Scotia-Glenville Central School District
Parent and Athlete Agreement – Policy and Procedures
On July 24, 2023, the Board of Education approved a new parent and athlete agreement listed on this page.
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Who are the Tartans?
Scotia-Glenville is a Class “A” school in the Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. In most sports our teams compete as members of the Foothills Scholastic Council. Other teams are members of the Tri-Country Indoor Track League, Capital District Women’s Lacrosse League, and Section II Ski League.
Foothills Scholastic Council
- Glens Falls
- Hudson Falls
- South Glens Falls
Scotia-Glenville has a very comprehensive interscholastic program for Tartan Athletes. They may participate in any of the sports listed below:
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Indoor Track
- Nordic Skiing
- Track & Field
- Unified Basketball
- Unified Bowling
- Cross Country
- Ice Hockey
- Indoor Track
- Nordic Skiing
- Track & Field
- Unified Basketball
- Unified Bowling
Athletic Department Statement of Purpose
The athletic program at Scotia-Glenville fosters the belief that athletics enhance the education of every student-athlete. The program is designed to provide students with opportunities that challenge them to their individual limits.
Through athletic participation, the student athlete will develop the discipline, responsibility, sacrifice, sportsmanship and teamwork necessary to be successful.
The athletic program will provide opportunities for students to experience the emotions involved with athletic competition, and a sense of pride in themselves, their team, their school and their community that will last a lifetime. Regardless of their win/loss records, students will act with “class” on and off the playing areas, always demonstrating the best sportsmanship.
Integrity in Athletics
In accordance to the Section 2 Sportsmanship Policy, spectators are considered an important part of games and are expected to conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship. Spectators should at all times respect officials, coaches, visiting coaches/players, cheerleaders and opposing spectators. In addition, we will extend all courtesies to our guests in our community. Booing, whistling, negative comments, and disrespectful remarks are prohibited. Throwing debris, confetti, or any other objects from the stands is prohibited. During a free throw in basketball, serve in volleyball, all courtesies should be extended.
Any violations of the above rules will result in the person being asked to leave the premises. Administration may add additional suspension from future events.
Athletics, generally speaking, have a positive effect on the athlete’s performance in the classroom. It is the athlete’s responsibility to manage time effectively. Athletic practices/games should not be an excuse for failing to perform in academic classes.
Athletes/parents should stay in close contact with the coaching staff during the season in regard to academic progress. Student-athletes needing extra help are encouraged to obtain it from their teachers. An athlete receiving help after school is excused from practice during the extra help period but not from an entire practice.
Students who are participating in athletics must be in school on the day of the activity in order to participate or spectate. When the activity falls on a Saturday, attendance is required in school on Friday. Special circumstances should be discussed with Administration prior to the event.
- Students in co-curricular activities who fail more than one course at the five-week mark are declared ineligible and placed on academic probation. This probation begins on the day the failure report lists are produced.
- Students who are placed on academic probation may not participate in any contest, meeting or special event for a period of 1 week. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during that week, students may choose either a peer tutor OR receive tutoring at the after-school tutoring LMC.
- Students may practice/participate in no more that 50% of scheduled athletic events during this probation period. The other 50% of the time, they should be seeking help, making up work, studying, doing research, etc. as appropriate.
- At the conclusion of the 1 week probation, a student may be taken off probation if the student takes a reinstatement form to the teacher or teachers of the courses the student failed and the teacher states that they are now passing and in good standing. A student will pick up a reinstatement form from the Athletic Office.
- If after one week the academic standard is not achieved, probation continues until such time as the standard is reached.
- All faculty/committee members will receive a copy of the ineligibility list.
Behavioral Standards and Procedures
Students participating in co-curricular activities are expected to maintain appropriate standards of decorum throughout the school day. The standards set in this policy are not any higher than those of the school policy for all students. Students in cocurricular activities, however, can be suspended from partial or complete participation in those activities.
Never do anything which will bring embarrassment or an unfavorable view to your teammates, coaches, family, or community.
Student-Athlete Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Products Policy
Student-athletes are prohibited from possessing, using or selling alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or vaping at any time. This policy will apply to each student-athlete for one calendar year from the day of his/her most recent Athletic Code signature and will be in effect for one full calendar year at all times and in all locations, including non-school activities. The penalties listed below will be enforced in conjunction with all other codes of behavior and disciplinary measures.
Penalties: Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Products Policy
The guideline for actions taken by the Director of Athletics regarding a student-athlete found in violation of this policy shall be as follows:
- Effective on the date when the penalties are imposed, the athletes will be placed on probation for one calendar year.
- The athlete will need to meet with the student-assistant counselor or equivalent outside agency for counseling. The counselor and administrator must agree as to when a student can return to participation.
- During the period of probation, the athlete will be expected to practice with the team but will not be allowed to participate in the teams scheduled competitions according to the eligibility chart (see chart). Student-athletes on probation are expected to attend all practices and contests (not in uniform) and be of assistance to the team as the coach deems appropriate.
- Penalties that cannot be served during the sport season in which they are imposed will be carried over for completion in the next sport season in which the athlete participates. The penalty assigned will be adjusted proportionately based on the number of regular season scheduled contests in the subsequent season.
- If a second offense occurs during the one year probationary period, the athlete is suspended from all participation in interscholastic athletics for one calendar year from the date of the second offense.
- If a second offense occurs at any time after the probationary period, all provisions set forth in the first offense will apply. However, the contest penalty will be increased according to the eligibility chart. In addition, a new one calendar year probationary period will be assigned.
- A third offense at any time during the secondary interscholastic time will mean a suspension from future participation on any interscholastic team for the remainder of the secondary school year calendar. A year probationary period will be assigned.
- A student-athlete may file an appeal in writing to the Director of Athletics within three calendar days from the date the penalty was assessed.
- The Athletic Director will call a meeting of the Appeals Committee to review the appeal.
- The jurisdiction of the Appeals Committee will be limited to affirming or reversing the decision of the Athletic Director.
- The Appeals Committee will have no authority to increase or reduce any penalty imposed.
- The student-athlete and/or his/her parents/legal guardians may attend the Appeals Committee meeting. The Athletic Director will notify the student-athlete of the results of the appeal within 24 hours
# of Regular Season Contest Penalty Contest Penalty
Scheduled Contest First Offense Second Offense
8 (or less) ……….…………………2……………….…….……4
As any athlete may be injured, we particularly wish to remind each of you that, when practice begins, all athletes are insured under the Pupils Benefit Plan, Inc. The insurance contract is the same one that covers all students in the Scotia-Glenville Schools. A parent information brochure can be obtained from the Athletic Office.
The policy will pay only in excess of benefits paid by another policy. It is, therefore, requested that claims be first made to the carrier of your family or employer policy. Parents should call the Director of Athletics to report any injury that requires medical attention to assure that claims are made promptly.
Responsibility for any medical expenses not covered by insurance will be assumed by the parents. In the event an injury does result in expenses that will be covered by our policy, our insurance company will reimburse you directly. You will be responsible for paying the bills to doctors and hospitals. Our company does not pay these bills.
Procedures/Policies for Student-Athletes Quitting Team/Dismissal
Any athlete who quits a team after the team has been selected may face disciplinary action. Up to 40% of the next sport season a student goes out for can be suspended. An athlete who is dismissed from a team by a coach for violating team rules will also be suspended from the next sport season the student participates up to 40%. Repeat offenders of either rule, can be suspended from any further participation on any athletic team.
School Issued Uniforms and Equipment
All equipment/uniforms issued to a student-athlete is the responsibility of the individual. If the equipment/uniform is lost, it must be replaced. Equipment/uniforms that are abused will also need to be replaced.
Varsity Plaque Requirements
1. Three or more letters in one sport
2. Letters in three or more sports
3. A total of four letters in two or more sports
The Scotia Glenville Tartans Athletic Schedules are located on Aktivate (formerly Schedule Galaxy). Parents and students-athletes are encouraged to visit the link listed below.
New York state requires tackle football programs to provide information about concussions and sub-concussive blows, and the injuries that might occur as a result of such blows, to the parents/guardians of all children participating in tackle football programs. Click this link for information.