Misconduct by participants in the activity/athletic program at any time, on or off campus, school related and/or non-school activities during the season of participation and between consecutive seasons of participation constitutes cause for discipline including probation, denial of participation in, and removal from the program as well as other sanctions deemed appropriate by the administration. Seasons begin with the first turnout and conclude with the final event, practice, performance, or season ending recognition/awards program in the individual activity/sport.
Consequences for violations of the Student Activity and Leadership Code will include any or all:
- Probation is a period of time in which an athlete may be given time to correct deficiencies that could result in denial of participation for a given period of time or removal from activities/group, athletic team or participation.
- Denial of participation means that the athlete is allowed to practice but not compete/perform in games or any leadership activities.
- Loss of eligibility, which may carry over to subsequent activity/athletic seasons, means the student will not participate in uniform or interscholastic competition or leadership activities/groups. During the period when a student is assigned a suspension from school, the student is not eligible to practice, attend meetings, or participate in competition.
Use and/or Possession of Legend drugs, Alcohol, and Controlled Substances
Per WIAA regulation 18.24.2:, RCW 69.41.020-‐050) and controlled substances (RCW 69.50)
The following rules apply to any athlete/leader that is found to have possessed, consumed, or sold drugs, alcohol, and/or controlled substances and to any participant who is knowingly in the presence of illicit consumption, possession, or sale of said substances.
If an athlete/leader is present while a violation of the aforementioned rules is occurring it is expected that the athlete/leader immediately vacates the premises or disposes of the illicit substance. Failure to do so will cause an initiation of the violation protocol
1st Violation --
A participant that is found to be in violation of of RCW 69.41.020 through 69.41.050 or of RCW 69.50 shall be immediately suspended from all team/club activities for 20 days. This suspension shall start at the moment the student is informed of his/her violation.
This suspension may be reduced to 10 days upon recommendation of the administration and completion of a certified drug and alcohol assessment program.
If the current athletic or club season ends before the suspension is completed, the remainder of the suspension will carry over to the participant’s next full season. This season must be completed in its entirety in order for the served suspension to be valid.
If a student is not involved in athletics or clubs at the time of the violation, the suspension will be applied to the participant’s next season.
Any participant that is found to be in violation of of RCW 69.41.020 through 69.41.050 or of RCW 69.50 while on campus or at a school function will forgo the protocol for the 1st violation and immediately be subject to the protocol for the 2nd violation.
2nd Violation --
A participant who again violates any provision of RCW 69.41.020 through 69.41.050 or of RCW 69.50 shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition and club participation for a period of one (1) calendar year from the date of the second violation.
3rd Violation --
A participant who violates for a third time RCW 69.41.020 -‐ 69.41.050 or of RCW 69.50 shall be permanently ineligible for interscholastic competition and or club participation.
Request for Reinstatement
If a student-athlete has committed 3 violations and has had their athletic/club eligibility stripped for the remainder of their high school eligibility, the individual may after one year from the time of third incident apply for reinstatement.
REINSTATEMENT PROCESS: Application for reinstatement following any form of athletic/club discipline will be accepted by the Dean of Students upon completion of the following:
1. Letter of intent and purpose of reinstatement
2. Drug, alcohol and/or tobacco assessment by an individual agency that is acceptable to the school district. Results will be shared with family and school administration.
3. Proof that a drug, alcohol and/or tobacco counseling or preventative education program has been completed.
4. Meeting with the reinstatement committee. The committee will consist of the Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Vice-Principal, and one faculty member chosen by the individual applying for reinstatement.
5. The principal may waive any or all of the requirements above if deemed appropriate. Final decision for reinstatement resides with the school principal.
Use and/or Possession of Tobacco Products
Disciplinary consequences will occur in the following progressive steps. The administration reserves the right to move to a more severe step at any time given the nature and severity of the occurrence:
- First Violation
- o The student shall be denied participation from team activities for five (5) school days.
- Second Violation
- o The student shall be denied participation from team activities for twenty (20) school days.
- Third Violation
- o The student shall be denied participation from the athletic program for the remainder of the current school year.
Athletes and/or student leaders will receive disciplinary consequences for failure to demonstrate courtesy, fairness and respect for other participants, spectators, advisors, coaches, staff members, and supervisors; unsportsmanlike conduct; profanity; obscene gestures; lack of attendance; and/or damage; vandalism to school property, uniform and equipment; another school’s district property. Athletes and/or student/leaders are held to all rules of conduct as described in the Archbishop Murphy High Handbook and will receive disciplinary consequences for failure to follow reasonable requests, academic dishonesty violations, bullying, misuse of technology and/or behaviors deemed unacceptable by Archbishop Murphy High School
Failure to follow building and/or team rules
Participation in sports/activities is a privilege. Each sport/leadership/activity program will have individual athletic team/leadership/group rules established by the head coach/advisor. The head coach/advisor shall inform the school Athletic Director/Activity Director. In some cases, these rules may exceed the minimum standards established by the athletic department. Any violation of team/activity rules can result in suspension or removal from the team/activity. The coach/moderator along with the administration will determine punishment based upon the severity of the action.