided into three categories:


  1. Residency, open enrollment and transfers – the student must be in a household that meets the residency standards set forth by the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association.


The athletic director will confirm student’s residency, open enrollment and transfer eligibility before each new or returning student is allowed to compete for Southwest Valley Community Schools.  Registration information and state associations will be used to determine status.


  1. Academics – Students must meet state and local guidelines for academic performance to be allowed to participate in activities.


The Southwest Valley School will have a minimum of “no F’s” during the preceding grading period.  The grading period for the last quarter will determine eligibility over the summer, if a student participates in summer events, the ineligibility penalty is 7 days from the date report cards are released.   Students will begin the year academically eligible. The grading period for the middle school is one week.  Every Wednesday a grade report will be run to determine failing grades.  Students who are failing a class will be ineligible for one week.  If grades are passing the following Wednesday, the student will be eligible again.


  1. Good Conduct – To represent Southwest Valley Schools, students must be in good standing with respect to the Good Conduct Policy of the Southwest Valley Community Schools.


To retain eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities, student must conduct themselves as good citizens both in and out of school at all times.  Students who represent the school in an activity are expected to serve as good role models to other students and to the members of the community.


Any student who, after a hearing at which the student shall be confronted with the allegation, the basis of the allegation, and given an opportunity to tell the student’s side, is found to have violated the school’s Good Conduct Rule will be deemed ineligible for a period of time, as described in student handbook.  Student consequences will be cumulative for middle school, and then start at the first level consequence when they enter high school.  The reduction in penalty options will also start at the first level when the student enters high school.  

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