ELIGIBILITY
* 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 contests for two school weeks. 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 (and expected) to practice with the team during this period.
* Ineligible athletes will be allowed to attend the event as a non-participating GPA student.  The student regains eligibility at the conclusion of two school weeks.
* A student may also lose athletic eligibility if placed on academic probation. The period of ineligibility is at the discretion of the Administration.

GRACE & 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 27. The student becomes ineligible for competition at 3:30pm on Friday, October 4. The student will regain eligibility on Friday, October 18 at 3:30pm.)

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 (see school calendar). Ineligible students would serve their suspension at the conclusion of the holiday break (and any coinciding grace period).

** Student-athletes are expected to attend class and turn in all academic work due on time – an athletics event is not an excuse for academic sloth. In the event that a team must miss a portion of a school day to travel, teachers will be notified in advance (with the exception of post-season schedules that often are not known until the day before/day of an event), and it is the responsibility of each student to complete all assignments and tests prior to the trip unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher.

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
Tutoring will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00am for student-athletes needing additional academic assistance in order to maintain eligibility.

ELIGIBILITY CALENDAR 2018-19
End of Term 1……………………………………. September 21

Loss of Eligibility……………………………….. September 28
Regain Eligibility……………………………….. October 12
End of Term 2……………………………………. November 2
Loss of Eligibility……………………………….. November 9
Regain Eligibility……………………………….. November 30 (All students eligible over the Thanksgiving holiday period)
End of Term 3……………………………………. December 14 (All students eligible over the Christmas holiday period)
Loss of Eligibility……………………………….. January 11
Regain Eligibility……………………………….. January 25
End of Term 4……………………………………. February 15
Loss of Eligibility……………………………….. February 22
Regain Eligibility……………………………….. March 8 (All students eligible over the Spring Break period)
End of Term 5……………………………………. April 5
Loss of Eligibility……………………………….. April 12
Regain Eligibility……………………………….. April 26

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