Eligibility Dates

A student who receives, at the end of any grading period (after the first six weeks of the school year), a grade below 60 in any class may not participate in extracurricular activities for two school weeks. Ineligible students will not be allowed to participate in any contest as member of the team. They may not be on the bench with the team, dress as a member of the team or travel with the team. They will be allowed to attend the event as a non-participating GPA student. They will be allowed (and expected) to practice with the team during this period. The student regains eligibility at the conclusion of two school weeks.

Grace and Waiting Period:

A seven calendar day grace and waiting period is always applicable after grading periods and periods of ineligibility. Example: A student is failing one or more classes at the End of Term 1, Friday, September 29th. The student becomes ineligible for competition at 3:30 on Friday, October 6th. The student will regain eligibility on Friday, October 20th at 3:30.

Holiday exception:

All students are academically eligible during a school holiday of a full calendar week or more. When the bell rings to dismiss students for the December holidays, all students are academically eligible until classes resume in January. The same is true for summer recess and fall and spring breaks provided those breaks consist of at least a full calendar week.  Ineligible students would serve their suspension at the conclusion of the holiday break (and any coinciding grace period.)

ELIGIBILITY CALENDAR 2017-18

End of Term 1                     September 29

Loss of Eligibility               October 6

Regain Eligibility               October 20

End of Term 2                    November 10

Loss of Eligibility               November 17 (All students eligible over the Thanksgiving holiday period)

Regain Eligibility               December 8

End of Term 3                    December 20

Loss of Eligibility               January 12 (All students eligible over the Christmas holiday period)

Regain Eligibility                January 26

End of Term 4                     February 17

Loss of Eligibility                February 23

Regain Eligibility                March 9

End of Term 5                     April 6

Loss of Eligibility                April 13

Regain Eligibility                April 27

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