ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY AND INFORMATION
Participation in extra-curricular activities is a privilege, not a right that a student possesses. Therefore, a rigid due process hearing system need not be in place to remove a student from a team or squad.
No athlete can participate in their sport without a physical evaluation on file with the athletic department. This must be done annually.
The Athletic Director will assume the responsibility for determining the eligibility of the student athletes. East High School is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. All students must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the preceding grading period and must be passing at least five credits to be eligible to participate.
In matters pertaining to personal conduct, in which athletes are involved, the Superintendent or Principal, with input from the head coach or advisor and Athletic Director, will be the sole judge as to whether a student may become or remain as a team member.
The head coach or advisor shall have the discretion to remove an athlete from a team or squad for personal conduct reasons that may or may not be related to the activities of the team or squad, after consultation with the Superintendent or Principal and Athletic Director. Such a decision is final and not subjected to an appeal.
These requirements apply to cheerleaders along with athletes.
Student athletes are subject to the DRUG, ALCOHOL and TOBACCO use policy. (Ohio Revised Code 4301.62 and 292.5) This rule is in effect during school or school-sponsored activity/event/program, on school grounds, on the school bus or bus stop, and at any other time when the school is being used by any school group, or off school grounds at any school-sponsored activity, function or event.
ATHLETIC RELEASES FOR DISTRICT STUDENTS WILL BE GRANTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADOPTED BOARD POLICY. ALL SUCH RELEASES SHALL BE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
PARTICIPATION IN SELECTED GROUPS/ TEAMS
In order to try-out or audition for selected teams/ groups, students must meet the qualifications determined by each group’s director or sponsor