SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT UNIT #44
Northwood School District
Northwood, NH 03261
POLICY #JJH INTERSCHOLASTIC PROGRAM
The mission of Northwood
School is to inspire students to be
lifelong learners. As a community we are
committed to providing a safe, challenging environment that encourages all
students to aspire to excellence.
athletic program is an integral part of the school curriculum and comes
under the authority of the Administration to the same degree as do all
other phases of the curriculum.
for the athletic program are incorporated as part of the general budget of
the Board and are subject to the same approval procedures as academic
participation in interscholastic athletics shall be subject to approval by
the Board. This shall include
approval of membership in any leagues, associations, or conferences, rules
for student participation and of annual sports schedules. Northwood
School is a member of the
Southeast League and is governed by rules that are subject to School Board
student may start practice for any athletic team until written consent is obtained
from the parent/guardian.
- All Northwood School student-athletes are required to
have an annual yearly medical physical on file with the school’s health
office, clearing them for participation in interscholastic sports with no
or injury insurance for students engaging in interscholastic athletics
shall be the responsibility of the parents.
- All students must maintain a
cumulative average of 78 in order to participate (including tryouts) based
on the previous report card OR progress report, including the 4th
quarter report card (not the final average). During an athletic season, if a student
has one or more failing grades on their report card OR progress report,
they become ineligible for the remainder of that season. If a student receives a grade of an
incomplete on a progress report or report card, that student will remain
eligible until that grade is made final.
*If applicable, a
summer school grade counts as the most recent grade for eligibility.
students trying out for an athletic team must attend all scheduled
tryouts, practices, and games unless previously excused by the coach. If special circumstances arise, the
parent/athlete must arrange a prior meeting with the coach. The coach will then notify the Athletic
Director of any special situations;
whereas the Athletic Director will meet with Administration and
either approve the circumstances or not.
student who has an after school detention
is not permitted to attend a scheduled practice or game must miss
the practice or game to meet this obligation. A mandatory help session must also be attended by the student but
with no practice or game punishment to the athlete. They may participate when the help
session has concluded.
student who receives multiple disciplinary measures will have his/her
athletic eligibility reviewed by the Athletic Director and
Administration. A school suspension
may result in an athlete’s removal from the athletic team, pending review
of the suspension by the Athletic Director and Administration.
School has a zero tolerance
policy concerning drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Any student caught using, possessing, or is in the
presence of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol will be subject to immediate
dismissal from the team pending review by the Athletic Director and
POLICY #JJH -INTERSCHOLASTIC PROGRAM
conduct and behavior is
required of all team members when playing at home or traveling to other
dress is required of all team members and coaches on game days as determined by the coach. Each athlete is responsible for
appropriate attire at games and practices.
Each is athlete is responsible for maintaining the good condition
of their uniform. Any uniform that is lost or
destroyed by an athlete will result in a bill for the estimated cost of
- All students must ride the bus to
and from all games unless arrangements have been made with the coach. Previous written permission must be
obtained to ride with someone other than the student’s guardian.
- Students may participate in (2)
school-sponsored athletic teams during one season under the following
*Students must have made the honor roll during the previous quarter
in order to be eligible to participate in 2 sports.
*In all cases, students must be approved by the Athletic Director
schedules and field conditions are as dictated by the league include: The maximum number of games that each
team may play is restricted to the number of games in league play,
including league tournament.
games and practices:
of four instructional games/practices per week for each sport (weather
time per practice is limited to two hours.
d. Practices during vacations are not
mandatory and must be cleared by Administration. Students will not be penalized for not being
able to attend a vacation practice.
Northwood School Board reserves the right to charge fees for
interscholastic athletic participation.
following sports programs may be offered:
Boys’ soccer Grades
Girls’ soccer Grades
Boys’ basketball (A & B teams) Grades
Girls’ basketball (A & B teams) Grades
Boys’ baseball Grades
Girls’ softball Grades
Cross Country Grades
recommended number of players per team:
* Basketball A Team: 12 players
* Basketball B Team: 12 players, plus 1-3 instructional players at
* Soccer Teams: 18 players, plus 1-3 instructional players at
* Baseball/Softball: 15 players, plus 1-3 instructional players at
* Cheerleading: Coach and Athletic Director’s discretion.
* Cross Country: unlimited.
POLICY #JJH -INTERSCHOLASTIC PROGRAM
ADOPTED BY THE BOARD REVISED
BY THE BOARD
November 8, 1977 March
AMENDED BY THE BOARD REVISED BY THE
July 23, 1992 July 15,
THE NORTHWOOD SCHOOL BOARD THE NORTHWOOD SCHOOL BOARD
Mr. Kenneth Curley,
Mrs. Althea Behm Janabeth
Reitter, Vice Chair
Mrs. Betsy Chadwick Barbara
Ms. Ann Strout Dave
Mr. B. Lee Mason Cheryll
REVISED BY THE BOARD REVISED BY
October 20, 2008 July 5, 2012
THE NORTHWOOD SCHOOL BOARD THE
NORTHWOOD SCHOOL BOARD
Colleen Pingree, Chair Chris
Janabeth Reitter, Vice Chair Helen
Ash, Vice Chair
Barbara Gendron Dave
Dave Ruth Tim
Cheryll Andrews Scott
REVISED BY THE BOARD
September 20, 2012
THE NORTHWOOD SCHOOL BOARD
Chris Andrews, Chair
Helen Ash, Vice Chair