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1. Lane Tech Student Athlete Code of Conduct2. Concussion Information3. Transportation Form
Student athletes at Lane Technical High School represent themselves, their team, and Lane Tech, whether in the school or community. Participation in Lane Tech athletics is a privilege, and athletes are expected to be role models. Students who exhibit behavior unbecoming of an athlete will be subject to disciplinary action. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, hazing, distribution/dealing illegal drugs, possession or use of drugs, vandalism, possession or use of a weapon, attending a party where alcohol/drugs are present, and any other violation of the Chicago Public Schools’ Student Code of Conduct, which is enforceable both on and off campus. Penalties for engaging in behaviors unbecoming of an athlete are listed below. Penalties may range from partial to full suspension of the playing season in addition to whatever is prescribed by the CPS Student Code of Conduct. If any of the unacceptable behaviors occur after the athlete has completed their season, penalties will be enforced during the next season. Should the athlete be a graduating senior they will be subject to loss of any or all remaining school sponsored activates (luncheon, prom, graduation etc.) at the discretion of the Principal, Athletic Director, and Dean of Students. Student athletes are reminded that they must also successfully complete the required number of service learning hours set for each grade level to remain eligible to participate in team sports. Students who do not meet the CPS service learning requirement will be deemed ineligible by their coaches to participate in team sports.Penalties- Non Alcohol/Drug violations1st offense- A loss of 25% of the athlete’s season2nd offense- A loss of 50% of the athlete’s season3rd offense- A loss of 100% of the athlete’s season and HS athletic career
Penalties-Alcohol/Drug related1st offense- A loss of 100% of the season or a loss of 25% of the season as well as a drug/alcohol evaluation and subsequent drug/alcohol prevention, education and early intervention for student athlete and parent, through Rosecrance Health Network Lakeview. The evaluation would be free and the subsequent follow up would be at a cost to the parents. 2nd offense- A loss of 100% of the season or a loss of 50% of the season as well as a drug/alcohol evaluation and subsequent drug/alcohol prevention, education and early intervention for student athlete and parent, through Rosecrance Health Network Lakeview. The evaluation would be free and the subsequent follow up would be at a cost to the parents.3rd offense- A loss of 100% of the athlete’s season and HS athletic career along as well as a drug/alcohol evaluation and subsequent drug/alcohol prevention, education and early intervention for student athlete and parent, through Rosecrance Health Network Lakeview. The evaluation would be free and the subsequent follow up would be at a cost to the parents. Offenses will be cumulative throughout a student’s athletic career.
As a Lane Tech student athlete you are a direct representative of Lane, inside and outside of school. It is an honor to wear a Lane Tech uniform and represent the School of Champions. Student athletes bring pride, recognition, and honor to Lane Tech College Prep. As a student athlete, please remember that wherever you go, whatever you do, remember the honor of Lane.
Athletes with the signs and symptoms of concussion should be removed from play immediately. Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increased risk of significant damage from a concussion for a period of time after that concussion occurs, particularly if the athlete suffers another concussion before completely recovering from the first one. This can lead to prolonged recovery, or even to severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even fatal consequences. It is well known that adolescent or teenage athletes will often fail to report symptoms of injuries. Concussions are no different. As a result, education of administrators, coaches, parents and students is the key to student-athlete’s safety. If you think your child has suffered a concussion: Any athlete even suspected of suffering a concussion should be removed from the game or practice immediately. No athlete may return to activity after an apparent head injury or concussion, regardless of how mild it seems or how quickly symptoms clear, without medical clearance. Close observation of the athlete should continue for several hours. IHSA Policy requires athletes to provide their school with written clearance from either a physician license to practice medicine in all its branches or a certificate athletic trainer working in conjunction with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches prior to returning to play or practice following a concussion and not cleared to return to that same contest. In accordance with state law, all IHSA member schools are required to follow this policy.
You should also inform your child’s coach if you think that your child may have a concussion. Remember it’s better to miss one game than miss the whole season. And when in doubt, the athlete sits out.
For current and up-to-date information on concussions:http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/