Student activities shall be regarded as a vital part of the total educational program and shall be used as a means of developing wholesome attitudes, good human relations as well as knowledge and skills.
The principal shall be responsible for the organization of all student activities. He or she shall provide adequate supervision, administer student finances, and approve all student activities with the assistance of delegated members of his or her faculty.
A parent or guardian may request that a student from his or her family be excused from certain types of student activities for religious or physical reasons. The administration will consider the request in terms of the welfare of all students as well as the individual.
Residual funds from inactive student organizations shall revert to the general student body fund unless otherwise designated.
The Board endorses a strong, well-organized program of extra curricular activities.
The Board also recognizes the out-of-school time and effort that is required of each student who participates in one or more of the various activities sponsored by the schools.
In an attempt to maintain a balance between the time a student is required to devote to his or her academic responsibilities and extra-curricular activities, the following rules governing participation and attendance shall apply.
- Students may be granted a maximum of two (2) activity excused absences per week.
- The principal may grant a maximum of three (3) activity excused absences per week in order for students to participate in special events, tournaments or regional and state culminating activities.
- The Board may grant additional activity excused days for extended trips and events they determine to be beneficial for students. A list of students will be submitted as a consent agenda item at the next regular Board meeting.
- The principal shall deny participation and travel privileges of any student with an unacceptable academic and or attendance record.
Students participating in extra-curricular activities offered by the school shall be charged, by activity, a participation fee. The receipts from this fee charge shall be used for the benefit of the programs as a whole.
The following items and activities have fees attached. The amount of these fees may be increased by administrative directive as needed and will be approved yearly each April by the Board of Education.
Books and Materials
Business and Industrial Arts will pay per trip costs when involved in competition only.
Maximum per student cost for participation in the activities listed above per year will be $150.00.
Maximum per family cost for participation in the activities listed above per year will be $300.00.
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Adopted: 6/22/94; Revised 12/18/02
GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
5810 - STUDENTS - ACTIVITIES - ORGANIZATIONS
There shall be no secret organizations.
All clubs, organizations, or associations must be approved by the principal and the superintendent and must meet the following requirements:
- Must have a goal.
- Must have a faculty sponsor.
- Must have a constitution and bylaws.
- Should be contributive to the educational program.
All club monies must be deposited in the activity's fund and all expenditures approved by the principal.
While membership may be limited as to number, application for membership must be open to all eligible students. No application is to be denied because of race, creed, color or social or economic status.
GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
5820 STUDENTS - ACTIVITIES - FUND RAISER & MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS
The Board recognizes the need various school sponsored organizations and activities have at times to raise and expend funds in an effort to support special events, extended class activities and organizations for which budgeted revenues are not available.
The Board hereby authorizes approved fund raising activities and shall prescribe the needful rules and regulations for the supervision and administration of student body financial activities.
The following rules shall apply to fund raisers and management of student funds:
- An activity card will be made available to all secondary students. Prior to the opening of school each year the Board will approve the fee charged.
- The funds collected from the sale of this card are to be used for activities that benefit the student body as a whole. The superintendent must approve a budget for the expending of these fees.
- No student will be required to purchase this card, or in any way segregated or willfully embarrassed for reasons of non-purchase.
- All fund raising activities conducted by school sponsored organizations, classes or activities must have prior written approval of the building principal involved.
- Applications for fund raising activities must be completed on a form supplied by the principal.
- The principal shall review the application and determine if all conditions listed are in the best interests of the school, organization or activity before granting a written approval to conduct a fund raising activity:
A. Will the money being raised be expended to meet an expressed purpose or need of the school, organization or activity?
B. Will the purpose and expenditure add to the instructional program of the school?
C. Have proper arrangements been made for the collection, accounting and deposit of funds?
D. What are the responsibilities of individual students to participate (all student fund raising activities must be voluntary)?
E. Will the fund raising activity be conducted in such a manner as to offer minimum competition to local commercial and business concerns?
- The management of student funds generated by the sale of activity cards or fund raisers shall be in accordance with sound business practice, including accepted budgetary and accounting procedures as well as audit requirements established for all other district funds.
- The Board, in compliance with law, shall have the final authority to expend in a manner they approve all funds generated by the sale of student body activity cards, fund raisers or other methods which produce revenue deposited to any district, school, or organization account.
Adopted: 6/22/94; Revised 12/18/02
GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
5830 - STUDENTS - ACTIVITIES - FEE WAIVER
- The building principal is designated the administrator of fees and fee waivers on the school level.
- Fee waivers or other provisions in lieu of fee waivers are available to any student whose parent or guardian is determined as being unable to pay.
- Inability to pay is presumed for those who are in State custody or foster care, or receiving public assistance in the form of AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), or SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or are eligible for free school lunch.
- Parents of students will be given notice of the fee waiver policy and on request can review alternatives to fee waivers. Such alternatives include a deferred payment schedule, a reduced payment schedule, or a provision for a work/service program.
- Case by case determinations are made for students who do not qualify under one of the foregoing standards but who are subject to exceptional financial burdens such as substantial reduction of income or extraordinary medical expenses.
- Names of parents or guardians and students in the process of applying for and receiving fee waivers or other alternatives in lieu of fee waivers are made available only on a need to know basis. Such students are not to be treated differently than other students. Fee waiver applications will be processed in a fair and timely manner to avoid stigma and unreasonable burdens on students and parents or guardians.
- Parents whose students have been denied a fee waiver may appeal to the Superintendent of Grand County School District.
- Any requirement that a given student pay a fee is suspended for the period during which the student's eligibility for fee waiver is being determined or is being appealed.
GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
5840 - STUDENTS - ACTIVITIES - EXTRA-CURRICULAR
ELIGIBILITY TO REPRESENT THE SCHOOL
The Utah High School Activity Association (UHSAA) and the Grand County Board of Education supports the U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding education. First, to prepare students to be good citizens and second, to teach them to be self-reliant and self-sufficient. Activities of the UHSAA and Grand County Schools contribute to both of these goals. Activities are a privilege earned by meeting the rules and standards set by the school.
The Grand County Board of Education places strong emphasis on student academic achievement and requires all students participating in extra-curricular and extended class activities to maintain the following academic standing in order to be eligible to represent their school in team sports competition, specialty groups, and extended class activities.
- A participant must be a full time student or meet the Grand County Board of Education requirements under Utah Law 53A-11-102.5 and approval of the Superintendent.
- Participants must maintain a 2.000 GPA and have no failing grades at the three week grade checks or in the final grading periods at the end of each term. If, at the end of the final grading period a student fails to meet this requirement, the participant will be deemed ineligible for the upcoming sports season. Third trimester grades will determine eligibility for the fall sports season. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will also have to meet this standard.
- An eligibility report will be compiled every third week by the Activities Director to determine if each participant is eligible. If the student has a GPA that is lower than 2.000 and/or has one failing grade, he or she will be deemed ineligible. Eligibility will be checked with the SIS computer system. In order for a participant to restore lost eligibility a signed note from his/her teacher(s) must be presented to the Activities Director stating the new grade(s) and eligibility will be re-calculated. If no information is submitted by the teacher(s) to the Activities Director, then the participant will remain ineligible on a daily basis. The Activities Director will only do one SIS grade check per day.
- Students moving into the school, transfer students, and foreign exchange students will not be allowed to participate until the necessary paperwork has been completed and the administration deems that he/she is eligible. An ineligible student may practice with the team, but may not represent the team or school.
- Citizenship will also determine eligibility. A participant with two or more U’s (Unsatisfactory) will be ineligible. Ten hours of community service under the strict direction of the Activities Director will cancel one U for eligibility, but will not cancel the U from the report card.
- Attendance plays a vital role in a child's success as a student. If a participant is absent from any period of the school day, the student will not participate in any extra-curricular activities or practices that day. Any student that is marked L (more than 20 minutes late to class) on the attendance report will also not be allowed to participate. In addition, any student who participates in an interscholastic event is required to be in attendance at regular classes and the school day following the event. In the event a team returns to the school after 2:00 a.m., those participants need to be in school for the day at the beginning of second hour. If a team returns to school after 3:00 a.m., those participants need to be in school for third period. This rule only applies to those participants returning to Moab on school transportation. Failure to abide by this practice will result in the participant not playing/performing in the next regularly scheduled interscholastic event. Extenuating circumstances may be brought to the attention of the Principal, Assistant Principal or Activities Director for acceptance.
- Students shall only use Grand County School District transportation when traveling to a contest/performance site. Only the administration can grant travel in a private vehicle. Such requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of team departure; accompanied with a signed note from the parent or legal guardian, or live contact between the administration and parent or legal guardian. After the completion of a contest or performance a participant may only be released to a parent or legal guardian for travel purposes. If the parent or legal guardian wishes to have their student travel with someone else arrangements must be made 24 hours in advance of departure from Moab in the same manner provided above.
- If the participant accrues more than three (3) days of suspension per sports season, the student will be dismissed from the team or group for the remainder of the sports season. Student participants suspended from school may not participate in practices, games, or performances during the suspension.
- The Grand County Board of Education supports the UHSAA and all State and Federal laws regarding the use or possession of alcohol, tobacco (or any tobacco containing product) or other illegal drugs. Every effort shall be made at the local, region and state levels of participation to eradicate the promotion, use or abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco with regard to participation in high school sports and activities. Students caught using or in possession of alcohol, tobacco or other illicit drugs will be subject to the following consequences:
A. First Offense: Suspension from 20% of games, meets, matches, competitions or performances at the same level of play (and any intervening levels as well). Practice may be continued following a personal assessment of the student by a licensed substance abuse intervention or treatment program and/or participation in a qualified intervention program, with the cost being the participants responsibility.
B. Second Offense: A six weeks suspension from games, meets, matches, competitions or performances. Student participation in an assessment by a licensed substance abuse intervention or treatment program with prescribed follow-up is required. Practice may continue only after the assessment has been completed and positive participation in the prescribed follow-up is occurring.
C. Third Offense: An eighteen week suspension from games, meets, matches, competitions or performances and practices. Reinstatement of eligibility at the end of the eighteen week suspension is predicated upon successful completion of a formal assessment, intervention and treatment program. In all of the foregoing offenses, local school and/or district requirements which deal with discipline, suspension, corrective measures, parent/guardian involvement, rehabilitation, and so forth, must be met.
Note: A participant’s violations will carry over from year to year and sport/activity to sport/activity during the participant’s career — there is no “fresh start” each year. Violations must occur and be discovered during a sport/activity season. Any penalties for violation (s) follow the student to any school to which he/she transfers. Any violation(s) beyond the third offense will carry the same penalty as the third offense.
- Participants classified ineligible by the above standard will not be excused from school or allowed to travel, participate, perform, stand or sit with the team, be in uniform, announced or recognized as a team member, or represent the school in any capacity. This rule includes activities and events normally considered extensions of regular classroom instruction, such as band, chorus, drama, speech or other classes that might apply. Students not meeting the eligibility standards will be allowed to participate or perform in extended class activities at the local level, as long as the activity is NOT sponsored by the UHSAA, part of a regular schedule and does not require the loss of regular class time.
- Extra curricular activities under the guidelines mentioned above include:
Solo & Ensemble
Forensics & Debate
Responsibility to School
It is expected that coaches, advisors, and other responsible adults will ensure that students representing Grand County School District represent themselves and the District well while maintaining their eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. Further, it is expected that coaches/sponsors are to be held responsible for their own actions should they obtain knowledge of training rules infractions. Only through consistent and fair application of the eligibility rules will respectability be maintained for our programs.
Adopted: 9/20/95; Revised: 9/17/97; Revised: 6/16/99; Revised 12/18/02; Revised 11-16-05 * GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT * Moab, Utah