Wednesday, September 18, the new academic eligibility rule will take effect for the first semester. Simply put, a grade check will be performed each Wednesday morning. Any student who is failing a class will be ineligible at least until the next Wednesday. Any student who is ineligible cannot be reinstated until the next grade check. This policy applies to participation in all school activities including, but not limited to, all sports, cheer, dance, debate, forensics, theater. The exact wording of the policy as it is found in the handbook is listed below.
In addition to the KSHSAA eligibility requirements, all students must remain academically eligible by maintaining passing grades in all classes. Each Wednesday morning an administrator or counselor will generate a report in PowerSchool to identify those students with one or more failing grades. Beginning with the fifth week of each semester, any student who has one or more failing grades will be ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity and will remain ineligible until the next grade check. If the student has raised all grades to passing level his or her eligibility will be restored. This policy applies to all athletic and spirit squads as well as debate, forensics, theater, art, and music events. It does not apply to attendance at school events.