It is the philosophy of Jefferson School District to encourage student participation and skill development in after school sports.  The after school sports program is conducted as an integral component of the school’s program.  The primary emphasis is sportsmanship.


    The program is dedicated to the promotion of school pride and loyalty and emphasizes wholesome school-community relations.  We maintain the attitude that sports are to be respected and thus enjoyed by all participants, coaches, referees, scorekeepers and spectators.  Promoting enjoyment of the sport, win or lose, is a vital and necessary element of our program.




    To encourage and support academic excellence, the Board requires students to earn a minimum 2.0 or “C” grade point average in order to participate in extra/cocurricular activities. Students with any “F” grades must also maintain minimum progress towards graduation in order to meet eligibility requirements. (BP6145a) Minimum progress means maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA for 6th, 7th, 8th grades or meeting IEP, 504, or ELP goals.


    The grade point average used to determine eligibility shall be based on grades of the previous trimester during which the student attended class at least a majority of the time. (Ed. Code 35160.5)


    Probation of one trimester or less may be authorized by the site administrator. Students granted probationary eligibility must meet the required standards by the end of the probationary period in order to remain eligible for participation. (AR 6145)


    The Superintendent or designee may revoke a student’s eligibility for participation in extra/cocurricular activities when a student’s poor citizenship is serious enough to warrant loss of this privilege.



    1. If a player does not participate in PE due to a medical/doctor’s note or parent note, that player cannot participate in the game and/or practice for as many days that the player is out of PE.
    2. If a player does not attend school for four or more periods on the day of a practice and/or game, the player cannot attend/participate.
    3. There is a direct correlation between dedication to practice and success at games.  Regular attendance at practice is required for athletes to play in each game.  Any student who misses practice will not play in the subsequent game; however, all athletes are expected to support his/her team’s members by still being present at the game.



    The parent/guardian will arrange transportation for his/her child to and from practices and games.  If parents/guardians drive other students, besides their own to and from games and practices, they will need to have the required forms completed and on file in the school office.  This must be updated annually. Coaches are not authorized to transport players to and from games.


    A Personal Vehicle Use form and a Non-District Transportation Notice needs to be filled out for your child to ride in another car.  In order to make sure that all students are covered under this school district policy, we are asking that you fill out all of the forms and return to the office/coach promptly.  Please attach a copy of proof of insurance (need to show actual dollar limits) with your forms.  If you choose NOT to fill out and turn in the forms, your child will NOT be allowed to be transported in any other car but your own. Coaches are not authorized to transport players to and from games.




    All school rules that apply during school are also in affect during after school sports.




    Jefferson School District does not require or provide physicals for the after school sports program.





    There is an element of risk associated with all athletic competition and the district cannot ensure that students will not be injured, despite the staff’s commitment to provide for every participant’s health and welfare. Your child cannot participate until proof of insurance or verification of purchase of health insurance.  If your child does not have health insurance, see the school office for information on purchasing health insurance.




    The Athletic Director will distribute uniforms.  Your child will not receive a uniform until the “Uniform Contract” is completed and turned into the Athletic Director.  Please review Uniform Contract for replacement fee for lost uniforms and information on how to care for your Jefferson Athletic uniform.



    • Wash in cold water with like colors, preferably alone. 
    • Do not use bleach or abrasive detergents or detergents with bleach. 
    • Hang/air dry.  Do not use the dryer. 
    • Do not iron.
    • Do not wear uniform to school or in PE class.  The uniform should be only worn during games.
    • Do not hem or alter uniforms.

    ·         It is important that you accept full responsibility for the quality and care of the volleyball/soccer/basketball uniform issued to you.


    ** Replacement cost for the soccer/volleyball uniform is $50 **

    ** Replacement cost for the basketball uniform is $100 **


    Rural School League
    (Banta, George Kelly, Hawkins, Jefferson, New Jerusalem, North, Poet,Traina Schools) 
    Parent Expectations

    1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
    2. I will remember that children participate to have fun, and that the game is for youth, not adults.
    3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
    4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
    5. I (and my guests) will be positive role models for my child, and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy -- and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
    6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player or parent, such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
    7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
    8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolved conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
    9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
    10. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
    11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
    12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or any other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
    13. I will emphasize skill development and practices, and how they benefit my child, over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
    14.  I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
    15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed-upon time and place.
    16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol, and I’ll refrain from their use at all sports events.
    17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices unless I am an official coach.




    I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to, the following:

      Verbal warning by official, head coach, or staff member of hosting school

      Written warning

      Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident to be sent to all schools involved

      Game forfeit through the official or coach

      Parental season suspension