Please print a copy of this form by clicking on the PDF above. Sign and return it to the coach or sponsor of the activity.
The Tenino Middle and High School activities programs offer activities that can contribute to student growth in the areas of health, leadership, teamwork, and citizenship. This Activities Code provides standards for activity participants’ attendance, academic performance, and citizenship. By being a participant in our activities programs, students will learn self-discipline, accept responsibility, and develop character traits that lead to a productive and successful future. Tenino Middle and High School activity participants are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior at school, in the community, and while visiting other schools and communities.
The program activities shall include all members of interscholastic athletics, performing music groups, performing drama groups, student body offices, class offices, clubs, Fort Flagler counselors, cheerleading, and any other activity or academic organizations recognized by the A.S.B. to represent the school. For the purpose of this code, a student’s participation in extracurricular events will be affected if the student violates the standards of the Activities Code. The extracurricular events will be limited to those that are not required for class credit as defined by the club or activity advisor, and those sponsored by the school district.
In order to be eligible to participate in the Tenino School District Activities program, students must at all times conduct themselves in compliance with the Tenino School District Activities Code of Conduct. This code is in effect for one calendar year, except in the summertime, unless the student is in a school sponsored activity. It begins the first day of participation in an activity or a sport in the Tenino School District and remains in effect each year thereafter that a student participates in an activity or a sport in Tenino Schools. It is also in effect for all summertime school-sponsored activities that occur within the year the Activities Code is in effect.
Athletic participation is also governed by the rules of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Those rules and regulations include, but are not limited to, age, residence, transferring students, and the previous semester’s grades. The Principal and Athletic Director have copies of those rules.
Students must be present at school their entire scheduled day in order to participate in an activity or practice on that day. Exceptions will be made for medical appointments and extreme family emergencies (i.e. death, accidents, funerals, and surgeries). Exceptions for the other situations will be decided on an individual basis by the school principal or the principal designee.
Each student must meet the academic regulations for participation in the activities program as identified in this Code. Students must be passing in all classes to participate in any activity.
Athletes must be passing all classes to participate in athletic events. Grade checks will be made on a weekly basis for all athletes. Athletes that receive a failing grade for any class will be placed on academic probation and tutoring will be recommended. At any grade check where the athlete is failing the same class for a third consecutive week, the athlete will be ineligible and tutoring will be recommended until the next grade check in which the athlete is passing all classes. Ineligible athletes may practice but not travel with his or her team, or participate in any games.
Any athlete who is failing classes is required to meet with the teacher of the class or classes that he or she is failing during the week. A signed form verifying the meeting between the teacher and student must be returned to the Athletic Director by the end of the teacher work day at the end of the academic week. Any athlete who is failing classes at the end of a semester will be allowed to participate in turnout but will be ineligible for participation in games or competitions. If failing one class the participant is ineligible for two weeks. If failing two or more classes, middle school participants are ineligible for three weeks and high school participants are ineligible for five weeks. In addition, middle school participants must attend tutoring on practice days for one hour until eligible. If the participant is passing all classes at the end of the period of ineligibility, he or she will become eligible on the Monday following the weeks of ineligibility.
Any club-only participant who is failing classes at the end of a semester will be held out of extracurricular events, shows, banquets, conferences or competitions for a period of two weeks. If the participant is passing all classes after two weeks, they will become eligible for participation on Monday of the third week.
Grade checks will be made on a quarterly basis for any student who is in clubs and not athletics. Club-only students that receive a failing grade for any class will be placed on academic probation will have weekly grade checks, and tutoring will be recommended. At any grade check where the club-only student is failing the same class for a third consecutive week the club-only student will be ineligible and tutoring will be recommended until the next grade check in which the club-only student is passing all classes. Any club-only student who is academically ineligible will not be allowed to travel with or compete with his or her club during the time of ineligibility. The academically ineligible club-only student will be allowed to participate in club meetings held on school grounds during the school day.
Any club-only student who is failing classes is required to meet with the teacher of the class or classes that he or she is failing during the week. A signed form verifying the meeting between the teacher and student must be returned to the Principal or Principal Designee by the end of the teacher work day at the end of the academic week. Any club only student who is failing classes at a semester will be allowed to participate in club meetings held on school grounds during the school day, but will be ineligible for participation in club competitions or activities that occur off campus or outside the school day. If failing one class, the participant is ineligible for two weeks. If failing two or more classes, the participant is ineligible for five weeks. If the student is passing all classes at the end of the period of ineligibility, he or she will become eligible on the Monday of the 3rd week for one class failure or 6th week if failing two or more classes.
It is a violation of this Activities Code for a student to:
Students who attend gatherings where drugs and/or alcohol are being used illegally must make immediate and exhaustive attempts to leave the gathering in a timely manner.
Consequences for Violating the Activities Code
Any student who is a participant in the Tenino School District middle and high school activities program who violates the behavior expectations of the Activities Code will be excluded from participating in all Tenino School District activities, and attending all home activities and activities sponsored by Tenino School District (i.e. athletic events, dances, plays, etc.). However, students who violated the behavior expectations of the Activities Code will be allowed to practice with their teams. Club-only participants will be allowed to attend club meetings held on school grounds during the school day.
After confirmation by the principal or principal designee that a student, who is under the jurisdiction of the Activities Code, has violated the expected standards of behavior identified in the Activities Code, the following consequences will be imposed:
Consequences (days) are applied during the school year and during any school sponsored summer time activities that would apply to the student (i.e. band trips, FFA events, fall sports season practices, etc.)
Any student, parent or guardian who believes the student did not violate this Activities Code may request an informational conference with the school principal. The request for the conference must be in writing. If the grievance is not resolved at the school principal level then the student, parent of guardian shall have the right to seek a remedy to the grievance through the Tenino School District Grievance Process for Disciplinary Action. A copy of the guidelines for the grievance process may be obtained from the office at Tenino Middle School or Tenino High School.
Please note that the level of the consequences cannot be appealed. Appeals are for the sole purpose of determining whether a violation has occurred.
Consequences for a violation of the Activities Code while a participant in the middle school activities program may carry over into and affect high school participation. A student’s record of violations of this Activities Code while in middle school will be deleted when the person becomes eligible for high school participation. However, any violations of Illegal Substances (legend drugs and illegal substances) while a student at he middle school will be counted as violations at the high school. For example, one violation of Illegal Substances at the middle school will count as a first violation of the Activities Code at the high school, two Illegal Substances violations at the middle school will count as a second violation of the Activities Code at the high school.