It is understood that C.S. Lewis Academy is not liable for any medical, dental, or hospital bills occurring as a result of athletic injuries by a student while participating in a supervised sport and that such bills, in excess of insurance benefits, shall be the responsibility of the student-athlete's parents/guardians.
Participants in CSLA sports programs who are not daily students at CSLA are required to submit a front and back copy of a valid medical insurance card covering your son/daughter and a completed CSLA emergency contact form.
I further recognize that medical treatment on an emergency basis may be necessary at a time when I am not available to give my consent in advance of such emergency care, and I give permission to the school to authorize such care as may be deemed necessary under existing circumstances. Consent is also given for an emergency referral to an appropriate physician if, in the opinion of appropriate coaches and representatives of the school, that such further evaluation is needed.
I hereby give permission for records for my son/daughter of any diagnosis, diagnostic testing, and/or treatment be released to C.S. Lewis Academy and/or its insurance carrier, in order for them to be better informed of his/her medical condition and capabilities while participating in athletics for C.S. Lewis Academy. I understand that the disclosure of protected health information will only be used for the purpose of providing treatment or to conduct healthcare operations of either C.S. Lewis Academy or a emergency care facility.
I acknowledge that participation in the sport or sports described above involves risk to the Participant (and to Participant’s parents or guardians, if Participant is a minor), and may result in various types of injury including, but not limited to, the following: sickness, bodily injury, death, emotional injury, personal injury, property damage and financial damage.
In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the sport or sports described above, the Participant (or parent/guardian if Participant is a minor) acknowledges and accepts the risks of injury associated with participation in and transportation to and from the Activity. The Participant (or parent/guardian) accepts personal financial responsibility for any injury or other loss sustained during the sport or sports or during transportation to and from the sport or sports, as well as for any medical treatment rendered to the Participant that is authorized by C.S. Lewis Academy or its agents, employees, volunteers, or any other representatives.
Further, the Participant (or parent/guardian) releases and promises to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless C.S. Lewis Academy or its agents, employees, volunteers, or any other representatives, for any injury arising directly or indirectly out of the described sport or sports or transportation to and from the Activity, whether such injury arises out of the negligence of the Activity Sponsor, the Participant, or otherwise.
If a dispute over this agreement or any claim for damages arises, the Participant (or parent/guardian) agrees to resolve the matter through a mutually acceptable alternative dispute resolution process. If the Participant (or parent/guardian) and C.S. Lewis Academy cannot agree upon such a process, the dispute will be submitted to a three-member arbitration panel for resolution pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
*Program ExpectationsOur program expectations are based upon the fact that sports are a vehicle for our players to learn skills that will help them become successful adults. With that philosophy in mind, the following expectations are maintained for all participants.
*Code of ConductEach player’s conduct on and off the field/court should always be such that it brings credit to the individual, their family, their team, their school, and God. This would include behavior on the practice and game field/court, at school, and in the community. Overall, student-athletes are bound to the CSLA Parent/Student Handbook. As a summary some key areas are noted below.
1. Drugs, Alcohol and TobaccoThe use of these substances is strictly prohibited regardless of the circumstances. Failure to adhere to this policy could result in loss of playing time, diminishment of role on the team and/or suspension or expulsion from the team at the coach's and athletic director’s discretion.
2. BehaviorPlayers are expected to maintain a positive attitude and body language at all times. This includes, and is not exclusive to, practices, games, traveling with the team and at school. Engaging in a negative conversation or displaying a negative attitude toward teammates, coaches, fans, and officials could result in removal from the team. The coach and athletic director will determine consequences at their discretion. Technical fouls based on conduct are absolutely unacceptable. Any fine associated with a player or parent being requested to leave a contest will be added to that player's CSLA financial account.
3. DisciplineOur philosophy is simple. Discipline is a tool we use to teach character. We believe that no two situations are ever exactly alike and that the punishment should fit the situation. Therefore, we incorporate a variety of discipline strategies from a verbal reprimand to removal from the team, depending upon the circumstances.
4. EffortEffort in our program is mandatory at all times. Effort has four categories: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Physical effort is simply working as hard as possible at all times. Emotional effort is putting your heart into your commitment to this team and always putting the team's goals above the individual's. Mental effort means to be mentally tough, apply new information and techniques immediately and to always have your head in the game. Spiritual effort means being a Christ-like example in all you do, participating in team prayer times and a willingness to support teammates through prayer.
*Academics/EligibilityEach player in our program is responsible to make sure that they are maximizing their potential in the classroom. All student-athletes are expected to maintain and hopefully surpass the minimum eligibility requirements as noted in the athletic eligibility requirements in the CSLA Parent/Student Handbook and under the rules and policies of our leagues and the OSAA. Parents and student-athletes should take special note of the CSLA policies regarding Academic Athletics Warning and Probation.
*CommunicationIf a player has a concern to share with the coach regarding coaching, themselves, or actions of other players, it should be brought to the coach’s attention immediately in a private setting. They may need to make an appointment with the coach to attain the appropriate privacy. The coach will do everything in their power to understand the concern. However, some concerns become philosophical issues where the player may have to understand what the coach is trying to accomplish. If a matter cannot be resolved satisfactorily, the player and coach will meet with the athletic director.
If you as a parent are concerned regarding participation, attitudes, etc., please approach the coach as soon as you can to address the issue, again in a private setting. Discussions held on the court/field immediately after a contest or practice are rarely the right time and place for important discussion. If you are unable to resolve matters with the coach, please set a time to meet with the athletic director as the next step.
*AttendanceAttendance at all team meetings, practices and functions is considered mandatory unless specifically noted as optional or previously cleared with the coach. Please review team calendars/schedules and look ahead in your planning. Lack of attendance and/or communication with the coach could result in consequences including removal from the team. Attendance at all team functions will be a factor in the selection of teams, playing times and roles on the team. A player who is absent from school for illness is required to notify the coach. Please see your coach for contact methods.
All players are expected to be on time and prepared for practices, games and team meetings as determined by the coach.
Please keep in mind that missed practices even if pre-arranged are difficult for you and the team so please try to limit them. It is an expectation that you communicate intended pre-arranged absences to your coach as soon as possible.
Link to CSLA Parent/Student Handbook: http://cslewisacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Parent-Student-Handbook-2015-16.pdf
Grade School: 3-5 Soccer, 3-4 Basketball: $35Grade School Volleyball 4-6: $75Grade School Basketball 4-6: $75Middle School Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field: $125High School Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Golf: $175
Payment can be made by check sent to the FINANCIAL OFFICE, or online at https://squareup.com/market/csla/athletics-fees. Payment by credit card does require a small convenience fee.
Any practice or game uniforms or equipment issued to a student-athlete is the responsibility of that student-athlete. Students will be held monetarily accountable and replacement charges added to the student's account for unreturned uniforms or equipment.
Form and Protocol for Sports Physical ExaminationsThe State Board of Education adopts by reference the form entitled "School Sports Pre‐Participation Examination May 2010" that must be used to document the physical examination and sets out the protocol for conducting the physical examination. Medical providers conducting physicals on or after June 30, 2010 must use the form dated May 2010.
Stat. Auth: ORS 326‐051Stats. Implemented: ORS 336.479Hist.: ODE 24‐2002, f. & cert. ef. 11‐15‐02; ODE 29‐2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9‐15‐04 thru 2‐25‐05; ODE 4‐2005, f. & cert. ef. 2‐14‐05
If the student-athlete has NOT completed a pre-participation physical, they CANNOT participate in practices or contests until the physical is completed, cleared, and submitted to the athletic office.
Link to Physical Examination Form:http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/PhysicalExamination-2010.pdf
When teams travel for games/practices away from the C.S. Lewis campus, transportation may be furnished by the school. When school transportation is provided, student-athletes must travel both to and from the location of the contest by school-provided transportation unless exceptions are granted by an official coach of that team, the director of athletics, or a CSLA administrator.
For many activities CSLA will not be providing transportation to and from the event. For those events/activities, CSLA has a private transportation policy. Every family must complete the Private Transportation Release form yearly. That information, including a family's desire to transport independently, will be used for athletics event transportation purposes.
Eligibility Student Transfer Certificate (for 10th-12th grade students transferring in to CSLA from another school at the beginning of the school year or 9th-12th grade students transferring in to CSLA after the school year has started) This form MUST be turned in: http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/EligibleStudentTransferCertificate.pdf
Foreign Student Transfer Certificate (any exchange student wishing to participate for CSLA athletics needs to download and review this form): http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/ForeignStudentEligibilityChecklist.pdf
Since we are under the governance of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) the requirements are somewhat extensive.
Please note that our association with the Metro Christian League prevents us from allowing home school students to participate at the grade school or middle school levels.
1. For your student-athlete to be considered a “home school” student, you MUST meet all criteria as outlined on the OSAA Parents Checklist (see below).
2. A student who is enrolled full time at another OSAA member or associate member school (recent suggestions have been Estacada Charter and Connections Academy), would not typically be a home school student and would not be allowed the athletics eligibility provisions of a home school student. In most of these cases the student may be allowed to participate in athletics at his/her local public school, but not CSLA.The OSAA has emphasized that as a home school parent, you must be diligent in following Oregon State law. You can find the pertinent State laws and statutes linked from the ESD site. (see below)
Home School Student-Athlete Additional Requirement List1. One time only, you will need to complete the OSAA School Representation Eligibility Certificate:http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/SchoolRepresentationEligibilityCertificate.pdf
2. Initial and signed copy of the OSAA Checklist (yearly) http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/HomeSchoolEligibilityParentChecklist.pdf
3. Letter of confirmation from ESD. Link to Willamette ESD (serving Yamhill County) http://www.wesd.org/siis/home-school (one-time)
4. Copy of the test results noted on checklist showing a proficiency which meets OSAA criteria. (submitted yearly)
5. Copy of a current Insurance Card submitted to the Director of Athletics
A. “Member Private School’s Responsibilities (Max's Law, ORS 336.485, OAR 581-022-0421) (Jenna’s Law, ORS 417.875)
1) Suspected or Diagnosed Concussion: Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion following an observed or suspected blow to the head or body, or who has been diagnosed with a concussion, shall not be permitted to return to that athletic contest or practice, or any other athletic contest or practice on that same day. In schools which has the service of an athletic trainer registered by the Oregon Board of Athletic Trainers, that athletic trainer may determine that an athlete has not exhibited signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion, and has not suffered a concussion, and return the athlete to play. Athletic trainers may also work in consultation with an appropriate Heath Care Professional (see below) in determining when an athlete is able to return to play following a concussion.
2) Return to Participation: Until an athlete who has suffered a concussion is no longer experiencing signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion, and a medical release form signed by an appropriate Health Care Professional (Physician (MD), Physician’s Assistant (PA), Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medicine, nurse practitioner licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, or Psychologist licensed by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners) is obtained,the athlete shall not be permitted to return to athletic activity.”
3) Private Schools Only: On an annual basis prior to participation, private schools shall require each student and at least one parent or legal guardian of the student to sign the Concussion -Private School Informed Consent form acknowledging the receipt of information regarding symptoms and warning signs of concussions. Private schools shall maintain a copy of each student's signed form on file for review at any time by the OSAA staff.
See OSAA Executive Board Policies, “Concussion Management” for additional information.
In addition, the OSAA has collected several documents outlining the most recent information about diagnosis and returning from concussions: Please take time to review this information:http://www.osaa.org/health-safety/concussion
1. I have been provided with information on concussions in high school sports in compliance with ORS 417.875.
2. I understand that on an annual basis, the Concussion – Private School Informed Consent form shall be signed and turned into my school’s Athletic Director by myself (or my parent or legal guardian if I am under the age of 18 years old) prior to my participation in a practice or competition.
However, should your student-athlete decide at a later date to add a sport not indicated here, the Athletics Director will need a note/email stating your desire to add that sport to this form.
See you on the field/court!