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Athletics Attendance Policy

landmark high school girls volleyball teamIf an athlete is absent from school for "unexcused reasons," he/she is not eligible to participate in athletics for that day. If an athlete is absent from school for "school-excused" reasons, he/she is eligible to participate in athletics that day with permission from the athlete’s academic team. When excused early from classes (early dismissal), athletes are responsible for class assignments, notes etc. that are missed.

In order to maintain our commitments to other schools and to remain competitive, varsity teams are expected to practice and play games on Fridays as well as some Saturday games. It is essential for varsity-level players to attend Friday practices and Friday and Saturday games. We realize this may inconvenience some travel arrangements, but attendance and commitment are essential to a healthy, successful program.

Practice Times

In general, varsity teams practice Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and sub-varsity teams (JV/MS) Monday through Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This schedule is altered in the winter with gym time being the variable. Pick-up times after practice for commuting students should be arranged for 4:45 p.m. at the MS campus and 5:40 p.m. on the High School campus. HS students are welcome to stay later and have dinner on campus. Dinner is served on the HS campus from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weeknights.

It is important that our student-athletes attend all practices and games. We stress a team concept at all levels (team concept does not mean equal playing time) and one of the most important components to this is daily attendance and participation. Please communicate with the coach or myself if you are experiencing any conflicts or difficulty.