Expectations for Athletics and Extra Curricular Activities
At St. Francis of Assisi Academy, as a staff, we want students to be well rounded in their education, not just in academics, but also in athletics, fine arts and other extra-curricular activities. Our teachers give much of their time volunteering to ensure that opportunities are available for students to get involved in the extra curricular school life at St. Francis. These opportunities are, however, met with a certain level of expectations for those who choose to participate.
In order to participate in any extra curricular activity, be it a club, a sports team or an activity/ school trip, students must be in “good standing” with the school. Good standing means that a student attends school regularly and punctually, behaves appropriately in and outside of the classroom, on the bus, out in the community, and maintains grades to the best of his or her ability. If a student is not in good standing, administration will work to support them in improving their standing so that they may not lose the privilege of participating in the activity.
With regards to athletics and significant co-curricular events, individual coaches and teachers retain the right to suspend or remove a student from a team or group for sufficient reason. Please note that students may not participate in athletic school events if they were absent due to illness or truancy on that particular day.
We expect that all members of our school community will be positive and honorable ambassadors of St. Francis in all situations. This certainly extends to our sporting events. Players and fans are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship, hospitality to our guests, a love for one another and respect to our hosts. Failure to do so will result in administrative consequences and potential removal from extra-curricular participation. Students will always have the chance to improve their standing and get back on the team, and coaches and Administration will always contact parents should there be any concerns.
Please also check out CTR's Administrative Procedure on Student Transportation in Private Vehicles which often applies to the transportation of students to games and tournaments.