A student athlete must pay his/her MMS basic fees before the athlete will be able to participate in athletics.
The athletic fee may be refunded if the athlete is injured before the first scheduled contest. After the first scheduled game there will be absolutely no refunds for any reason.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in the following interscholastic sports: Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Bowling, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Volleyball, and Cheer.
My son/daughter has my permission to practice and compete in the interscholastic sports listed above. In addition, we realize that such activity involves the potential for injury, which is inherent in all sports. We acknowledge that even with the best coaching, use of the most advanced protective equipment and strict observance of rules, injuries are still a possibility. On rare occasions these injuries can be severe.
Athletic awards will be held if equipment is not returned or if restitution is not made for lost equipment.
We, the athlete and parent(s) have read and had the opportunity to ask any question we may have had, and understand all elements of the Mascoutah Community Unit School District #19 Extra Curricular Code of Conduct. Furthermore, as the parent I agree to support these codes and the above items. As the athlete, I agree to comply with all sections of the code and the above items.
This form will be good for one calendar year and will cover the athlete for all sports they participate in. The school and the state requires that all athletes have a current physical on file (examination date cannot exceed 13 months.)
Symptoms may include one or more of the following:Headaches“Pressure in the head”Nausea or vomitingNeck painBalance problems or dizzinessBlurred, double, or fuzzy visionSensitivity to light or noiseFeeling sluggish or slow downFeeling foggy or groggyDrowsinessChange in sleep patternsAmnesia“Don't feel right”Fatigue or low energySadnessNervousness or anxietyIrritabilityMore emotionalConfusionConcentration or memory problems(forgetting gameplays)Repeating the same question/comment
Signs observed by teammates parents and coaches include:Appears dazedVacant facial expressionConfused about assignmentForgets playsIs unsure of game score or opponentMoves clumsily or displays in coordinationAnswers questions slowlySlurred speechShows behavior or personality changesCan't recall events prior to hitCan't recall events after hitSeizures or convulsionsAny change in typical behavior or personalityLoses consciousness
Adapted from the CDC and the third International Conference on concussion in sportDocument created 7-1-2011
Athletes with signs and symptoms of concussion should be removed from play immediately. Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of concussion leaves the young athletes especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increase 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 severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even fatal consequences. It is well known that the adolescent or teenage athletes will often fail to report symptoms or injuries. Concussions are no different. As a result, education of administrators coaches parents and students is the key to student-athletes' 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 seemed or how quickly symptoms clear, without medical clearance. Close observation of the athletes should continue for several hours. IHSA policy requires athletes to provide their school with written clearance from either a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a certified 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 or after being removed from an interscholastic contest due to possible head injury or concussion and not cleared to return to that same contest. In accordance with state laws all IHSA member schools are required to follow this policy.
You should also inform your childs 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 athletes sits out.
For current and up-to-date information on concussions you can go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/
Policy: In cases for an athlete is not cleared to return to play the same day as he she is removed from a contest following a possible head injury or concussion the athlete shall not return to play or practice until the athlete is evaluated by and receives written clearance from a licensed healthcare provider to return to play.
For the purposes of this policy licensed healthcare providers consist of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois and certified athletic trainers working in conjunction with physician's licensed to practice medicine in all it's branches in Illinois.
Extra-curricular activities are an extension of and adjunct two formal classroom education. Participants and extracurricular activities are public representatives of their school, school district and community.
Accordingly, the administration of Mascoutah High School and the Mascoutah Middle School, with the consent in approval of the superintendent of schools and the board of education, has officially announce the following rules apply to all high school students enrolled at Illinois high school and middle school extracurricular activities on or after the date of adoption on this document.
Each participant and parent is asked to study these procedures closely and to agree in writing to confirm. Participating students and parents must accept the fact that extra-curricular activities are controlled by the school. Since participation is voluntary, any student who cannot meet the procedures as set forth below shall refrain from participation. The extracurricular code is cumulative beginning with the student and parent signing of this code continuing throughout the students entire high school or middle school career. These procedures are in effect on or off campus throughout the entire calendar year, including weekends and summer, and do not to proceed, but are in addition to, District #19 School disciplinary procedures. A signature by the participant and indicates they are prepared to meet and accept these provisions.1. A student may be suspended from participation in any activity according to the following procedure1a. All reports of violations of the code of conduct are to be made either the administration for the director of Athletics.1b. The administration or athletic director will contact the student, the parents, the coach or sponsor to inform them of the violation and the penalties. If requested, a meeting is scheduled with the activity Council within three school days. The activity Council includes the assistant principal, the athletic director and the coach or activity sponsor if not Athletics. His/her parents may attend if they desire. The principal may substitute for any of their members.1c. The athletic director or activity sponsor will notify the student and his/her parents of the decision and penalty, if to be imposed or confirmed, immediately following the discussion the conclusion of the scheduled meeting. 1d.Penalties will be applied in every area of activity in which is didn't participate. Any of the offense constitutes a violation in all activities covered under the guidelines.The students participating in the following activities will be considered in violation of the extracurricular code of conduct. Under these procedures a student who knowingly uses, attempts to use, possesses, cells or assist any other student in the following: use of tobacco in any form, whether smokeless or otherwise on school property or in violation of rules or promulgated by the coach or sponsor; possession, sale, distribution, transporting and or use of beer, wine, whiskey or any other alcoholic beverage; possession, sale, distribution, and or use of any form of controlled substance, illegal drugs, look-alikes, drug paraphernalia other than those prescribed by a physician.Violation of the above listed activities will result in the following disciplinary measures. 1st offenseThe first violation will result in a suspension of two weeks from all activities. The athletic representative will be suspended for 25% of the contest in their current season or the first scheduled sport in which the individual wishes to participate. 2nd offenseA second violation in the same school year of anyone or more of the rules will result in a penalty of suspension from all activities from the balance of the school year. 3rd offenseA third violation in the same or any prior year of any one or more of the rules shall result in the penalty of suspension from all activities during the balance of the student enrollment in any Mascoutah School with no appeal process.
If the student is in violation of to see above drugs or is driving a vehicle or alcohol contribute to an accident in which a personal injury is involved, the activity Council will invoke a penalty of suspension for a season or the school year and bypass the progressive penalty procedure.
3. Attendance at illegal parties or illegal activities: attendance at illegal parties or other illegal activities including while and an occupant or passenger in a vehicle or alcohol or illegal substances are present, will be suspended for no less than 25% of scheduled contest for each occurrence.4. Hosting of illegal parties: exclusion from participation. Parental consent to possession and or used shall not be a defense.5. The Activity Council will review all situations in which a student: engages in vandalism or damages school property; convicted of a non-traffic misdemeanor or a felony. The Activity Council may suspend the student from all activities for the balance of the school year or impose a lesser penalty.6. Eligibility6a. Eligibility (High School only): A student must be enrolled in and passing twenty (20) hours of classroom work each week in order to remain eligible. A classroom contact Mark will count as the same as an academic failing mark. A student must have also passed twenty (20) hours of classroom work the previous semester. However the previous semester rule does not apply to first semester entering freshman. A person declared ineligible under the previous semester will May in the consent of the Activity Council and coach or sponsor of the activity in question join a team for the purpose of practice only. This person will not be allowed to participate in any level of competition in any activity during the semester of ineligibility. During the semester of an eligibility if a person is allowed to participate in practice sessions he she must maintain a minimum grade of “C” weekly in each class. Monitoring of the students grades is the responsibility of the athletic director. If a student's grade in any class falls below a “C” at any time, the student must be declared ineligible for participation in as a “C” grade is maintained in all subjects.6b. Eligibility Middle School only no middle school student grades will be no F grades exist the student becomes eligible once again.6c. Passing for the purposes of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. all grades must be D or above.7. Required forms for participation for athletic activities a current physical exam. A person becomes ineligible on the day the physical date exceed One calendar year. Non-athletic activities such as speech, band and chorus are required only to sign the code of conduct.8. Absences: If a participant is not in attendance for 5 full periods, he/she will not be eligible to practice or play in a contest with the following exceptions:8a. absence due to death and family.8b. absence due to school sponsored field trip.8c. prior approval by principal or assistant principal.
Absence due to illness is not an exception because if a student is too ill to attend class, he or she should not on the same day, participate in an activity or contest. Being in attendance and spending the majority of the day in the nurse's office will not be considered as being in attendance.
Student suspended from school will not be allowed to participate in activities or Athletics well they are on suspension.
9. Each coach or sponsor has a prerogative to establish additional rules pertaining to the activity supervisor. These rules may include attendance at practice, curfew, dress and general conduct of participants at practice, games or trips, rules set by individual culture sponsor must be in writing and approved by the administration and communicated to student participants before activity begins10. Personal Appearance: while it's cool in school activities, students and their attire should be neat and clean at all times. Male athletes will follow ihsa standards concerning facial hair. 11. Equipment: participants are responsible for school equipment checked out to them. the participants must return all equipment no later than 1 week after the conclusion of the activity. If this is not done the individual is prohibited from participating in all other activities until the equipment is paid for, or return to the school.12. Awards: awards are determined and issued at the discretion of each individual sponsor.13. Appeal Process: question and his or her parents May appeal a decision in writing within three (3) school they said the suspension. A Review Board consisting of Head Coach, Athletic Director is Athletics, Activity Sponsor if not athletics and Administrator will review the appeal within five (5) school days are receiving the appeal.