All students will adhere to the WCPSS Code of Student Conduct. All students will sign the athletic participation form acknowledging acceptance of the Student-Athlete Pledge. Also, many middle and high school athletic programs have a code of conduct in order to participate in athletics.
Student-Athlete Pledge: As a student-athlete, I am a role model. I understand the spirit of fair play while playing hard. I will refrain from engaging in all types of disrespectful behavior, including inappropriate language, taunting, trash talking, and unnecessary physical contact. I know the behavior expectations of my school and my conference, and hereby accept the responsibility and privilege of representing this school and community as a student-athlete.
Note: Disciplinary actions for violation of WCPSS Code of Student Conduct are named in Board Policy 6500. Consequences for violation of student athlete pledge and conduct guidelines can result in suspension from team based on NCHSAA guidelines for high schools, State Board of Education guidelines for middle schools, and/or school athletic departments.
Parents will sign the athletic participation form acknowledging acceptance of the Parent Pledge.
Parent Pledge: As a parent, I acknowledge that I am a role model. I will remember that school athletics is an extension of the classroom, offering learning experiences for the students. I must show respect for all players, coaches, spectators, and support groups. I will participate in cheers that support, encourage, and uplift the teams involved. I understand the spirit of fair play and the good sportsmanship expected by our school, and our conference. I hereby accept my responsibility to be a model of good sportsmanship that comes with being the parent of a student athlete.