All FUHSD student-athletes must have forms completed prior to tryouts in any extra-curricular athletic activities. Below you will find the forms necessary to complete. Please download these forms for your convenience.
FUHSD Athletic Code of Conduct
Fremont Union High School District Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities Code of Conduct
Students who participate in the district’s Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities are representatives of the school and the District therefore they are expected to model positive behaviors. Participation in these activities is a privilege, conditioned up on meeting the eligibility criteria established by the Board, administration, and individual activity coaches and advisors. Each student participant and his/her parent/guardian are required to read and agree to the district’s Code of Conduct before participation in Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities.
The Board’s policy and the Code of Conduct cover the following activities: Athletics, band, instrumental and vocal music performances, drama productions, speech contests, all honorary and elected offices (e.g. Homecoming King/Queen/court, class officer, student government officer or representative), state contests and performances for cheerleading and drill team, mock trial, or any other activity where the student represents the Fremont Union High School District in a defined competition/contest.
- Demonstrate cooperative attitudes and participate to personal capacity
- Demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship
- Understand and strive to maintain academic excellence and participation eligibility
Eligibility for Participation
To be eligible for participation, students must meet district academic and attendance requirements as well as student conduct expectations.
Students must adhere to district academic eligibility policies as outlined in BP/AR 6145 (see below) Failure to meet academic standards results in ineligibility until the re-establishing of academic eligibility the Monday following the distribution of grades to students.
In order to participate in co-curricular activities, the student must be in attendance at school, meeting the requirements of minimum day, as defined by Education Code, on the day of the activity unless the absence is excused.
To maintain eligibility for participation in Fremont Union High School District extracurricular activities, student must conduct themselves as good citizens both in and out of school at all times. Students who represent the school in an activity are expected to serve as good role models to other students and to members of the community.
Loss of eligibility, due to poor student conduct, takes place when one or more of the following conditions occur:
- Engaged in any school suspendable offenses (violations Education Code 48900 et. al and Board Policy 5144.1)
- Involvement in cheating, gambling, accepting gratuities
- Engagement in disrespectful conduct including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks
- of a sexual or slanderous nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions
- that demean individuals, the activity or the school community
- Demonstration of poor sportsmanship and/or retaliation against teammates, coach, staff,parents, members of other teams (including coaches) Use of any illegal substances including alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- Engagement in any school suspendable offense or criminal behavior.
Any student who fails to meet Student Conduct expectations during the period of the school year in which she/he participates in a school-sponsored activity is subject to a loss of eligibility. The loss of eligibility means:
- One-week suspension from competition/participation in all school sponsored activities from the date of suspension.
- Mandatory referral to counseling – Student Advocates or outside agencies/professionals
- Required administrative/coach-advisor/parent/student conference
- Law enforcement contact if appropriate
- Additional sanctions will be imposed for subsequent violations of district disciplinary rules
including possible removal from the sport/activity for the remainder of the year.
- An ineligible student shall attend all practices or rehearsals but will not “suit up” or
- Any student holding a leadership position (e.g. ASB, Class Officer, Spirit member, etc.) that
loses eligibility due to poor student conduct will be removed from their leadership position for the remainder of the academic year.
The Administration, coach and/or advisor have the right and the power to impose other additional penalties or consequences, separate and apart from the penalties listed above, in response to serious violations of the School District’s policies, team/activity rules and/or community laws. Examples of additional sanctions for ineligibility are not limited to:
- While performing in an activity, the student violates Education 48900 and/or BP5144, the coach/advisor may remove the student from the team; the reasoning supporting the coach/advisor’s decision is: the student’s actions are detrimental to the reputation of the team and/or to the need to maintain a harmonious environment for the other team members.
- While on a team sponsored activity away from school, the student violates team/district rule for the trip, the student may be removed from the team: The coach/advisor views the action as detrimental to the team.
The school’s interest and intent is to expect and support positive student behavior at all times and to discourage or deter illegal, immoral, unhealthy, or highly inappropriate behavior. Serious violations of school rules or community laws that occur during the time a student is enrolled in the Fremont Union High School may result in the student’s ineligibility for participation.
Student or the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian may appeal the decision on eligibility by notifying the Principal in writing of the desire to appeal. By the conclusion of the third school day after an appeal has been files, the Principal will issue a decision on the appeal of the alleged violation of Code of Conduct. The student will not be allowed to participate in any contest during the appeal process.
Academic Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, students must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in the previous grading period including but not limited to:
- Be on target for graduation. To be considered on target, a student must be passing courses totaling 25 or more credits each semester.
- Be enrolled in courses totaling 25 or more credits (may include community college courses) each semester:
- Exception: Seniors who are on target for graduation and are enrolled in, and passing, courses totaling 20 or more credits
- Maintain a minimum of a “C” (2.0) GPA average at the end of each grading period (progress report grades and/or semester grades)
- Freshmen enter on probation. Eligibility for freshmen in the fall will be established at the end of the first grading period
Athletic Eligibility Requirements
- Eligibility for transfer students must meet CCS guidelines.
- Eligibility will be determined based on grades from the most recent grading period (on the Monday following posting of grades to SASI)
- A student may be placed on probation when he/she fails to maintain a “C” (2.0) GPA. a. The student must be passing the equivalent of a minimum of 25 credits each semester.
- A student may not be placed on probation for consecutive grading periods.
We have read and understand the Fremont Union High School District’s Code of Conduct for students participating in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
It is understood that the dangers and risks of playing or practicing to play/participate in the above sport/activity include, but are not limited to, serious neck and spinal injured which may result in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, serious injury to virtually all internal organs, serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other aspects of the muscular skeletal system, serious injury or impairment to other aspects of my body, general health and well-being, and death. It is understood that the dangers and risks of playing or practicing to play/participate in the above sport/activity may result no only in serious injury, but in a serious impairment of my future abilities to earn a living, to engage in other business, social and recreational activities, and generally to enjoy life.
The Governing Board recognizes that the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing supplements presents a serious health and safety hazard. As part of the district’s drug prevention and intervention efforts, the Superintendent or designee and staff shall make every effort to ensure that students do not begin or continue the use of steroids or other performance enhancing supplements. The use and abuse of steroids is prohibited by student athletes.
The student athlete agrees that he/she shall not use steroids, unless the student has a written prescription for a fully licensed physician, as recognized by the American Medical Association, to treat a medical condition.
A student who is found to have violated the agreement or this policy shall be restricted from participating in athletics and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
A parent should be mindful of the special responsibilities that come with being a parent of a student-athlete. A parent is to refrain from abusive language directed at officials, players, or coaches. He/She should also avoid giving instructions to players from the stands or sidelines, as this can place the student-athlete in a most difficult position of trying to please coach and parent.
A parent who directs abusive behavior or language at officials, players, or coaches, or who repeatedly gives instructions to players from the stands or sideline, may be excluded from a particular contest. A pattern of such behavior may result in a parent being excluded from all contest of a specified team. A student-athlete whose parent does not cooperate with coaches and the Athletic Director in matters of fan language and behavior and the giving instruction to players may be excluded from participation in the athletic program.
Preparticipation Physical Examination
The Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) is an important step toward safe participation in organized sports. It is important to understand that the purpose of the PPE is not to disqualify or exclude an athlete from competition, but to help maintain the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition. The PPE has the following goals:
- Identify medical and orthopedic problems of sufficient severity to place the athlete at risk for injury or illness.
- Identify correctable problems that may impair the athlete’s ability to perform.
- Help maintain the health and safety of the athlete.
- Assess fitness level for specific sports.
- Educate athletes and parents concerning sports, exercise,injuries, and other health-related issues.
- Meet legal and insurance requirements.
Although there is some disagreement among health professionals as to the frequency and timing of the exam, the PPE is generally a formal requirement prior to participation in junior high, high school, college or professional sports, with interim exams done annually if required or indicated. The qualifications of the health-care professional who performs the PPE is based on practitioner availability, clinical expertise, and individual state laws.
The PPE is best done in a medical setting to insure proper equipment and appropriate privacy. However, the large number of athletes involved, limited time for the exam, and deadlines for participation often require the PPE to be done in a format of multiple “stations,” with several health-care providers each focusing on their areas of expertise.
The PPE consists of several parts: past medical history, sport- specific history, family history, and physical exam.
To see the complete documentation regarding the pre-participation physical examination, please click here.
This information was provided by the American College of Sports Medicine.
AB 25 Concussion Parent Permission Mandate
The California Legislature has passed AB 25 which mandates on a yearly basis that all student athletes’ parents must sign a concussion and head injury information sheet before the athletes is allowed to practice or compete. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2012.
This form (is located with our physical forms) is similar to the other mandated forms that parents must sign at the beginning of the school year for an athlete to be able to participate in sports.
A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, allconcussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. In other words, even a “ding” or a bump on the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.
Symptoms may include one or more of the following:
- “Pressure in head”
- Nausea or vomiting
- Neck pain
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Blurred, double, or fuzzy vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish or slowed down
- Feeling foggy or groggy
- Change in sleep patterns
- “Don’t feel right”
- Fatigue or low energy
- Nervousness or anxiety
- More emotional
- Concentration or memory problems (forgetting game plays)
- Repeating the same question/comment
Signs observed by teammates, parents and coaches include:
- Appears dazed
- Vacant facial expression
- Confused about assignment
- Forgets plays
- Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
- Moves clumsily or displays incoordination
- Answers questions slowly
- Slurred speech
- Shows behavior or personality changes
- Can’t recall events prior to hit
- Can’t recall events after hit
- Seizures or convulsions
- Any change in typical behavior or personality
- Loses consciousness
What can happen if my child keeps on playing with a concussion or returns to soon?
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 athlete will often under report symptoms of injuries. And concussions are no different. As a result, education of administrators, coaches, parents and students is the key for 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. The new CIF Bylaw 313 now requires implementation of long and well-established return to play concussion guidelines that have been recommended for several years:
CIF Bylaw 313. CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
A student-athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time for the remainder of the day. A student-athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in education and management of concussion and receives written clearanceto return to play from that health care provider.
(Approved May 2010 Federated Council)
Q: What is meant by “licensed health care provider?”
A: The “scope of practice” for licensed health care providers and medical professionals is defined by California state statutes. This scope of practice will limit the evaluation to a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO).
You should also inform your child’s coach if you think that your child may have a concussion Remember its 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 you can go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/