The purpose of extracurricular activities at Loyalsock Township High School (LTHS) and Loyalsock Township Middle School (LTMS) is to enhance the students’ mental, physical, emotional and social development in order to become productive young adults.
This Code of Conduct describes the minimum behavioral expectations and accompanying sanctions that the LTHS & LTMS expects of its student participants. Coaches and/or advisors may establish guidelines and sanctions that exceed those contained herein, except in cases of reasonable suspicion.
Students are expected to:
*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.
Further, Policy 227 allows for the testing of students under reasonable suspicion. This means that, should a student demonstrate behavioral or affective indicators consistent with being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may be tested.
The student’s conduct will determine the level of consequences he/she shall receive. Board Policy defines the following types of conduct:
Cooperative: The student’s willingness to reasonably and helpfully work with staff and school personnel, to comply with Student Assistance Program requests and recommendations.
Uncooperative: The student’s resistance or refusal, either verbal, physical, or passive, to comply with reasonable school personnel requests or recommendations. Defiance, assault, deceit, and flight are examples of uncooperative student behavior. Uncooperative behavior includes, but not by way of limitation, refusal to comply with Student Assistance Program requests and recommendations.
Sanctions for Cooperative Behavior
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: