A student shall be in attendance within the first 40 minutes of the beginning of the school day in order to practice or participate in an athletic contest.

Students who have a written legal excuse are exempt from this policy but must be in school by 11:30 a.m. (Examples: doctors/physicians visits, sickness/death in the family, educational visits, religious observance, no class first period or any others listed in the student handbook.)

Habitual absences and/or tardiness will affect eligibility as determined by the coach, advisor, athletic director or principal. Communication with your coach/ advisor and the attendance office is imperative.

Attendance on the day before, the day of, and the day after an event or contest is considered to be especially important.