Expectations for Athletes

City Springs Elementary/Middle School is proud to offer a quality and diverse athletic program for our students. The athletic program enhances and supports the academic program. Thus, academics are the priority and students participating in athletics are required to maintain a high academic standing, demonstrate leadership qualities, and show a high standard of behavior.

Determination about academic standing will be based on reports by the instructional team, Progress Reports, and Report Cards. Behavior standing will be based on the athlete’s Daily Point Sheet, Daily Grade Sheets, and/or Weekly Grade Reports. Students must maintain a passing grade on their Report Card in all subjects, a grade of Passing (P) on their Progress Report in all subjects, and must earn the Status Points on their Point Sheet, Grade Sheet, and/or Bi-Weekly Grade Reports. The athlete must sit out of practice on a weekly basis for elementary students and a bi-weekly basis for upper school students if they are not on status.

Any display of severe disrespect by an athlete, will result in a referral to the principal. The principal may determine that suspension from practice, a game, or the team may be warranted. The City Springs’ coaches will give each homeroom teacher a roster for each athletic team, and the progress of student athletes will be an agenda item for the teachers’ grade team meetings. Student athletes are required to be in school on time the day before and the day of any athletic event or practice, or they will not be allowed to participate in that event or practice. Student athletes must also maintain a 95% attendance rate for the school year. Attendance includes being ON TIME.

City Springs Pride

In addition to supporting the academic program, the athletic program bolsters school spirit for the entire student body and promotes City Springs PRIDE, which is one our City Springs 8 Attributes. We hope it will also ignite school pride in you, our parents, as well as our entire school community. We appreciate the part that you play as a parent in supporting our athletic programs as a supplement to our academic program. Thank you!

NOTE: Each student athlete is required to sign Joe Erhmann’s Coach for America Code of Conduct for players, and each athletic coach is required to sign Joe Erhmann’s Coach for America Code of Conduct for coaches.