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Student Codes of Conduct

This Code of Conduct describes the minimum behavioral expectations and accompanying sanctions that the Loyalsock Township High School and Loyalsock Township Middle School expects of its student participants. Coaches and/or advisors may establish guidelines and sanctions that exceed those contained in this pamphlet.

Students are expected to:

  • Show proper decorum and courtesy to all fellow participants, adults, officials, judges, and other authorities
  • Avoid any actions that would be detrimental to the unity of those involved with him/her in any activity
  • Not use profanity, obscene gestures, and/or obscene language. *
  • Not seek to provoke opponents, officials or spectators to engage in improper conduct. *
  • Not seek to injure opponents.*
  • Abstain from tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or other mood altering substances.*

*These rules are concurrent with the PIAA Code of Ethics.

This Code of Conduct is supported by the Loyalsock Township School District Policy 227, Substance Abuse. In any situation in which alcohol or drug use has occurred during the season, the coach/adviser, in consultation with the athletic director and/or administration, will contact the parents/guardians about such discussion and a record will be kept of the incident.

 

Behavior

The Code of Conduct defines both “cooperative” and “uncooperative” behavior as the following:

Cooperative Student is compliant and/or provides truthful and honest information to the coach/advisor.
Uncooperative  Student is non-compliant and/or provides fraudulent information (denied involvement, fabricated information, lied, etc. ) to the coach/adviser.

 

Sanctions for Cooperative Behavior

The conduct of the student will determine the level of sanction(s) he/she shall receive according to the schedule contained in on this page.

1st Offense
  • 5-day contest suspension. Holidays, snow days, or other school calendar obstacles will result in a continuance of the 5 days until the next available school day(s).
  • Students will still practice with the respective team/club/organization.
  • End of season violations (i.e. fall, winter, spring) will result in a continuance of the suspension to the next season in which that student may participate in the next sport/activity.
  • Coach/adviser will contact parent of incident and outcome.
  • Coach/adviser will refer student to the school’s SAP team.
2nd Offense
  • 15-day contest suspension. Holidays, snow days, or other school calendar obstacles will result in a continuance of the 15 days until the next available school day(s).
  • End of season violations (i.e. fall, winter, spring) will result in a continuance of the suspension to the next season in which that student may participate in the next sport/activity.
  • Coach/adviser will contact parent of incident and outcome.
  • Coach/adviser will refer student to the school’s SAP team.
3rd Offense
  • 30-day contest suspension. Holidays, snow days, or other school calendar obstacles will result in a continuance of the 15 days until the next available school day(s).
  • End of season violations (i.e. fall, winter, spring) will result in a continuance of the suspension to the next season in which that student may participate in the next sport/activity.
  • Coach/adviser will contact parent of incident and outcome.
  • Coach/adviser will refer student to the school’s SAP team.
  • Athletic director, coach/adviser, parent and student meeting to determine course of action to designed to assist student.

 

Sanctions for Uncooperative Behavior

Uncooperative behavior at any level (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) in which an investigation was initiated will escalate the sanctions using the following guidelines:

  • 1st Offense: 15-day contest suspension
  • 2nd Offense: 30-day contest suspension
  • 3rd Offense: 45-day contest suspension
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