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ATHLETIC CONDUCT POLICY

Students who participate in interscholastic athletics represent Saint Francis Catholic Academy and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, as well as the rules and policies set forth by the Florida High School Athletic Association. Participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege and should be regarded as such. Therefore, student-athletes are expected to exhibit the qualities of integrity, respect and sportsmanship at all times.

The Code of Conduct applies to the student-athlete as a representative of Saint Francis and includes: practice, travel, games, and pre-game and post-game conduct. Students who violate any part of the Code of Conduct or FHSAA policies while representing SFCA will be subject to disciplinary action through the Office of the Dean of Students, as well as penalties handed down by the FHSAA. Any misconduct by a student-athlete resulting in a fine by the FHSAA will be paid by the offending student or billed to his/her account. Any grievous offense could result in suspension from athletic participation by the Dean of Students.

SUSPENSION POLICY

Students who have chosen to represent the school in athletics or student organizations will be suspended one week from their activity or sport for each day they are suspended from school for disciplinary action. For example, a student suspended two days will be suspended from activities for two weeks. The suspension from athletics and extracurricular activities will begin the day the student is suspended from school. Students are not allowed to participate with their team or attend any extracurricular activities during the suspension. These include but are not limited to athletic contests, dances, the prom, grad bash, homecoming activities and other school events.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT CONDUCT AT EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students who attend extracurricular activities as spectators are expected to abide by the same standards of acceptable behavior and sportsmanship as the participants of the activity. Students must show respect at all times, using only positive cheers and praise without antagonizing or demeaning participants. Disrespectful or derogatory behavior will result in the student’s removal from the activity and review for disciplinary action with a dean and the game-day manager or sponsor of the activity.