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Parent
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Student Athletic Handbook 2013
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2014

C o t t o n w o o d O a k C r e e k S c h o o l D i s t r i c t #6




Cottonwood Oak Creek School District




Governing Board


Cottonwood Oak Creek
School District


President

Jason Finger


Vice President

Janice Rollins


Member

Mary Valenzuela


Member

Eric Wyles


Member

Jason Little


Administration


Superintendent

Barbara U’Ren


Athletic Director

Bill
Sanderlin






District Office

1 N. Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Phone:

(928) 634
-
2288

Fax:

(928) 634
-
2309

Office Hours:

7:00
-
4:30

Website:
http://cocsd.schoolfusion.us/



COSCD
School
s

Address

Phone/
Fax

Contact

Cottonwood
Elementary

301 N. Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ
86326


Phone: (928) 634
-
2191

Fax: (928)
639
-
0467


Cottonwood Middle


500 E. Mingus Avenue
Cottonwood, AZ
86326


Phone: (928)
-
634
-
2231

Fax: (928)
-
634
-
2874

Dr. Daniel Bright


1500 S.

Monte Tesoro
St.

Cottonwood, AZ
86326


Phone: (928) 634
-
7039

Fax: (928) 639
-
8428

Oak Creek Elementary


11490 Purple Sage, PO
Box 310 Cornville, AZ
86325



Phone: (928) 639
-
5109

Fax: (928) 639
-
5108

Mt. View Preparatory


2939 Del Rio Drive, 1
N. Willard St,
Cottonwood,
AZ
86326


Phone: (928) 649
-
8144

Fax: (928) 649
-
8145

Arizona i
-
Zone (Online)

1 N. Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ
86326

Phone: (928) 634
-
2288


Fax: (928) 634
-
2309



Table of Contents


I.

Introduction, Philosophy, and Purpose


II.

Coaches
Code of Conduct


III.

Student Athletic Rules and Regulations

Practice

Participation

Transportation
……………………(Signature) Form


Scholastic Eligibility

Behavioral

Attendance

Appearance

Code of Conduct……………….(Signature) Form


IV.

Parent Code of Conduct

Appropriate versus Inappropriate
Concerns

Code of Conduct………………(Signature) Form


V.

Complaint Procedures


VI.

Try
out Information


VII.

Participation Fee
s


VIII.

Administration’s Responsibilities


IX.

Student
-
Athlete
Eligibility



X.

Health and Safety

Injury Statement

First Aid Protocol

Weather Protocol
-
Hydration

Student Injury Report
…………………………Form

Bus Riding Rules and Regulations

Activity Guidelines

Head Protoco
l/Guidelines…(Signature) Form

MRSA………………………………
.
(Signature)
Form

Hazing
..................................................................Form

Physical
Examination……….(Signature) Form

Emergency Contact Cards...(Signature) Form

Insurance Fee…………………..(Signature) Form

Form of Consent
………………(Signature) Form


XI.

Practice and Game Directional Map



XII.

(Signature) Forms


I.
Philosophy, and Purpose


Dear
Parents and Athletes,

The opportunity to participate in the athletic program within the
Cottonwood
-
Oak Creek School District is a privilege available to our
students. We thank you for trusting us with your child and appreciate
the opportunity to work with
your student within our athletic
program.

Students choosing to participate are expected to conduct
themselves at all times during and between seasons in a manner that
will reflect the high standards and ideals of their program, school and
community. Invol
vement requires a commitment on the athlete's part
with respect to academic standing, citizenship, physical conditioning
and obligations, goals and philosophies of the school and athletic
department. The high personal standards for conduct promote
maximum
achievement and fulfill responsibilities as student leaders
by setting a positive example for other students. Lessons of
sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and winning and losing
gracefully are an integral part of each team in our athletic program.


Sinc
erely,


William Sanderlin

William Sanderlin

Cottonwood Middle School

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director






II
.
COCSD Code of Conduct for Coaches


We believe that the essential elements of
character building

are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship

core ethical values:
trustworthiness, respe
ct,

responsibility,

fairness, caring, and

good citizenship (the "Six Pillars of Character").

We believe, further,
that the highest potential of sports is achieved when

teacher
-
coaches consciously Teach, Enforce, Advocate and Model (T.E.A.M.)
these values and are committed to the ideal of pursuing victory with
honor. Finally
, we believe that sincere and good
-
faith efforts to
honor the words and spirit of the Code will im
prove the quality of our programs and the well being of our student
-
athletes. This

Code
of Conduct applies to all full
-
time and part
-
time coaches involved in interscholastic sports.


I understand that in my position as a coach, I must act in accord with th
e following code:


TRUSTWORTHINESS

Trustworthiness

-

Be worthy of trust in all I do and teach student
-
athletes the importance of integrity, honesty, reliability and loyalty.

Integrity

-

Model high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and always pursue victory with honor; , advocate and model the importance
of honor and good character by doing the right thing when it's unpopular or personally costly.

Honesty

-
Don't
lies, cheat, steal

or e
ngage in any other dishonest or unsportsmanlike conduct.

Reliability

-

Fulfill commitments; I will do what I say I will do; be on time.

Loyalty

-

Be loyal to my school and team; put the team above personal glory.

Primacy of Educational Goals
-

Be faithful
to the educational and character
-
development missions of the school and assure that
these objectives are not compromised to achieve sports performance goals; always place the academic, emotional, physical and
moral
well being of athletes above desires and
pressures to win.

Counseling
-

Be candid with student
-
athletes and their parents about the likelihood of getting an athletic scholarship or playing on a
professional
level. Counsel

them about the requirement of many colleges preventing recruitment of stude
nt
-
athletes that do not have a
serious commitment to their education, the ability to succeed academically or the character to represent their institution ho
norably.


RESPECT

Respect

-

Treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of
-
athle
tes.

Class
-

Be a good sport, teach and model class, be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity; encourage student
-
athletes to
give fallen opponents a hand, compliment extraordinary performance, show respect in pre
-

and post
-
game rituals.

Taunti
ng

-

Don't engage in or allow
trash talking
, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the
sport.

Respect Officials
-

Treat contest officials with respect; don't complain about or argue with official calls or decisions du
ring or after an
athletic event.

Respect parents
-

Treat parents of student
-
athletes with respect; be clear about your expectations, goals and policies and maintain
open lines of communication.

Profanity

-

Don't engage in or permit profanity or obscene ges
tures during practices, sporting events, on team buses, or any other
situation where behavior could reflect badly on the school or the sports program.

Positive Coaching
-

Use positive coaching methods to
make experience

enjoyable, increase self
-
esteem and
foster a love and
appreciation for the
sport. Refrain

from physical or psychological intimidation, verbal abuse and conduct that is demeaning to student
-
athletes or others.

Effort and Teamwork
-

Encourage student
-
athletes to pursue victory with honor, to t
hink and play as a
team, do

their best and
continually improve through personal effort and
discipline. Discourage

selfishness and put lesson the final outcome of the contest,
than upon effort, improvement, teamwork and winning with character.

Professional
Relationships
-

Maintain appropriate, professional relationships with student
-
athletes and respect proper teacher
-
student
boundaries. Sexual

or romantic contact with students is strictly forbidden as is verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directe
d to
or in view of student
-
athletes.


RESPONSIBILITY

Life Skills
-

Always strive to enhance the physical, mental, social and moral development of student
-
athletes and teach them positive
life skills that will help them become
well rounded
, successful and
socially responsible.

Advocate Education

-

Advocate the importance of education beyond basic athletic eligibility standards and work with faculty and
parents to help student
-
athletes set and achieve the highest academic goals possible for them.

Advocate Ho
nor
-

Prominently discuss the importance of character, ethics and sportsmanship in materials about the athletic program
and vigorously advocate the concept of pursuing victory with honor in all communication.

Good Character
-

Foster the development of good

character by teaching, enforcing, advocating and modeling (T.E.A.M.) high
standards of ethics and sportsmanship and the six pillars of character.




COCSD Code of Conduct for Coaches cont.


Role
-
Modeling

-

Be a worthy role
-
model, always mindful of the high visibility and great influence you have as a teacher
-
coach and
consistently conduct myself in private and coaching situations in a manner that exemplifies all I want my student
-
athletes to be.

Personal Conduct
-

Refrain from profanity, disrespectful conduct and the use of alcohol or tobacco in front of student
-
athletes or
other situations where my conduct could undermine my positive impact as a role model.

Competence
-

Strive to improve coaching

competence and acquire increasing proficiency in coaching principles and current
strategies, character
-
building techniques and first
-
aid and safety.

Knowledge of Rules
-

Maintain a thorough knowledge of current game and competition rules and assure that m
y student
-
athletes
know and understand the rules.

Positive Environment
-

Strive to provide, safe, enjoyable and successful experiences for athletes by maintaining a sports environment
that is physically and emotionally safe.

Safety and Health
-

Be informed

about basic first aid principles and the physical capacities and limitations of the
age group

coached.

Unhealthy Substances

-

Educate student
-
athletes about the dangers and prohibit the use of unhealthy and illegal substances including
alcohol, tobacco an
d recreational or performance
-
enhancing drugs.

Eating Disorders
-

Counsel students about the dangers of and be vigilant for signs of eating disorders or unhealthy techniques to gain,
lose or maintain weight.

Physician's Advice

-

Seek and follow the advice
of a physician when determining whether an injured student
-
athlete is ready to play.

Privilege to Compete
-

Assure that student
-
athletes understand that participation in interscholastic sports programs is a privilege, not
a right and that they are expected

to represent their school, team, and teammates with honor, on and off the
field. Require

student
-
athletes to consistently exhibit good character and conduct themselves as positive role models.

Self
-
Control
-

Control my ego and emotions; avoid disp
lays of
anger, frustration
,

and retaliation

Integrity of the Game

-

Protect the integrity of the game; don't
gamble. Play

the game according to the rules.

Enforcing Rule
-

Enforce this Code of Conduct consistently in all sports
-
related activities and venues even
when the consequences are
high.

Protect Athletes
-

Put the
well
-
being

of student
-
athletes above other considerations and take appropriate steps to protect them from
inappropriate conduct.

Access
-

Help make your sport accessible to all diverse communities.

Improper Commercialism
-

Be sensitive to
and avoid

unwholesome commercialism including inappropriate exploitation of my name
or the name of the school and undue financial dependence on corporate
entities. Make

sure any affiliation or association with a
co
rporate entity is approved by school and district officials.


FAIRNESS

Be Fair
-
Be fair in competitive situations, selecting a team, disciplinary issues and all other matters;
and open
-
minded and willing to
listen and learn.


CARING

Safe Competition

-
Put s
afety and health
considerations the

desire to
win; never

permit student
-
athletes
to injure

any player or engage
in reckless behavior that might cause injury to themselves or others.

Caring Environment
-

Consistently demonstrate concern for student
-
athletes

as individuals and encourage them to look out for one
another and act as a team.


CITIZENSHIP

Honor the Spirit of the Rules
-

Observe and require student
-
athletes to observe the spirit and the letter of
all rules

including the rules
of the game and those
relating to eligibility, recruitment, transfers, practices and all other provisions regulating interscholastic
competition.

Improper Gamesmanship
-

Promote sportsmanship over gamesmanship; don't
cheat. Resist

temptations to gain competitive
advantage through strategies or techniques
(such

as devious rule violations, alteration of equipment or the field of play or tactics
designed primarily to induce injury or fear of injury) that violate the rules, disrespect
the highest traditions of the sport or change the
nature of competition by practices that negate or diminish the impact of the core athletic skills that define the sport.














III.
Rules and Regulations for COCSD Athletes


1. Abide by all school,
district, and league rules.


2. The athlete's first responsibility is to academics. The educational process should not be compromised by
participation in a sport. A student’s grades and behavior will be a factor for eligibility.


Eligibility:


A. Students having (1) or more failing grades and/or (2) or more grades of D during subsequent
eligibility grade checks will be deemed ineligible to participate until the next eligibility grade check
approximately three weeks.


B. Any athlete deemed ine
ligible for two eligibility periods shall be removed from the team.


C. Severe misbehaviors at school/practice or at games will be reviewed by the school administration
and the athlete may be subject to dismissal from the team or game suspensions.



3.
The student must be a good citizen on and off campus. The students must promote good sportsmanship at
practices, games, during travel and during attendance at home and away games. Poor sportsmanship may lead
to game suspensions or dismissal from the team
.


4. Athletics is an arena where we represent our school in a very public light, so both participants and spectators
are reminded to behave correctly. This includes, but is not limited to, treating opponents, officials and
spectators with respect, never

using improper or foul language, cheering for our team and not against our
opponents, and abiding by all rules and the sportsmanship code of conduct.


5. Athletes must inform the coach ahead of time whenever a practice is to be missed or the athlete will

be subject
to partial or complete game suspension. Be on time to all activities. Absences should always be avoided when
possible. Absences must be excused by a note or phone call from the parent.


6. Transportation will be provided by the school to away

games. Athletes must ride the bus to and from games.
Students may only ride home with a parent if confirmation is given by the parent at the game. Coaches should
observe the athlete leaving with the parent. If a parent makes a requests for their child

to ride with another
parent, form (IICA
-
E (2)) should be filled out and a copy left in the office.


7. Any unsupervised time before or after practices and games, all athletes must go home (half
-
days, late practices,
etc...). It is the athlete’s responsi
bility to arrange with their parents for all transportation needs.


8. An athlete must be in attendance at school on game day for at least half of the school day or s/he cannot
participate in the athletic event. Students must be in school for at least h
alf the school day and may not go
home ill and then return to participate in a game or practice.


9. Uniforms (including equipment such as bags) must be kept in good condition and clean at all times. Uniforms or
equipment ruined, lost or stolen will be r
eplaced by the individual at their own expense.


All participants in any of COCSD’s extra curricular activities must pay a $30.00 ($50.00 for Tackle Football) fee for
each activity he/she is involved.


11. I am
obligated to report to my coaches any suspec
ted concussion
that may have during:

school, athletics or
away
from school.










IV.

COCSD

Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians of Interscholastic Student
-
Athletes


Athletic competition of interscholastic age children should be fun and should also be a

significant part of a sound educational program. Everyone
involved in sports programs has a duty to assure that their programs impart important life skills and promote the development

of good
character. Essential elements of character building are embodie
d in the concept of sportsmanship and six core ethical values: trustworthiness,
respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship (the “Six Pillars of Character”). The highest potential of sp
orts is achieved when all
involved consciously teac
h, enforce, advocate and model (T.E.A.M.) these values and are committed to the ideal of pursuing victory with honor.
Parents/guardians of student
-
athletes can and should play an important role and their good
-
faith efforts to honor the words and spirit of
this
Code can dramatically improve the quality of a child’s sports experience.



TRUSTWORTHINESS

Trustworthiness


Be worthy of trust in all you do.

Integrity


Live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and encourage players to pursue victory wit
h honor. Do what’s right
even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.

Honesty


Live honorably. Don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in any other dishonest conduct.

Reliability


Fulfill commitments. Do what you say you will do.

Loyalty


Be loyal to the

school and team; Put the interests of the team above your child’s personal glory.


Respect



Treat all people with respect at all times and require the same of your student
-
athletes.

Class


Teach your child to live and play with class and be a good spor
t. He/she should be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
dignity, compliment extraordinary performance, and show sincere respect in pre
-

and post
-
game rituals.

Disrespectful Conduct


Don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profan
ity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a
sexual nature, trash
-
talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport.

Respect for Officials


Treat game officials with respect. Don’t complain or argue about
calls or decisions during or after an athletic
event.


RESPONSIBILITY

Importance of Education


Support the concept of “being a student first.” Commit your child to earning a diploma and getting the best
possible education. Be honest with your child about
the likelihood of getting an athletic scholarship or playing on a professional
level. Reinforce the notion that many universities will not recruit student
-
athletes who do not have a serious commitment to their
education. Be the lead contact for college and

university coaches in the recruiting process.

Role Modeling


Remember, participation in sports is a privilege, not a right. Parents/guardians too should represent the school, coach
and teammates with honor, on and off the court/field. Consistently exhibi
t good character and conduct yourself as a positive role
model.

Self
-
Control


Exercise self
-
control. Don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration.

Healthy Lifestyle


Promote to your child the avoidance of all illegal or unhealthy substa
nces including alcohol, tobacco, drugs and
some over
-
the
-
counter nutritional supplements, as well as of unhealthy techniques to gain, lose or maintain weight.

Integrity of the Game


Protect the integrity of the game. Don’t gamble or associate with gambler
s.

Sexual Conduct


Sexual or romantic contact of any sort between students and adults involved with interscholastic athletics is
improper and strictly forbidden. Report misconduct to the proper authorities.


FAIRNESS

Fairness and Openness


Live up to hig
h standards of fair play. Be open
-
minded, always willing to listen and learn.


CARING

Caring Environment


Consistently demonstrate concern for student
-
athletes as individuals and encourage them to look out for one another and
think and act as a team.


CIT
IZENSHIP

Spirit of the Rules


Honor the spirit and the letter of rules. Teach your children to avoid temptations to gain competitive advantage through
improper gamesmanship techniques that violate the highest traditions of sportsmanship.



I have read and

understand the requirements of this Code of Conduct. I understand that I’m expected to perform according to this code and I
understand that there may be sanctions or penalties if I do not.












V.
Tryout Information



PRE
-
TRYOUT ORIENTATION MEETING

In an effort to avoid future problems, it is important for the coach to clearly communicate the responsibilities and demands
of
being a member of the team.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to conduct an orientation meeting before the tryout
proc
ess begins.



Invite all interested students and their parents to the meeting
-

you may even consider making this a mandatory part of the
tryout process.

Inviting the parents will ensure that they know the time and financial commitment their child will b
e making if
selected for the team.

If you choose not to invite parents, you should, at the very least, provide candidates with informative
handouts that can be taken home for parents to review.


Be up front and honest with information that pertains to bei
ng on the team.

Tryouts can be difficult for all involved.

Please
keep documentation, skills, ratings, in the unlikely event that you are challenged.


TRYOUT PROCESS


Introduce and preview the tryout requirements and process.

Give specific information r
egarding practices, forms to be turned
in, dates(s), time and location of tryouts and the number that will be selected for each team.

Discuss and review all rules and
regulations governing the team.

Make sure everyone knows the expected behavior of a mem
ber of the team and what the
consequences will be if expectations are not met.

Be sure to include academic requirements.



TIME COMMITMENT





Make candidates aware of the length of the season, practice schedules and the time involved in preparing for com
petition (if
this applies).

You may wish to hand out a preliminary calendar of events that includes estimates of practice time,

camp dates
and game commitments.


TRYOUTS









Make sure to set an agenda for the day of the tryout. First Aid should be re
ady for any emergencies that may arise.

Always
make sure water is readily available at any time.


Please remember to select 2 managers.

One will need to adeptly learn how to keep the scorebook.

The other manager will run
the scoreboard.


Do not have pa
rents of students trying out helping you select the team.

Ryan and Jason from Parks & Rec. are happy to assist
you in a non
-
biased way.

Once your team is selected, a parent may help assist.

However, please remember they should
“assist” determining playi
ng times for kids, etc.

You, after all, are the one who is ultimately responsible!


Lists of students who make the team are to be posted on the gym window no earlier than 3:20 p.m.


Instruct students to look
there to see if they have made the team.

(AD
can post for you if you get the list to him.)






The best team doesn’t win nearly as often as the team that gets along best.”











-

Dr. Rob Gilbert


VI
.
Complaint Procedures
:

Complaint Procedure:

1.


Set an appointment up with the coach to discuss the area of dissatisfaction.

2.

Set an appointment up with the athletic director regarding the area of dissatisfaction.

3.

Set an appointment up with the athletic director and the coach regarding area of
dissatisf
action.


VII. Participation Fees:

Pay to Play

1.


Foot ball
-
$50.00

2.

All other sports
-

$30.00




VIII
. Administration
’s

Responsibilities


Athletic Department


Athletic Director/Assistant Principal:

The athletic director is responsible for the supervision of the entire athletic program.

Game Schedu
ling, Overseeing transportation
requests, athletic discipline, athletic eligibility and athletic related discipline.


Principal:

The principal of the s
chool is ultimately responsible for the pulse of the school which includes athletics. The
athletic director reports directly to the principal.



IX.
Student
-
Athlete
Eligibility


Eligibility

The athlete’s first r
esponsibility is to academics.
The
educational process should not be compromise
d by participation in a
sport.
If a student has 2 D’s or 1

F, he/she will be ineligible.
You will be in
formed of ineligible athletes.
The ineligible player
may participate in all practices during the ineligible t
ime period.


Ineligible players involvement at games/performances

In order to be consistent in the enforcement of the eligibility policy of COCSD, please be aware that an ineligible
player/participant may not be in uniform (this includes a traveling or pra
ctice jersey) at a game or performance and may
not be on the sidelines with

the team or performing group.
An ineligible player may not be involved with a g
ame or
performance in any way.
This includes sideline involvement.


School Attendance
on Game Day

A s
tudent athlete must be in attendance for at lea
st 1/2 of the day of an event.
If a student has to miss school on the day
of an event, prior approval must be given by the Principal or Athletic Director to participate.




X. Health and Safety

of Athletes
-
Coa
ches are trained in the following protocols



First Aid Protocol:

1.

Take all injuries seriously

2.

If in doubt call 911: Head, neck, spine, compound fractures or severe bleeding

3.

Do not move an injured athlete if head, neck or spinal injury is suspected.

Weather

Protocol

1.

Lightning: get athletes and fans to a sheltered area. Gymnasium or a classroom area

2.

Severe heat: Call off practice or game. Moderate Heat: Hydrate athletes every 30 minutes.

3.

Severe Cold: Call off practice or game. Moderate Cold: Protective

clothing necessary


Injury Statement

1.

All athletic injuries should be documented by the coaches

on an injury report form.




Parents/Guardians
-
Please report any suspected unreported athletic injuries to the COCSD athletic
department.












MRSA
-
Statement


COTTONWOOD
-
OAK CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6

1 NORTH WILLARD STREET • COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA • 86326


(928) 634
-
2288 • (928) 634
-
2309 (facsimile) •
www.cocsd.k12.az.us






Superintendent




Director of
Educational Services




Director of Business Services





Barbara U’Ren




Patricia Osborne




David Snyder



Dear COCSD Coaches,






Athletes, coaches and parents can help prevent and control MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus
aureus) infections
within the athletic setting by following some simple health and hygiene practices.

Frequent hand washing with soap and water.


2.




Avoid sharing personal items, such as, towels, washcloths, razors, or uniforms that may have had
contact with

an infected
individual or potentially infectious material.

Clothing and towels must be
laundered after each practice or game.


3.




Report any suspicious skin sore or boil to the school nurse and/or parents immediately.

The
individual with a suspicious skin sore or

boil needs to be seen by their healthcare provider.


If participating in a close personal contact sport, shower immediately after each practice, game or match.


Non
-
washable gear and equipment should be wiped down with a cleaning agent effective against M
RSA,





including wrestling or gymnastic mats.


Any break in the skin should be washed with soap and water and a clean dry dressing applied daily, before
and after participation in close contact sports and after using sports facilities.


7.




Individual
s with an infection with drainage (pus) should be excluded from participating in sporting
events and practices until no pus drainage is present and the infected area can be covered with a
dressing and clothing.


If you have any questions or concerns, pleas
e call Deborah Randall R.N. (C
-
OC lead nurse) 928
-
649
-
8146.
















HAZING


There shall be no hazing, solicitation to engage in hazing
,

or aiding and abetting another who is engaged in hazing of
any person enrolled, accepted for or promoted to enrollment, or intending to enroll or be promoted to District schools
within twelve (12) calendar months. For purposes of this policy a person as s
pecified above shall be considered a
"student" until graduation, transfer, promotion or withdrawal from the District school.

"Hazing" means any intentional, knowing or reckless act committed by a student, whether individually or in concert
with other perso
ns, against another student, and in which both of the following apply:


The act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with, or the maintenance of
membership in any organization that is affiliated with an education instituti
on
.


The act contributes to a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation, or causes
physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.

"Organization" means an athletic team, association, order, society, corps, cooperati
ve, club, or similar group that is
affiliated with an educational institution and whose membership consists primarily of students enrolled at that
educational institution.

It is no defense to a violation of this policy if the victim consented or acquiesced

to hazing.

In accord with statute, violations of this policy do not include either of the following:

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Customary athletic events, contests or competitions that are sponsored by an educational institution.

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Any activity or conduct that furthers the g
oals of a legitimate educational curriculum, a legitimate
extracurricular program, or a legitimate military training program.

All students, teachers and staff shall take reasonable measures within the scope of their individual authority to prevent vio
latio
ns of this
policy.

Students and others may report hazing to any professional staff member.

Professional staff members must report the incident to the
school administrator or next higher administrative supervisor, in writing, with such details as may have
been provided.

A failure by a
staff member to timely inform the school administrator or next higher administrative supervisor of a hazing allegation or the
ir
observation of an incident of hazing may subject the staff member to disciplinary action in accor
d with District policies.

The staff
member shall preserve the confidentiality of those involved, disclosing the incident only to the appropriate school administr
ator or
next higher administrative supervisor or as otherwise required by law.


Any instance
of reported or observed hazing which includes
possible child abuse or violations of statutes known to the staff member shall be treated in accord with statutory requiremen
ts and be
reported to a law enforcement agency.

To assure that students and staff are

aware of its content and intent, a notice of this policy and procedure shall be posted conspicuously in
each school building and shall be made a part of the rights and responsibilities section of the student handbook.

Forms for submitting
complaints are
to be available to students and staff in the school offices.

Disposition of all reports/complaints shall be reported to the Superintendent.

The Superintendent will determine if the policies of the
District have been appropriately implemented and will make

such reports and/or referrals to the Board as may be necessary.

All violations of this policy shall be treated in accord with the appropriate procedures and penalties provided for in Distri
ct policies
related to the conduct and discipline of students, sta
ff, and others.

Adopted:




date of manual adoption

LEGAL REF.:




A.R.S.




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341





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CROSS REF.:




GBEB
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Staff Conduct





JIC
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Student Conduct





JII
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Student Concerns, Complaints and Grievances





JK
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Student Discipline





JKD
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Student Suspension





JKE
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Student Expulsion





JICF
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Secret Societies / Gang Activities





KFA
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Public Conduct on School Property






XI.

Game Directional Map
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To Away Games

Heritage
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Chino Valley

89
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Out of Prescott to Chino Valley
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Left on 2 North (across from Tastee Freeze)
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Right on 1 West
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Down about 1/2
block
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second school on left.

Big Park
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(Village of Oak Creek)

(CMS to Big Park) 1
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17 North to Sedona
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Oak Creek exit left to V.O.C.
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Left on Verde Valley School Rd.
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Left on

Red Rock Road to Tonto
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Right into school parking lot.

(Oak Creek to Big Park) Cornville road toward I
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17
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Turn left onto Beaver Head Flats Rd.
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Left on to 179
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Left on
Verde Valley School Rd.
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Left on Red Rock
Road to Tonto
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Right into school parking lot.

Mayer

I
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17 South to
exit 262B for State Hwy 69 N toward Prescott
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Merge onto AZ
-
69
-


Slight left to stay on AZ
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69
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left
at E Central Ave/Copper RdContinue to follow E Central Ave
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Turn left at Oak St.

Bradshaw

1
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17 South to Cherry Rd.
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Exit to Dewey
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Turn right
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1/2

mile on left.

Prescott

1
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17 South to Cherry Rd.
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Exit at Dewey
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Take Gurley to Montezuma
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Left on Montezuma
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Between Carle St. and
Aubrey St. on the right.

Oak Creek

Cornville Rd.
to Page Springs Rd.
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Turn left (@ Casey’s Corner) to Rancho Bonito
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Turn left follow to the school.

Clarkdale

89A to 4
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way stop
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continue on Cement Plant Rd.
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Take the first right to the school.

Bradshaw Mt. High

1
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17 South to Cherry Rd.
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Exit to Dew
ey
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right to Prescott Valley
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Right on Glasford Hills Rd. to Longlook
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Turn
left.

Granite Mt.

1
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17 South to Cherry Rd.
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Exit to Dewey right to Prescott
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Take Sheldon St. to Montezuma
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Turn right stay on
Montezuma/Whipple
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Turn right on Iron Springs
to the second light
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Right on Williamson Valley Rd.
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Past Abia Judd
Elementary on right
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Go past the baseball field and football field
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Make a right.

Camp Verde

1
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17 North to exit 289
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Go past the casino to Camp Lincoln
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Turn right to the school (som
e events may be held in the
old school bldg. by Fort Verde).

Glassford

1
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17 South to Cherry Rd.
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Exit to Dewey
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right to Prescott Valley
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right on Glassford Hills Rd.

West Sedona

89 to Sedona
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Turn left on Posse Ground across from the Red Planet all th
e way to the end.

Beaver Creek

Take Rimrock exit off of I
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17.

Go thru Rimrock and at the Y stay to the left.

Beaver Creek school is about 2 miles
after the Y on your left.

Pin
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I
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17 S
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Take exit 287 for AZ
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260 toward Cottonwood/Payson/Hwy 89A
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Turn left

at AZ
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260
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Turn right at AZ
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260/AZ
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87
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Turn right at N Pine Creek Dr
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Destination will be on the right







X
II
. (Signature) Forms
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Parents fill out everything on and after
this page
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Check both sides of the pages! Thank you!








COTTONWOOD
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OAK
CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT #6


FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
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Athletics


PARENT RELEASE FORM



I,






















































, parent/guardian of

















































,

give permission for my child/ward
to be r
eleased to



















































who resides at












___________________________




.


I further authorize that upon completion of the event for which I have given my consent, my child/ward shall be released
from the car
e, custody and control of Cottonwood
-
Oak Creek School District and

shall not be
transported back to the point
of origin on School District transportation or be further supervised in any manner by personnel or chaperones of the School
District.


I further
agree that I will be responsible for providing the care, custody and supervision, as well as transportation, for my
child/ward from and after completion of the above described event, and acknowledge that the School District shall cease
such care, custody,
supervision and transportation at that time.



Dated this








_____________


day of

















_________
















, 20




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.











___________________________________________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian


__________
________________________________________

Signature of Administrator


This
Release Form

must be completed and signed
before

the School District will honor the parent/ guardian request to
release from District care.

Person transporting child must sign child

out through the office.

Person transporting child must
provide driver’s license and proof of insurance at time of release.






























Rev 5/07

























































DS25








Rules and Regulations for
COCSD

Athletes

1. Abide by all school, district, and league rules.


2. The athlete's first responsibility is to academics. The educational process should not be compromised by
participation in a sport. A student’s grades and b
ehavior will be a factor for eligibility.


Eligibility:


A. Students having (1) or more failing grades and/or (2) or more grades of D during subsequent
eligibility grade checks will be deemed ineligible to participate until the next eligibility grade che
ck
approximately three weeks.


B. Any athlete deemed ineligible for two eligibility periods shall be removed from the team.


C. Severe misbehaviors at school/practice or at games will be reviewed by the school administration
and the athlete may be subjec
t to dismissal from the team or game suspensions.



3. The student must be a good citizen on and off campus. The students must promote good sportsmanship at
practices, games, during travel and during attendance at home and away games. Poor sportsmanshi
p may lead
to game suspensions or dismissal from the team.


4. Athletics is an arena where we represent our school in a very public light, so both participants and spectators
are reminded to behave correctly. This includes, but is not limited to, treatin
g opponents, officials and
spectators with respect, never using improper or foul language, cheering for our team and not against our
opponents, and abiding by all rules and the sportsmanship code of conduct.


5. Athletes must inform the coach ahead of tim
e whenever a practice is to be missed or the athlete will be subject
to partial or complete game suspension. Be on time to all activities. Absences should always be avoided when
possible. Absences must be excused by a note or phone call from the parent.


6. Transportation will be provided by the school to away games. Athletes must ride the bus to and from games.
Students may only ride home with a parent if confirmation is given by the parent at the game. Coaches should
observe the athlete leaving with
the parent. If a parent makes a requests for their child to ride with another
parent, form (IICA
-
E (2)) should be filled out and a copy left in the office.


7. Any unsupervised time before or after practices and games, all athletes must go home (half
-
day
s, late practices,
etc...). It is the athlete’s responsibility to arrange with their parents for all transportation needs.


8. An athlete must be in attendance at school on game day for at least half of the school day or s/he cannot
participate in the at
hletic event. Students must be in school for at least half the school day and may not go
home ill and then return to participate in a game or practice.


9. Uniforms (including equipment such as bags) must be kept in good condition and clean at all times
. Uniforms or
equipment ruined, lost or stolen will be replaced by the individual at their own expense.


All participants in any of COCSD’s extra curricular

activities must pay a $30.00 ($50.00 for Tackle Football) fee for
each activity he/she is involved.

11. I am
obligated to report to my coaches any suspected concussion
that may have during: school, athletics or
away

from school.

Please sign below st
ating that you have read and understand all the above requirements and the rules and
regulations of athletes participating in extracurricular activities. Return this page along with the Consent for
Emergency Care/ Parent Permission and the completed Pre
-
p
articipation Physical Evaluation Form to the school’s
Athletic Director.



______________________________________



_______________________________




(Student Signature) / (Date)







(Parent Signature) /
(Date)

COCSD


Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians of Interscholastic Student
-
Athletes


Athletic competition of interscholastic age children should be fun and should also be a significant part of a sound education
al program. Everyone
involved in sports pro
grams has a duty to assure that their programs impart important life skills and promote the development of good
character. Essential elements of character building are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core ethical values:

trustworthiness,
r
espect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship (the “Six Pillars of Character”). The highest potential of spo
rts is achieved when all
involved consciously teach, enforce, advocate and model (T.E.A.M.) these values and are committed to the i
deal of pursuing victory with honor.
Parents/guardians of student
-
athletes can and should play an important role and their good
-
faith efforts to honor the words and spirit of this
Code can dramatically improve the quality of a child’s sports experience.



TRUSTWORTHINESS

Trustworthiness


Be worthy of trust in all you do.

Integrity


Live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and encourage players to pursue victory with honor. Do what’s right
even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.

Honesty


Live honorably. Don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in any other dishonest conduct.

Reliability


Fulfill commitments. Do what you say you will do.

Loyalty


Be loyal to the school and team; Put the interests of the team above your child’s personal glory
.


Respect



Treat all people with respect at all times and require the same of your student
-
athletes.

Class


Teach

your child to live and play with class and be a good sport. He/she should be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
dignity, compliment extraordinary performance, and show sincere respect in pre
-

and post
-
game rituals.

Disrespectful Conduct


Don’t en
gage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a
sexual nature, trash
-
talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport.

Respect for Officials


Treat game

officials with respect. Don’t complain or argue about calls or decisions during or after an athletic
event.


RESPONSIBILITY

Importance of Education


Support the concept of “being a student first.” Commit your child to earning a diploma and getting the be
st
possible education. Be honest with your child about the likelihood of getting an athletic scholarship or playing on a profess
ional
level. Reinforce the notion that many universities will not recruit student
-
athletes who do not have a serious commitment
to their
education. Be the lead contact for college and university coaches in the recruiting process.

Role Modeling


Remember, participation in sports is a privilege, not a right. Parents/guardians too should represent the school, coach
and teammates with

honor, on and off the court/field. Consistently exhibit good character and conduct yourself as a positive role
model.

Self
-
Control


Exercise self
-
control. Don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration.

Healthy Lifestyle


Promote to your

child the avoidance of all illegal or unhealthy substances including alcohol, tobacco, drugs and
some over
-
the
-
counter nutritional supplements, as well as of unhealthy techniques to gain, lose or maintain weight.

Integrity of the Game


Protect the integr
ity of the game. Don’t gamble or associate with gamblers.

Sexual Conduct


Sexual or romantic contact of any sort between students and adults involved with interscholastic athletics is
improper and strictly forbidden. Report misconduct to the proper author
ities.


FAIRNESS

Fairness and Openness


Live up to high standards of fair play. Be open
-
minded, always willing to listen and learn.


CARING

Caring Environment


Consistently

demonstrate concern for student
-
athletes as individuals and encourage them to look out for one another and
think and act as a team.


CITIZENSHIP

Spirit of the Rules


Honor the spirit and the letter of rules. Teach your children to avoid temptations to ga
in competitive advantage through
improper gamesmanship techniques that violate the highest traditions of sportsmanship.



I have read and understand the requirements of this Code of Conduct. I understand that I’m expected to perform according to t
his code and I
understand that there may be sanctions or penalties if I do not.






__________________________________


_______
__


__________________________________


_________

Parent/Guardian Signature



Date


Parent/Guardian Signature



Date






COTTONWOOD
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OAK CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT #6


FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS


PARENT RELEASE FORM



I,






















































, parent/guardian of

















































,

give permission for my child/ward
to be released to



















































who resides at












___________________________




.


I
further authorize that upon completion of the event for which I have given my consent, my child/ward shall be released
from the care, custody and control of Cottonwood
-
Oak Creek School District and

shall not be
transported back to the point
of origin on Sc
hool District transportation or be further supervised in any manner by personnel or chaperones of the School
District.


I further agree that I will be responsible for providing the care, custody and supervision, as well as transportation, for my

child/ward

from and after completion of the above described event, and acknowledge that the School District shall cease
such care, custody, supervision and transportation at that time.



Dated this








_____________


day of

















_________
















, 20




____



.











___________________________________________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian


__________________________________________________

Signature of Administrator




This
Release Form

must be completed and signed
before

t
he School District will honor the parent/ guardian request to
release from District care.

Person transporting child must sign child out through the office.

Person transporting child must
provide driver’s license and proof of insurance at time of release.






























Rev 5/07

























































DS25

















COTTONWOOD
-
OAK CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6

1 NORTH WILLARD STREET • COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA • 86326


(928) 634
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2288 • (928) 634
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2309 (facsimile) •
www.cocsd.k12.az.us






Superintendent




Director of Educational Services




Director of Business Services





Barbara U’Ren




Patricia Osborne




David Snyder



Dear COCSD Coaches
, Athletes and Parents
,






Athletes, coaches and parents can help prevent and control MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus
aureus) infections within the athletic setting by following some simple health and hygiene practices.

Frequent hand washing with soap and water.


2.




Avoid sharing personal items, such as, towels, washcloths, razors, or uniforms that may have had
contact with

an infected individual or potentially infectious material.

Clothing and towels must be
laundered after each practice or game.


3.




Report any
suspicious skin sore or boil to the school nurse and/or parents immediately.

The
individual with a suspicious skin sore or boil needs to be seen by their healthcare provider.


If participating in a close personal contact sport, shower immediately after ea
ch practice, game or match.


Non
-
washable gear and equipment should be wiped down with a cleaning agent effective against MRSA,





including wrestling or gymnastic mats.


Any break in the skin should be washed with soap and water and a clean dry dressing

applied daily, before
and after participation in close contact sports and after using sports facilities.


7.




Individuals with an infection with drainage (pus) should be excluded from participating in sporting
events and practices until no pus drainage
is present and the infected area can be covered with a
dressing and clothing.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call Deborah Randall R.N. (C
-
OC lead nurse) 928
-
649
-
8146.


I have read and understand the procedures

expected of me as a Parent of
a COCSD Athlete
:


























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Parents

Signature
































Date

























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Parents

Printed Name


Consent For Emergency Care



Grade_
____________________

(Fill out all forms
)


Homeroom_________________


STUDENT ________________________________________________


DOB__________

DATE________


Insurance Company __________________________ Insurance Policy # _______________________________


BE IT KNOWN

that I, the undersigned or guardian of the student above named, do hereby give and grant unto any medical
doctor or hospital my consent and auth
orization to rend such aid, treatment or care to said student as in the judgment of said
doctor or hospital, may be required, on an emergency basis, in the event said student should be injured or stricken ill while

participating on a Cottonwood Oak Creek S
chool District team in an interscholastic activity.

IT IS HEREBY

understood that the consent and authorization hereby given and granted are continuing, and are intended by
me to extend throughout the

2010
-
2011 school year.

IT IS FURTHER

understood that a
ny expense incurred will be paid for by insurance or the parent/guardian of the student.
Payment of the expense is not a school responsibility.

EMERGENCY CARE:

If emergency service involving medical action or treatment is required and neither the parents

nor
guardians can be contacted, I hereby consent for the student named above to be given medical care by the doctor selected by
the school.






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SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN



Parent/Guardian Name
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______________________________

Home Phone
_________________________________________

Mailing Address
_____________________________________

Insurance Company__________________________________









Insurance Policy #
___________________________________

Fa
ther’s Work Phone
_________________________________

Mother’s Work Phone
__________________________________




IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

If parent/guardian is not immediately available, contact:

Friend/Relative
______________________________________


Phone
_____
_____________________________________

Friend/Relative
______________________________________


Phone
__________________________________________

Family Physician

____________________________________

Phone
__________________________________________

Hospital
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OAK CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT #6

PARENT PERMISSION FOR EXTRACURRICULAR /OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITY

(Fill out BOTH cards)
(Please Check ALL that apply)




Football
_____

Volleyball
_____

Cross Country
_____


Golf
_____



Basketball
_____

Wrestling
_____

Cheer leading
_____


Soccer
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Baseball
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Softball
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Track
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Other _____



Date Submitted
____________________

Destination:


All practices, games, and other activities.


The undersigned parent or guardian of
____________________________________,
age
_____,
of the Cottonwood
-
Oak Creek School District
#6, hereby grants permission for said student

to participate in all aspects of the above extra
-
curricular activities.


______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian





Address











___________________
____________________

(H)___________________ (W)_________________ (C)_________________ _______________________________________

Telephone Numbers









Student’s address and telephone number,
if different from above


___________________________________________





Signature of Administrator



The team coach will provide the student/parent a schedule of dates and times for all activities. He/she will also inform the

student/parent of away games that the team wil
l stop for a meal out of town. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch or
money on these occasions.


Parent/Guardian
/Secondary

Contacts




Main Parent/Guardian Contact


Parent/Guardian Name
____________________________

Student Name

______________________________



Home Phone
____________________________________

Work Phone
________________________________



Cell Phone

_____________________________________

Emergency Phone___________________________



E
-
mail Address______________________
____________

E
-
mail Address______________________________



Mailing Address
_________________________________________________________________________________


Please tell us what the best ways to contact you:
________________________________________________
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____________________________________________________________________________




_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________





Secondary
Contact


Parent/Guardian Name
___________
_________________

Student Name

______________________________



Home Phone
____________________________________

Work Phone
________________________________



Cell Phone

_____________________________________

Emergency Phone___________________________



E
-
mail

Address__________________________________

E
-
mail Address______________________________



Mailing Address
_________________________________________________________________________________



Please tell us what the best ways to contact you are:

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