PTHS Student Handbook 2020-2021


INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS The Illini Prairie Conference is an organization of ten high schools and is an athletics and activity conference. The conference was formed in 2016 and the first year for competition is set for the 2017-18 school year. The present member schools are: Bloomington Central Catholic, Illinois Valley Central, Monticello, Olympia, Pontiac, Prairie Central, Rantoul, Saint Thomas More, Saint Joseph – Ogden, and Unity. Championships will be determined in all varsity sports (boys and girls) in which a majority of Conference schools participate. It is recognized as one of the strongest leagues in Central Illinois for schools in our enrollment range. The activities in which championships may be determined this school year are as follows: FALL SPORTS Cheerleading Football Swimming (G) Cross Country (B) Golf (B) Tennis (G) Cross Country (G) Golf (G) Volleyball WINTER SPORTS Basketball (B) Cheerleading Wrestling Basketball (G) Swimming (B) SPRING SPORTS Baseball Tennis (B) Track (G) Softball Track (B) BASS Fishing PTHS ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY CODE Participation in athletics is a privilege. Those who participate in athletics have a responsibility to favorably represent the school and community. Student athletes are expected to conduct themselves both in and out of school in a manner appropriate to their responsibilities as representatives of the school and district. If a student fails to comply with the terms of this code, the privilege to participate in athletics may be lost in accordance with the terms of this Athletic Code. RULES IN EFFECT The rules set forth in this Athletic Code are in effect throughout the calendar year and twenty four hours a day, whether or not school is in session and including vacation periods, and holidays. The rules apply on and off campus and whether or not the misconduct occurs at school or a school-sponsored activity or in some other locale. The rules apply from the beginning of the athlete’s first tryout or practice in the first sport which the athlete attempts until the completion of the athlete’s eligibility in all sports. Failure to complete the entire season in good standing may result in the forfeiture of post-season awards, letters, recognitions, and/or banquet attendance. RANDOM DRUG TESTING All students who want to participate or try-out must sign the consent form for random drug testing before they will be allowed to participate in an IHSA activity. Students deciding to participate in an extra-curricular activity after the sign-up deadline will be required to be tested after the signed consent form is returned. The cost of the test will be the responsibility of the student/athlete. MEDICAL/INSURANCE FORMS Completed physical, medical release and proof of insurance must be on file before a student will be allowed to tryout or participate. SUPERVISED STUDY PROGRAM Students who receive two “D’s” or one failing grade (F) through their last contest will be required to attend three supervised study sessions each week until their grade/s have been raised. Sessions are held in the Library. Failure to comply will render the athlete ineligible until required sessions have been served.

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