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GJHS Student Handbook - Grand Junction High School

d. Students who have an unexcused absence or a non-parent verified absence will not be allowed to

practice if the absence occurs on a practice day and will not participate in a contest if the unexcused

absence happens on the day of a game or on the day before a contest on a non-school day. The bottom

line is any unexcused absence on a given day equals one missed practice or game. If the unexcused

absence or non-parent verified absence is discovered after the absence, the consequence for absence will

be instituted immediately and the student-athlete will be removed for the next practice or contest,

whichever is applicable.

6. Loss of Co-Curricular Privileges:

a. Participation in co-curricular sports and activities is a student privilege not a student right.

Attendance at co-curricular sporting events and other activities is a student privilege not a student

right.

b. Students who participate in and attend co-curricular sports and activities are expected to comply with the

MCVSD and GJHS Student Code of Conduct.

c. Students participating in co-curricular sports are also expected to comply with the MCVSD Athletic

Training Rules Contract found in the Parent/Athlete Handbook. This handbook is published annually by

the MCVSD Athletic Director and is provided to every GJHS student-athlete and parent/guardian at the

parent meetings held for the fall, winter, and spring sports. See the GJHS Calendar at the high school

website for the dates and times of these parent meetings.

d. Students who participate in co-curricular sports and who violate the MCSVD and GJHS Code of

Conduct will be disciplined in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct and the MCVSD

Athletic Training Rules Contract. In accordance with the latter code of conduct, students who have their

privilege to participate in interscholastic sports revoked may file a written petition to the principal for

reinstatement of his or her participation privileges after expiration of one calendar year from the date

such privileges were revokes. The student requesting reinstatement is expected to meet with the

principal to self-advocate for the reinstatement of his or her privileges.

e. Students who participate in non-athletic co-curricular activities and who violate the MCSVD and GJHS

Code of Conduct will be disciplined in accordance the MCVSD and GJHS Code of Conduct.

f. Students who participate in co-curricular sports and who fail to pay their financial obligations could lose

their co-curricular privileges, especially when the financial obligations are related to the failure to pay

co-curricular fees.

g. In addition to the consequences imposed for violating the Code of Conduct, students may also lose their

privileges to attend GJHS sporting events and other non-athletic events for a specified number of events,

a marking period, a semester or for the school year, depending on the severity of the offense. For

example, a student brings alcohol to a football game or is determined to be under the influence of

alcohol at a football game. That student may lose his/her co-curricular privileges for the remainder of

the marking period, a semester or for the school year.

7. Concussion Management at Grand Junction High School

a. On January 14, 2011, Senate Bill 11-040, also known as the “Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act”,

was proposed and later approved for implementation on January 1, 2012.

b. In August of 2011, we developed and piloted a concussion management plan to support the

implementation of the Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act for student-athletes at GJHS. Based on

the number of non-student-athletes who suffered a concussion during the first nine weeks of school, we

changed our plan so that it provides support to all GJHS concussed students. Other changes were made

to the pilot plan and on January 1, 2012, we fully implemented our revised concussion management

plan.

c. Our concussion management plan is based on several model concussion management plans, to include

the REAP Project Community Based Concussion Management Model written by Dr. Karen McAvoy

and supported by the Colorado Department of Education.

d. See the full GJHS Concussion Management Plan on our high school website at

http://gjhs.mesa.k12.co.us/

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